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Relationships 101 (Maxwell, John C.) Hardcover – January 13, 2004
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John C. Maxwell, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach and speaker, was identified as the #1 leader in business by the AMA and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Inc. in 2014.His organizations—The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP—have trained over 6 million leaders in every nation. Visit JohnMaxwell.com for more information.
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Relationships are important to success, the author writes, because relationships are the glue that holds team members together.
What a leader needs to know about others, the author writes, is that people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
Leaders can encourage others, the author says, by believing in people before they have proved themselves. This is the key to motivating people to reach their potential.
Leaders can connect with people, the author says, by always remembering that the heart comes before the head.
Leaders can become better listeners, the author says, by treating every person as if he or she were the most important person in the world.
Leaders can build trust with others, the author says, by having their words and actions match.
The most important relationships, the author says, are at home. Succeed at home, and all other relationships become easier.
A leader can serve and lead people at the same time by loving the people he or she leads more than his or her position, the author says.
As the author always does in the many books he writes, he backs up his views with famous historical quotes and anecdotes..Read more ›
"I thought you'd be bigger."
Seriously, this book is just 89 pages. It's not terribly small print and it looks like it is 1.5 line-spaced, so it's not very dense text either. Paragraph and/or topic breaks create blank lines taking up even more page space. Basically if you are a decently quick reader and set out to actually read this book in one sitting, it is likely to happen in an hour or two.
What I think I have learned:
Ronald Regan liked people, Jimmy Carter not so much. To build good relationships you need to make other people think that they are your friend. Maybe even your best friend. You need to love yourself. You need to care about other people. Instead of trying to forward your own agenda, it is better to help other people... then they will help you.
Building a solid relationship takes respect, because if you don't respect someone they can tell, shared experiences because if you share this you can build a bond. Trust because you don't want to connect with people you don't trust. A two way street, relationships built with all the help, love, respect and/or trust coming from only one person in the relationship will fail.
Building good relationships is hard. People have fear. People are self-centered. People fail to appreciate differences or acknowledge similarities.
The heart comes first. You need to think about what people love and help them achieve that, this will help build a bond and they will then want to help you.
To build good relationships you need to stop talking.Read more ›
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Excellent little book. Full of very helpful comments which make for a much more pleasant life.Published 1 month ago by Wanda L. McRae
This is an excellent book for anyone in the management field and life in general. Very easy read. It took me a little less than 2 hours to read it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ilove2read
I had to read this book for a class.This is focused more on business relationships and the importance of critical relationship building in doing business and in life. Read morePublished 4 months ago by ShineTYC
A magnificent book to inspire one's ideas as they travel. Easy to carry with. Easy to read. Easy to understand it's wisdom.Published 6 months ago by Edmond
I like how the topics were laid out - clear, practical and easy to follow. The book taught me how to set my foot towards being a sure leader.Published 6 months ago by Joel V Gonzales
Great leadership book. A practical guide for whoever has on mind to be a leader. Basic concepts easy to understand.Published 9 months ago by J. Franco
Small little book that's packed with information. It's very concise, not a lot of "fluff" that other books of this nature have. Quick and easy to read. Read morePublished 9 months ago by paintgal06