This is a "gift book", which in this case means a sort of miniature coffee table book. It's nice looking, full of quotes and stories on leadership. It's meant to inspire, but was hit-or-miss for me, because a) the quotes from the author's other books were not that inspiring, and b) the stories only inspired me to search snopes to see if they were true.My favorite quote:"I am only one, but still I am one.I cannot do everyting, but still I can do something.And because I cannot do everythingI will not refuse to do the something that I can do."-Edward Everett HaleI received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers through their BookSneeze program. I was not compensated or required to write a positive review.
"The Right To Lead-Learning Leadership Through Character & Courage" By: John C. MaxwellWhen I first received this book I was pleasantly surprised by it's appearance! It is a very nice size, perfect, both for gift giving & sitting on a coffee table as a reader for guests. The book is mostly a compilation of sayings and quotes to both lift up & inspire both leaders & future leaders, hence bringing forth great character to the reader. This book is definitely a keeper for sure, great as a Father's Day or Graduation gift. John C. Maxwell did a great job writing this book, bringing out some wonderful character traits through his many quotes for leaders to build upon in their growth in character & leadership. I would highly recommend this book as a great gift for any grad, dad, or leader within the church ministry. As per FTC guidelines, I must state that I did receive a copy of the book complimentary from Thomas Nelson Publishers, in exchange for a review. My opinions are my own & nobody else's, receiving a copy of the book did not influence my opinion in any way.
The Right to Lead is another great book by John Maxwell. It took me around 2 hours to read through this book.In this book John writes about people who have earned the right to lead others. Because of the courage they found and the character they displayed other people recognized their admirable qualities and felt compelled to follow them. John Maxwell states "It wouldn't be accurate to say that no one can be given the right to lead. The right to lead can only be earned. And it takes time".In the preface John Maxwell writes about "What gives a man or a woman the right to lead?" He writes that "It certainly isn't gained by election or appointment. Having position, title, rank, or degrees does not qualify anyone to lead other people. And the ability doesn't come automatically from age or experience either. He insists that "The right to lead can only be earned and it takes time."The different sections in this book talk about various aspects of leadership. They are Action, Vision, Sacrifice, Risk, Determination, Service and Integrity. In each of the above sections John writes about various people who are leaders in their own way by displaying these characteristics. They include US Army General Normal Schwarzkopf, Nelson Mandela, George Washington, Eric Liddell, Harriet Tubman, and John Wooden to name a few. We definitely need more leaders in our world who display these characteristics.Like other books by John Maxwell this book contains a lot of good inspirational quotations. I love reading the quotations from his books. This book will be a perfect gift for Church Leaders, Corporate Leaders, Graduates and Dads. Thanks to Mr. Maxwell for another great book and I highly recommend this book.Disclaimer: Thomas Nelson provided me with a complimentary copy of The Right to Lead: Learning Leadership Through Character and Courage to read and review. Opinions expressed are my own and not those of Thomas Nelson.
John Maxwells book, The Right to Lead: Learning Leadership Through Character and Courage, offers 121 pages of stories and anecdotes of great leadersboth famous and not-so-famousand quotations. The stories are very concise summaries of the stories of the likes of Norman Schwartzkopf, Nelson Mandela, Eric Liddell, Harriet Tubman, and even Moses. There are also vignettes sprinkled through the book including other Biblical characters. The chapters cover seven essential traits of leadership and the stories and quotations are very carefully selected to exemplify the trait being discussed. The traits include: action, vision, sacrifice, risk, determination, service, and integrity.If you are looking for a collection of thoughts on leadership, this makes a very nice volume. However if you are looking for application, and ways to become a leader or maximize your potential, you may want to turn to one of Maxwells other books. The cover is very attractive, and the size of the book makes for a very easy read. The page quality is excellent and the typeface is very pleasing to the eyes. Summary: A good book, a nice gift. High on inspiration, low on application.
The Right to Lead is a nice little gift book for those in a leadership position or that desire to lead. In his book, Maxwell, explains that leading comes with a price and can only be earned through time. Maxwell shares with his readers quotes and saying about leadership, statistics and facts about leading, and stories of how leaders rose in their position. You will gain insight from Biblical leaders as well and modern leaders, such as George Washington, Schwarzkopf, Nelson Mandela, Harriet Tubman and others. Each chapter deals with a different aspect that it takes to become a leader. The book is very masculine and would make a very nice male graduation gift or Father's Day gift for any man in your life that is seeking to lead or is presently leading, of course women can learn from it too but it more with male leaders in mind. I as a woman enjoyed reading the book.A copy of this book was provided by Thomas Nelson for this review.