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PDF õ BOOK Developing the Leader Within You FREE ↠ JOHN C. MAXWELL ä Developing the Leader Within You is Dr Maxwell’s first and most enduring leadership book having sold than one million copies In this Christian Leaders Series edition of this Maxwell classic you will discover the biblical foundationDeveloping the Leader Within You is Dr Maxwell’s first and most enduring leadership book having sold than one million copies In this Christian Leaders Series edition of this Maxwell classic you will discover the biblical foundation for leadership that John Maxwell has used as a pastor and business leader for than forty years These same principles and practices are available for everyday leaders in every wal Position a The only influence you have comes with Title People follow you because they have to i The boss drives his workers; the leader coaches them ii The boss depends on authority; the leader on goodwill iii The boss says I; the leader we iv The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown v The boss knows how it is done the leader shows how vi The boss says Go; the leader says lets go2 Permission a This is the Relationship Level Lead by interrelationships The agenda is building solid lasting relationships People follow you because they want to i Make those who work for you successful ii Include others in your journeyiii Win Win or don't do it iv Deal wisely with difficult people3 Production a This is the results Level People are coming together to achieve a purpose People follow you because of what you have done in the organization i Develop a statement of purpose ii Develop accountability for results iii Know and do the things that have a high return iv Communicate the strategy and vision to the corporation v Become a change agent4 People Development a Develop and empower your people Develop your leaders People follow you because of what you have done for them i Place a priority on developing people ii Place your efforts in the top 20% of your people5 Personhood a Takes a lifetime People follow you because of respect and who you are Avoid the 7 deadly sins 1 Trying to be liked rather than respected 2 Not asking members of the team for advice and help 3 Thwarting talent by emphasizing rules rather than skills 4 Not keeping criticism constructive 5 Not developing a sense of responsibility in team members 6 Treating everyone the same way7 Failing to keep people informed

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K of life It is a lofty calling to lead a group a family a church a nonprofit a business and the timeless principles in this book will bring positive change in your life and in the lives of those around youYou will learnThe True Definition of Leader “Leadership is influence That’s it Nothing ; nothing less”The Traits of Leadership “Leadership is not an exclusive club for those who were ‘born with it I feel great ambivalence towards this book I was swept up by the first third of it By the middle I was harboring some nagging doubts By the end I was seriously irkedLet me start out by saying that there is in fact a great deal of valuable content within these pages and I don't want to throw out the baby with the bath water But it's a small baby in a big bath The problem is not that Maxwell doesn't offer useful pragmatic insights into leadership; he does It's not that he doesn't support his assertions with relevant freuently pithy uotations; he does Where Maxwell stumbles is on numerous fundamental assumptions which underlie the initial desire to write a book such as thisThe central flaw which runs throughout this work is the implication that Maxwell's approach to leadership represents the singular correct approach This assumption in turn gives birth to several others Written ostensibly from a Christian perspective I would suggest that Maxwell has lost sight of what is arguably one of the central and most fundamental passages in the New Testament the Sermon on the Mount What emerges from Maxwell's pen is a guidebook on how to most successfully conform to the things of this world not how to love one another In other words he takes it as a given that the world view under which we all labor is without flaw whereas the essence of the Christian ethic is that we live in a broken world which we are commissioned to improve upon selflessly to the fullest extent possibleMaxwell comes from a long line of similar thinkers who insist that anything other than the power of positive thinking is an affront to all that is good and noble in this world This general philosophical bent describes a bee line to such dubious schools of thought as the prosperity gospel and the law of attraction both of which certainly seem true to those who both believe in them and experience good luck Maxwell would have us believe that luck is a fiction which is a cruel reuirement to foist upon one's fellow beingsTo take a few examples Maxwell asserts that great leaders should hire only the best people But who is to say who those best are By what measure are we to judge Well apparently he would exclude anyone with so called personal problems Yet I myself have yet to meet any human being who does not suffer from such problems So seemingly Maxwell advocates the hiring of people who exist in a state of delusional denial Or perhaps who are simply clever and convincing liars It certainly makes the reader wonder what Maxwell's own closet containsElsewhere he makes the point that Continued success is a result of continued improvement This of course raises the uestion of how we define success Is it to be measured in terms of worldliness and material gain or in terms of how much good we bring to the meek the weak and the downtrodden whether tangible or otherwise But aside from that uestion Maxwell posits something which is in point of fact an impossibility Improvement is a form of growth and as such cannot be continual No system can grow forever and at all times When we exercise to build strength we do not we cannot flex our muscles unremittingly We must flex and then relax flex and relax flex and relax Germination precedes growth and to the point is absolutely strictly necessaryAs to the strong implication reiterated throughout this book that a positive attitude is a prereuisite for living a successful and what's a morally acceptable life I would counter that this is not compatible with Christian teaching as found in the Bible I know there are many many Christians pastors and theologians among them who insist that the Bible supports this point of view but I stand by my conviction I would refer readers particularly to Ecclesiastes 31 8 as well as countless passages throughout the book of Job Jesus was plagued by doubts and sorrow at various points throughout the New Testament And the Old Testament prophets generally acknowledged as the harbingers of the coming Messiah express so called negativity and discontent over and over and over again Let me be clear I do not advocate a gloom and doom view of the world but rather a balanced and realistic view which I believe is entirely in line with Christian teachingI could raise many objections to Maxwell's work It is poorly organized and vague in the extreme For example consider the titles of three of the ten chapters The Key to Leadership Priorities The Most Important Ingredient of Leadership Integrity and The Indispensable uality of Leadership Vision It seems that the key the most important ingredient and the indispensable uality are all distinct although I fail to understand how Maxwell's text is freuently repetitive too In several instances passages are repeated verbatim in their entirety His reliance on snarky uotations and anecdotes is at first amusing and sometimes insightful but wears thin uickly The result is a feeling that Maxwell has simply stirred together a huge collection of platitudes in or less random seuence without adding much by way of his own original thought or giving us the benefit of his uniue experiences in life Finally the veracity of the author himself is drawn into uestion when he asserts that in addition to functioning as lead pastor to a large church and heading an organization devoted to educating leaders he also purportedly makes 400 public appearances per year The end pages list no less that 38 books he's written which may provide than a little insight into why this particular volume seems half baked and perfunctoryMy best advice if you want to develop leadership skills Put down the books stop shelling out for seminars and summits stop listening to the experts and do do do

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Developing the Leader Within You’ The traits that are the raw materials of leadership can be acuired Link them up with desire and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader”The Difference Between Management and Leadership “Making sure the work is done by others is the accomplishment of a manager Inspiring others to do better work is the accomplishment of a leader”God has called every believer to influence others to be salt and ligh Lots of great information on leadership This book was recommended to me in a job interview in a school district The interviewer said they were planning on implementing some of the information in this book to the school setting to bring about personal growth in their teachers and in the student body as a whole There are some excellent guidelines for teachers to follow and on of those is to remember that our students are human with basic needs and desires Educators need to focus on the whole growth and development of the student including character development which is the what teachers should really be concerned with as much as with the TEKS as each state reuires As John Maxwell puts it The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership I believe that character is the ultimate goal of education and that academics will come as the character is developed Great job John Maxwell Very easy to read and understand and put concepts into practice in your own life as well as in those you influence and lead