Developing the Leader Within You
John C. Maxwell
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Developing the Leader Within You is Dr. Maxwell’s first and most enduring leadership book, having sold more than one million copies. In this Christian Leaders Series edition of this Maxwell classic, you will discover the biblical foundation for leadership that John Maxwell has used as a pastor and business leader for more than forty years. These same principles and practices are available for everyday leaders in every walk of life. It is a lofty calling to lead a group―a family, a church, a nonprofi t, a business―and the timeless principles in this book will bring positive change in your life and in the lives of those around you.
You will learn:
The True Definition of Leader. “Leadership is influence. That’s it. Nothing more; nothing less.”
The Traits of Leadership. “Leadership is not an exclusive club for those who were ‘born with it.’ The traits that are the raw materials of leadership can be acquired. Link them up with desire, and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader.”
The Difference Between Management and Leadership. “Making sure the work is done by others is the accomplishment of a manager. Inspiring others to do better work is the accomplishment of a leader.”
God has called every believer to influence others, to be salt and light. Developing the Leader Within You will equip you to improve your leadership and inspire others.
his contemporaries, was an utterly ridiculous idea! And that was no “one call” sale! Consider the circumstances and conditions that were stacked against him. First, there was absolutely no market for a transatlantic voyage. And hundreds of years of tradition and superstition practically guaranteed there never would be. Second, although Columbus had made sea voyages as a passenger, he had never been the captain of a ship. Third, Columbus was a foreigner (an Italian) living in Portugal and then
people, for they see the need for immediate change. They know something is wrong and often know what needs to be done. Dissatisfaction can inspire change or it can lead to a critical spirit. It can lead to apathy or stir one to action. The key is harnessing this energy toward effective change. Recognition. People want to be noticed. They want credit for personal achievements and appreciation for their contributions. Often giving recognition is another way of saying thanks. Personal
keeping criticism constructive. 5. Not developing a sense of responsibility in team members. 6. Treating everyone the same way. 7. Failing to keep people informed. T. Boone Pickens said, “There are many ways to avoid mistakes, but the best way to sidestep the disasters is to be available. You don’t have to make every decision, but you should always be accessible. If your people are smart, they will keep you informed, and if you’re informed, you’re a part of the decision. With that in place,
motivating each player. MAP OUT A TEAM MISSION. Lay out the vision. Develop organizational mottos, names, symbols, and slogans. This will encourage pride in team membership. DEFINE THE ROLE OF EACH PLAYER This will help avoid unnecessary rivalries by clearly identifying each person’s role within the group. This will also avoid the “fairness” issue that is common with staffs. Each player will be appreciated for his or her contribution to the team. CREATE A GROUP IDENTITY. Establish your
• Misuse: Too many employees are doing the wrong things. Bo Jackson played defensive end for his high school football team. He was good, but he didn’t lead his team to a championship. In fact they finished the season with three wins and seven losses. At Auburn University, when all three running backs were injured, Bo’s coach asked him to fill in “until the regulars are healthy again.” Bo was apprehensive, but he did it. The rest is history. This is an excellent example of fulfilling the “return”