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Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace

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Internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell teaches readers how to shift their leadership to keep innovating, improving, and influencing others in today’s fast-paced world.

Change is so rapid today that leaders must do much more than stay the course to be successful. If they aren’t nimble and ready to adapt, they won’t survive. The key is to learn how to le
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published February 5th 2019 by HarperCollins Leadership
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Lara
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just pre-ordered mine. I got a bonus of a mini-course. I cant wait to get started. Update I was able to join the launch team. . I want to thank John C Maxwell I would give more than five starsif I could... I want to thank @harpercollinsleadership and #netgalley for the draft and final product and allowing me to be a part of the launch team. I preordered my copy so now I will have one to share. What I love about John Maxwell is his passion for people. He gets up in the morning thinking ‘how can ...more
Krista Vanderveren
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
John C. Maxwell is a fantastic author with a great mission and many year of experience. He is encouraging us all to make a LEADERSHIFT rather than focus on leadership. What is a leader shift you ask? Well, it is making an effort to support all those around you and help them to the top of the mountain with you. Being a leader you are doing just that, you lead the way. You pave the trail and tell others how you did it. By creating a leader shift, you are working with those around you to encourage, ...more
George P.
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Every advance you make as a leader will require a leadershift that changes the way you think, act, and lead,” writes John C. Maxwell in Leadershift. He goes on to enumerate eleven specific changes, which he illustrates with stories from his own leadership journey. He also provides practical advice to help readers make necessary shifts in their own leadership practices.

Maxwell defines leadershifting as “the ability and willingness to make a leadership change that will positively enhance organiza
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Derek Parrent
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I pre-ordered mine and received the first 4 chapters before the book releases! There is sooooo much value in just the first 4 chapters! Can’t wait to read the rest!
Robin
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A book filled with critical Concepts about leadership. Though the premise of the book appears to be for those making a transition to leadership it is far from exclusive to those readers. I believe all leaders, aspiring, new or well established can find some helpful words inside of this cover.
John Maxwell's ability to simplify the concepts to be so unmistakable is astounding. I greatly appreciate not only the anecdotes of his journey but also the examples made up to see more clearly the change he
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Christy Flater
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to receive an Advance Reader Copy from HarperCollins Leadership! John Maxwell does it again in bringing the most relevant leadership book to us with his big heart, vast knowledge and how to steps to apply in our lives and leadership roles. This is a book to refer to time and time again.
Denise Watts-Wilson
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finished an advance reader copy from Harper Collins Leadership. Wonderful book. A very insightful and practical guide for remaining influential in an ever-changing world.
Mike Cook
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was honored to receive an advance copy from Harper Collins Leadership. I have read it through once and plan to go through it again and take more notes. John shares wisdom from his years of serving and influencing others. I am blessed to learn from his experience instead of having to make the same mistakes myself. If you are in a position to influence people, make this book part of your personal growth plan.
Paul Kandavalli
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“Leadershift” is the ability and willingness to make a leadership change that will positively enhance organizational and personal growth, according to John C. Maxwell. John is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Leadership Guru, Coach and Speaker. John Maxwell asks the readers to keep in mind that everyone can improve, and everything can be improved. He writes that every day has improvement possibilities.
John Maxwell in his book “Leadershift”, writes that the framework of leadershifting as t
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Harry J Polis Jr
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate to receive an Advanced Reader Copy of John Maxwell’s new book Leadershift from HarperCollins Leadership.

The only thing that is constant in the world today is CHANGE. Dr. John C. Maxwell again proves why he is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author! Written in the familiar Maxwell prose, Leadershift walks you through the eleven essential changes (shifts) you must make as a leader to positively enhance organizational and personal growth. The book is full of relatable and memorable
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Diego
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is incredible. My first Maxwell book. You can tell he inserts some previous lessons but not much. So much good stuff in this one. The end is a bit slower but doesn’t take away from the book’s many messages and advice. Adaptability is very hard within a company that has set its ways. I really love his 25-50-25 rule. 25 will follow you and agree, 50 will be undecided, 25 will disagree no matter what. Work on bringing the 50 in, don’t waste time on the last 25, they will find any way to d ...more
Linda Smith
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Leadershift: The ability and willingness to make a leadership change that will positively enhance organizational and personal growth. Leadershift ©2018 by John C. Maxwell

This book is so good! The author is well known for his books regarding leadership skills so I was anxious to read this new one. There is nothing to be disappointed about!
Written in easy to understand terms and common sense language; this one is simply packed with good info. I particularly like the fact that this can apply to tho
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Angela
Feb 04, 2019 added it
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I have been a fan of John Maxwell’s books for quite some time. I was so thrilled to be chosen as a member of a launch team for his most latest book called Leadershift. Each one of his books is great to read and filled with a lot of wisdom. You definitely get more than you bargained for and then some. This book is no exception.

In the book, Mr. Maxwell states that “good leaders are supposed to shift from being self-focused to others-focused.” Being a leader is not just about you. It is taking the
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Noelle Eichenberger
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is essential for anyone in a leadership position. John Maxwell delivers some hard truths, but also inspires hope for the future of collaborative leadership. Personally, this is exactly where I am in how I want to lead others.

I love seeing a book that shifts the focus of leadership from "I" to "Us." His explanation of this is shifting our mindset from that of soloist to one of conducting. While we can easily go this journey alone, it is much more worthwhile and can be bigger than we ev
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Kristin Davis
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The material in "Leadershift" is fresh, challenging, and encouraging. It also contains lessons that John has learned and the changes he has made that have allowed him to stay relevant and continue to grow as a leader over the years.

The book gives examples of 11 leadershifts that encourages leaders to continue to grow and remain relevant today. These leadershifts (if embraced) will change the way you think, act, and lead.

