Developing the Leader Within You 2.0

Narrated by: John C. Maxwell
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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In 1993, John C. Maxwell's now-classic work revolutionized the way leaders are made. By examining the differences between leadership styles, Maxwell outlines principles for inspiring, motivating, and influencing others from any type of leadership position - including as a business executive, a church leader, a teacher, or even a parent.

Now, the author has returned to his best seller to include the leadership insights and practices he has learned in the decades since the book first appeared. Thoroughly revised and with two additional chapters, Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 has updated these foundational principles and promises to provide for both new listeners as well as longtime fans of the original book the necessary wisdom to help any leader and organization succeed in fostering integrity, self-discipline, and effecting positive change.

Develop your vision. Develop your value. Develop the leader within you.    

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 John C. Maxwell (P)2018 Thomas Nelson
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Practical leadership

At first I was hesitant about Maxwell's work. I am not Christian, I am not at all religious, and I like to talk, fast. What first felt like slow progress with his book, turned into valuable lessons on leadership that will have a lasting impact on my style. I have been grilled at work for suggesting that we may not have the right people on the job. "Impossible," they say, as they believe any leader could turn anyone into a success. I disagree. My usual retort is that we mine as well go pick up some day workers at home depot, because we must have messiahs for leaders. (I work in software research on the edge of computer science). Maxwell discusses the 80/20 rule in a way that I hadn't thought of before. He invests 80% of his managerial time into 20% of his direct staff, meaning 1 in 5 will get his attention, and he expects to get 80% of the gains from that 20%. This is because he finds that only 1 in 5 people are worthy, capable, or willing to be coached and grow. I've been trying to do what my manager says to do, which is to bring everyone up equally. As he puts it, "what a mistake!"

I absolutely love this book.

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love the book can't find the pdf file

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes it is very insightful and i love all of his books.
i unfortunately can not find the pdf that was talked about in the first chapter :(

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Excellent piece of work!!!

Key leadership concepts elaborated in a clear and invigorating fashion. Thank you John for outdoing yourself once again

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Excellent advice and book

Keep learning, keep reading, keep growing. I would recommend listening to this more than once.

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A must have for any level leader.

Would you listen to Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 again? Why?

Like Johns other books... they all inspire me to go back and listen to over and over.

What other book might you compare Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 to and why?

This compliments Johns other leadership books, and is similar to "The 5 Levels of Leadership." It's a must have addition to his collection.

Have you listened to any of John C. Maxwell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have many of Johns other books and he is simply a pleasure to listen to. He is actually my favorite narrator and author.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could easily listen to this in one setting if time permitted.

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This is my 8th book by John Maxwell, and I can't emphasis my recommendation for this book (and his others) enough. "Developing the Leader Within You 2.0" is a home run...The book covers the 5 levels of leadership in great detail while simplifying the process. Rather than get into the details of the book - I will say this... Whenever I recommend anything on leadership development I ALWAYS direct them to John Maxwell - and this book will be my 1st recommendation no matter what level of a leader I'm working with.

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Another excellent book from Maxwell!

Best book yet - highly recommend! Practical, engaging, visionary - he knocks it out of the park!

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Great job

I’m trying to get a higher position at my job. I hope that your books will help, because I know it helped several people already. Thanks for your wisdom

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A great refresher for any leader!

John Maxwell's update to this book includes newer illustrations, fresh content, and some reconsidering of the older content. I found it full of helpful information as I seek to raise my leadership lid!

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70% meat, 30% potatoes

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to a friend and will do so for my colleagues as well. John C Maxwell does a good job of providing a great list of opportunities to improve your leadership and guidelines by which to do so. The majority of the first portion of the book up until the last couple of chapters offers lots of great references to other leaders and quotes as well as good instructions on where your mindset should be when thinking as a Leader. My favorite sections discuss the levels of leadership, and how you grow the influence you have and the type of leadership you provide as you push to the next level. I also really appreciated the concept of consciously thinking farther and bigger for your organization.

A couple of chapters at the end are a bit too soft in their advice, but still this is a great read.

Have you listened to any of John C. Maxwell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I enjoyed John's narration; it is clear he is a talented orator.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Man conveys lifelong lessons on growing your mindset to become a leader.

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Useful challenges to grow on every audible page. Loved every minute of this deep performance

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-14-18

A must read for those that want a foundation for developing leadership

What I liked most about this book was making development an exciting journey and uplifting the positives of change. It was also very conversational (a few laughs and natural human expressions here and there)

I would recommend this specifically to people that want to start developing their leadership but do not know where to begin. This book gives you fundamentals that you can put in to action right away.

This is my 1st time reading this book and I already know it is a book I will revisit consistently.

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  • M. Neale
  • 04-30-18

Brilliant

As an Executive Director with the John Maxwell Team, I am biased, but John’s books just get better. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-22-20

Exceptional Content, Decent Reading

A fantastic audiobook, however the reading was a little slow with awkward pauses. Overall great.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-19

Boring , hard to follow audio..

Drawn out, hard to follow audio..if you can't sleep, this will put you to sleep

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-17-18

powerful

I absolutely love this book the content is powerful easy to apply absolutely transformational I have a great foundation to build my leadership journey on thank you

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  • James
  • 05-23-18

Leadership Gold

A great leadership book. Full of wisdom, insight and the best Maxwell book I have read.