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3.91388888888889 out of 53.91388888888889 out of 53.91388888888889 out of 53.91388888888889 out of 53.91388888888889 out of 5 3.91 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John C. Maxwell Narrator: John C. Maxwell Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN: 9781594831874
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At the heart of John C. Maxwell’s brilliant and inspiring program is a simple premise: To do well in life, we must first think well. The question is, can we actually learn new mental habits? Thinking for a Change answers that with a resounding “yes,” showing that your thinking can indeed change your life. Drawing on the words and deeds of many of the world’s greatest leaders, this empowering audiobook helps you access your thinking style, guides you to new ones, and, step-by-step, teaches you the secrets of:

—Big Picture Thinking: seeing the world beyond your own needs and how that leads to great ideas

—Focused Thinking: removing mental clutter and distractions to realize your full potential

—Creative Thinking: stepping out of the proverbial box and making breakthroughs

—Shared Thinking: working with others to compound results

—Reflective Thinking: looking at the past to gain a better understanding of the future and much more

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The step-by-step format is bolstered by inspirational quotes, personal insights and high-profile anecdotal evidence about the likes of Priscilla Presley, George Lucas and George Washington Carver.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “For lifelong learners of all ages and levels of spirituality, this program is a wonderful companion to enjoy again and again.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 E. Scott | 2/1/2014

    " Another HOME RUN from Maxwell!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janele | 1/26/2014

    " Great book! Got me motivated to reflect on my experiences and make changes in my current routine. I will definitely listen again to reinforce and retain information. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc Medley | 1/24/2014

    " Excellent book to promote thinking and excellence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 1/23/2014

    " I positively love this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 brenda | 1/19/2014

    " Listened to the book on tape. John Maxwell was easy to listen to and the points were well defined. Really enjoyed the insight. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamia | 1/3/2014

    " I didn't love the book which I thought was really lacking in terms of my needs for a social justice framework and addressing systems of inequality...I also hated his idea that only unsuccessful people make decisions motivated by survival. Obviously a high-income straight white male would say that because he hasn't been forced to struggle in a system formed to oppress him... Obviously survival wouldn't occur to those this society deifies... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thom Dunn | 12/7/2013

    " Insightful, need to read it again "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas Kinsfather | 12/7/2013

    " Consistent with Maxwell's other books. Well written and engaging. Pack with good thoughts on your thoughts and attitude. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 11/18/2013

    " My favorite Maxwell book. Great for expanding your thinking on...well...thinking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dita | 8/12/2013

    " Need to get a copy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chichi | 7/10/2013

    " Gave me lots of Light Bulb Moments, also known as the "Aha" moment "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim Boulware | 6/29/2013

    " Good book. I actually listened to this one and he must say the word "change" over 1,000 time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rania Moharram | 6/19/2013

    " It is great and motivative but keeps repeating the same words again and again "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 6/12/2013

    " how to think for a change. When you have big issues, you really need to think of them from a variety of perspectives in order to make sound decisions. When you have small issues, this is just a good way to prepare for bigger ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mashona Holani | 11/27/2012

    " Excellent book with insightful suggestions. It's more about a way of preparing, organising and sorting you activities in a meaningful way than just thinking. Read it, you will learn something if you are willing to read just ten pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Usiere Uko | 10/13/2012

    " A must read if you want to think differently to get better results "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty Broqi | 7/25/2012

    " This book is more for ceo's of companies and such but who knows I guess I'm the ceo of my child:) Anyways it does help you realize how much you can accomplish through reflective thinking when setting your goals for the month/week/day. Reflective thinking is also great for self-improvement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna G | 5/31/2012

    " Maxwell is another excellent writer, hard to beat! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe O'c | 5/30/2012

    " Excellent; Author challenges you to think different ways in 11 different ways: Big Pictured, Focused, Creative, Realistic, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gaby Camacho | 2/25/2012

    " Great book. The mind is a powerful tool. It can go either way - results expected by thinker the way it pictured it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Mcclusky | 12/17/2011

    " Excellent book for personal growth and development! One of my favorite books from John C. Maxwell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 11/21/2011

    " One of the best books I've ever read. Simple to read but power packed with practical concepts. Required reading for anyone committed to intentional thinking and living. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isaai Lance Sihlangu | 7/27/2011

    " so far so thrilling as I am learning to feed my mind with the goods thoughts and learning how to make them work for me "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Ross | 7/25/2011

    " This was my first book by John C. Maxwell and I thoroughly enjoyed it. John lays out some very good ideas for how to enact change and make change a process. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 12/30/2010

    " got repetitive at the end... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 12/24/2010

    " How we think is how we behave........We must always strive for the next level. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Musselman | 10/8/2010

    " I have actually listened to this twice. Maxwell is a good author that does a good job of presenting principles of success. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diann L | 10/3/2010

    " A really interesting book about the different styles of thinking. For example, reflective, strategic, creative, etc. He probably covers 10 different styles. Lot's of ideas on how to impove your thinking skills. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dian | 7/22/2010

    " A really nice book for self improvement =) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 3/27/2010

    " There is a really great explaination of the many ways of thinking. 11 to be exact that John C Maxwell refers to, I really enjoyed reading about the different ways to think. I also enjoyed reading about managing stress. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 3/10/2010

    " if now you're eating, then eat. if now you're sleeping, then sleep. That's the theory, above that.. harmonize and balance your day.. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matt | 12/4/2009

    " I have to admit I only gave this book twenty pages. Maybe it got interesting or helpful after that but I'll never know since it's in the trunk of the car to be taken to the salvation army thrift store as a donation tomorrow morning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 7/28/2009

    " Great book... I could not put it down! For anyone looking to reshape their life this is an excellent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nart | 6/22/2009

    " A nice little self-development book, with some pretty good exercises and tidbits to help you work on your goals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ame3131 | 11/28/2008

    " This was an easy read and worth the time. However, it is a bit overly simplistic. Life is not hardly as black or white as this book seems to portray. But still, commonsense tactics and a good reminder of tangible things to do for self-improvement. "

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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.