The 11 leadershifts covered in the book are:
1. Focus Shift (soloist to con
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Doug Smith
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
John Maxwell's content transformed my life when I was 17 years old. I've consumed everything he's produced since then! I was so fired up to receive an advance reader copy of Leader Shift from HarperCollins Leadership. I am now 33 years old and I can tell you that this book was extremely helpful to me in this season of my leadership journey. I recently took on a new leadership position in my organization. John's chapter on shifting from pleasing people to challenging people is exactly what I need ...more
Lefford Fate
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book, as a leader who has many transitions in my life it helped me to identify some things I did well and not so well. It also helped me to figure out some shifts I need to make to get better for my team. It is a keeper that will be read several more times.
Cassie
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Leadershift is an amazing book! John C. Maxwell talks from the heart and really wants people to excel in becoming the best leaders they can be! This books discusses how leaders need to make a "shift" within their own thinking and embrace change. He teaches about effective leaders setting the example and making necessary changes first, before others do it first.
John C. Maxwell states that “good leaders are supposed to shift from being self-focused to others-focused.” This is extremely important
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Mark Adkison
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dr. John Maxwell has written many great resources for leaders. Leadershift is one of his top leader-changing accomplishments. By applying his experience over his career, Dr. Maxwell has shown the necessity of the ability to "make a leadership change that will positively enhance organizational and personal growth." In our fast paced leadership dynamic, Dr. Maxwell targets 11 essential changes we as leaders must be ready to make. From a personal perspective, his two chapters, Positional Authority ...more
Krishonda Torres
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am forever grateful to have received an advanced reader copy from Harper Collins Leadership and to be a part of the Launch Group.

In these Dark and Divisive times in our Nation, my friend, mentor, and Poppa John C. Maxwell does it again. He becomes the light that all the darkness in the world cannot put out. He delivers a masterpiece that addresses what we need from the White House to our house..A #LEADERSHIFT.

He holds up a mirror that causes you to change your leadership perspective from a s
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Todd
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Leadershift by John C. Maxwell is another great addition to a leader’s library! John has been sharing his leadership skills and mindset for decades. This book is another must for leaders seeking to continue to improve their work in our ever-changing world or for those that know they can achieve more… but perhaps are feeling stuck.

I was selected to receive an advance reader copy and the inside cover of my copy is filled with notes and takeaways found throughout. [Spoiler alert] One of my key take
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Christy Baca
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced reader's copy of Leadershift from Harper Collins. The book was excellent and covered various topics that leaders encounter daily. I specifically like the emphasis and attention Maxwell put on the concept of CHANGE. - Change is so rapid today that leaders must do much more than stay the course to be successful. If they aren’t nimble and ready to adapt, they won’t survive. The key is to learn how to leadershift.

Change is inevitable for all leaders. Maxwell reminds his reader
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Kimberly Kathleen
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Adrienne Servis
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have followed John Maxwell for 24 years now. Starting with his book "Developing the Leader Within You". This book "Leadershift" has brought on a whole new meaning to leadership. His quote "You cannot be the dame, think the same and act the same if you hope to be successful in a world that dos not remain the same" caused me to really think about how I lead my sons, how I lead the groups I have, and how I lead my life in general. It brought me out of my box and drew the creative side of me. I hi ...more
Winston Faircloth
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We live in turbulent and unsettled times. Traditional norms are falling by the wayside. Days like these require new ways of thinking, especially for both formal and informal leaders.

In this book, John C. Maxwell asks us to consider reframing or “leadershifting” prevalent cultural thinking as leaders. Each chapter takes a specific prevailing norm and gives us a contrasting fresh perspective and wisdom, drawing upon his decades of life experience.

Reading this book, I feel as if John is having co
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Mark Youngkin
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had the great privilege of being chosen by John Maxwell's publisher to read and review an advance reader copy of this book. Even though I'm in the middle of a challenging semester at the college whee I am on the faculty (teaching leadership, using a Maxwell book as a text in one of my classes), I appreciated the chance to read Maxwell's latest thoughts on leadership.

The title is, perhaps, a little misleading; I was hoping it would be about how time and technology have changed the practice of
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Aaron
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Leadershift by John Maxwell was a great read. He goes through and lays out many ideas and mental shifts that individuals need to make to move from a manager to a leader.

The book is broken down into 11 principles, where each principle provides clear explanations and illustrations of what the contra-perspective is and what the new "leadershift" mindset should be.

There are lots of practicals and anecdotes, which makes this book an easy read, and they help to really bring forth the ideas and conce
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Denise Russo
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another hit out of the ballpark for Dr. John C. Maxwell. He walks Reader’s through 11 changes that are must-have shifts for any leader. Why shift? Change is constant and good leaders have to be nimble, willing, and able to make change to help their businesses with successful shifts. As I flip back through the book - I noticed I highlighted meaningful moments on almost every page. Although there’s not enough room the express all that I appreciated about this book - one key point of impact was Joh ...more
Bryna Kelm
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful book from John Maxwell. I needed to read this as I am currently in the process of making some of these shifts myself as a leader. The particular shifts that spoke to me were ladder climbing to ladder building, which is the concept of changing my actions of producing personally to equipping others around me to personally produce results in themselves and their environment. The second shift that I took the most from was directing to connecting, which is building connections & ...more
April Spaniol
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Leaders Unite! That was the gist of the message throughout this book. Some can go solo and be a successful leader, but most people succeed as a leader by supporting each other and learning from one another their strengths, weaknesses, gifts, and talents. The metaphor of music, soloist vs. conductor, used throughout the pages provided great imagery. It's from John Maxwell, I have been following him for awhile. I didn't expect anything less than awesome and I wasn't disappointed!

I received an Adva
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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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