Frederick Stewart S. Andrino
Organization Communication Program
Colegio De San Juan De Letran Calamba
Professor Bobbet Revilla
Organization Communication Professor
Graduate School-Colegio De San Juan De Letran
John C. Maxwell, (2008) 255 pages. Leadership Gold: Lessons I’ve Learned from a Lifetime of Learning Published in Nashville, Tennessee, by Thomas Nelson
About The Author
John Calvin Maxwell (born 1947) is an evangelical Christian author, speaker, and pastor who has written more than 60 books, primarily focusing on leadership. Titles include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow. His books have sold more than nineteen million copies, with some on the New York Times Best Seller List, and translations in over fifty languages. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold over 19 million books. His organizations have trained more than five million leaders worldwide. He is the founder of INJOY, Maximum Impact, and ISS and EQUIP, an international leadership development organization working to help leaders. EQUIP is involved with leaders from more than 80 nations. Its mission is “to see effective Christian leaders fulfill the Great Commission in every nation.”
Searching for Gold…
Learning to lead effectively has been a real challenge. Teaching others to lead effectively has been an even greater one. During the late 1970s, I poured myself into training and raising up potential leaders. To my delight, I discovered that leaders could be developed. That eventually prompted me to write my first leadership book in 1992, entitled Developing the Leader Within You. Since then I have written many others. For more than thirty years, leading and teaching leadership have been my life’s work. This book is a result of years of living in a leadership environment and learning through trial and error what it means to be a leader. The Lessons I’ve learned are personal and often simple, yet they can have a profound impact. I have spent my entire life mining them, I think of each chapter as a gold nugget. In the hands of the right person, they can add tremendous value to their leadership.
The book I chose to review for this graduate school program is entitled Leadership Gold by John C. Maxwell (2008). In this book, John C. Maxwell concludes that leadership does not develop in a moment. It develops over a lifetime, and the more intentional you are about your leadership growth, the greater your potential for becoming the leader you’re capable of being. I chose this book simply I agree. I believe in order to become an effective leader; one must stay close to their people. Winning by them. In turn, this will create trust needed to produce followers who really believe in their leader to direct them in the right direction. Without people following the leader, you are not called a leader. John C. Maxwell provides a myriad of leadership principles in which we can put into practical practice to become an effective leader. This book is written who are new to leadership, and also who are seasoned, successful leader.
Chapter One: If It’s Lonely at the Top, You’re Not Doing Something Right
Loneliness isn’t a requirement of leadership; it’s a consequence of selfishness.
Chapter Two: The Toughest Person to Lead Is Always Yourself
To be successful in any endeavor, we need to learn how to get out of our own way.
Chapter Three: Defining Moments Define Your Leadership
The choices we make in critical moments form us and inform others about our true nature.
Chapter Four: When You Get kicked in the Rear, You Know You’re out in Front Regardless of position or profession, all leaders undergo criticism and must learn to handle it constructively.
Chapter Five: Never Work a Day in...