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

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Dr. John C. Maxwell is committed to more than just being a leader-he's also committed to nurturing and mentoring thousands of potential leaders around him. This passion is what caused him to found INJOY and EQUIP, and it is the driving force in his ministry.

Both practical and inspirational, "Developing the Leaders Around You "is crammed with strategies that help you effect
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 7th 2003 by Thomas Nelson (first published 1995)
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Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: leadership, own
This book has a lot of wisdom and practical advice to help leaders develop more leaders, but I have read some of of this in Maxwell's other books. Part of my frustration with the book comes from the fact that I want to know what to do if you had less than ideal circumstances? What happens when you can't really choose your teams without big consequences? What do you do when the people you would potentially be developing are volunteers who have more connections to higher leadership than you do?

Ernesto Osorno
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leadership
John C. Maxwell lo hace de nuevo, sin cambiar su fórmula tan conocida por todos sus lectores, nos brinda una serie de técnicas y consejos de muy sencilla aplicación en nuestro día a día para desarrollar nuestras habilidades para el desarrollo de líderes en aquellas personas que trabajan con nosotros o en identificar a aquellos líderes que nos ayudarán a desarrollarnos como líderes, según sea el caso del lector.

Recomendado, si te encuentras interesado en desarrollar nuevos líderes a tu alrededor
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nicole Babcock
Nothing new or earth shattering. If you want a real leadership book, read Drucker. Based on the way the author uses only male pronouns to describe leaders, I thought of this as a dated period piece, but really it was written in 1995.
Jeremy C Barton
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Platoon Commander

A must read for all platoon commanders. Don't assume that your SNCO already have it all together. Don't be afraid to develop them but your platoon's success is hinged on your ability to grow personally.
Emily Farrar
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have used these and implemented his ideas with my ladies.
Danijel Brestovac
Nov 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Ben Donahower
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, 2013
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 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.
Jan 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
May 12, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the first half of this book, but the second one is all about the same idea (that is stated on the cover), so the overall is 3. However, I made lots of notes after reading this book, so the first half or 3/4 part is worth reading and it's definitely 5 stars.
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."
Mitch Miles
Jul 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book was one of the first leadership books I devoured early in my career. I remember listening to these principle over and over in my car as a District Manager for ADP (Automatic Data Processing).
Sujata Sahni
"Where Success is concerned, people are not measured in inches or pounds or college degrees, or family background, they are measured by the size of their thinking. How big we think determines the size of our accomplishments" David Schwartz
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.
Morgan anderson
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of interesting things and good reminders but if you're looking for something life changing this book reminds me of a lot of other self-help/leadership books. It's good but it is not life changing.
Katreena Lewis Peterson
EVERYONE should read this.... great for all relationships that are important to you.
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great basic information on team building, mentoring, growing the leaders that serve with you.
Srutikant Nayak
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome Book !
Usiere Uko
Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An inspiring read on taking leadership to the next level - developing leaders around you
Sep 25, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Standard leadership book. I was interesting in dividing daily tasks in to A and B categories. A builds the business/organization. B maintains it. You need B but your focus should mostly be on A.
Chris Ruby
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  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.
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.
Tish Vanoni
Great content but a little dry at times!
Sep 17, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  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.
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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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