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:
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.
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Let's not get CRAZY. I'll never "love" a leadership training book. But Mr . Maxwell helps me see more clearly the management where I work and what I need to do to work with them or get around them.
I have no idea. I read the 360 degree leader and liked it just as much as this one. Both my Maxwell.
Aging. Irritating. Slurry.
Really? It's a LEADERSHIP book. It was educational.
Listening, I can pick out the people in my company who will never rise above Level 1 Leadership. I'm glad I don't work for them any more. Mr. Maxwell's books are eye opening if you can get past his voice. He sounds like he's wearing false teeth and they don't fit right. He should have let Scott Brick or Ray Porter read these.
I used to be in the Marines which many people believe is only a level one leader (Position). However, anyone that has read this book will tell you that Position and Title only get action. You want the hearts and minds of the people following you. I learned that early on in my military career. When I left the military I’ve seen many leaders that see themselves as level 5 leaders when really they’re level 1 at best. Too many people see themselves through their perceptions. This book will help you to understand why you need to look at the whole picture and not the perception. This has also helped me to identify my leaders level and see why the Law of the Lid is causing me to look elsewhere. If you are a ‘non-leader’ or a seasoned veteran this book will help you.
Motivation for change
Insights, and examples
It felt genuine.
Definitely a good read, providing cause for introspection.
Without a doubt one of the best books for leadership that I have ever read! The author, John Maxwell, describes five levels of leadership that sound simple in theory, but obviously require a lot of work and a journey of a lifetime to achieve.
As a business owner myself, I strive to continue to be the best leader that I can for the team that I am part of. There’s a lot of work to do, and a lot of effort put in every day, a lot of people to manage, and to help grow to their potential, but it’s worth it.
I learned a lot from this wonderful book and I say it’s a must read for everyone whether you’re a business leader or not.
I think Maxwell's theory is right on. Leaders who truly connect with their teams will get the best results both in the short term and the long term. However the practical aspects are a bit limited. In any major corporation, one can see hundreds of examples of people who are doing very well professionally and never made it past Level 1 on his scale.
Its hard to get the meat of a self-help book with points to remember in an audio form.
The story is good, and helpful.
No I think I understood what he was presenting.
Good information. but a long listen and several times it gets hard to follow.
Yes, This book is great for upcoming managers and/or anyone taking on a leadership role.
Reading this book is great for anyone new to the leadership systems. I believe reading this book is a good transitional to "Good to Great" by Jim Collins.
Pick up this book if you are serious about strengthening your fundamentals with leadership.
Don't end up like that boss / manager that you hate to work for. You all know what I'm talking about.
Maxwell can be a bit dry when it comes to presentation, however his material is always 1st class. I've read several of his books and find them all valuable. This book helped me figure out where I am on the continuum as well as how to move to the next level. Ultimately leadership is necessary for any great endeavor in life and a little guidance never hurt anyone.
Yes, because I always listen to my books minimum 5 times ... I do learn more and improve skills from act to habits, and also I give a gap between each time of listening to see if I am following the steps rights nor did forget some steps.
I love my self so I do improve my self
Not compare them with it but can say that they go with it ... such as : Eat that frog, One minute manager
Thanks for this book ..
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