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The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (original 1999; edition 1998)
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell (1999)
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0785274316, Hardcover)John C. Maxwell offers lively stories about the foibles and successes of Lee Iacocca, Abraham Lincoln, Princess Diana, and Elizabeth Dole in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Readers can expect a well-crafted discussion that emphasizes the core attitudes and visions of leadership. Maxwell uses the same tell-it-like-it-is approach that he honed in the bestselling Developing the Leader Within You. For instance, when explaining "The Law of Influence," Maxwell states that "job titles don't have much value when it comes to leading. True leadership cannot be awarded, appointed or assigned. It comes only from influence and that can't be mandated." Even after Princess Diana was stripped of her title, Maxwell says she was still able to lead a global effort toward banning land mines because of her sophisticated ability to influence others.
If readers are looking for a step-by-step formula, Maxwell's list of "laws" will probably seem too chatty and anecdote driven. There are no specific tips on what readers can do during the next workday to help them become stronger leaders. On the other hand, Maxwell's background as a pastor gives him an inspirational voice and a spiritual context to leadership that many business and church leaders appreciate. --Gail Hudson
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:01 -0400)
John Maxwell reveals the leadership insights he has learned during the thirty-plus years of leadership successes he has had in business, politics, sports, religion, and military conflict.
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