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.
I'm on chapter 8 already and I don't think I have learned two useful things. The laws are not really laws. For example, the "law of navigation" spends half the chapter talking about how if you set out to the south pole and don't think stuff through, you die. Big surprise.
Then on another chapter he talks about how a leader like him has intuition and then praises all the wonders he can do with his intuition, but doesn't offer any advice on how to develop it.
A great book to teach you leadership skills. Anyone can lead if you're willing to better yourself and your people. This book will open your eyes to what leadership really means.
Leadership is a change and influence. It has to be directed by great intention to be successful. These 21 irrefutable laws of Leadership tells you how to be Great leader with sustaining legacy.
Jamal Al Otaibi
It's a wonderful guide for those interested in becoming leaders or those who are in leadership position already. The messages are clear and easy to understand and the reader can start applying the 21 laws immediately!
I would recommend this to anyone interested in learning leadership, parenting or self improvement.
At first I was skeptical the book would live up to all the reviews. But now after reading it I will admit one of the best leadership books I've ever read. A must read no matter what level of leadership you are.