Book of the Month – November 2023
How Successful People Lead
Taking Your Influence to the Next Level
By John C. Maxwell
“John Maxwell’s books have been required reading for my leadership team for years. I can’t think of anyone better at distilling decades of leadership experience into practical, approachable principles that anyone can apply at any level of leadership.” – Dave Ramsey, host of The Dave Ramsey Show and bestselling author of The Total Money Makeover
“John has been a mentor and teacher for me for many years and what I love most about him is that he has pushed and helped me personally go through the 5 Levels of Leadership!” – Kevin Turner, COO, Microsoft
“The leader’s greatest calling is building leadership in the coming generation, and John Maxwell’s The 5 Levels of Leadership offers the roadmap for taking the journey to that highest level.” – Michael Useem, author of The Leadership Moment and The Go Point
“The 5 Levels Of Leadership is John Maxwell’s ultimate contribution to the topic. It’s clear, helpful, inspiring and guaranteed to give any reader the ability to fulfill what Napoleon defined as the role of the leader: ‘Define reality, then give hope.” – Tim Sanders, former Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo!
“I first became acquainted with John Maxwell’s material when I went back into coaching for the St. Louis Rams after a 14 year hiatus from NFL coaching….What a wealth of leadership and personal growth wisdom! I believe his 5 Levels of Leadership is his best work yet. I know you’ll love it.” – Dick Vermeil, Former NFL Head Football Coach
Back of the Book
In this perfectly compact read, #1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell explains how true leadership works.
It is not generated by your title. In fact, being named to a position is the lowest of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To be more than a boss people are required to follow, you must master the ability to inspire and invest in people. You need to build a team that produces not only results, but also future leaders. By combining the advice contained in these pages with skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership-where your influence extends beyond your immediate reach for the benefit of others.
About the Book
In the dynamic realm of contemporary leadership, where success is not merely a destination but an ongoing journey, John Maxwell introduces a transformative perspective in his acclaimed work, “How Successful People Lead.” Maxwell, a revered authority on leadership, shares profound insights into the essence of effective leadership and unveils a blueprint for guiding individuals toward their highest potential.
Drawing upon his wealth of experience and extensive research, Maxwell presents a compelling exploration of leadership principles that resonate across diverse organizational landscapes. In this book, leadership is not merely a position or title; it’s a dynamic and influential force that inspires positive change.
At the heart of Maxwell’s philosophy is the belief that successful leadership is rooted in a set of specific behaviors and attitudes. He identifies these key qualities and illustrates how they can be cultivated to create a powerful impact within teams and organizations. Through real-world examples and engaging anecdotes, Maxwell demystifies the art of leadership, making it accessible to leaders at all levels.
“How Successful People Lead” transcends traditional management paradigms, offering a holistic approach that goes beyond overseeing tasks to fostering genuine connections and driving collective success. Maxwell encourages leaders to not only focus on personal achievement but also to invest in the growth and development of those they lead.
Whether you’re a seasoned executive, a mid-level manager, or an aspiring leader, this book serves as a comprehensive guide to mastering the art of leadership. Maxwell’s insights provide a roadmap for creating a work environment where everyone is empowered to excel, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and sustained success.
More than just a leadership manual, “How Successful People Lead” is a call to action for individuals to embrace leadership as a continuous journey of growth and positive influence. With Maxwell’s guidance, readers are inspired to lead with authenticity, purpose, and a commitment to helping others reach their full potential. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to navigate the complexities of leadership in today’s ever-evolving business landscape.
In “How Successful People Lead,” John Maxwell redefines leadership with a mantra that transcends traditional norms. Maxwell’s mantra, “How Successful People Lead,” becomes a guiding principle for a fresh approach to leadership, encouraging a departure from conventional paradigms. The book’s strength lies in Maxwell’s ability to distill complex concepts into actionable insights, making it accessible to leaders at all levels.
Maxwell challenges the status quo by emphasizing the metaphorical “A” for excellence, symbolizing a shift from mere performance evaluation to active participation in the growth and success of team members. With a writing style that seamlessly blends anecdotes and real-world examples, the book illustrates how these principles can be applied across diverse organizational settings. “How Successful People Lead” is not just a leadership guide; it serves as a compelling call to action for leaders to adopt a more inclusive, development-focused approach in a rapidly evolving business landscape.
Accessible, compelling, and filled with practical wisdom, Maxwell’s book is a must-read for leaders navigating the complexities of the modern workplace. It provides a roadmap for creating a positive, impactful leadership style that elevates the entire team. “How Successful People Lead” stands out as a beacon for those striving to lead with purpose, authenticity, and a commitment to the success and fulfillment of those they guide.
About the Author
John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than twenty-four million books in fifty languages. Often called America’s #1 leadership authority, Maxwell was identified as the most popular leadership expert in the world by Inc. magazine in 2014. And he has been voted the top leadership professional six years in a row on LeadershipGurus.net.
He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP, a non-profit organization that has trained more than five million leaders in 180 countries. Each year Maxwell speaks to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. He can be followed at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell. For more information about him visit JohnMaxwell.com. Maxwell lives in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
This book can be located in the book library at all 3 EWH locations. Stop by today to check out “How Successful People Lead” or any other of our great books.