5.0 out of 5 stars He is achieved and a leader himself so...
I will not belabour what has been said in other reviews. Yes, I agree with statement that what Mr. Maxwell delivers can be found in other books, including some of his others. The major difference is that Mr. Maxwell has achieved what some others have not - leading this area, which speaks for itself.
Quotes from sources such as Thomas Macauley "The measure of...
Published on Jun 16 2010 by Chris J. Collins
3.0 out of 5 stars Much the Same as Other Maxwell Books
Pick any one Maxwell book and it's pretty good. I do think his emphasis is way too much on top-down leadership and old fashioned business models, but there are also a number of good insights and he's easy to read. The problem is so many of the books say basically the same thing.
Several problems with this one.
Published on Mar 26 2003
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5.0 out of 5 stars He is achieved and a leader himself so...,
This review is from: Developing the Leader Within You (Paperback)I will not belabour what has been said in other reviews. Yes, I agree with statement that what Mr. Maxwell delivers can be found in other books, including some of his others. The major difference is that Mr. Maxwell has achieved what some others have not - leading this area, which speaks for itself.
Quotes from sources such as Thomas Macauley "The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he would never be found out" is a statement that we should be instilling in others in today's society. We must start the paradigm shift back to true leadership and not what is in it for me.
A great book for yourself, others, new promotional people especially new supervisors.
5.0 out of 5 stars everything you wanted to know about becoming a better leader,
He then brings clarity to the obstacles that may be in your path and shows you how to clear them out of the way. He helps you to set your priorities, check your integrity, learn how to initiate positive change, and become a problem solver. He stresses the importance of attitude, people, vision and self-discipline. In the end, he shows you not only how to develop your own leadership ability, but how to start developing others as well.
Though sometimes choppy in its presentation, with maybe a few too many quotes and cliches, the content here is top notch. If you are a Maxwell reader, you will see repeats of this material in his other books. But then, some things are worth repeating.
Larry Hehn, author of Get the Prize: Nine Keys for a Life of Victory
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring inspiration for aspiring leaders,
4.0 out of 5 stars A Leader is Born!,
1. Influence - Defining Leadership qualities
Becoming a person of Influence is another Book of Maxwell that is thought-provoking and a Leadership technique of 'Influence' pays big dividends in longer run. A worthwhile life lesson to boost up self confidence and keep on high spirits with 'Developing the Leadership qualities' by John Maxwell. A sure fire way to adopt the techniques and surface the best in you.
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening and enjoyable,
I enjoyed the research facts of how many people with terminal illnesses were still living due to a positive attitude compared to those who have a negative attitude. It wasn't like some books that try to dictate to you. He also used a mix of Charlie Brown from the Peanuts comic strip and other well-known individuals like Abraham Lincoln to help illustrate his points.
I'm not currently a leader within my company but this gives me a place to start and to practice some of the topics mentioned before I have to. Throughout the book you notice a few topics mentioned over and over showing their importance such as influence, people, and how the leader develops before his followers. I think something else John C. Maxwell does that is great is he has exercises for you to participate in while going through the book. So you're doing more than reading you're interacting. The one thing that is going to stick in my mind is "We are responsible for our attitudes". I sometimes forget its something I do have control over. I was reading this for a class but I would recommend this book to anyone to read, not just for those in the leadership world.
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasuably Positive,
Maxwell expressed his views on leadership through illustration of comic strips, quotes from famous people and his own life experiences. For example: "Abraham Lincoln said, "I will get ready; then perhaps my chance will come." He used these examples to demonstrate how anyone one can become a great leader. He also used Charlie Brown from the Peanuts comic strip. Charlie said his life was mixed up because he had missed "all the rehearsals" That expressed his leadership abilities, added humor but also expressed the truth on leadership.
He used quotes that he utilized when giving a seminar. "Life is 10 percent of what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it". These words were so enlightening it was like a light bulb went off as I was reading them.
Another technique I found enjoyable was Maxwell's pulling his readers into the book by asking us to stop and evaluate his own leadership skills. This kept me on my toes and I was able to comprehend the skills he was explaining. This also was helpful after completing the book to realize what my strengths and weakness are in leadership.
Throughout the book he gave the true definition of leadership "Leadership is influence. That's it. Nothing more.nothing less...He who thinketh he leadeth and has no one following him is only taking a walk." A positive attitude was expressed throughout the book by using the delightful material.
All in all I found this book a joy to read and would recommend it not only for leadership purposes but also for life experiences.
I am a student from the University of Pittsburgh,
5.0 out of 5 stars Develop your leadership awareness,
4.0 out of 5 stars good book for regular people, not for seasoned leaders,
1. The Definition of Leadership: INFLUENCE
2. The key to Leaderhip: PRIORITIES
3. The most important ingredient of Leadership: INTEGRITY
4. The ultimate test of Leadership: CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE
5. The extra plus in Leadership: ATTITUDE
6. Developing your most appreciable asset: PEOPLE
If this something you never heard of before, and new to leadership, buy it. for others, look for different books. This book is not only useful to just positioned leaders, but for all people who desire to take control of their life. I think this book would be better for a regular Joe then to a good leader.
leadership is about influence. So to learn influence, these books are very helpful: "How to win friends and influence people" by Dale C. and "The 7 habits of highly effective people" by Stephen R. Covey
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! Highly motivating and informational.,
By A Customer
In this ooutstanding book, 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 about a positive change.
In Developing the Leader Within You you will learn how to be effective in the highest calling of leadership by understanding the five characteristics that set "leader managers" apart from the "run of the mill managers."
Maxwell will show you how to develop the vision, value, influence, and motivation required of successful leaders.
You will also learn the ultimate test of leadership: Creating positive change.
Developing the Leader Within You is very possibly the very best leadership book ever. Read it. You'll be glad you did.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best!,
Maxwell takes nothing for granted. Not only does he lay down principles and techniques, but unlike most leadership books, he also tells us the assumptions that they are based on. Developing the Leader Within You has proven to be one of the most helpful books I have read.
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Developing the Leader Within You by John Maxwell (Paperback - Oct 4 2005)
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