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In the tradition of his CBA bestseller "The 21 Irrefutable laws of Leadership" and his sell-out seminars, author John C. Maxwell now provides a concise, accessible leadership book that helps readers become more effective leaders from the inside out. Daily readings highlight twenty-one essential leadership qualities and include "Reflecting On It" and "Bringing It Home" sectIn the tradition of his CBA bestseller "The 21 Irrefutable laws of Leadership" and his sell-out seminars, author John C. Maxwell now provides a concise, accessible leadership book that helps readers become more effective leaders from the inside out. Daily readings highlight twenty-one essential leadership qualities and include "Reflecting On It" and "Bringing It Home" sections which help readers integrate and apply each day's material....

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  • Tony Jr.
    2018-12-05 18:47

    Great book I love even more than the insanely popular book 21 Irrefutable laws of leadership written by the same author. In short, to the point chapters, Maxwell does an excellent job of capturing the heart of each quality. Each quality is as follows:1. Character 2. Charisma 3. Commitment 4. Competence 5. Courage6. Competence 7. Discernment 8. Focus9. Generosity 10. Initiative 11. Listening 12. Passion13. Positive Attitude 14. Problem Solving 15. Relationships 16. Responsibility 17. Security18. Self-Discipline 19. Servanthood20. Teachability 21. VisionComplete with application exercises and practical real life examples this is an invaluable resource for every leader.

  • Rebecca
    2018-12-17 00:49

    I'm not a great leader: I speak my mind too freely, I'm not good at delegating, and sometimes I have a hard time hiding the fact that certain people irritate me. Believe me, I know my own weaknesses (most people do.) and I'm working on improving them.While this book was chalk full of good qualities to have, I couldn't help but feel like I was sitting in some motivational seminar where someone was trying to sell me something. (I dislike the disingenuity of motivational speakers. Rather than feeling motivated I usually feel like I've been walked on.)I had a sense that Mr. Maxwell was using good virtues as a means to an end, rather than gaining these qualities because we should just be good people. For inspiration in gaining admirable qualities I much prefer Way to Be.Also of note was the fact that he used a myriad of examples of characteristics for "Great Leadership" in people who clearly did not have every characteristic! Yes, Michelangelo had Commitment... but I'm pretty sure his Charisma scores were low. Just sayin'.

  • Tihomir
    2018-11-18 19:14

    It was one of the most interesting book on leadership I read. It contains a lot of useful and practical lessons which will help me to develop my leadership habits. Thanks Mr. Maxwell!

  • Abdulrahman Alrehan
    2018-12-15 20:12

    كتاب لا بأس به، مختصر و قصير، نصائح عامه قد تكون سمعت اغلبها مسبقا... استمتعت باخذ اقتباسات منه هنا و هناك. و متعتي الكبرى هي اخذ الكتاب من شخص رائع و قراءة ملاحظتها و تعليقاتها، اصبح و كانه حوار بيني وبينها :')

  • Estevo Raposo
    2018-11-19 18:53

    El ameno estilo de John C.Maxwell hace que el libro se pueda escuchar casi de un tirón, pero el propio autor nos recomienda al principio, con muy buen criterio, no hacerlo: está pensado para entrar en nuestra vida por “sedimentación”, poco a poco. Una cualidad al día es un buen ritmo. Aunque fue escrito después de The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, debería ser leído antes, por ser más directo y básico.Las 21 cualidades que Maxwell disecciona en este libro, con consejos prácticos y directos para adquirirlas son:1 CARÁCTER: Sé un pedazo de roca2 CARISMA: La primera impresión puedeser determinante3 COMPROMISO: Es lo que separa a los hacedoresde los soñadores4 COMUNICACIÓN: Sin ella, viajas solo5 CAPACIDAD: Si la desarrollas, ellos vendrán6 VALENTÍA: Una persona con valentía es mayoría7 DISCERNIMIENTO: Pon fin a los misterios no resueltos8 CONCENTRACIÓN: Mientras más aguda sea, más agudo serás tú9 GENEROSIDAD: Tu vela no pierde nada cuando alumbra a otros10 INICIATIVA: No deberías salir de casa sin ella11 ESCUCHAR: Para conectarte con sus corazones, usa tus oídos12 PASIÓN: Toma la vida y ámala13 ACTITUD POSITIVA: Si crees que puedes, puedes14 SOLUCIÓN DE PROBLEMAS: No puedes dejar que tus problemas sean un problema15 RELACIONES: Si tomas la iniciativa, te imitarán16 RESPONSABILIDAD: Si no llevas la bola, no puedes dirigir al equipo17 SEGURIDAD: La competencia nunca compensa la inseguridad18 AUTODISCIPLINA: La primera persona a la que tienes que dirigir eres tú mismo19 SERVICIO: Para progresar, pone a los demás primero20 APRENDER: Para mantenerte dirigiendo, mantente aprendiendo21 VISIÓN: Puedes conseguir solo lo que puedes ver

