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Relationships 101

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  1,372 ratings  ·  80 reviews
Great leadership is built on great relationships!

Leadership is a relationship-intensive endeavor. If your people skills aren't strong, neither will be your leadership. "If people aren't following you," sums up New York Times and Business Week best-selling author Dr. John C. Maxwell, "then you're not really leading." In Relationships 101, Maxwell provides time-tested princi
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published January 13th 2004 by HarperCollins Leadership (first published January 1st 2003)
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Andy Anderson
Jan 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help, leadership
Good Book, easy read.

A Short Course in Human Relations.

the least important word: I.
the most important word: We.
the two most important words: Thank you.
the three most important words: All is forgiven.
the four most important words: What is your opinion?
the five most important words: You did a good job.
the six most important words: I want to understand you better.

How can you encourage others?
Remember that most people-
1. most people don't have faith in themselves
2. most people don't have someone wh
Vipen Sharma
Jun 08, 2019 rated it liked it
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Aug 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
It's one of the best books I have ever read concerning with Relationships. It explains lots of things although it's mainly based on Relationships. Those who have problems while relating others or don't know how to deal with your environment properly, this is a perfect reference you can fully rely on. Thanks. ...more
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Solid advice for what it is, more geared toward leaders, with some leaning to personal life also. Only bad part is he makes it sound like if you apply this advice, everything will come up roses. Unfortunately, life has lots of problems. Would like to see more detail about handling life’s problems. Maybe he does more detail in other books as this is just a quick read at less than 100 pages. I would still recommend this book.
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Relationships 101 by John C. Maxwell is a short, compact pocketbook. 1-day read. The book offers many short examples of good relationship skills in action as demonstrated by famous individuals such as Reagan, Kelleher, Lincoln, and many others. It also tries to offer practical advice on how to build relationships.

The take-aways:
• make others feel important in your presence
• to be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved (trust and respect are the foundation of any meaningful relationshi
Hesham  ellayeh
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
A Short Course in Human Relations.

the least important word: I.
the most important word: We.
the two most important words: Thank you.
the three most important words: All is forgiven.
the four most important words: What is your opinion?
the five most important words: You did a good job.
the six most important words: I want to understand you better.

So encourage them by
1. believing in them
2. recognizing their strengths
3. list their past successes
4. instill confidence in them when they fail
5. experience w
Aug 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is the best read to help you if there is anyone in your life that you have difficulty communicating with. I have certainly changed the way I look at myself, and those around me. If listening has ever been a challlenge for you, as it has for me, this is a great short read to have around.
Joe O'Connor
Sep 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding; short book on how to improve relationships in your life, at work and home
Waris Ahmad Faizi
Feb 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A charming and lovely read. John Maxwell never disappoints his reader fans. Again, he did an admirable job through this lovely, powerful, and instructional book.
The book is mainly focusing on answering the following significant questions.
What Do I Need to Know about Others?
How Can I Become a Better Listener?
What Does It Mean to Have Integrity with People?
How Can I Serve and Lead at the Same Time?
Likewise, he specifies the key factors to building successful relationships in team
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of the smallest book on relationships. However it took me about 2 months to finish this book. Every page is full on nuggets which have to be implemented. Else you lose the essence. One of hard hitting topics covered is integrity and the 10 questions on integrity will definitely make you think and introspect. A book worth its weight in gold.

One of the standout lines in the book " It is a waste of time to try to sell real answers to anyone who just wants to buy echoes". Working on not buying m
Lee Angelo
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
This book is an easy read. Although Relationships 101 of John Maxwell is quite thin, it is rich of nuggets of wisdom on how to create meaningful relationships especially to leaders. One of my favorite part is where Maxwell cited and explained the things how go encourage people.

If you’re a leadership junkie, this book should not be taken lightly. Relationships with the right people is essential to becoming successful in your organization and in life itself.
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Well principled book, succint, easy to read. With the heading titles, it's very easy to organize the thoughts and go through the book quickly. The content is golden.

Take away for myself:

1. Put integrity as the main principle.

2. Get the core values together for family.

3. Listen and report back, and listen.
Christopher Ong
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A nice, shorter read compared to Maxwell's bigger books like "21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" or "Developing the Leader within you 2.0". Maxwell touches on many relational topics and I really loved that he shared some very personal things that he does in his own family life as examples. He has a really great way of connecting with his reader. Highly recommended. ...more
Keith Irby
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Second time I have read this book and I got more from it this time than the first. Several good examples of how servant leadership, building trust, and planning to serve your family set you on a path toward strong relationships.

Simple, direct, and often not executed by many people. Worth time to read, but even worthier to ponder and act upon.
Pascha Kelley
This book provides great insight into how to become an authentic leader; a person who employees and others trust and respect. The book teaches how to build long-term success in business and other relationships. I've shared 70 highlights from this book. ...more
Loay Al-khalaf
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Teaches the importance of relationships to be a successful leader.
Mohamed Ibrahim
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Easy to read book with many important advice for any person.
Mar 12, 2018 rated it liked it
This book is not about romantic relationships, but its about dealing with people. Good for those in leadership and business.
Mhmd Ngm
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very good book
Corey Nery-Guity
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Relationships 101 explains the significance of positive human interactions. A great introduction to introspective look at how we are affected and effect our environment.

This book gives you tips on how to have a better relationship with family and with friends in your life
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent and concise about human relationships.
A great tag a long book to How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I liked acronym believe
Servsntship service over pride
Integrity how and commitment to it no $ power situation discussion in last half hour of book
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
Focusing on others, listening, and trust. If you’ve read anything by Zig Ziglar, Stephen Covey, or Dale Carnegie, this is that. Good toilet book. I miss toilet books.
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great books about the basics of building relationships.
Communication CYNERGY
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Simple, direct, powerful, and instructional. Take one piece or take the whole, but if you’re looking to grow, grow with Dr. Maxwell.
Dancy Bruijnius
Jul 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really helps to see the importance of relationships
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A good refresher on how to be human; how to listen and lead effectively through meaningful interaction
Will Rodrguez
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
It definitely reminded me the importance about family and serving others.
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing

This is the first in the 101 series that Maxwell has created for R.E.A.L. He has since expanded the series to include other topics. This is a compact resource that will help anyone looking to improve in how they interact with others.
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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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