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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,906 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John C. Maxwell Narrator: John C. Maxwell Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781418590512
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In this bestseller John Maxwell examines the differences between leadership styles, outlines principles for inspiring, motivating, and influencing others. These principles can be used in any organization to foster integrity and self-discipline and bring a positive change. Developing the Leader within You also allows readers to examine how to be effective in the highest calling of leadership by understanding the five characteristics that set “leader managers” apart from “run-of-the-mill managers.” In this John Maxwell classic, he shows readers how to develop the vision, value, influence, and motivation required of successful leaders.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In teaching readers how to bring out the best in themselves as well as others, Maxwell offers a worthwhile life lesson that extends far beyond the workplace.”

    Amazon.com

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Cook | 2/17/2014

    " Great for anyone who wants to get ahead in whatever! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lstr | 2/15/2014

    " For the Roadworthy man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vera | 2/11/2014

    " This is one of my all time favorite Leadership books. It has been one of the biggest influences on my world view and perspective of leadership. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ira | 2/7/2014

    " John Maxwell's book really inspires me to discover the giant leadership skill within. I love the way he guides me on how to become a good leader through inserting stories here and there from "ordinary" people "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 1/20/2014

    " Excellent book; quick read - redundant with other books - principals are suseful reminders. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amie | 1/17/2014

    " Awesome read! Should be required by all HS seniors as we all have leadership within us that is needed in various aspects of your life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riko | 1/4/2014

    " The basic ABCs of leadership. Good fundamentals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindee | 12/28/2013

    " What I have read has been good but I decided I do not want to finish reading this book I would rather spend my time on reading something else. I think I am going to glance over the rest of the book and call it good... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cary Sawatsky | 12/26/2013

    " This is one of those rare books that I should read at least every three years or less. Partly to refresh myself on the key teachings, and partly to remind myself to never stop growing as a leader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Earl Droza | 12/24/2013

    " Great book for those in leadership or aspiring to be there.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Micah Fretz | 7/18/2013

    " I think I'll just still with Dale Carnegie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr. Z | 2/26/2013

    " Excellent book to learn how to be more strategic, organized and develop more confidence when it comes to leading yourself and others to achieve goals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy Beck | 2/13/2013

    " I'm just reading a couple pages here and there, but boy is this a favorite. If anyone is wondering how they can teach some new principles to kids, the stories in here are great. I also love to type up quotes and put them on my fridge for a couple days. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 12/11/2012

    " Not his best, but still great "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alejandro Luna | 7/1/2012

    " This book provides all the basics to develop great management skills. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina | 6/12/2012

    " Great nuggets! 2nd book by John C. Maxwell--really enjoy him as a writeer! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacquelyn Porter | 4/22/2012

    " A must read for every espiring leader!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joel Mwakasege | 3/27/2012

    " Developing the leader within you, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 11/19/2011

    " A lot of great information especially in the latter chapters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Javed Khan | 11/9/2011

    " Best book on leadership skills. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Munson | 10/5/2011

    " Great book for resetting your leadership foundation (or creating a new one depending on where you are in your career). I'm using the material in this book to re-focus my leadership development efforts in order to enhance my career opportunities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 5/25/2011

    " Great book. Loads of practical material worth rereading and writing down. It is easy to read, and, while I know that some people complain that he uses a lot of illustrations and cites comics quite a bit, I think that these provide tangible material to remember and hold on to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zack | 1/19/2011

    " Awesome leadership principles in this book. I love his illustrations and anecdotes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 12/16/2010

    " It was good ... a lot to take in. I had to keep replaying it (listened to audio book). A little bit too much listing of stuff and of use negative-positive restatement ... pick out the important stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 12/1/2010

    " It was a good book packed full of wisdom and information. However, it was very repetitive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rayna | 9/23/2010

    " Highly recommended to anyone in a leadership position or with aspirations of taking it to that next level in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mitch | 7/13/2010

    " this book was one of the first leadership books I devoured early in my career. I remember listening to these principle over and over in my car as a District Manager for ADP (Automatic Data Processing). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Javatis | 6/17/2010

    " A must read for all leaders. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 6/3/2010

    " John Maxwell is my favorite writer when it comes to "leadership"! This is another of his best! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 1/28/2010

    " A must read for every espiring leader!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 nUr | 12/28/2009

    " The true leader is a leader the develop the leader.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lincoln | 10/26/2009

    " I continue to read and re-read the information. I also bought the CD set to listen in my car. This really breaks down leadership and tells you how to accomplish each level. Awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcy | 10/15/2009

    " This book has been really great so far. I am learning a lot about influence "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 7/29/2009

    " Though leadership isn't a quality I think I naturally possess, who says it can't be developed? Good stuff. People can't follow someone who doesn't know where they're going, and this book helps clarify what one needs to do in order to manage one's self first before taking on others. "

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About the Author
Author John C. Maxwell

John C. Maxwell, known as America’s expert on leadership, speaks to hundreds of thousands of people each year. He has communicated his leadership principles to Fortune 500 companies, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and sports organizations such as the NCAA, the NBA, and the NFL. A New York Times bestselling author, he has written more than thirty books, including Winning with People and Today Matters. Two of his books, Developing the Leader within You and The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, have sold more than one million copies apiece.