  • Gbello
    2018-12-16 00:10

    I find the book really helpful...for a busy person this book is a quick read, has great stories of people that are inspiring, it is to the point with the advise on what each quality is and what you need to know on how to improve for each if you need to improve on them, and you can always go back and reflect on this information. Being a leader is constant improvement and maintaining leadership is just constant.

  • Andrew Vanderlinden
    2018-12-10 23:10

    21 Indispensable Qualities of a LeaderThis book helped me identify areas of my leadership I have neglected. Its short chapters and engaging stories kept me coming back for more. It helped me recognize personal characteristics that I need to improve If I want to be a truly effective leader. If you want to be a leader that people want to follow then this book is for you.

  • Eeling
    2018-12-10 23:13

    An interesting book on leadership qualities - well-structured content, depicts well through example on why each quality is important for a successful individual / leader. The book also explains on how these qualities can be reflected in our daily activities and how it can be applied to our daily lives.

  • Kim Tong Lim
    2018-12-13 19:11

    It has provided me guidance as I lead a team in my job. It contains several gems of ideas and qualities which we should adopt.Of the 21 indispensable qualities, Character was in the first chapter of the book. Character comes with it Integrity and strong moral values. Several major corporate scandals invariably boil down to leaders who were of dubious or unethical characters. Character also refers to a strong will to stand up for your values and to take courage to defend the weak or right the unjust action imposed on another person.The author covered this topic with 4 main points.1) Character is more than just talk. It must be demonstrated by your actions and in a sincere manner.2) Talent is a gift, but Character is a choice. A person may be born musically talented or with a high IQ, this is not something you can pick at birth but you can decide on the character you want for yourself. You can choose to cheat or to resist the temptation of easy money.3) Character brings lasting success with people. If you think you are leading and no one is following you, then you are only taking a walk! It is like in the army, when the officer in the field shouted CHARGE forward and you are the only one running forward and your soldiers are not following right beside you, you know where you stand with your men.4) Leaders cannot rise above the limitations of their Character. Even if you are highly talented but have flawed Character, you will be hampered to reach greater success because you are alone without the collective strengths of your team. Such leaders are destined for one or more of the 4 A’s: Arrogance; painful feelings of Aloneness; destructive Adventure-seeking; Adultery. (Steven Berglas, a psychologist at Harvard Medical School)

  • Bill Nelson
    2018-11-26 19:01

    I am an optimistic thinker and have studied the characteristics of successful people for many years. From books like How to Win Friends and Influence People, to The Magic of Thinking Big, and Good to Great, I have read quite a few. I have listened to Tony Robbins, Paul Harvey, Zig Ziglar and countless motivational speakers. With all this background knowledge, I thought I had it down. That is, until I read The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John Maxwell.This is an amazing first read for anyone wanting to know what truly sets a leader apart from others. When looking at the 21 points in retrospect to my own business life, I found that Maxwell has definitely hit the nail on the head. This is a great read for anyone wanting to be a leader and is HIGHLY recommended for those just starting in the business world. If only I had this information back then.As I read each chapter, I found myself yearning to learn more and my Type A personality wanted “action plans”. But alas this was only an overview of these qualities as John has other books and programs that cover the how to’s. I can say that I am now a John Maxwell follower and will definitely be reading his other books on leadership.

