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The Leadership Handbook: 26 Critical Lessons Every Leader Needs

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The most effective leaders across a wide variety of spectrums have achieved their success by beginning their journey with a question few bother to ask: How do I lead myself? As New York Times bestselling author and leadership expert John C. Maxwell says, A leader never has to recover from a good start. So when a leader takes root by firmly establishing themselves in their field of expertise, preparing for every risk and failure imaginable, the fruit of their endeavors will spread throughout their career and impact profoundly those in whom they invest.In The Leadership Handbook, Maxwell presents 26 insights intended to help build the leader within not only those aspiring to new positions of leadership but also those veterans who aim to improve upon the steps that led them to the front of the line. Readers will enjoy and benefit immensely from Maxwell's highly relatable principles, such as: The Best Leaders Are Listeners Keep Your Mind on the Main Thing Don't Manage Your Time--Manage Your Life Keep Learning to Keep Leading People Quit People, Not Companies And many more!With application exercises and a Mentoring Moment to accompany each chapter, The Leadership Handbook presents a road map for a path many may cross but few choose to follow.


John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 31 million books in fifty languages. He has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, organizations that have trained millions of leaders from every country of the world. A recipient of the Horatio Alger Award, as well as the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world's top business leaders. He can be followed at For more information about him visit


Good book but when I started reading it I realized it was too familiar. As I looked closely, the fine print says, " previously published as leadership gold"- Why publishers re-release a book under another name? Money! It's sad that we get the bad end of the deal.

I am a very loyal reader of John Maxwell. I have been to some of his conferences and I have every book that he has ever written. This is the first time I have ever been disappointed! I saw this on Amazon right after Christmas 2014 as a pre-order for John's newest book. So I was excited and pre-ordered it. It arrived today and I dived right into it. In reading the first few pages, I realized that I have already read this book. This book is a bait and switch for LEADERSHIP GOLD. If you have his book Leadership Gold you have this book. Why not advertise that little fact that this book was originally published in 2008 as Leadership Gold instead of a micro line on the back cover of the book. Disappointed that I was mislead. This is not how you do integrity and character by baiting and switching a book.
-Steve Creech

My first start to finish book with Maxwell, sad to say after being in leadership > 40 years. I highly recommend this as early as possible to anyone who wants to accomplish more than only their own labor will produce.
-Scott Layden