John Maxwell never disappoints and this book is no exception. Extraordinary depth and he nicely ties in his traditional topic of leadership. Maxwell's personal growth is present through the development of his books, and as an author has the utmost integrity. Great read, great knowledge and awesome experience 10/10.
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.
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 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.
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.