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Max Depree Quotes

Achievement, Leadership


Max De Pree is an American writer. A son of D.J. DePree, founder of Herman Miller office furniture company, he and his brother Hugh DePree assumed leadership of the company the early 1960s. He succeeded his brother Hugh as CEO in the mid-1980s and served in that capacity to 1990. His book Leadership is an Art has sold more than 800,000 copies. In 1992, DePree was inducted into Junior Achievement's U.S. Business Hall of Fame.



We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

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The greatest thing is, at any moment, to be willing to give up who we are in order to become all that we can be.

We can teach ourselves to see things the way they are. Only with vision can we begin to see things the way they can be.

Sometimes we think we're a little too gifted to show up, you know. But none of us truly is...By avoiding risk we really risk what's most important in life  ̶  reaching toward growth, our potential, and a true contribution to a common good.

We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.


The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.

Innovation is the lifeblood of an organization. Knowing how to lead and work with creative people requires knowledge and action that often goes against the typical organizational structure. Protect unusual people from bureaucracy and legalism typical of organizations.

Keep Your Computer-tired Eyes Healthy


The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?

In some South Pacific cultures, a speaker holds a conch shell as a symbol of temporary position of authority. Leaders must understand who holds the conch that is, who should be listened to and when.

Leadership is liberating people to do what is required of them in the most effective and humane way possible.

Leaders don't inflict pain − they share pain.

Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.





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