TITLE

Leadership Gold

AUTHOR(S)
Maxwell, John C.
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
Leadership Gold - Business Book Summaries;8/10/2010, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Book Summary
DOC. TYPE
Book Summary
ABSTRACT
Exceptional leadership makes a difference. Without efficient leadership, organizational goals cannot be achieved, nor can progress be attained. But becoming an exceptional leader is not easy � it takes hard work, perseverance, and a sincere willingness to work with people on the path to the top. John C. Maxwell has dedicated his career to understanding the qualities that make an exceptional leader, and in Leadership Gold he provides a comprehensive guide using 26 key lessons. Each lesson, or �nugget,� is designed to enrich the personal and professional lives of current leaders and help them grow into leaders who make an impact. Leadership Gold is a practical tool constructed into 26 concise chapters, each of which homes in on a specific leadership principle that Maxwell considers integral to success. Effective leadership hinges on solid understanding of oneself, both as person and a leader. Without the ability and willingness to constantly strive for improvement, learn from both mistakes and successes, take risks, engage in frequent self-evaluations, and understand every aspect of one�s character, there is no opportunity for growth. Exceptional leadership requires integrity of character, a willingness to accept accountability for one�s actions, and a drive to be fueled by a passion. At the same time, leading is relational: by definition, a leader must have followers. It is therefore important for leaders appreciate the people around them and the roles they play in pursuit of a goal. A good leader understands that is it impossible to succeed unless a lot of people want them to, and they are able to inspire others to want to travel with them in pursuit of that goal. This requires cultivating effective interpersonal relationships, connecting with others, actively seeking feedback, developing good listening skills and empathy, and creating the best possible employees for their positions. Most importantly, being an exceptional leader means learning to impact others in a positive way.
ACCESSION #
52928145

 

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