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During this month of November, I’ve been investigating what Max De Pree, our Center’s namesake, has to say about gratitude and the role it plays in our work and leadership. Because Max touches upon gratitude so often, I’ve divided up his comments according to which book they appear in. Today we’ll look at his Leadership Is an Art.
During this month of November, the De Pree Center is reflecting on gratitude, particularly the role it plays in our work. I’ve been researching what our namesake, Max De Pree, has to say about it. Not surprisingly, Max has a lot to say about gratitude, so I’ve divided up his comments according to which book they appear in. Today we’ll look at Leadership Jazz – Revised Edition: The Essential Elements of a Great Leader.
During November, the De Pree Center is reflecting on gratitude, particularly the role it plays in our work. Much has been and remains to be said about gratitude. We thought it might be an interesting exercise to research what our namesake, Max De Pree has to say about it. Not surprisingly, it’s an important topic to him. Because he has a lot to say about it, we’ve divided up his comments according to what book they appear in.
Have you read Leadership Is an Art, Leadership Jazz or another work by Max De Pree? Have you been inspired by something he said, his approach to organizational life, or his understanding of the human spirit in the midst of the demanding world of work and life? Have his ideas shaped your leadership in some way?
“We see a decline of civility, and, sadly, it’s often modeled by the very people from whom we have the least right to expect it.”
—Max De Pree, “The Heart and Soul of Leadership in a Changing Context”
We all want to be treated with civility. Can we become better models of civility and build better relationships?
Quality relationships are extremely valuable, not only in our private lives but also in the workplace. And yet relationships are often undervalued and overlooked at work. People often are viewed in pragmatic terms, judged for what they do rather than who they are. In healthy organizations, technical competence is important, but good quality relationships are even more so. When you think of competence, do you consider your relational competence as well?
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