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.
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.
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