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Reviewed by Lori M for Readers' Favorite
Seriously, who doesn't like a book by John Maxwell? As a business manager, I have read his previous business books. As a Christian professor in our college I use the John Maxwell Leadership bible. So I chose this audio book because I already knew what to expect - something great.
Maxwell did a good job of narrating his own book and taking the listener first through an overview of the five levels of leadership, which did indeed turn out to be proven steps to maximize your potential. My main regret is that I was listening to the audio book while driving because I would have liked to have taken some notes and jotted down key phrases and lessons learned from this book.
As I listened to the author describing the different levels, especially the one about getting permission from your followers before you can lead them, I recognized some of the past mistakes I've made as a manager. But what I learned is that it's never too late to be a good leader and apply the newly learned principles to an existing team or to a new team. Like they say, it's not too late to teach an old dog new tricks.
Relatable, affable, easily understandable and definitely implementable, an excellent tool has been provided by Maxwell again for leaders and managers. He makes an excellent point that though you move on to levels 2 or 3, you're still building on level 1 and so never abandon lower leadership levels; just add to them.