Quote of the day
Thursday. Motivational life quotes
In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Max De Pree
De Pree served as CEO of Herman Miller and founded the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary.
De Pree grew the small family-owned business into the second largest furniture maker in the world. Under De Pree’s leadership, Herman Miller had the unique distinction of being named to three Fortune Top 10 lists – most admired companies, most innovative companies, and best managed.
His three leadership books — “Leadership Is an Art“, “Leadership Jazz“, and “Leading without Power” – continue to be bestsellers among the literature of management and leadership.
During De Pree’s 40-year tenure, Herman Miller embodied a groundbreaking management style — a participatory model where managers and employees worked side-by-side to achieve the best results.
Max De Pree’s principles
Motivational Life Quotes
- The best people working for organizations are like volunteers. Since they could profitably find good jobs in any number of groups, they choose to work somewhere for reasons less tangible than salary or positions.
- In baseball and business, the needs of the team are best met when we meet the needs individual persons.
- The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor. That sums up the progress of an artful leader.
- Structures do not have anything to do with trust. People build trust.
In recognition of his outstanding leadership, Max De Pree received a wall full of awards. He was elected to Fortune’s Business Hall of Fame and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Business Enterprise Trust.
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