Maxwell John and his books on leadership
Maxwell John is known by many as Americana religious figure, a writer, a motivator and an orator. He belongs to the authorship of more than sixty books, the main theme of which were various aspects of leadership. Until now, around 19 million of his books published in fifty languages have been found all over the world.
Maxwell John at a fairly young age tooka decision that became decisive for building his career: inspired by his father's example, he became a clergyman. His leadership qualities, which he did not tire of developing, soon led him to the higher levels of the hierarchy. For 30 years, John has led the churches in cities such as Indiana, California, Ohio and Florida.
However, John was much more famoushis literary activity and the organization of motivational activities. In many countries, he is known precisely because of his strongest emotional books.
John's public activities include annualspeaking before journalists and businessmen, the military academy of West Point, as well as players of the National Football League. His listeners are politicians and representatives of companies listed on the Fortune 500 list.
Due to the extremely high sales volumes of his books, Maxwell got a seat in the Amazon.com Hall of Fame, and his name is worn by a corps belonging to Wesleyan University of Indiana.
Main fields of activity
Being an active member of organizations involved inmotivation, Maxwell John contributed to the training of more than five million graduates of various courses. Their programs for the education and development of potential leaders are built on the principles set forth in his books. Among the merits of one of these organizations is cooperation with influential leaders of 80 countries around the world.
John Maxwell: books and their features
Literary works, which came from the pen of John,describe a step-by-step ascension along the steps of career growth. At the same time, the principles set forth in his books are applicable not only to employees of enterprises and corporations, but also to private entrepreneurs, parishioners of churches, members of organizations and other groups.
Maxwell John insists that the definition ofleadership should be considered the ability to acquire followers and the level of human influence. Revealing the laws of leadership, he argues that these qualities can be developed in themselves, having a strong will and will, and provides convincing evidence.
The practical thrust of books
John Maxwell's books are likely to appeal to most people who are thinking about the nature of leadership. It does not matter how much literature on this topic is already available in the personal library.
The principles and procedures outlined in the books are availablefor immediate use in the most diverse spheres of personal and social life. This is the most important feature characterizing Maxwell's law. John took care to explain in an understandable manner the unchanging and eternal principles of leadership. They existed always, but they were not invented personally. Their effectiveness was tested by John on their own experience, and also confirmed by the stories of other successful people.
Twenty-one law of leadership
"21 law of leadership" (John Maxwell) is rightfully considered one of the most popular books of this author. Its content is conveniently divided into chapters describing certain aspects of leadership.
It is about the qualities of a person capable oflead other people, their values, discipline, habits and manners. However, as follows from the book, the identity of the leader is not only what he himself represents, but also his environment, his activities and the results of his work.
The determinative value is assigned to the purposefulnessand perseverance of a person who aspires to develop leadership qualities in himself. John argues that the key to productive progress towards the goal is to focus and exclude retreat. In addition, the book opens such a feature of the path to leadership, as the need to sacrifice secondary priorities. This is described in more detail in the chapter on the eighteenth law of leadership - The Law of the Victim. The essence of this phenomenon is that the choice is made more than once. All the successful leaders note that they constantly have to overcome the difficult circumstances associated with bringing the victims for the sake of what they consider important.
John Maxwell "Educate Yourself in Your Leader"
Another grandiose motivational forceThe book of John sets quite tough conditions for people advancing to the heights of leadership. Self-control, discipline, perseverance and consistency - these are the qualities that help to develop this work.
An interesting feature of the book is the description of four categories of leaders (born, trained, potential, limited) and their characteristics.
The process of developing a leader in himself is divided by Maxwell into ten steps, the first of which is the mastering of the definition of the concept, and the last is the development of the collective.
The concept of "leadership" for Maxwell includes several levels:
The most important place is given to the theme of continuity,since John insists that under no circumstances will subordinates be able to raise a worthy leader. This task can only be handled by an experienced mentor.