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The most effective leaders across a wide variety of spectrums have achieved their success by beginning their journey with a question few bother to ask: How do I lead myself? As New York Times best-selling author and leadership expert John C. Maxwell says, "A leader never has to recover from a good start." So when a leader takes root by firmly establishing themselves in their field of expertise, preparing for every risk and failure imaginable, the fruit of their endeavors will spread throughout their career and impact profoundly those in whom they invest.

In The Leadership Handbook, Maxwell presents 26 insights intended to help build the leader within not only those aspiring to new positions of leadership, but also those veterans who aim to improve upon the steps that led them to the front of the line. Listeners will enjoy and benefit immensely from Maxwell's highly relatable principles, such as:

  • The best leaders are listeners
  • Keep your mind on the main thing
  • Don't manage your time - manage your life
  • Keep learning to keep leading
  • People quit people, not companies
  • And many more!

With application exercises and a "Mentoring Moment" to accompany each chapter, The Leadership Handbook presents a road map for a path many may cross but few choose to follow.     

©2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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Solid Leadership Advice

What did you love best about The Leadership Handbook?

Well organized strategy for Leadership effectiveness

Who was your favorite character and why?

The author, John C. Maxwell

What about Steven Roy Grimsley’s performance did you like?

Excellent. Compassionate. Personable.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Leadership Handbook?

Definite applicable step by step approach to improving leaders

Any additional comments?

John C. Maxwell hits another home run.

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Resourceful, compelling and practical

Great book. Planning on listening to it again. Very helpful in my leadership journey. Working through this book with my team.

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A life Changer!

This book is awesome. I listened to it 3 times straight and I am still pulling nuggets out of it and putting them into practice to take my leadership to the next level!
Great Job John C. Maxwell!

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good info

I definitely enjoy the information I plan to listen to this audiobook one more time and take notes and apply the exercises to my daily life because I truly want to better myself in my leadership development and I'm already on the path to doing so by reading more leadership and management ebooks and audiobooks

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good content

good content great stuff for leaders would highly recommend for people in Sales Management by the book

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Great Leadership Book

Such an easy and wonderful read/listen. I fully enjoyed the narration and the book itself. As a growing leader within my company, I found so many tidbits of great value for my day-to-day work and leadership. It was also encouraging and motivating as a leader. He clearly knows the struggles we experience during the different stages of leadership. I would 100% recommend to anyone.

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Wonderful fabulous

This book was chop full of wealth
Such great information.
I couldn’t wait to hear more each time I stopped

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It was excellent but...

The principles were set out logically and painted a holistic view of leadership. I enjoyed the style and pitch of the book. The only really frustrating thing was that, either the narrator's voice was too low or the recording was too soft because I could only listen to it with earphones (while driving) Other titles before and after this one are clear enough for me to listen to without earphones, but this one simply wasn't. It meant that I often couldn't listen when I wanted to because I had forgotten to bring my earphones. Still, in the end, worth the inconvenience.

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love it

the narrator was good I didn't fall asleep, the content was awesome I would recommend it to others to reqd

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Simply Phenomenal!!!!

I can't begin to express enough how John C Maxwell did not miss the mark when he expressed his years of learning leadership. The Leadership Handbook 26 Critical Lessons Every Leaders Needs is a remarkable tool to use as a lesson "bible" that'll keep every leader new or seasoned growing for decades.

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A Good Resource For Your Leadership Library.

I really like the teachings of John C. Maxwell. In my opinion I believe he is the leading authority on the subject of leadership. Although it's not good to put someone on a pedestal, I have found John C. Maxwell's teachings to be not only inspiring, but also very reflective. I believe that this audiobook is a resource to have in your personal library because it discusses about the important subject of developing yourself as a potential leader. If you decide to buy it I hope you enjoy listening to it.