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.
Author is very full of himself. His ideas about "natural" leadership abilities are cocky and condescending. Comparing his own leadership strength to his female assistant's "strength" in picking out his outfits is absurd. He belittles an elderly man (makes him cry) to take over leadership of a church congregation, and this is supposed to be an example of his strong leadership. Refers to "followers" throughout in a minimizing manner. Although the ideas are good, most are obvious and can be found in any good leadership book in a more palatable format.
Some of the biggest lessons that we can learn in life… Have already been learned by someone else. Our job is to learn from those. This book covers various types of people in various situations… And the lessons that we can learn from them and be a leader of our own selves not just of other people
I devoured this one. this book is a a sheer genius outline of the skills, traits, and qualities that are needed to be an effective, efficient, and successful leader. I would recommend this book to anyone looking to better themselves as a leader in any industry or aspect of life. I even found myself gauging my leadership ability as a a mother and evaluating how I could improve based on these laws.
I loved this book and have listened to it 3 times, so far. it's great to be reminded of the laws that I excel in and the ones where I'm weak.