Leading Without Power: Finding Hope in Serving Community

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De Pree holds up nonprofits as mirrors of our greatest aspirations - places where people work for the opportunity to contribute to the common good and for the chance to realize their full human potential. He calls such organizations "movements" and challenges others to follow their example. Movements, De Pree maintains, transcend "the deceptive simplicity of a single bottom line" and set standards for leadership and service all organizations should reach for. They lead not with the power of the paycheck or with ...
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Overview

De Pree holds up nonprofits as mirrors of our greatest aspirations - places where people work for the opportunity to contribute to the common good and for the chance to realize their full human potential. He calls such organizations "movements" and challenges others to follow their example. Movements, De Pree maintains, transcend "the deceptive simplicity of a single bottom line" and set standards for leadership and service all organizations should reach for. They lead not with the power of the paycheck or with bureaucratic carrots-and-sticks but with the promise of meaningful work and lives fulfilled. For that reason, nonprofit or otherwise, they are the most successful organizations of all.

This is a book to be read, re-read, shared widely within any organization. Every chapter has pictures for our mind that will remain vivid long after the book is closed. A vibrant testament to human potential, the why of work.

--Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO, The Drucker Foundation

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  • ISBN-13: 9780787910631
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/19/1997
  • Series: J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Series , #400
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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Max De Pree writes from forty years of experience in the corporate world, almost as many in the nonprofit world, and nineteen years as a grandparent. De Pree is chairman emeritus of Herman Miller, Inc., a member of Fortune magazine's National Business Hall of Fame, and a recipient of the Business Enterprise Trust's Lifetime Achievement Award. He has served on the boards of Fuller Theological Seminary, Hope College, and Words of Hope. De Pree is also a member of the advisory board of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. He himself has found hope in his service to a variety of communities.
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Table of Contents

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Introduction 1
1 Places of Realized Potential 9
2 What's a Movement? 21
3 A Context for Service 33
4 What Shall We Measure? 47
5 The Language of Potential 69
6 Service Has Its Roots 87
7 Attributes of Vital Organizations 99
8 Vision 115
9 Trust Me 121
10 Why Risk It? 137
11 The Function of Hope 149
12 Elements of a Legacy 163
13 Moral Purpose and Active Virtue 179
Epilogue 187
The Author 191
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