This most recent book from the John Maxwell library is a compilation of material from previous Maxwell works with the addition of a few stories and quotations. It follows the classic Maxwell format of material including stories, lists, quotations and thoughts. Maxwell notes 7 characteristics (Action, Vision, Sacrifice, Risk, Determination, Service and Integrity) that are the marks of exceptional leaders. He notes that, ultimately, it is the character of an individual that makes them a good leader.If you are a fan of Maxwell's material, you'll be interested in this book. It might make a good gift for a soon-to-be-graduate that you know. But don't expect anything really new.