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Leadership 101 Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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From Publishers Weekly
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.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
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 Business Insider and Inc. magazines in 2014. His organizations--The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation--have trained more than 5 million leaders worldwide. Visit JohnMaxwell.com for more information.
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is one of those that every person can benefit by. It is an injection of wisdom for work, life, decision making and much more.
The way it is written is very entertaining. One example is that the CEO of Coke a Cola walked in and addressed the meeting with a direct time line using the number of a Billion which covered months, a Billion Days, A billion Minutes, a Billion Days. These numbers covered when Human life appeared. Christianity appeared. All the way up to "A Billion Coke a colas was yesterday. Now what are we going to do to make a Billion Coke a Colas tomorrow"
This book is what I affectingly call a goldmine.
While I do not expect to use all of Maxwell's ideas, he breaks them down into ideas that can be personally conceived. I found myself applying his ideas and suggestions to my life, and in a self-help book, there is nothing better than being able to apply the guidelines to my own life. Throughout all three of Maxwell's books that I read, I did not feel patronized or like I was being talked down to. I was able to understand what he wanted me to do because he used plenty of personal examples. If you are interested in ways to apply leadership in your career or your life, this book will give you good insight into how that should be done.
There were a few spots where it's age shows but the concepts are timeless.
read the whole thing in under 45 minutes.
what makes Maxwell's "common sense" books is how you execute what you read. the format is super simply and easy to make notes and understand. much better than a full textbook on leadership. do what the book says and be a leader, not a manager.