Maxwell doesn't know the difference between leadership and success. He makes the distinction when he defines leadership but doesn't recognize his own departure from his defining criteria. Most noteworthy is his failure to recognize the "influence" required to get your subjects to follow you to their deaths. According to Maxwell, leadership is nothing more and nothing less than influence.
Also, nowhere in the editor or consumer reviews did they clue us into the fact that Maxwell's thirty years of leadership skills largely originate in the churches that he pastored. I'd hardly attribute peoples willingness to follow religious leaders to leadership skill.
Don't go here unless you want hear one man's rationalization of how his contribution as a leader created success. Actually, some of those stories were entertaining.
In this book Mr. Maxwell states the obvious and blows his own horn while never giving insight into what it takes to develop into the kind of leader he believes he is. Waste neither your money nor your time.
Clarity and simplicity.
His personal anecdotes and his own voice in sharing them.
3.5 hours, would love longer :-)
This book was very hard to put down! It pulled things out of me that I didn't even know were there. It was recommended to me by my trainer, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to be successful in life.
Right is Right
This is one of the must have books in any leaders library. I have read several (over 25) leadership books over the years and this is in my top 3 of all time.
A Reading Pastor
You can't call yourself a leader if you have not read this exceptional book. It is in the "Leadership Cannon."
I'll be listening to this book at least once a month, so these principles will be so firmly planted iton my mind that I will never forget them!
Every person needs to feel valued!! When we show our teams how much we value them, they will begin to blossom and grow in ways we never even imagined! It's our CALLING as a leader to do this!
John doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk and INSPIRES each of us to do the same!
I couldn't STOP listening to it...
I am responsible for a small warehouse with 6 employees.. We started having a lot of issues, so I bought this book to help me learn how to become a better leader.. I implemented everything I read. Little by little, the atmosphere changed. My team started working better together, everyone seemed happier, & it was actually fun to come to work everyday! When I did their reviews at the end of the year, each of them told me they didn't think it was going to be possible for things to get better, but they had, so they 'THANKED ME'.. They told me they loved coming to work now & I had inspired them... Wow!! Can you imagine if everyone was happier when they went to work everyday?? Retail clerks, fast food employees..maybe, even the DMV.. Happy employees everywhere ! I bought this audio to change my team members, but somewhere in the process, I changed, too!! What a powerful audio book!!
This book is easy to follow and makes his teaching easy to follow.
I liked the topics by chapter and Maxwell gives excellent examples by using real life story's
I thought it was easy to follow and enjoyable.
This was for a book report for college. I love listening and taking notes as I could. I eventually purchased the hard copy to keep.
Dale R Dreher
this has the critical elements of leadership. I want to book too so I can follow along better while driving.