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Publisher's Summary

Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over 50 years, and here, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential. In the way that only he can communicate, John teaches…

  • The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself
  • The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself
  • The Law of Modeling: It's Hard to Improve When You Have No One But Yourself to Follow
  • The Law of the Rubber Band: Growth Stops When You Lose the Tension Between Where You are and Where You Could Be
  • The Law of Contribution: Developing Yourself Enables You to Develop Others

This compact audiobook will help listeners become lifelong learners whose potential keeps increasing and never gets "used up."

©2014 John C. Maxwell (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

“As a coach and leader, I am always looking for way to teach my players how to grow. Thanks to my good friend John Maxwell, you hold in your hands the instruction manual for taking next steps of growth. Embracing these laws will cause you to grow individually and in your contribution to those around you. This book is a must-read for anyone responsible for helping others to grow.” (John Calipari, Head Basketball Coach at the University of Kentucky, on The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth)
“As a coach and leader, I am always looking for way to teach my players how to grow. Thanks to my good friend John Maxwell, you hold in your hands the instruction manual for taking next steps of growth. Embracing these laws will cause you to grow individually and in your contribution to those around you. This book is a must-read for anyone responsible for helping others to grow.” (John Calipari, Head Basketball Coach at the University of Kentucky, on The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth)
“Millions of individuals--myself included--have been inspired by the words and works of John Maxwell. Now, in The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, John again shares his remarkable insights and wisdom into how each of us can reach our full potential and make a positive difference in the lives of others.” (Elizabeth Dole, former U.S. Cabinet Secretary, Senator and President of the American Red Cross, on The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth)
“I salute John Maxwell for being a pioneer for leadership throughout the world. In his most recent book, he has successfully distilled the 15 most invaluable laws for personal growth. To read this book is to receive the essence of John's expertise, which will help you take your personal success to the next level.” (Stedman Graham, speaker, author and entrepreneur, on The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth)
“John has been a mentor and teacher for me for many years and what I love most about him is that he has pushed and helped me personally go through The 5 Levels of Leadership!” (Kevin Turner, COO, Microsoft, on The 5 Levels of Leadership)

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beginner book for self development

2 years into the development of my own self development through many books and audiobooks I have found his book to be very informational to help people begin their journey into self development

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Simply delivered...deeply thoughtful and useful.

Great book! a great way to think about and approach personal growth. A navigation through the mindset of a leader. Glad I listened. will also follow the suggestion of reading a chapter per week.

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Excellent! For any anyone who wants to get better.

The book is written in a style that dies not bore you. The narrator manages to keep you engaged listening to to a subject you could easily get tired listening to or reading. The book version allows for more contemplation along the way. A good find.

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Great book on personal growth

Great book on personal growth by the world's top expert on leadership: John C. Maxwell!

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Grasping and Inspiring

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

Yes, the context is very inspiring and has often good ideas and thoughts to improve the way you think about growth.

What other book might you compare How Successful People Grow to and why?

The five elements of effective thinking because it teaches you to make mistakes and to learn from them and that is growth.

Which character – as performed by Chris Sorensen – was your favorite?

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

Fail and learn to grow.

Any additional comments?

This listen is totally worth the time to listen to. It will often make you think and change the way you feel about growth.