The Leadership Handbook: 26 Critical Lessons Every Leader Needs

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The Leadership Handbook: 26 Critical Lessons Every Leader Needs

John C Maxwell

Can leadership skills be learned by anyone?

Maxwell, one of the world’s most renowned leadership gurus, claims that you don’t have to be an expert to understand what he is teaching, and you don’t have to be a CEO to apply it. He believes nearly anyone can be a leader, as long as we are prepared to give a lot.

If you haven’t already read Maxwell’s Leadership Gold, the Leadership Handbook provides plenty of useful lessons from his early life as a pastor, and as an author and trainer to top businesses and church leaders. The mistakes he made have made him wiser. Rather than trying and trying again, we should be trying, stopping, thinking, changing and then trying again, if we don’t want to repeat those mistakes.

“If it’s lonely at the top, you’re not doing something right” John Maxwell

Maxwell wants every leader to recognise that credibility begins with personal success, but should end with helping others achieve success. That is why he includes a mentoring tip at the end of every chapter for leaders who are guiding others, as well as practical exercises for you to apply to yourself.

Nuggets of wisdom include:

Good leaders inspire their followers to have confidence in them. Great leaders inspire their followers to have confidence in themselves. Maxwell wants his, and your, legacy to be raising up other leaders, to keep applying these lessons and keep learning. There is always another question you can ask.


** About the author John C. Maxwell is a New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 24 million books in fifty languages. Maxwell was identified as the most popular leadership expert in the world by Inc. magazine in 2014. He is the founder of the John Maxwell Company, the John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP, a non-profit organisation specialising in training Christian leaders.

** Reviews Described as “One of five most prominent business books coming out in 2015” by Included on UK Business Insider’s Best business books of 2015.


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Book Details

Author: John C. Maxwell

ISBN: 978-1400205936