  • David J. Scott
    2018-12-14 00:45

    I'm not even done with it and I've been amazed by what it has been teaching me. Although the book is simplistic in style and open to many types of leadership, it poses many good points on how to be a leader in good and bad times.What I've learned most is when he tells a story about a leader that achieved great things because of their intuition, drive, passion, listening, and so on and so forth. It allowed me to see deeper into the process of Sam Walton of Wal-Mart and Oprah Winfrey and how they rose to success. Even though I'm not a fan of either one, it gives me an open end to seeing how the were driven toward success in their life and shown all of their efforts did them a lot of good.I'm reading this book for a class so it's a required book, but I recommend this book to anyone who has the desire to be a leader for others. You can't be a leader without many good things, and Maxwell walks you trough 21 short chapters on how to excel in all 21 chapters. Please check this book out and read it!!

  • Alex Timberman
    2018-12-06 22:11

    I’m not sure how helpful self-help books really are. Lot of times, they say the things we want to hear, but don’t provide any lasting impressions, unlike the power of a good novel. But for what it is, this was an interesting book. I like his ethical Christian perspective and he put in a lot of research to turn out an easy to read book on leadership. He goes through 21 traits of leadership with some historical examples along with a short summary of the trait at the end of each chapter. He recommends that you focus on each trait and make it a part of your life. There’s a lot of agreeable advice here, but not the kind that really transforms the way you view yourself, others, and society. I recommend it those that want an easy to read, feel-good book.

  • Jason
    2018-11-29 18:47

    I know, I know. A book about leadership and how great can that actually be. Well, pretty damn great in this case. The book is small (155 pgs) and the synopsis of the "qualities" are short, but what makes the book great is the common sense approach to a subject that some of us really use in everyday life. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a new manager this book will offer a great refresher course or a foundation for what great leadership really is: Developing effective communication.I have been reading sections of the book to my Executive Staff in our daily stand-up meetings and everyone has commented on how many of the precepts have changed their management style.Read it and become "the person others will want to follow".

  • Quincy
    2018-12-01 21:09

    Solid principles, Great book!John Maxwell does a great job writing a book that connects with readers on multiple levels. He provides historical references of successful leaders who have embodied the traits and characteristics mentioned in each chapter. He further aligns each section with take aways that help the reader gain knowledge on how to incorporate proven methods and techniques to become a better leader.

  • Micah Grant
    2018-11-28 18:49

    This was a quick read, even though he'd like you to take a week for each quality. I wanted to read through fast and see what it was like. I'm planning to take his advice in the book and see how I'm doing on each quality and work on the things i can to improve each one. Great advice in this one.

  • Jonathan
    2018-11-18 21:50

    Valuable Wise Advice It's just a really solid good book on leadership. I found it continually inspiring and uplifting. You can't walk away and not want to make a change as a leader...if you can...then maybe leadership just isn't for you.

  • Fred
    2018-12-09 19:01

    Great book with excellent examples of leaders that personify the qualities in each chapter. The one common theme here in all 21 qualities is that there is no substitute for hard work in achieving success. It's a fundamental message to teach your kids, co-workers, etc.

  • Fermin Quant
    2018-11-21 23:59

    Very useful qualities to help develop yourself into a better leader. Good as a read and as a reference material for auto examination.

  • Nita
    2018-12-05 01:53

    This is a great book to read. From this book we learn about the characteristics of being a leader.

  • Shawn Evans
    2018-11-23 00:15

    The leaders of our church taught this book chapter by chapter. There is a lot to implement but the concepts are very profound and workable.

  • Sylvie Bourgeois
    2018-11-20 22:48

    Great book! A book to refer to again and again!

  • A r a k Mc
    2018-12-10 03:01

    إهداء المدربة نورة الفليج. مُلهِم ويذكر ببعض اللفتات والمواقف المهمّة. تُعجبني الأمثلة الواقعية.

