14 Motivational Max De Pree Quotes on Leadership

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Max De Pree was an American businessman and writer. He is the author of the best- selling book, Leadership Is An Art. Here are some of my favorite quotes by Max De Pree. Enjoy!

  1. “The best leaders promise ONLY what is worth defending.”  Max De Pree
  2. Leadership is, as you know, not a position but a job.”  Max De Pree
  3. “Without action or principles, no one can become a leader.”  Max De Pree
  4. “Leadership can never stops at words; leaders must act, and they do so ONLY in the context of their beliefs.”  Max De Pree
  5. “Good leaders know that moving up in the hierarchy does not magically confer upon them competence.”  Max De Pree
  6. “Creative people need a fundamental level of trust from leaders”  Max De Pree
  7. “Leaders understand the context in which people work.”  Max De Pree
  8. “A leader ought never to embarrass followers.”  Max De Pree
  9. “Leaders learn how to make a commitment to the common good.”  Max De Pree
  10. “A leader needs to give creative people license to be contrary.”  Max De Pree
  11. “A leader paves the way for change.”  Max De Pree
  12. “A leader does not demand unreasonable personal or corporate loyalty.”  Max de Pree
  13. “A leader makes her commitment to all.”  Max De Pree
  14. “Leaders make choices about beauty and harmony all the time.”  Max De Pree