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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©2011 John C. Maxwell (P)2011 Hachette Audio
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
Buddhist,Texas blues lover. retired. amateur philosopher/psychiatrist
A great book! A must read for all leaders. Highly recommend this book. Get it
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.
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.
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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