Husband and Father of 2 boys, live in Los Angeles, been listening to books on tape for decades, mostly non-fiction.
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!
I needed a leadership book to help guide our management team to become leaders (as opposed to just managers). This book was straight to the point. He did talk a little bit about his leadership experience when he took over a church but it was very minimal. The Christian context was also minimal. I'm sure this book will appeal to those who want to evaluate their leadership style, strengths and weaknesses regardless of their religious beliefs.
The author should stick to leadership skills instead of focusing on religion and politics. As C.E.O. of a large healthcare organization, I did not find much use for the authors tactics.