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Developing the Leader Within You by John C.…

Developing the Leader Within You (1993)

by John C. Maxwell

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  jhawn | Jul 31, 2017 |
Love his leadership advise, it is great and teaches how to lead, communicate, and how to treat others, even the older book still prevalent today. Great advice for leaders at all levels. ( )
  nirrad | May 15, 2017 |
In this repackaged bestseller John Maxwell examines the differences between leadership styles, and outlines principles for inspiring, motivating, and influencing others. These principles can be used in any organization to foster integrity and self-discipline and bring a positive change. Developing the Leader Within You also allows readers to examine how to be effective in the highest calling of leadership by understanding the five characteristics that set "leader managers" apart from "run-of-the-mill managers". In this John Maxwell classic, he shows readers how to develop the vision, value, influence, and motivation required of successful leaders.
  OCMCCP | Oct 12, 2010 |
I just dug it out and started rereading it. Its pretty good, a bit pragmatic when it comes to religious leadership though. ( )
  rchase | Oct 3, 2009 |
Self-help books are kind of like horoscopes; they're general enough to apply to almost anyone and yet still personal enough to feel a little eerie. This one did its job - it was uplifting, but not specifically helpful.

I bought this book after listening to a talk on leadership inspired by it. The author is a former minister, and his writing style is in tune with that background. He litters the text with parables and anecdotes. ( )
  bexaplex | Apr 26, 2008 |
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Few of us are natural-born leaders, according to John C. Maxwell, author of Developing the Leader Within You. Fortunately though, "the traits that are the raw material of leadership can be acquired," he promises. "Link them up with desire and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader. This book will supply the leadership principles. You must supply the desire." True to his words, Maxwell offers a detailed and inspiring primer on becoming a leader. Even the Table of Contents reads like a motivational poster.

Maxwell (The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader), who is the founder of INJOY, a Christian-based leadership program, debunks the myth that strong leaders must have big egos and spend all their time harnessing personal power. Instead, he elevates leadership to a spiritual act of service: "The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership." Maxwell relies on real-life anecdotes, short paragraphs, charts, and numerous lists to make his wisdom accessible. As a result, his writing often seems simplistic, with a self-help tone. Nonetheless, in teaching readers how to bring out the best in themselves as well as others, Maxwell offers a worthwhile life lesson that extends far beyond the workplace. --Gail Hudson

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