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Fuel success and grow your team at every level of leadership.

True leadership isn’t a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than “the boss” people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people to develop their skills to become leaders in their own right. And if you have the skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership-where experience will allow you to extend your influence beyond your immediate reach and time for the benefit of others.

The 5 Levels of Leadership are:

1. Position – People follow because they have to.
2. Permission – People follow because they want to.
3. Production – People follow because of what you have done for the organization.
4. People Development – People follow because of what you have done for them personally.
5. Pinnacle – People follow because of who you are and what you represent.

Through humor, in-depth insight, and examples, internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell describes each of these stages of leadership. He shows you how to master each level and rise up to the next to become a more influential, respected, and successful leader.

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Reader Reviews


"If you want to go places you've never been before--you have to think in ways you've never thought before. This book will teach you how!" (on Thinking For A Change)—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Whale Done!
"Maintaining an encouraging tone and a down-to-earth writing style honed from his more than thirty previous titles, Maxwell details the impact and practical value of eleven kinds of thinking..." (on Thinking For A Change)—Publishers Weekly
"Masterful...will change the way you think. I encourage you to buy it now." (on Thinking For A Change)—James M. Kouzes, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge
"This is an important and very readable book...will teach you how to think...and create exciting new opportunities and possibilities." (on Thinking For A Change)—Robert J. Kriegel, Ph.D., coauthor of If It Ain't Broke...Break It!
"Maxwell has another great one here." (on Thinking For a Change)—Tim Flanagan, Jr., vice president, MassMutual Financial Group
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