The 5 Levels of Leadership

  • by John C. Maxwell
  • Narrated by John C. Maxwell
  • 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Content is excellent.

If you could sum up The 5 Levels of Leadership in three words, what would they be?

Simple, True, Implementable.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Actually best to divide into chunks to digest.

Any additional comments?

As typical of Maxwell, powerful concepts simplified to very implementable steps. Enjoy that Maxwell reads the content as well.

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- Dan

Relevant and Applicable

Pro: This book is a great guide to understanding where you are and preparing for the next steps along your leadership journey.

Con: There are multiple lists of actions and steps to take - there is little recap so be prepared to take notes or do a bit of rewinding.
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- B00Kworm

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2011
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio