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Leadership Gold: Lessons I've Learned from a Lifetime of Leading Hardcover – March 30, 2008
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In my opinion, this is Maxwell's most valuable book thus far because it combines the strengths of a vivid memory, a keen mind, a caring temperament, unadorned eloquence, and a sincere desire to help enrich the lives of others. He carefully organizes his material within 26 chapters. In each, he focuses on a "golden nugget" of insight. When concluding, he suggests that the danger of a book like this "is that it is easy to breeze through it, understanding the concepts that are contained in it but not actually [begin italics] doing [end italics] anything with them." In this context, I am reminded of Thomas Edison's suggestion that "vision without execution is hallucination.Read more ›
Some of my favorites were:
If it's lonely at the top, you're not doing something right. Many leaders think that it is impossible to be a good leader and know people or be close to your team/followers. One of greatest joys since starting Revolution is how close I am to the other leaders and team that I serve with and lead. It is a huge risk, it is hard work, but it is worth it instead of being distant from your team.
Never work a day in your life. This one really spoke to me because it is something that I am living right now. The idea of "find what you love do, do it well enough so that people will pay you to do it." That is what I'm doing right now.
The best leaders are listeners. I need to improve on this one. I am the type of person that when I am talking to someone I am thinking about what I am going to say to them instead of listening, really listening to them.
To see how the leaders is doing look at the people. The best way to see how an organization, team or leader is doing, look at the people who are following that person. Are they better off? Is the organization farther than they were before? Leaders make things better or worse, which one do you make your team/organization/church?
Don't manage your time - manage your life. According to Maxwell, "Nothing separates successful people from unsuccessful people more than how they use their time." We all have the same amount of time, we can't get more in a day. The task is not to learn how to manage time, but to manage and maximize your life.Read more ›
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One of my favorite books. I like the gold nuggets that John passes along the way.Published 1 month ago by Dr. Scena Webb
Leadership Gold is a strong book regarding leadership. It provides concepts, details, and examples. I wish I had access to the book 25 years ago. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I am in a class with Eric Sprague. We are having a great time learning about John Maxwell's LEADERSHIP GOLD!Published 3 months ago by Bob Payne
Really great read. Author John C. Maxwell really outlines what it takes to be a leader. I used this in my class instead of a textbook.Published 3 months ago by ROCHELLE SKINNER
This was a mandatory read for a principal class I am taking, and I am glad it was!Published 4 months ago by Bill
He just quotes people who already do/did Leadership. Read books by all the people he references instead of this lol.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer