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Developing the Leader Within You

Thomas Nelson Publishers
Category: Book Reviews
Subcategory: Leadership
Price: $15
Average Rating:
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John Maxwell examines the differences between leadership styles, outlines principles for inspiring, motivating, and influencing others. These principles can be used in any organization to foster integrity and self-discipline and bring a positive change. Developing the Leader Within You also allows readers to examine how to be effective in the highest calling of leadership by understanding the five characteristics that set “leader managers” apart from “run-of-the-mill managers.”

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    bighead, Tue, 11 Sep 2007 08:15:15 UTC.
    1st review

    In the age of micro-management and supervisors with little or no leadership ability, this book is a must read. Written by John C Maxwell, one of America's leading authorities on leadership the book will help sharpen the instincts of natural leaders, and will help other aspiring leaders to develop skills they may be lacking all together.

    This is for everyone, not only supervisor. When the author is confronted with people who tell him, "Maybe someday when I'm a leader I'll read one of your books." he says he would like to be able to say, "Maybe if you read some of my books you'll become a leader". You don't have to be in a management position to garner huge benefit from Dr. Maxwell's books. I highly recommend this classic, as well as his many other texts.

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    TheSarge, Sun, 30 Sep 2007 20:45:50 UTC.

    Although I have not read this particular work, I can vouch for John Maxwell's solid authorship. He has a deeper than most appreciation of the concepts, precepts and intrinic principles surrounding leadership. I am betting you can't go wrong with this volume as well.

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    CSL, Mon, 01 Oct 2007 01:38:08 UTC.

    Good Book.

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    Trouble74, Tue, 12 Feb 2008 04:15:39 UTC.

    Fairly good book for the emerging leader. Pretty comprehensive regarding theory.

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    Palmes, Fri, 21 Mar 2008 02:02:45 UTC.

    Leader are not born, they are made..each and every one has the potential to be a good leader..if they take the time to.

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    bushido76, Mon, 14 Apr 2008 09:22:04 UTC.

    I have more Maxwell books than by any other author. For those wanting to develop themselves into being a more effective leader, this and other John Maxwell books are for you.

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    Sheepdog267, Mon, 28 Apr 2008 21:08:50 UTC.

    An excellent leadership book. But be careful, once you finish reading any of John Maxwell's books, you will be hooked to read the next one!

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    Anonymous, Tue, 29 Apr 2008 13:29:44 UTC.

    Anything Maxwell writes is worth reading. He has a way of making you evaluate yourself honestly, and helping you to make yourself a better leader.

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    wothsuyip, Mon, 30 Jun 2008 03:08:26 UTC.

    This is a great book... not just for those officers that want to move uo the ranks, but for all officers.... because we all need to know how to lead, lead ourselves, lead each other, and lead the public....

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    Canpofc, Thu, 10 Jul 2008 00:53:19 UTC.

    I have read most of John Maxwell's books on leadership. Excellent book.

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    SUNSHINE_007, Sun, 13 Jul 2008 07:24:46 UTC.


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    dolphinblue, Thu, 20 Nov 2008 20:38:39 UTC.

    Good leadership skills

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    texasheart, Wed, 18 Mar 2009 23:08:08 UTC.

    Great book.

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    RustyKeeble, Wed, 20 May 2009 19:08:15 UTC.

    John C.Maxwell provides some of the best books I have read on leadership.

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    chicken89, Tue, 09 Jun 2009 04:46:18 UTC.

    Been a while since reading his books. If i remember correctly, he had alot of focus on the mental side of leadership. seemed like it was missing the action side... the interaction with others.
    so from that perspective, i coupled it with Dale Carnegie books (how to win friends and influence people). they worked hand in hand. both books were used in my advanced communication class in college, also happens to be the only books i read from college after graduating.

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    Posse44, Fri, 19 Jun 2009 23:45:59 UTC.

    I have not read this book, but I have read other John Maxwell books, and I like his writting.

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    Templar_Knight, Mon, 26 Oct 2009 20:00:47 UTC.

    This is an excellent book the course is outstanding and well worth the time and energy.. A++

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    hawkman307, Wed, 09 Feb 2011 16:06:17 UTC.

    John Maxwell is one of the best leadership gurus out there. He writes in a storytelling style that maximizes the effect of his teaching.

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    sirenlights2634, Mon, 25 Jul 2011 01:00:22 UTC.

    great book.

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    sirengirl55, Tue, 26 Jul 2011 18:54:01 UTC.

    fine i guess.

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    MRM0211, Sat, 02 Nov 2013 12:45:50 UTC.

    Amazing read for any leader

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