Self-Improvement 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know

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HarperCollins Leadership, Nov 1, 2009 - Business & Economics - 128 pages
John C. Maxwell, an expert in leadership development, uses his decades of experience to teach readers how to reach their full potential through a commitment to personal growth. In Self-Improvement 101, he provides the essential tips and tools to help any leader continue striving for excellence no matter what industry, business, or level of leadership. You’ll learn: the secret of becoming a lifelong learner, where to focus your time for maximum growth, what sacrifices are worth making to keep getting better, how to overcome obstacles to self-improvement, the key to turning experience into wisdom, and why leaders need to be learners, among many other essential lessons. People never reach their potential by accident. Often, those who achieve the greatest success have the greatest desire to learn and grow. Self-Improvement 101 guides readers on an essential journey to uncovering their own desire, commitment, and unyielding determination to improve their life--and to improve themselves.

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This book is very practical, thank you. I recommend this book if you are trying to find yourself

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To improve your life, improve yourself. New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell asserts, "Most people don't realize that successful and unsuccessful people do not differ substantially in their abilities. They vary in their desire to reach their potential. The way they reach that potential is through commitment to personal growth." Self-Improvement 101 provides the essentials leaders need to keep striving for excellence no matter where they are or what they are doing. Some lessons you will learn from Dr. Maxwell's decades of experience: The secret of becoming a lifelong learner Where to focus your time for maximum growth What sacrifices are worth making to keep getting better How to overcome obstacles to self-improvement The key to turning experience into wisdom Leaders are learners. People never reach their potential by accident. 


1 What Will It Take for Me to Improve?
2 How Can I Grow in My Career?
3 How Do I Maintain a Teachable Attitude?
4 What Role Do Others Play in My Growth?
5 Where Should I Focus My Time and Energy?
6 How Do I Overcome Obstacles to SelfImprovement?
7 What Role Does Experience Play?
8 What Am I Willing to Give Up to Keep Growing?
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John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 31 million books in fifty languages. He has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, organizations that have trained millions of leaders from every country of the world. A recipient of the Horatio Alger Award, as well as the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. He can be followed at For more information about him visit

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