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.
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.
Yes, I plan to keep it in my Library and refer back to it, again and again.
The ability for me to imagine and take notes.
No, I listened to it over time.
Great insights and wonderful examples that I could relate to.
Helps to keep me focused on leadership and motivated to be a better leader by providing ideas and concepts on which to base my leadership style.
No real story. He has many small stories included to represent specific ideas.
I have listened to 360 Degree Leadership and I liked both. My current position lends itself more directly to 360 Degree Leadership, but all of the fundamentals of 21 Irrefutable Laws can still fall under the conceptual structure presented in 360 Degree Leadership.
Read by the author, a practiced orator. Easy to listen to and understand. No great production, no additional actors playing specific roles.
Every Chapter moved me
I truly believe that if you are wanting to be a better leader, this is a must have book!!!!
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
It is clear, to the point and correct.
I know this stuff, but always thought there was some magic you had to have to be a leader. Now I know why I am a leader, how to be better and why it is so important.
Made me laugh, made me cry, changed my life. Why, because it is so right.
Everybody should study leadership. This book is perfect. I wished some of our political leaders would read this book, could make them into better people and worthy of our vote.
Good reinforcement of basic Leadership skills. Good for reviewing or reinforcing previously acquired knowledge, but not a book for someone looking to drastically change their leadership abilities.
I could not get in to this book. It didn't have much flow and I don't know if it was because of the audio version, but the "laws" all seemed to melt together into indistinguishable tips. It wasn't straightforward at all. Also, John Maxwell is conceited and sexist. The book just seemed to be him bragging about how he handles leadership situations. He talks about how his talent is communication and leadership and his wife has qualities that include picking out his outfits. Totally ridiculous!