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The Complete 101 Collection by John C Maxwell

There are a few certain books that I would consider essential for anyone who considers themselves a leader, or wants to learn and grow and become one. This would be one of them. Why? Because it contains some of John C Maxwell’s greatest points on so many topics, all in one book!

This book is an encyclopedia of success knowledge. It covers attitude, self-improvement, leadership, relationships, success, teamwork, equipping and mentoring. Every section covers the basics and is broken into two to three parts to help break it down even further. This is a book that I have wanted for a while and super excited to have added to my collection. Unlike most books where you would read it from cover to cover, this 101 collection that Maxwell has amassed can be read for whatever specific challenge you want to overcome. This collection is full of ┬áprinciples, stories and thoughts to help guide you and help you grow as leader. Just as it states on the cover, it is exactly what every leader needs to know. If you are serious about getting better, I encourage you to pick up this book. It’s available in hardcover and is very reasonably priced, especially considering it could really be 8 separate books!


Questions to ask during a learning session.

Taken from John C Maxwell’s book Good Leaders ask Great Questions.

These are questions he asks to learn from others, to find out what they can teach him.

1. What is the greatest lesson you have learned? By asking this question you can seek their wisdom.

2. What are you learning now? This allows you to benefit from their passion.

3. How has failure shaped your life? This gives you insight into their attitude.

4. Who do you know whom I should know? This allows you to engage with their network.

5. What have you read that I should read? This allows you to direct your personal growth.

6. What have you done that I should do? This helps you seek new experiences.

7. How can I add value to you? This shows your gratitude and desire to add value to them.

The Leadership Handbook by John C Maxwell

by Ben Silk 0 Comments

This is a great book. It is definitely one of the books I will go back to several times throughout my lifetime. However, when I did receive this book I was a little let down to find out that I had already read it. It is a republishing of Leadership Gold, which I was not aware when I requested to review this book. That being said, I read Leadership Gold as part of my reading list in 2014 and it is full of highlights.

The book covers 26 leadership lessons that John C Maxwell has put together from his lifetime of leading. Each chapter contains “Mentoring Moments” that includes exercise to help apply each chapters lessons.

Whether you are aspiring to be in a leadership position, or are currently a leader in your company, community or church this book should definitely be on your list of must reads.


Daily Checklist #21: Six Ways to Make People Like You

From the time less classic How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

1) Become genuinely interested in other people.
2) Smile!
3) Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
4) Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
5) Talk in terms of the other person’s interests.
6) Make the other person feel important and do it sincerely.