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Developing the Leader Within You | [John C. Maxwell]

Developing the Leader Within You

In this enduring volume, which has already sold over 500,000 copies, Maxwell shares his heart for developing exceptional leaders. Timeless principles applied in your life - and the life of your organization - will bring about positive change through personal integrity and self-discipline.
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Publisher's Summary

If you've already discovered New York Times best sellers The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and Failing Forward from John C. Maxwell, make your leadership library complete with his foundational classic, Developing the Leader Within You.

In this enduring volume, which has already sold over 500,000 copies, Maxwell shares his heart for developing exceptional leaders. Timeless principles applied in your life - and the life of your organization - will bring about positive change through personal integrity and self-discipline. In his trademark style, Dr. Maxwell explores:

  • The True Definition of Leadership: "Leadership is influence. That's it. Nothing more; nothing less...he who thinketh he leadeth and hath no one following him is only taking a walk."
  • The Traits of Leadership: "Leadership is not an exclusive club for those who were 'born with it.' The traits that are the raw materials of leadership can be acquired. Link them up with desire and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader."
  • The Difference Between Management and Leadership: "Making sure the work is done is the accomplishment of a manager. Inspiring others to do better work is the accomplishment of a leader."

    No matter where you are on the leadership ladder, Developing the Leader Within You will inspire you to inspire others through committed, visionary leadership.

    Listen to everything by John C. Maxwell.

    ©2000 by Maxwell Motivation, Inc. a Georgia Corporation; (P)2000 by Thomas Nelson Publishers

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      This is a great book but has been poorly cut down. It has been "abridged" too much; and the top quality audio is unsatisfactory. It is still a great simple book nonetheless. If you enjoy other John Maxwell's stuffs, you will enjoy this one too.

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      "Developing the Leader Within You"

      Excellent book, John C. Maxwell has an amazing collection of skills and knowlendge and he shares all freely with his listeners. Highly recommended!

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      Jonathan Cleburne, TX, United States 11-20-11
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      "Great Book! Bad Audio!!"

      The book was fantastic, but the audio was terrible for many chapters. I don't know if this was a problem for Audible or the publisher.

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      Nice book on leadership. I think I prefer John Maxwell's writing over his audible reading but it was easy to listen to, good information.

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      Great lessons in this awesome book! I will recommend it to my friends and family.

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      Great book by a man that has lived it and not just explained it. The high point to me is about ATTITUDE. The correct attitude makes all of the difference.

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      "Classic!"

      This is a book that I go to about every two years as a refresher. It is classic, fundamental, leadership fodder for development and personal growth.

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      "Nothing revolutionary, but good."

      Met expectations. Liked the dimensions of leadership and the trust derived from integrity. Can recommend to other entrepreneurs and success coaches.

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      Here is a condensed version of a much longer book that you can’t get anymore from the publisher. I used this book as a ‘developing the leader within you’ refresher course. I would normally have to listen to 6 books to get what is contained in this one book, but here is a condensed version of all those books in one place. I found the book reminded me of something’s I’d forgotten or let slip through the cracks. Spend some time and go through it and it will refresh your memory as well to develop the leader within you.

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      "a must read for every pastor"
      Would you consider the audio edition of Developing the Leader Within You to be better than the print version?

      Depends in a written version you can easy access points that you may highlight. the audio you have to find it through fast forwarding etc....


      What other book might you compare Developing the Leader Within You to and why?

      I can only compare it to the 21 irrefutable law which are companion books you have to read both to understand leadership


      Which scene was your favorite?

      the place in the book which talked about those building other up


      Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

      the whole book


      Any additional comments?

      I not a reel reader but i learn better by listening I plan to listen to all of John maxwells books

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      "Practical step by step advice"

      The book was read by the author John see Maxwell and he put a lot of emotion and lots of practicality and thought when writing this book. Great step-by-step accounts of how to develop The leader within you. Re-read this twice and made lots of notes.

      This is a great practical book for people who are managers, or those who lead people.

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      "Confirmed that I was on the right leadership path!"

      Enjoyed listening to the book. It assisted me in mapping out were I was on my leadership path. Every aspiring leader needs one in their library! Looking forward to reading the accompanying book on developing my team!

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      Would you listen to Developing the Leader Within You again? Why?

      Great to business owners / employees / people looking to take charge with their lives.


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      Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

      Really enjoyed the middle and end of the book. Very impactful, great use quotes and explanation of quotes and how they relate to everyday life.


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      Excellent book. Voice and performance was a little bland however still very enjoyable and impactful.

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