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Dive into a masterclass with world-renowned leadership expert and best-selling author John C. Maxwell as he shares the most important lessons he’s learned about the leadership development process over the last quarter century.

What is the greatest return on a leader’s time? After leaders have invested in their own leadership growth, what is the best way to accomplish their vision and grow their organizations? Develop other leaders! The more leaders an organization has and the better equipped they are to lead, the more successful the organization and all of its leaders.

In the last 25 years, New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell has grown from equipping a handful of leaders in one organization to developing millions of business, government, and nonprofit leaders in every country around the world. In The Leader’s Greatest Return, Maxwell takes the listener step-by-step through the process of identifying, attracting, empowering, and positioning leaders to create a culture capable of then reproducing and compounding the value of its leaders. After reading this book, you will be instructed on:

  • The Leadership Table - Create a place where people not yet leading at your level can come, be welcomed and try on leadership. 
  • The Seven Motivators - Review the seven motivators and discover what motivates each person and then lead him or her accordingly. 
  • Team Success - Use the 10-80-10 method to set people up for success and empower them to perform at a high level. 
  • Who to Grow as a Leader - Love and value everyone but use the Pareto principle to choose who to grow as a leader. 

This is where leaders really experience the compounding value of developing leaders and go to the highest levels of leadership themselves. The Leader’s Greatest Return is perfect for anyone who wants to take the next step in their leadership, build their organization or team today, and create their legacy for tomorrow needs to hear.

©2020 John C. Maxwell (P)2020 HarperCollins Leadership

Critic Reviews

"Rachel and I are living examples of John's belief in the compounding value of developing leaders. By sitting at John's leadership development table, we've been able to expand our own organization by developing the leaders who will carry The Hollis Co. forward." (Dave Hollis, CEO, The Hollis Co. and author of Get Out of Your Own Way)  

"John Maxwell hits the nail on the head in The Leader's Greatest Return. Much of our long-term success at Paychex has stemmed from our ability to attract, hire, and develop great leaders. I highly recommend this book for leaders seeking to develop this essential characteristic in their own organization." (Thomas Golisano, founder and chairman of the board, Paychex, Inc.)

"Highly recommended! In my experience, the ability to identify and develop leaders is a critical trait to any high-performing business. John Maxwell skillfully lays the groundwork on how to create a virtuous cycle where leaders are developed and then encouraged to foster new leaders." (Joel Peterson, chairman of JetBlue Airways) 

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Leadership isn't easy but oh the returns!!

I enjoy hearing John speak and listening to this timely in my leadership journey.

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follow Johns words and become the absolute best

looking to listen again and again. there is so much to receive from every word.

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Amazing

I would highly recommend to any leader or aspiring leader. Slow down, take every word in and let it grow you.

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It’s not a small thing for me to say…

This is my favorite of all of John’s books! It’s like the culmination of an era & experience peaking into the next era… beautiful.

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So helpful

Having read many of John’s books, I would say this one is as valuable to me as The 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership has been; perhaps even more so. And the audio version provides additional insights from John that made it even more valuable. So practical and wise!

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Always valuable time spent learning from a legend

I've considered John Maxwell a mentor for over 11 years. Not only do I continue to learn from him but I put in to action what I learn and duplicate the process. If you're in a leadership role or aspire to be, John Maxwell is a must learn from individual. Thanks John!

- Dallas Baldri
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inspiration

Really enjoyed the book. John's talks at the end of the chapters were great to hear!

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Great Book

I loved reading the book. it is full of wisdom and information from John Maxwell.

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Instant Classic

This is one of the best books I’ve ever listened to in the personal development and leadership category. John Maxwell has a relaxed story teller kind of voice that’s very easy to listen to.

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The Best Maxwell Audiobook-With Bonus Content!

I’ve listened to (or read) most of John Maxwell’s books and I think I enjoyed this one the most.

First, he, the author is reading the book. Some of his books are read by others - and this is okay - but having John read lends much to the overall delivery and impact of the content.

Second, the content is superb! I know some of his books overlap in content to some degree. But for me, when a teacher instructs on a topic, it becomes more refined and rich as time progresses. It’s the same with this book.

Last, and most importantly, there is bonus content in the audiobook which is not found in the published work. After each chapter, John delivers a “fireside chat” of sorts, recapping the content and discussing what it has meant to him personally. Great stuff!!

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  • 02-12-20

A gem!

Great having the author narrate as he added additional insight following release of the written version. Excellent insights on equipping, reproducing leaders & compounding return on investment. The kind of book you could go back to time & time again with new applications.

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  • 10-04-20

Best book for leaders developing leaders

This book is well worth the listen if you are a leader developing other leaders