I had the good fortune to work for a CEO who was an incredible leader. I count myself privileged to have worked for such an exceptional person. He had a vision for the direction of our organization and took timely, tangible steps to achieve that vision. My CEO understood the value of a strategic plan, … Read More
Max De Pree has been a defining mentor in my life. I first became aware of Max when I was a young administrator and he was Chairman of the Board at the institution where I worked. As I assumed leadership responsibilities, I was vulnerably aware of my lack of preparation. So I applied for a Kellogg … Read More
We are pleased to announce that Michaela O’Donnell Long is the new Senior Director of Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership. In this role, Michaela will provide strategic leadership, oversight, and management of De Pree Center programs and personnel, so that the center may do excellent work in fulfillment of its mission and so … Read More
In the year 2000 the richest 10% of the world’s population owned 85% of global assets.* Today, more than one billion people live on less than $1 a day.* When I first heard these numbers, I felt compelled to do something. I felt that for-profit companies should share responsibility for changing these realities. During 2011, … Read More
If all work is indeed God’s work, then it is a deep grace that even the work we do out of a place of pain, or insecurity, or constraint, is still work that he can use and redeem for good purposes. Learning to see the value in limitation and constraint has been especially helpful to … Read More
Vocation is a wonderfully broad and encompassing word. In contrast to how we normally think about calling, as something having to do with our career or professional work, instead I find tremendous grace and reassurance in the more biblical understanding of vocation that helps us see all work as God’s work. Etymologically, vocation comes from … Read More
Originally written on September 17, 2013. It is hard to find a well articulated theology of work – especially work involving entrepreneurial and other commercial vocations. Shortly before his death in 2008, Catholic scholar William J. Toth wrote an extraordinary theological examination  of the entrepreneurial vocation that addresses this shortcoming. Toth uses Catholic social … Read More
Sermon preached by Mark D. Roberts on April 29, 2018, at La Canada Presbyterian Church. Originally posted on La Canada PC.
Faith and Work | Max De Pree On Leadership, originally hosted on the Faith and Work series on FULLER Studios. Celebrated author and Herman Miller CEO Max De Pree draws on decades of experience to reflect on the nature of organized life, the value of intention, and grounded leadership in a chaotic time.
Happy Easter! No, Really! No, I haven’t got my days mixed up. Yes, I do mean to wish you “Happy Easter!” You may be done with Easter Sunday services and Easter egg hunts. You may have put away your fancy new Easter dress and your bunny decorations. But Easter isn’t over, at least not for … Read More