The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

  • by John C. Maxwell
  • Narrated by John C. Maxwell
  • 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

John C. Maxwell combines insights from 30-plus years of leadership with observations from business, politics, sports, religion, and military conflict to bring you a revealing study of the laws of leadership that govern your personal and organizational effectiveness. Find out why Henry Ford nearly sent his own company into bankruptcy; why Princess Diana was loved by millions while her husband couldn't persuade people to give him the time of day; why Coca-Cola's stock held strong even when its CEO suddenly died; and why some entrepreneurs receive plenty of money from venture capitalists while others can't get a dime.


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21 refutable

Maxwell doesn't know the difference between leadership and success. He makes the distinction when he defines leadership but doesn't recognize his own departure from his defining criteria. Most noteworthy is his failure to recognize the "influence" required to get your subjects to follow you to their deaths. According to Maxwell, leadership is nothing more and nothing less than influence.
Also, nowhere in the editor or consumer reviews did they clue us into the fact that Maxwell's thirty years of leadership skills largely originate in the churches that he pastored. I'd hardly attribute peoples willingness to follow religious leaders to leadership skill.
Don't go here unless you want hear one man's rationalization of how his contribution as a leader created success. Actually, some of those stories were entertaining.
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- Ron Tapp

A self indulgent bore.....

In this book Mr. Maxwell states the obvious and blows his own horn while never giving insight into what it takes to develop into the kind of leader he believes he is. Waste neither your money nor your time.
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- Marc

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-22-2001
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers