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The 5 Levels of Leadership Audiobook

The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential [Audiobook]

True leadership isn't a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than "the boss" people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people to develop their skills to become leaders in their own right. And if you have the skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership....
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True leadership isn't a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than "the boss" people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people to develop their skills to become leaders in their own right. And if you have the skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership - where experience will allow you to extend your influence beyond your immediate reach and time for the benefit of others.

The 5 Levels of Leadership are:

  • 1. Position - People follow because they have to.
  • 2. Permission - People follow because they want to.
  • 3. Production - People follow because of what you have done for the organization.
  • 4. People Development - People follow because of what you have done for them personally.
  • 5. Pinnacle - People follow because of who you are and what you represent.

Through humor, in-depth insight, and examples, internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell describes each of these stages of leadership. He shows you how to master each level and rise up to the next to become a more influential, respected, and successful leader.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2011 John C. Maxwell (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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    E. Burke oklahoma 05-03-16
    E. Burke oklahoma 05-03-16 Member Since 2015

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    I enjoyed almost every part of this book. I do wonder if people of similar faith as John think that non faith individuals like me can reach level 5 leadership. At the end it seems as though a lot of emphasis is placed on faith over actual being a great leader who believe in the humanity of other people... I will keep wondering

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    Amy Swonger 03-30-16
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    "Insightful and challenging"

    This is a book that will become a staple in my career and I will certainly refer back to it time and time again.

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    John R Cypress,Tx 03-27-16
    John R Cypress,Tx 03-27-16 Member Since 2015

    Buddhist,Texas blues lover. retired. amateur philosopher/psychiatrist

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    A great book! A must read for all leaders. Highly recommend this book. Get it

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    "Insightful"

    This book is very insightful in that he breaks down his '5 Levels' in such a way that's easily comprehensible. I like, also, that's he's principled and experienced.

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    Torben 02-21-16
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    this is one you will need to take notes. Great information on becoming the best leader you can be. I listened to this book after I had attended a class and wish I had done it backwards. those there are some dry parts, and listening to Mr. Maxwell is like listen to you wise old uncle so I really had to force myself to really listen and apply it. this is why I gave it a 5 star for overall because if you are in a work place you NEED to get this one. But as for the 3's you are going to have to power through it.

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    Jennifer 02-10-16
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    I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to develop their own leadership potential and that of their team.

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    "A longing for more than wisdom bits... Fulfilled."

    Narration by Maxwell was excellent.
    He packed this book with key points of leadership, often repeated but rightfully so.
    However, during the course, I longed for in-depth stories as illustrations rather than tidbits of them; at the end he rounded off the book's key points with a wonderful story.
    Another memorable moment was the reminder of the trail of leadership influence in ancient Greece made possible by mentorship.

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    Kathleen United States 09-21-15
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    "life-changing!"

    I used to think leadership was about getting the job done right. This book taught me that leadership is about inspiring others to develop their own potential AND getting the job done right. Truly life-changing.

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    Marty Etteldorf 08-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    Listen to this book time and time again. Each time I learn more. Every leader needs to listen to this

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    Pat Murphy Shelbyville, KY United States 08-14-15
    Pat Murphy Shelbyville, KY United States 08-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Another excellent book"

    Thank you John Maxwell for sharing! You have a wonderful gift. Now it's time for me to share.

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    "Incredible!!"

    Incredible book! Couldn't stop listening to it! And helped my leadership already! Good bless you John Maxwell!!

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    If you could sum up The 5 Levels of Leadership in three words, what would they be?

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    The concept is so obvious now. I think, why didn't I see these levels before? They are straightforward and easy ideas to apply. Loved it.

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    I really struggled with this one. I found the narrator quite monotone and even fell asleep and had to rewind. Having powered through I think it was worth the struggle though perhaps listening to one level at a time would be a better approach than my binge-listening.
    The concepts are easy to understand and apply and I can already see where it will improve my skill set. I would recommend it.

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