The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential

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Center Street, Oct 4, 2011 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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True leadership isn't a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than "the boss" people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people to develop their skills to become leaders in their own right. And if you have the skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership-where experience will allow you to extend your influence beyond your immediate reach and time for the benefit of others.

The 5 Levels of Leadership are:
1. Position - People follow because they have to.
2. Permission - People follow because they want to.
3. Production - People follow because of what you have done for the organization.
4. People Development - People follow because of what you have done for them personally.
5. Pinnacle - People follow because of who you are and what you represent.

Through humor, in-depth insight, and examples, internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell describes each of these stages of leadership. He shows you how to master each level and rise up to the next to become a more influential, respected, and successful leader.

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Review: The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential

User Review  - Jock Mcclees - Goodreads

I listened to it on CD. The first disk was unbelievably boring. It probably works out fine in print form. After that it was interesting. It had a lot of good points, some seemed fairly obvious, but I ... Read full review

Review: The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book overall. It was short and full of information. This ideas about the 5 levels is interesting and full of good observations. I think the advice given in this book is worth while. Read full review

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John C. Maxwell is an internationally respected leadership expert and author who has sold more than 21 million books. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP, a non-profit organization that has trained nearly 6 million leaders in 177 countries worldwide. Each year he speaks to the leaders of diverse organizations, such as Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments, the National Football League, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and the United Nations. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell has written three books that have sold more than a million copies: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You, and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. His blog can be read at JohnMaxwellOnLeadership.com. He can be followed at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell.

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