Leaders & Followers

Lessons From 45 Years at Herman Miller, Inc.

by Dick Ruch



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/26/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781553957355

About the Book

Leaders & Followers is about values and principles, people relationships, and the characteristics of effective leaders and followers. It's about ideas and practices that increase productivity and job satisfaction. It advocates the essential need for a strong moral dimension in business that guides behavior better than policies and rule books, and brings out the best in the people who do the work of the organization.

The premise underlying Ruch's essays is that without followers, there can be no leaders, a simple fact that often goes overlooked in the rush to praise individuals at the expense of their organizations.

As noted author Max De Pree notes in his foreword "there are no gaps between his voice and touch."

About the Author

Dick Ruch served Herman Miller, Inc., for 45 years in 14 different jobs, including vice-president of manufacturing, CFO, CEO, and Chairman of the Board. Herman Miller, the office furniture company, is regularly included on Fortune's annual list of most admired companies and is well known for its innovative designs and social responsibility.

Ruch lives with his wife, Patricia, and two cats in Holland, Michigan, and is an active trumpet player. He and Pat have four children, twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.