The 360 Degree Leader Workbook: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization
In his usual polished style, Maxwell tells stories gleaned from business and leadership. He has gathered quotes from around the world and weaves them together to teach about leadership and success.
Maxwell begins by dismissing many myths about leadership. He argues that we need to...more
o Page 7: “Influencing others is a matter of disposition, not position.” - You can influence from anywhere in the organization
o Page 47: “Remember the hat sets the context when interacting with others” – As a 360 degree leader, you’ll wear many hats – take time to think about the appropriate hat when interacting with others.
o Page 132: In mentoring relationships, use these statements/questions:
o Here’s what you said that last time we met
o Here’s what I learned
o Here’s what I di...more
Leading in the 360° way means looking at yourself first, then how to influence your leader, your peers and finally (what we think of as traditional leadership) the people under you.
I started this book in...more
I like reading the books by John C. Maxwell. His books are compact, condensed and concise. He follows the pattern of having a central theme and he expands on that theme with examples, quotes and logical steps – that if followed will lead to results.
True to his brand, The 360 Degree Leader is another contribution from his end. If I were to summarize the book, it would be:
1) The book serves as a guide to those stuck in the Middle...more
This book, however, goes beyond that. It may be the most important book he's written since 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. The main takeaway from the book is a reminder that not only is leadership not just a positional/title thing, but the majority of leadership happens from...more
One of the important things that Ive learned from the book is that the secret of leadership is not the position, but influence which is used as an acronym: I-ntegrit...more
I have been teaching leadership...more
99% of all leadership occurs not from the top but from the middle of an organization.
Leadership is a choice you make, not a place you sit.
I believe that people should strive for the top of their game, not the top of the organization.
Leaders in the middle usually experience the Multi-Hat Challenge on a daily basis.
If you want to get ahead, leading up is much better than kissing up ( Dan Reiland)
A minute of thinking is often more valuable than an hour of talk or unplanned work...more
This book is the first non-fiction book I’ve read for SSR. It is certainly a challenge with its 400 iBooks pages, but it really teaches you how to lead in every position you’re in. This book would not appeal to the average 7th grader, but this was an interesting book for me.
I really like how the author, John C. Maxwell, organizes the book into myths and challenges, instead of traditional (as Riley would say) mainstream means of organization, like organizing by job role. This book can really chan
360 degree leadership is an amazing concept, that is to be used in order to achieve greater goals together.
I will re-read for sure and make my best at being the 360 degree leader.
This is easily the worst business self-help book I've ever read; it is an exceptionally long marketing pamphlet for all his other books. For an author to reference past works once in a while is not a bad thing, and can add color and depth if one has read the referenced work. This book however calls out numerous refere...more
I'd advise you to skim the first 2 sections of the book, if you can find a copy in a local book store, before maki...more
But I think I prefer Maxwell’s quotable quotes rather than entire books. The 360 Degree Leader is just one example why.
The first few chapters sound great; the principles aren’t mind-numbingly awesome, but you can’t really disagree with them either. But after a while,...more
However, the writing style and the tone used by the author grated on me throughout the entire thing - my boss, who recommended it to me, remarked that it reminded him of a slave owner trying to motivate his slaves to work.
It was also irritating that a LARGE proportion of the leadership examples he used referenced either great sports coaches, church lea...more