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Developing the Leaders Around You: How to Help Others Reach Their Full Potential

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  1,122 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Developing leadership qualities in others is the way to ensure success in today's competitive world, becaue the one asset that truly appreciates within any organization is people. Systems become dated. Buildings deteriorate. machinery wears. But people can grow, develop, and become more effective if they have a leader who understands their potential value.
Hardcover, 215 pages
Published March 10th 1995 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published 1995)
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This book exceeded my expectations, it really is an excellent read. Recognized as a great contributor to the field of leadership, Maxwell attempts in this book to distill the principles one should strive to exhibit as a leader, as well as behaviors that one should look for when selecting potential leaders in the future and building strong teams. The behavioral aspect is, in particular, a differentiating feature of this book. The difference between views leaders have about people is interesting. ...more
Lauren Head
The following answers are from my report for cj Advertising...

Q-Give one quote from the book that impacted your thought process and describe how.
A-“The guy who puts the ball through the hoop has ten hands.” –The Great John Wooten, UCLA’s former Basketball Coach

Q-Which co-worker would you recommend this book to?
A-I would recommend this book to any Department Head so that they can develop their team.

Q-Rate this book on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest rating.
A-I would give
Sam Pilla
This one book made a paradigmic shift on how I thought of building a team. Your team makes you so better build leaders around you.
Danijel Brestovac
MAXWELL, John C. Postanite trener sanjskega moštva voditeljev. Ljubljana: amalietti & amalietti. 2000. ISBN 961-6235-37-0.

str. 2: voditeljeva najpomembnejša naloga je pridobitev in ohranjanje dobrih ljudi.

str. 24: 5 ravni voditeljstva: položaj, privoljenje, proizvodnja, razvoj osebja in osebnost (modrost). najnižja raven je POLOZAJ.

str. 31: uspeh ima vselej svojo ceno.

str. 55: ČE BI IMEL .............. BI ..............

str. 109: največji voditelj je pripravljen uriti druge in jih razviti
Jonathan Brooker
I've heard that Maxwell is repetitive with the content of his books, but since this was the first of his that I believe I've read I found it to be chock full of good leadership principles and lessons. I took rigorous notes throughout the book and had to go through it very slowly to really digest what he was saying so that I didn't breeze over a chapter or a section that really needed to be processed as to how I would then implement that principle in my leadership role.
5 stars typically only go
Jose Alejandro Vega Recinos
Desarrolle los líderes que están alrededor de usted

Bastante bien el enfoque de desarrollo de las personas muy aplicable en la realidad para la formación de equipos efectivos
Deonna Moore
A great blueprint for working with and encouraging emerging leaders on your team. After reading this book, you will be able to inspire and encourage your team to step up to the plate and become leaders in their rite.
Ben Donahower
I've always enjoyed John Maxwell's books. They ground you and keep you give commonsense, universal, though not necessarily groundbreaking, information on leadership, personal growth, and business.

This is my favorite of his books that I have read so far.

The idea of growing leaders who grow leaders and the practicalities of making it happen got me excited and his book left me with a lot of action steps to improve my own leadership abilities and those around me.
I read this book for work, so I wasn't that into it in the beginning. Reading something when you are forced to read it is never as fun.

This book did have good ideas for developing leaders and lots of helpful platitudes, but nothing extraordinary or groundbreaking. If anything, the scope was too wide to be very effective.
I was inspired after reading "The 21 irrefutable laws of leadership" by John Maxwell and we had this book on the shelf. While not written as well it does hold a lot of value and I am putting the principles to work immediately. I'm looking forward to reading everything I can that John Maxwell has written.
I first read this book in my seminary days, and I haven't picked it up or referenced it since (even though I knew it was a classic!)

As a leader of leaders, I especially loved the chapters on nurturing, equipping, and developing leaders.
Derek Emerson
I'm firmly of the belief that almost all business books should be about 50 pages long -- the rest is repetition. Maxwell has some good, if not original, things to say and gives me some ideas/incentive on what to do with "my dream team."
This was my first read through of this book. It seems to have some great material. I can see using this book as more of a handbook as I develop leaders within my organization. Great stuff!
Marsha Jones
Once you figure out how to be a leader, this book helps you learn to build the leaders around you! I really like John Maxwell's style! May use this next with my team leaders...
At the time of reading I remember this being a very important book as I consider how to help others grow in leadership. I have just picked it back up to review again.
John Maxwell's books are easy to read and understand. Great for anyone in leadership positions. Now if I could just change a little faster :)
Tokunbo Ige
Great insights! Very useful. I'm sure to re- read parts of it in the future. For me JM's books are good reference material.
Dec 13, 2009 Jessica rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jessica by: gerard
It was ok. Basically a self help book on leadership. Maxwell, brilliant as he is, bored me a little.

Oh, make that a lot.
Reinforces how important mentoring, coaching and supporting are for great organizations. Some good reminders.
Aonther nice book by Maxwell - again, redundant - reminders are good - but concepts are very similar to other books.
I thoroughly enjoyed the analogies in this book. 212 degrees compared to 213! Read it and it will all make sense!
Very interesting book if you are concerned about developing people.1st book for the Bowen bookclub I just started.
I just can't motivate myself to finish this book. It just doesn't really appeal to me or relate to where I'm at.
Jeff Noble
Developing the Leaders Around You : How to Help Others Reach Their Full Potential by John C. Maxwell (?)
Chris Ruby
Mar 12, 2013 Chris Ruby rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Leaders of busineses and organizations who want to grow
Recommended to Chris by: Friend
Great book. Describes methods on how to empower other people in order to increase your chances of success.
Great basic information on team building, mentoring, growing the leaders that serve with you.
Katreena Lewis Peterson
EVERYONE should read this.... great for all relationships that are important to you.
Usiere Uko
An inspiring read on taking leadership to the next level - developing leaders around you
Tim Sherman
Great material, I highly recommend this to anyone who has a leadership role in any way.
Paul Halliday
Very good book to help you develop those people within your sphere of influence.
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John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold over 16 million books. His organizations have trained more than 2 million leaders worldwide. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and INJOY Stewardship Services. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and audiences as diverse as the United States Military Ac ...more
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