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4.00247524752475 out of 54.00247524752475 out of 54.00247524752475 out of 54.00247524752475 out of 54.00247524752475 out of 5 4.00 (404 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John C. Maxwell Narrator: John C. Maxwell Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781611139211
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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 a boss people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in and inspire people. 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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Quotes & Awards

  • John has taught THE 5 LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP to our leaders at Delta with great results. The insight and valuable principles he delivers has helped all of us - no matter the position or level - raise our effectiveness and improve our performance. John is a dynamic communicator with a heart for leadership that all can learn from. -- Ed Bastian, President of Delta Air Lines.
  • 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! and author of Today We Are Rich
  • 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
  • When it comes to leadership, inspiration is just as important - if not more so - than information. John Maxwell offers both. The 5 Levels of Leadership will not only tell you how to climb higher, it will give you the motivation you need to reach the top. Dan T. Cathy, President & Chief Operating Officer, Chick-fil-A, Inc.
  • John has taught THE 5 LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP to our leaders at Delta with great results. The insight and valuable principles he delivers has helped all of us - no matter the position or level - raise our effectiveness and improve our performance. John is a dynamic communicator with a heart for leadership that all can learn from. -- Ed Bastian, President of Delta Air Lines.
  • 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! and author of Today We Are Rich
  • 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
  • When it comes to leadership, inspiration is just as important - if not more so - than information. John Maxwell offers both. The 5 Levels of Leadership will not only tell you how to climb higher, it will give you the motivation you need to reach the top. Dan T. Cathy, President & Chief Operating Officer, Chick-fil-A, Inc.
  • “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 road-map for taking the journey to that highest level.”

    Michael Useem, author of The Leadership Moment and The Go Point

  • “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

  • “John has taught The 5 Levels of Leadership to our leaders at Delta with great results. The insight and valuable principles he delivers has helped all of us—no matter the position or levelraise our effectiveness and improve our performance. John is a dynamic communicator with a heart for leadership that all can learn from.”

    Ed Bastian, President of Delta Air Lines

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiny Babe Jackson | 2/8/2016

    " John c. Maxwell is the best at writing books on leadership & this book is no exception. #GoodBook "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 2/12/2014

    " Do you lead or want to lead? This will make you better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Awal Maulana | 2/8/2014

    " I don't know what to say, but this book is good, Maxwell tells & guides us to be a good leader, to reach the 5th level of leadership. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas Umstattd | 2/7/2014

    " One of the better books on leadership. I would read this before the 21 indisputable laws of leadership. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Felicia | 2/6/2014

    " I listened to this on CD. He speaks in kind of a boring monatone and he's big on lists, but there are some pithy worhtwhile concepts in here (if you can make it through the boring bits). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 1/18/2014

    " I listened to this book. Maxwell has some great pointers. I did find it hard to follow at times as I listened because he uses a lot of lists and steps. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Chapman | 1/15/2014

    " A good one stop read for anyone interested in growing their leadership skills. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne C Anderson | 1/8/2014

    " I have already read the first half of this book because the pages are filled with perspective changes that are needed in true leadership. This is the book that John Maxwell will be known by after sixty some good ones that he has already authored. Leaders simply must study this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocelyn | 12/26/2013

    " There were some very practical advice for each level in this book. Easy to read and very informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Henry | 12/10/2013

    " Makes a ton of sense! Enjoyed the way Maxwell moves beyond theory into practical examples and challenges. It's a great book for people who want to improve their performance at any level. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee Ann | 12/10/2013

    " This book is packed with steps, ideas and at times affirmations of leadership styles and techniques. I thoroughly enjoyed it and feel like it is one of those that each time you revisit or read it, there is still more there. A very motivational writer and leader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles Coachman | 11/20/2013

    " This is now my favorite book on leadership and I highly recommend it. John Maxwell has hit the mark again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 11/3/2013

    " So far, this is the single best book on leadership I've ever read. There are many great books out there, and if I could only recommend one this would it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 11/1/2013

    " Read this for work...very good book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 3/9/2013

    " John Maxwell is one of my favorite authors. He is respected by leaders in every field. Very helpful. Everything rises and falls on leadership. If you want to make a positive impact on the world, learning to lead better will help you do it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maya | 3/5/2013

    " A ton of information to think about. It definetly encouraged me to want to grow as a better leader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Franc Woods | 12/16/2012

    " Great book and especially appreciated the section about John Wooden. Great leadership example! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 12/5/2012

    " The 5 levels of leadership. John wooden coach of the Ucla basketball team was a 5 level leader "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 11/4/2012

    " One of the best books of this type that I have read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Bacon | 10/13/2012

    " Overall a good book and quick read on how to be a good leader in the business world. About embracing your team and caring instead of leading selfishly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Donhiser | 9/26/2012

    " A great John Maxwell book. Easy to read easy to put in practice. If you are looking for management you may want other books. If you are looking to be a leader you can not do much better than this "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noelle McCoy | 9/26/2012

    " well written and easy to follow...Maxwell does a good job of breaking down leadership so that even the inexperienced could understand it...having experience in management, but being new to the idea of leadership, I found it very helpful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Farshad Asl | 9/12/2012

    " The best for anyone in business. This book can even impact your life. Must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy Anderson | 9/6/2012

    " 5 levels of leadership. Great read and practical. Gives a description of each level so you can understand where you are in the process. Gives the positives and pitfalls of each. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Welte | 8/8/2012

    " Maxwell's best on leadership. A must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Art Sathoff | 6/3/2012

    " I highly recommend this for anyone in a leadership position or anyone who works with people for a living. This is simple to understand but insightful and true to life. The book offers a great opportunity to be introspective about one's leadership characteristics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 E. Scott | 4/18/2012

    " Truly a Maxwell classic. I especially enjoyed the homage to John Wooden. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ivo Stoykov | 3/21/2012

    " Great concentrated wisdom. A must read book for everyone, manager, leader or whatever else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johnny Gilchrist | 11/24/2011

    " Said everything in the opening chapter after that was just the same over and over. Not his best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 11/3/2011

    " Maxwell's best on leadership. A must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 10/16/2011

    " A great John Maxwell book. Easy to read easy to put in practice. If you are looking for management you may want other books. If you are looking to be a leader you can not do much better than this "

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