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Use this helpful book to learn about the leadership tools to fuel success, grow your team, and become the visionary you were meant to be.

True leadership isn't a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than "the boss" people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people to develop their skills to become leaders in their own right. And if you have the skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership - where experience will allow you to extend your influence beyond your immediate reach and time for the benefit of others.

The five levels of leadership are:

1. Position - People follow because they have to.

2. Permission - People follow because they want to.

3. Production - People follow because of what you have done for the organization.

4. People Development - People follow because of what you have done for them personally.

5. Pinnacle - People follow because of who you are and what you represent.

Through humor, in-depth insight, and examples, internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell describes each of these stages of leadership. He shows you how to master each level and rise up to the next to become a more influential, respected, and successful leader.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2012 John C. Maxwell (P)2021 Center Street

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very interesting!

useful book as introduction to management and leadership roles.
great quality of audio and narrative

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  • Dr. Blue
  • 21-08-21

Excellent Leadership Book

This was an excellent book. I enjoyed hearing the author read it. The real world stories, especially the ones about Coach, at the end, were captivating and drew the listener in. This audio is worth listening to over and over again to capture all the wonderful nuggets. Grateful to have access to the PDFs to complete the exercises from the book.

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  • falligant
  • 05-08-21

great listening

I learned a lot from this book easy to listen to and informative. this kind of brakes the subscription

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-12-21

The best Maxwell book

If you are looking to grow in leadership this is an easy self-assessment on where you are, where you want to go.

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  • Davy M. Huffman
  • 21-09-21

Great book on leadership!

Some of the concepts do not apply to certain organization structures, but still learned some great words of wisdom. If you’re interested in self humility and learning how to take your leadership to the next level. This book will help get you there!

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  • PK
  • 11-09-21

At 12th chapter and still wondering what's point?

lots of content, some interesting, but most will make you wonder what is the point

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  • David
  • 26-07-22

good but long

good book. just very lengthy. recommend over several settings. Otherwise the book becomes boring

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-07-22

Insightful and thought provoking

I really like the framework which the book is centered around, and it is teaching me a lot of things that were unknown to me before. My main constructive feedback is that it is incredibly male-oriented. Every sentence is presented with a man being in the leadership role, which is something I believe should be updated.

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  • Dan C. Archer
  • 04-07-22

a must read

a must read.. required reading for any leader.. tons of practical information and sage advice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-06-22

love it

wow I wish I could have gotten this early in my career thank you. I will definitely listen to it again.

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  • Ashley
  • 25-05-22

phenomenal!

For anyone looking to amp up their skills… This is a must read. Buy it right away.