This book provides a good reminder of the activities required to continue to grow personally and professionally. However, there is not much new or groundbreaking, and I felt the topic could have been covered in about half the length of time.
I thought he offered a lot of highly useful information. However, when he denigrated the ambitions of his musical director, without offering any useful guidance on how the guy could find something at least close to what he wanted, I discovered I stopped caring about how wonderful this guy was (which he was careful to let us know, oh, fairly often). I guess support people aren't supposed to have ambitions beyond their station. I just wonder what why Maxwell would have told his wife if say, she'd wanted to become a stockbroker.
I tried to continue after that, but after he started explaining how great he was, and how he learned so much from other leaders (all of whom were male), then I felt he was no longer talking to me.
I'm sure there was lots of good information. But I was so turned off by how he treated his musical director that I really couldn't listen to him any more.
His performance was excellent. He has a great voice, and knows how to use it to deliver the material.
No. But it's nonfiction anyway.
It's my first, but I love his voice and who better to communicate what he wrote than the author himself, especially since he's a master communicator.
I'm so glad he decided to share his growth strategies that he's picked up along the way. I bought the book as a workbook so I can make notes in the margins.
Great book! I'm recommending to all my friends and colleagues.
He's a subject matter expert.
It's his content and he's an engaging speaker.
I can has read
Practical, convenient, concise
Many of the books that I've read have been vary narrowly tailored. They have been focused on a more particular outcome such as getting promoted at work or hired or having a great marriage. This seems to be the first, or maybe second, that focuses on becoming growing your value as an individual.
I would have read the book like it was an instruction manual. Maxwell reads it like it is a mentoring session. There is a texture to his reading it that I would not have gotten reading it myself.
The Law of The Rubber Band, 'Growth Stops When You Lose the Tension Between Where You Are and Where You Could Be.' Honestly, this idea isn't new to me but it gives a positive context to a trait that I kind-of felt guilty about. I like that feeling of stretching toward a goal and sometimes feel that my stretching makes other people feel uncomfortable.
I enjoyed the book but John Maxwells narration is a bit slow and boring.
none..its not that kind of book.
Sean Van Zant
Definitely in the top ten.
I liked the law of intentionality because it is so foundational for all the other laws, and anything else for that matter to stand on.
He was refreshing, lively, and knew how to emphasize the right points of all of the stories in the book.
To see the laws like strong guidelines to be followed, and to always be intentional about following them.
I listened to this book more than three times. I have given away several print copies of this book also. This audio book is a must listen to if you are serious about growth in any area of your life!
I have listened to other John Maxwell audiobooks and expected this one to be pretty good; however, it exceeded my expectations and I thought it was great! I heard John Maxwell talk about it on the EntreLeadership Dave Ramsey podcast. I am goal oriented and I recently got off track with my growth plans due to work and family problems. I felt overwhelmed and lost, yet I feel this audiobook has me back on track. Thanks John!
Right on target!
This is book is design to help with growth in whatever situation you may find yourself in and always John Maxwell is right on target with his insight into leadership development.
I always enjoy John's books and recommend them in training and development for leadership.
This one ranks pretty high on my list of self help motivational reads. I learned quite a bit.
There are not any characters in this book, but none are needed because this one is personally about you!
This is my first, but it won't be my last.
I totally enjoyed the "frog analogy" Mr. Maxwell shared while speaking about people who do, and I will share with you:
5 frogs were sitting on a log, 4 decided to jump off how many was left?
I am a happy, contented person. Love reading sci fi fantasy novels and well written business books.
#1 in my self development category
Curiosity is key to life long learning. The little girl keep asking her mother " why" until she get so frustrated and told her stop asking, and added, " no wonder curiousity kills the cat". Few minutes, the little girl went back to ask her mum " what question did the cat ask".
Seek out other curious people and network with them. This way we are able to learn something new everyday. Take time at end of day and evualate our experience.
I used to take down quotes, Interesting statements of value, I copied it down, but after a while lose them.Now, like the book suggest, I am going to keep and organize them, so I know where to find them to re- read them again and again, or pass it along to friends who may need them. Some of the notes or saying had lifted and enpowered me. I can even draw from them when the situation is appropriate and right. Great tip!