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The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential Paperback – September 3, 2013
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"The leader's greatest calling is building leadership in the coming generation, and John Maxwell's The 5 Levels of Leadership offers the roadmap for taking the journey to that highest level."―Michael Useem, author of The Leadership Moment and The Go Point
"The 5 Levels Of Leadership is John Maxwell's ultimate contribution to the topic. It's clear, helpful, inspiring and guaranteed to give any reader the ability to fulfill what Napoleon defined as the role of the leader: 'Define reality, then give hope.'"―Tim Sanders, former Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo! and author of Today We Are Rich
"I first became acquainted with John Maxwell's material when I went back into coaching for the St. Louis Rams after a 14 year hiatus from NFL coaching....What a wealth of leadership and personal growth wisdom! I believe his 5 Levels of Leadership is his best work yet. I know you'll love it."―Dick Vermeil, Former NFL Head Football Coach
"When it comes to leadership, inspiration is just as important - if not more so - than information. John Maxwell offers both. The 5 Levels of Leadership will not only tell you how to climb higher, it will give you the motivation you need to reach the top."―Dan T. Cathy, President & Chief Operating Officer, Chick-fil-A, Inc.
"John has taught THE 5 LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP to our leaders at Delta with great results. The insight and valuable principles he delivers has helped all of us - no matter the position or level - raise our effectiveness and improve our performance. John is a dynamic communicator with a heart for leadership that all can learn from."―-- Ed Bastian, President of Delta Air Lines.
John Maxwell's books have been required reading for my leadership team for years. I can't think of anyone better at distilling decades of leadership experience into practical, approachable principles that anyone can apply at any level of leadership.
―Dave Ramsey, host of The Dave Ramsey Show and bestselling author of The Total Money Makeover
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If you know Maxwell at all, you know he has not shortage of confidence. As is usual, that comes across in this writing but can at times seem arrogant. He has almost nothing good to say about levels 1 and 2 (position and relationship), perhaps because he sees himself so far removed from those levels. This could be deflating to new leaders who will naturally start at level one. Maxwell can make it sounds as though you're insignificant until you reach the upper levels of leadership.
Then, once he gets into describing the upper levels of leadership, he has almost nothing bad to say about them. This is obviously where Maxwell sees himself as he shares most of his stories in these last sections of the book, so he may look past the negatives to these levels. The outline of the book is to explain a level of leadership, discuss the benefits to that level, list the negatives of that level, and then talk about how to reach the next level. With the upper levels I felt he was shorting on the negatives, only coming up with a few weak possible downsides to the levels he feels are most important. Perhaps to match the flow of the book he lists a few weaknesses but they are mostly hypothetical for levels 3 and 4.Read more ›
Best-selling author John C. Maxwell wrote the same book with a thousand different nuances and it too just got better.
Besides Maxwell's book reaching a whole new level, it might help you jump to your next level of leadership. As the world's #1 Leadership Guru, John brings you his best: stories, humor, truth, experience, and practical application.
In this book you'll learn the 5 levels of leadership:
1. Position--People follow because they have to.
2. Permission--People follow because they want to.
3. Production--People follow because of what you have done for the organization.
4. People Development--People follow because of what you have done for them personally.
5. Pinnacle--People follow because of who you are and what you represent.
More importantly, you'll face your own leadership gaps and the choice of jumping to your next level. In the words of Maxwell: "everything rises and falls on leadership: - including whether or not you reach your next level.
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One of the top five business books written. Truly a "how to" for being a great leader.Published 11 days ago by D. J. Schultz
This is a fabulous book on leadership by a master of the craft.
The book encompasses Maxwell's lessons over the past thirty years, and it does it with many stories and a... Read more
Great book, recommend to any goal setter that wants to get promoted to leadership......Published 11 days ago by Richard