  • Jason Dunn
    2018-11-22 22:46

    Bossman wanted our team to read "The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader".Let's start with the retrospectively cringe-worthy quote about Quality #12: Passion:"Anyone can dabble, but once you’ve made that commitment, your blood has that particular thing in it, and it’s very hard for people to stop you." — Bill CosbyOn with the review!The good:* This is a decent conversation starter. I would rename the book to "21 Qualities To Discuss With Your Teammates". I've had some really good conversations and gotten to know people better because I asked specifically about the chapter topics (Generosity, Focus, Discernment, etc).* Some of the quotes and motivational mantras are helpful, and I think he casts a wide enough net that it's going to hit something positive and useful in just about anyone.* Advice is summarized in section headers so you don't have to read the 12 pages of anecdotes if you don't feel like it: Find someone to mentor, Develop the Habit of Giving, Analyze past successes.The bad:* 21 qualities? Why not 37? Or 10? Or 101?* None of the assertions are backed by citations, because are no citations in the book.* It feels very fluffy, like he needed to make each chapter 12 pages and by gosh each chapter is going to be 12 pages.--My 2 favorite quotes, for different reasons:“I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle the matter by lunch time.” —Napoleon Bonaparte at breakfast with his generals preceding the Battle of Waterloo (1815) (ha ha)“The last of our human freedoms is to choose our attitude in any given circumstances.” -- Victor Frankl

  • Pamela Fernandes
    2018-12-12 00:52

    This is a fantastic book for those in leadership roles or those wanting to pursue that path. I like that the author has really worked on each and every aspect of being a good leader. My advice as you read this book, is to take notes in areas that you find yourself lacking. Often the author names the characteristic and gives you an example to evaluate yourself if you have or don't have it and then the "Bringing it home" advice at the end is solid advice. The example and quotes are very well placed. Some points I took away:No one can give you a vision. Take this life and love it.You can't light a fire in others until its burning in you.True generosity puts others first.Some of the author's own quotes are fabulous as well. Highly recommended.

  • Molly
    2018-11-28 03:15

    Unless you want to take over the world, this book is garbage. I've never read such a self-righteous, self-quoting jerk before. He made disparaging comments about teachers, things that the businesses Walmart put under are just "whiners," and was just generally so full of himself I wanted to vomit. There were a few pieces of advice for those in positions of authority that could work really well if they followed them, but those types of insightful leaders who use that degree of introspection are few and far between. By all means, if you want to stomp on and manipulate all the humanity around you, read this book, it's full of great advice for people like that.

  • Waseem
    2018-11-18 19:01

    Fantastic book which should be given to every kid as part of their education through school / college. These are the laws of not only becoming a leader but must to be an effective human for not just your sake, but your loved ones and family.I really enjoyed the real life examples of each law being taught by using leaders who implemented the law in their lives in various ways - this use of story telling made it a more enjoyable and memorable read. To Our Continued Success!Waseem Mirza

  • Kerry
    2018-12-11 21:02

    Short, digestible suggestions put into context and displayed with actionable steps. This short volume got me thinking in so many ways. If there is a downside, it is that the content is limited, so if you need to develop and want more theory, the "how to" part is not in this book. This book made me feel more energized about my role at work and gave me great ideas for steps I want to take (both as a leader and as a person). I am looking forward to reading more of this author's work.

  • Jessica Christian
    2018-12-08 00:07

    I read this book to assist my partner with leadership goals. This book is part of the program they have at work to increase their effectiveness as supervisors. It was very easy to read and had tons of good information about improving leadership skills. I learned quite a bit about my own leadership skills while also helping my partner discover and rate their skills. This is the second leadership book I have read by the author and definitely one that I would recommend to others.

  • Gretchen
    2018-12-03 23:12

    I read this for a book club. I would actually give it a 3.5 rating. I liked the way the chapters were arranged. Many of them stirred me to think about applying some of the qualities to my life just to be a better me, because I'm not in a leadership position anymore. There were a couple of quotes I copied down that I liked.

  • Eric
    2018-11-24 23:06

    A good book about traits that build successful leaders. The author asks the reader to take quite a bit of time to go through each chapter kind of like a devotional. I didn't do that and just read it straight through. There's a lot in it and I'm sure I'll go over it again to help me grow as a better leader.