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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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too long

Great book. Breaks down the worst from the best levels. the book is too long and at points redundant. High quality ideas.

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loved it!!!

great way to write a book soooooo much information in 300 pages! completely worth it =]

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Great book for the leader

The book challenges the readers to grow in their leadership, and demonstrates that there are levels of leadership. Growing in leadership is a life long pursuit and well worth it.

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A manual for all leaders

This book has been one of the best books I have ever listened to. So much information! Maxwell's speaking voice is easy to listen to without feeling lectured or bored.
I really learned about myself and how I can be a better leader for not only my team but as a human being.
I look forward to listening to more of Maxwell's books.

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Great Values but...

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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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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Five Levels of Leader ship

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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a good listen

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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5 Stars!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to develop their own leadership potential and that of their team.