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Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace

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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.

In Leadershift, John C. Maxwell helps leaders gain the ability and willingness to make leadership changes that will positively enhance their organizational and personal growth. He does this by sharing the eleven shifts he made over the course of his long and successful leadership career. Each shift changed his trajectory and set him up for new and exciting achievements, ultimately strengthening and sustaining his leadership abilities and making him the admired leadership expert he is today.

Among those leadershifts are the Adaptive Shift from Plan A to Option A, the Production Shift from Ladder Climbing to Ladder Building, and the Influence Shift from Positional Authority to Moral Authority. Maxwell gives specific guidance to readers about how to make these shifts in their own lives. Each one requires them to change the way they think, act, and ultimately lead so they can be successful in a world that never remains the same.


John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, coach, and author who has sold over 19 million books. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company, organizations that have trained more than 5 million leaders worldwide. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations as diverse as the United States Military Academy at West Point, the National Football League, and the United Nations. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell has written three books which have each sold more than one million copies: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You, and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader.


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.
-George P. Wood

In this incredibly written book, John Maxwell writes "You cannot be the same, think the same, and act the same if you hope to be successful in a world that does not remain the same."
For years leaders have remained stagnant, expecting the world to change to adapt to them. John Maxwell points out that this way is no way to succeed. He outlines eleven "shifts" that we must make to move forward as leaders.
-Amy L. Modglin

I was given this book for my honest opion. John Maxwell gets up in the morning thinking 'how can I add value to someone today'. This book really adds value to me as a leader. I have been trying to learn to connect with the new generation. They require authentic communication and transparency before they will follow them. I think he has accomplished this in spades. One of my favorite parts of the book is the quote Creativity is the JOY of not know all of the answers but of knowing the answers are out there." I am reminded in the quote ' Leaders who cling to inflexiblitly in a plan stifle creativity and miss oppourtunities to be creative" to be flexable. I need to evalutate my failures and be willing to change the plan. These little shifts have the possiblity as John says 'change your Directory.
-Lara Taeuber