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This diminutive tome is a particularly sketchy treatise on the already vague subject of leadership, stitched together with excerpts from The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and other Maxwell books and featuring an ad at the back directing readers to a Web site where they can buy one of the author's longer works. Maxwell's themes-don't just pull rank, don't sweat the small stuff, establish rapport with co-workers, "empower" underlings-are commonplaces of leadership lore, couched in aphorisms ("The boss says 'I'; the leader, 'we'"), pseudo-statistics ("Twenty percent of your priorities will give you 80 percent of your production") and bromides ("If you lack vision, look inside yourself"). But in distilling this wisdom, the nitty-gritty that might make it useful has been boiled off, leaving readers to grapple unaided with bullet-pointed truisms like "Deal wisely with difficult people." Perfunctory leadership profiles of usual suspect Theodore Roosevelt, Princess Di, executives and football notables scarcely flesh out the meager intellectual content of this book, which seems, more than anything, like a $10 congrats card for the recently promoted.
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John C. Maxwell is an internationally respected leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold more than 19 million books. He is the founder of EQUIP, a non-profit organization that has trained more than 5 million leaders in 126 countries. Read his blog at JohnMaxwellOnLeadership.com. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Maxwell is the leader on Leadership. Great, practical writer. Very inspiring.Published 2 days ago by nightowl
If you are a current or future leader, read this book. Maxwell is one of the better names in the circles of leadership and this book delivers.Published 11 days ago by Ryan Kinsey
Excellent information which I listen to while driving. After being assigned to conduct leadership training with new supervisors this provides additional information and examples.Published 1 month ago by ken
Concise and can be used an outline t mentor leaders.
Covers the entire spectrum of leadership and a good starting point for emerging leaders