Friday, January 23, 2015

THE LEADERSHIP HANDBOOK by John Maxwell

Chapter one Lesson one: “If It’s Lonely at the Top, You’re Not Doing Something Right” and so goes John Maxwell’s book “THE LEADERSHIP HANDBOOK- 26 CRITICAL LESSONS EVERY LEADER NEEDS”. John Maxwell is a well respected motivator in business circles as well as within the Christian community, his books are helpful to both leaders and leader wannabes. The title of chapter one caught my eye right away and I skipped the introduction to discover what he meant; most of us were taught ‘it is lonely at the top.” It does not have to be lonely at the top - lesson learned.
This book is, as its’ title suggest,  a text book on leadership. THE LEADERSHIP HANDBOOK has 26 excellent lessons every person (even if you do not think of yourself as a leader) should study. Each chapter includes application exercises and a “mentoring moment.”
“Mentoring Moment” is similar to “Minute with Maxwell,” a one minute coaching video sent free to subscribers via email. The paragraph found at the end of each chapter encourages the reader to assume responsibility for the information presented and to apply it to their lives.
Most of the books on leadership that I have personally purchased (this one is a review copy) are by John Maxwell. His books make sense, the information is presented in such a manner that the reader will not go into information overload or walk away feeling incompetent. I do have a few leadership books by other authors but Mr. Maxwell’s conversational style of writing fits my personality better.
THE LEADERSHIP HANDBOOK contains 26 lessons which makes it a great tool for teaching leadership. The principles taught in the book are appropriate for ministry and business as well as personal growth and development. I recommend this book.

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