From Library Journal
William Blake said "Great things are done, when men and mountains meet," and this certainly holds true for De Pree's latest "mountain-top" musings on leadership. Following his earlier principle-based treatise ( Leadership Is an Art, Doubleday, 1989; selected as one of the "Business Books of 1989," LJ 3/15/90) he now razor-cuts right to the heart and soul of this most critical issue of our time. De Pree likens business leadership to the beautiful art of leading a jazz ensemble. He proves well the adage: leadership may be difficult to define, and especially to exemplify, but you'll know it when you see it. Mere task-oriented managers may be so frustrated by his limitless, penetrating insight that they just might prefer trying to nail jello to a tree. This is recommended for all business collections. --Dale Farris, Groves, Tex .
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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From the Publisher
Leadership in the workplace, says Max DePree, is like playing jazz; it's more an art than a science. Today's successful managers are attuned to the needs and ideas of their followers and even step aside at times to be followers themselves. As a result, they spark vitality and productivity from their work force. They culivate communication and spontaneity, diversity and creativity, and the unique potential of every person in the organization to contribute to the success of the team. In Leadership Jazz
-How to hold people accountable but still give them space to make mistakes.
- How to balance the needs of your employees with those of the company.
- How to inspire change and innovation and maintain a sense of stability.
- How to practice the art of delegation.
- How to work constructively with creative people.
- How to assess candidates for senior positions.
- And much more!