Winning with People
Ask the successful CEOs of major corporations, entrepreneurs, top salespeople, and pastors what characteristic is most needed for success in leadership positions, and they'll tell you-it's the ability to work with people.
Some people are born with great relationship skills, but those who are not can learn to improve them. In Winning with People Maxwell has translated decad...more
As I read each principle, I reflected upon the complex subject of relationships. Here are some of the eye-openers for me:
The lens principle: who you are determine how you see others.
The charisma principle: people is interested in people who is interested in them.
The bedrock principle: trust is the foundation of any relations ...more
“A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend; a successful woman is one who can find such a man.” This quote comes from the section of the book in which the author demonstrates that men and women are different.
My manager recommended this book to me so I diligently read it. Examples are either based on American baseball facts, American history, husband / father situations. Through the book, there is only a handful o ...more
Readiness - who we are determines how we see others, know yourself first, hurting people hurt people, never hammer someone, we can lift up or take people down
Connection - entire world, except 1, is composed of others; put ourselves in our place not others; each person has potential to teach us so ...more
This might be good for the touchy feel sensitive person but for me I could not stand to read this. It mentions different strategies on how to deal with people and some principles behind it, but the entire time I kept saying to myself "TELL THESE PEOPLE TO STOP BEING SUCH WHINEY BRATS"
I'll take my advice from Jim Collins where he says that if you hired properly in the first place, then you eliminate most of your people problems in the future.
John Maxwell’s books are excellent in their writing and their content. No exception here. The book provides not only a guideline in the people principles to win with people, but also the insight into why those principles are important. Read to improve your relationships, you may discover that what you are doing may not be the best and understand how to make it better.