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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0840743777
  • ISBN-13: 978-0840743770
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 24 million books in fifty languages. Maxwell was identified as the most popular leadership expert in the world by Inc. magazine in 2014. He is the founder of the John Maxwell Company, the John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP. He can be followed at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell. For more information visit JohnMaxwell.com.


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John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, coach, and author who has sold over 19 million books. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company, organizations that have trained more than 5 million leaders worldwide. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations as diverse as the United States Military Academy at West Point, the National Football League, and the United Nations. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell has written three books which have each sold more than one million copies: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You, and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. You can find him at JohnMaxwell.com and follow him at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell.

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John Maxwell is a very good author, it is certainly hard to put this book down~!
Derrick James Moorman
I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to improve the quality of their life.
KCosby
In his own life Dr. Maxwell has proven the difference a winning attitude can make.
Todd Hudnall

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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 24, 1998
Format: Paperback
Reading this book is one of the best think I've done in my whole life. It has changed my outlook in life. It changed the way I approached everyday living. After reading the book, there was a tremendous impact in the way my family life, my relationships, my career and my studies have changed. I used to be a law student who didn't know where I was heading and was afraid to take chances. But now, I know where I'm headed, I've set the goals I want to achieve and I've put myself in a development plan where I continually improve and better myself. I'm reading more of John Maxwell's books and applying it to my everyday living. I'm listening to at least two positive preaching tapes every week and I'm also reading a postive-thinking book every two weeks. Through John Maxwell, I realized my potential in life. God has used him as an instrument to change me. And although I haven't met him personally, I consider him my mentor.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Todd Hudnall on October 14, 2001
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Take a pint of Earl Nightengale, a quart of Biblical wisdom, and a gallon of good illustrations and you have the mix for "The Winning Attitude." John Maxwell explains what attitude is and why it is important. He then examines how your attitude is constructed, how it can become unhealthy, and how it can be changed into a vibrant, healthy, and faith-filled attitude. Maxwell draws from many fine sources and then adds his own personal insights to create an outstanding book on the subject. "The Winning Attitude" is enjoyable to read, is a blueprint for attitude development, and is a good source of material for those desiring to discuss the subject of attitude with others. A 30-page study guide makes it a fine book for small groups. In his own life Dr. Maxwell has proven the difference a winning attitude can make.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Michael Taylor TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 2, 2005
Format: Paperback
Maxwell has written an excellent book encouraging readers to change their attitudes so they may experience more personal success. While the book is admittingly from an evangelical Christian perspective, anyone can benefit from the material.

Among the points covered include:

1. 7 aspects fo attitudes and how they can affect your life.

2. God thinks more of us than we do ourselves.

3. Do not allow your attitude or others to put you in a box and limit your potential.

4. 4 rules to remember when you have attitude problems.

5. Failures can be the road to our success - it is impossible to succeed without failure.

6. 4 outward causes of attitude problems.

7. 8 choices we can make to improve our attitude.

8. 5 types of opportunities we have to change our attitude.

9. 3 strengths we have for change.

10. 5 things to learn from prayer in Psalm 25:1-10.

Earlier reviewers are put off by Maxwell's "preaching". What do you expect? He was a preacher when he wrote the book!!! It still amazes me that people are still so hypersensitive to whenever Christianity and the Bible are mentioned in a positive light in a book. Perhaps those same reviewers are the very ones who need an attitude adjustment the most!!!

Read, enjoy, and be encouraged to know you have the Lord ready to help you when you need an attitude change.

Highly reccomended.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 11, 2004
Format: Paperback
I'm a Christian. However, most books touching on Christianity really turn me off, mainly because some Christians come across as if their beliefs are the only right way to think. It's seems to me that Christianity is not the only game out there, and it certainly isn't the oldest. Isn't the goal to believe what Christ believed, and so act as He? Nuff said.
Maxwell's book is terrific. Many authors tell how to have a great attitude, but Maxwell explains that we need more than just directions... We need guidance, and at times, we need help.
Maxwell reminds us that when we need help, there is a power greater than ourselves which can do for us what we can't do for ourselves. Yes, the book does contain Christian references. However, what is built upon that foundation is pure right thinking and common sense.
My greatest challenge has been my thinking, and Maxwell provides a solution.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amitabh Parasher on April 18, 2005
Format: Paperback
Attitude creates the difference between mediocre performance and exceptional results. Its not good or bad circumstances, but how and how often we handle circumstances that will determine where we will be. I dont know how John Maxwell puts it all together but its amazing how this book is overflowing with the right information for those who want to learn, change, overcome and move ahead in whatever they are doing.

Amitabh Parasher
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dr. W. G. Covington, Jr. on November 26, 2003
Format: Paperback
Only an overcomer can write the kind of things John C. Maxwell writes. You can tell if a person has paid his dues and its evident Maxwell has. It's all a matter of focus. Maxwell says "A hardened attitude is a dreaded disease" and the way to overcome that is to focus on God's power and not the problem.
Maxwell has a gift for putting truths into a fresh framework. For example consider what he says about one's life being affected by attitude, "Our attitude and action toward life help determine what happens to us." In other words, he's about to go into a discussion of self-fulfilling prophecy. He goes on to talk about how attitude affects relationships and other areas of life.
He issues a challenge that I want to someday try myself. He says for the next week, treat every person you meet as the most important person on earth. Imagine the results!
This book is packed with goodies. Maxwell's advice leads to living a quality life because it is solidly based on the teachings of Jesus Christ.
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