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Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2005
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What's the number one question leadership expert John C. Maxwell is asked while conducting his leadership conferences? "How can I implement what you teach when I'm not the top leader?"
Is it possible to lead well when you're not the top dog? How about if the person you work for is a bad leader? The answer is a resounding yes!
Welcome to The 360° Leader. People who desire to lead from the middle of organizations face unique challenges. And they are often held back by myths that prevent them from developing their influence. Dr. Maxwell, one of the globe's most trusted leadership mentors, debunks the myths, shows you how to overcome the challenges, and teaches you the skills you need to become a 360° leader.
If you have found yourself trying to lead from the middle of the organization, as the vast majority of professionals do, then you need Maxwell's insights. You have a unique opportunity to exercise influence in all directions-up (to the boss), across (among your peers), and down (to those you lead).
The good news is that your influence is greater than you know. Practice the disciplines of 360° leadership and the opportunities will be endless... for your organization, for your career, and for your life.
John C. Maxwell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold 25 million books, is called Americas #1 leadership authority. In 2014, Maxwell received the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, and was named the worlds most influential leadership expert by Inc. and Business Insider. His organizationsThe John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIPhave trained more than 5 million leaders in 188 countries. For more information visit JohnMaxwell.com.
Joanne4 Stars Out Of 5Practical advice on improving influenceDecember 5, 2012JoanneQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Maxwell has written a practical, eye opening book to help anyone lead from where he presently serves. Through identifying leadership myths and sharing challenges leaders face, Maxwell shows every leader how to influence those around him. He includes a section on leadership principles that are applicable to every leader, no matter where he serves in the corporation. I recommend anyone who wants to grow in leadership to pick up a copy and start influencing those around you.
Joanne4 Stars Out Of 5Practical advice on improving influenceDecember 5, 2012JoanneMaxwell has written a practical, eye opening book to help anyone lead from where he presently serves. Through identifying leadership myths and sharing challenges leaders face, Maxwell shows every leader how to influence those around him. He includes a section on leadership principles that are applicable to every leader, no matter where he serves in the corporation. I recommend anyone who wants to grow in leadership to pick up a copy and start influencing those around you.
Tom JamiesonSarasota, FLAge: 35-44Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5THE 360-DEGREE LEADER BY JOHN C. MAXWELLAugust 14, 2012Tom JamiesonSarasota, FLAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5With more than thirty years of leadership experience under his belt, John Maxwell has written, most likely, his best work on the issue of leadership to date â€” The 360-Degree Leader.
In this volume, Maxwell addresses the question of how to lead when you're not the one in charge. It is a challenging question, but Maxwell offers great insight along with the kind of practical advice for which he has come to be known.
A good example of this comes in "Lead-up Principle #2 â€” Lighten Your Leader's Load." Maxwell asserts that one way to develop your own leadership skills while in the middle of an organization is to ask your leader how you can lift the load. Maxwell goes on to state that the way you add value to your leader is to ask three questions:
"Can I say something you have said before to give you another voice?"
"Can I say something you would like to say but can't, to give you a needed voice?"
"Can I say something you haven't said yet to give you the first voice?"
Overall, I can say with confidence that I would definitely recommend this book and, in fact, I already have. We have a leadership development program where I work. I facilitate the module that covers public speaking. I recommended this book to the leader of the program and it is now the required text for this cohort.
This book is a must read for anyone who is interested in growing his or her ability to lead up, down, and across. By applying the practical principles found in these pages, one can increase his influence and makes himself into a more valuable team member.
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I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of theirBookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
NateTampa, FLAge: 25-34Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Great for a young leaderDecember 7, 2011NateTampa, FLAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Ever wondered what it takes to make a great leader? Ever felt trapped by your position (or complete lack thereof) within your company? John Maxwell's book on how to lead effectively from wherever God has placed you within your company is the perfect tool to equip you to become a better leader. Within this quick and fascinating work, John helps the reader understand that your position isn't what stops you from leading, it is your mindset. That a great leader, is the man/woman who embraces the job he/she has today, and works hard to better those around them, and the company as well.
I thought this book was very helpful for me, a young leader, who feels surrounded by older and wiser leaders. It helped me feel equipped to speak out in meetings, embrace ideas, and run in the areas where I may be gifted differently than those around me. The tools that John Maxwell gives throughout the book has helped me become a better leader, a better follower, and a more effective communicator.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneezeÂ®.com <http://BookSneezeÂ®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255
Pursue and RecoverAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A must have in your leadership library!November 24, 2011Pursue and RecoverAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5New York Times Best-Selling Author John C. Maxwell has spent years of his life teaching Leadership. I have many of his books and have attended his conferences. When this book was available for reviewing I was very excited to see what he would be offering in the 360 Degree Leader!
The 360 Degree Leader shows you how to develop your influence anywhere in an organization. He teaches that you don't have to be at the top of an organization to lead. He speaks to the middle leader of an organization. In Section I he dispels 7 myths of leading from the middle of an organization. Section II covers 7 challenges the 360 degree leader faces. Section III covers the 9 principles the 360 Degree Leader practice to lead up. Section IV covers the principles the 360 Degree Leader practices to lead across. Section V covers The 7 Principle the 360 Degree Leader practices to lead down. Section VI covers the Value of the 360 Degree Leader which consists of 5 values.
Each section has a review to make sure you understand the principle covered. Also included is a Special Section that shows how to create an environment that Unleashes 360-Degree Leader, Notes, the 360 Degree Leader Workbook and notes about the author. The reader is also offered to take a free assessment of their 360 Degree Leadership skills.
If you are a leader in the middle who wants to be a better leader and wants to be a top leader in the future I recommend this book. For the top leader in an organization, this book could be useful to you. I feel this book can help you in any organization, especially business as well as your church. Enjoy!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneezeÂ®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."