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Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
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Whats the number one question leadership expert John C. Maxwell is asked while conducting his leadership conferences? How can I implement what you teach when Im not the top leader?. Is it possible to lead well when youre 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 globes 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 Maxwells insights. You have a unique opportunity to exercise influence in all directionsup (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.
Jason HarrisCairns, Australia.Age: 25-34Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Good read for those leading from the middle.February 26, 2012Jason HarrisCairns, Australia.Age: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This book supplied for review through BookSneezeÂ®.
John Maxwell has achieved guru status in the field of leadershipâ€”and rightly so. He's authored a steady stream of leadership resources over the years and is represented best in his New York Times best-seller The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
This book is different because it focusesâ€”not on leaders at the topâ€”but on leaders in the middle of the organisation. In this book, Maxwell applies his leadership principles to the person who is not the leader and therein helps the average person in the organisation become the sort of person who can lead others whether they are below them, beside them, or above them in the hierarchy.
First, as always, Maxwell is clear and precise in his writing. He is easy to read and his logic is easy to follow.
Second, this book addresses a major gap in the literature. Anyone can read the books designed for the top leaders and try to apply their principles to their own place in the organisation, but in this work Maxwell specifically addresses the problem of how to lead from the middle.
Third, Maxwell understands leadership and breathes it in everything he writes. You cannot spend time with Maxwell without being pushed to grow as a leader. This work briefly reviews some of the material he's covered in other books, but gives great insights on the challenges of leader in all directions.
First, as many would know, Maxwell used to be pastor of a large Evangelical church. If you read Maxwell as a pastor, you will no doubt be disappointed. He does not approach issues from a theological point of view (though he does approach them from a basically Christian point of view). His theology, from what one might deduce, is rather shallow. But as a specialist in the area of leadership, he is brilliant.
Second, this book is probably longer than it needs to be. I felt like the section on leading down was mostly rehashed from other books and could have been significantly abbreviated. That said, this is 300+ pages that fly by fairly quickly.
Third, there is a definite thread of ethnocentricity in many of Maxwell's earlier booksâ€”the assumed audience is American. In this book, there are several places where it is clear that it has been edited for an international audience, but then there are other places where the earlier approach is still taken. Maxwell is a world-class author and I feel it would be appropriate to address it to an international audience.
This is the sort of book you can use to help develop the people who report to you in an organisation. If you want a church/business/organisation that is full of leaders, then you need 360Â° leaders and this book is worth reading. If you work under someone and find it difficult at times, then you will probably find this a helpful read as well.
CarliAliceUnion, MOAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5One Stop Shop for Effective LeadershipFebruary 5, 2012CarliAliceUnion, MOAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4John Maxwell is an expert on the topic of leadership. He boasts a full library of books devoted entirely to being the best possible leader of an organization. His new book The 360 Degree Leader shows that John is in top form. The truly revolutionary idea that is the crux of this book is the author's assertion that anyone, anywhere within an organizations hierarchy can be an effective leader. Whether one is the short order fry cook, the CEO, human resource manager, or even just an elder for a church; there are important principals that one can employ to make them stand out as an effective leader. Mr. Maxwell is very readable and concise as he lays out a plan (that anyone can follow) that describes the principals that a new budding leader (on the ground floor of an organization) must master. Maxwell then guides the reader through the progressively more challenging roles of all leaders as they ascend the organizational hierarchy. He makes special notes of leadership pitfalls or "Myths" that many leaders fall prey to such as "I can only lead from the top." And John's personal pet peeve "When I get to the top, then I'll learn to lead." This book is a one stop shop for everything anyone needs to know to become an effective 360 degree leader.
Jessie LondonAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Lead from anywhereJanuary 3, 2012Jessie LondonAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization....You really can. Maybe you already have. I set out to read John Maxwell's book with the intention of gaining further leadership skills because I am an "in the middle" employee and have been for quite some time. This book helped me to realize that I do have influence with those I work with and that I want us all to succeed. The book debunks leadership myths and presents leadership principles that you can use to become a more effective leader within your organization, no matter what position you hold. You just need to practice the principles in order to be on your way to being not only an effective leader but a successful one. I would recommend this book to those who feel that they can't lead because they do not hold a high enough position in their organization. If you are waiting to move up on the ladder to start leading....stop. Use what you learn in this book to develop and enhance your leadership skills now and be a better leader in order to rise or maintain your position. The book is easy to understand and Mr. Maxwell gives plenty of practical insights into leadership.