John Maxwell Has a Passion for Creating Great Leaders

John Maxwell is a pastor and author of personal development books that focus on leadership. One of his most popular books is "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership."

Many of his books are very popular among self help enthusiasts and have occupied top spots on the New York Times bestseller list. Having sold over 19 million copies and being translated into more than 50 languages, his books have helped people all over the world.

Background of John Maxwell

John Maxwell was born on February 20, 1947 in Garden City, Michigan into a religious family with a father as a minister.

Maxwell followed in his father's footsteps and went into the ministry. He obtained his Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. During his career, John Maxwell led churches in several states including California, Florida, Indiana, and Ohio. In addition to leading his own church, he is a frequent guest pastor at the famous mega church in California known as the Crystal Cathedral. When speaking at the Crystal Cathedral, Maxwell's message is broadcast worldwide on the Hour of Power radio program.

In addition to his wide reach in the religious community, John Maxwell is also internationally known as a motivational speaker, author, and leadership expert. He founded several organizations including ISS, INJOY, Maxium Impact, and Equip. Through these he has trained more than five million leaders in over 80 nations.

As an in-demand speaker, John Maxwell has delivered his message to governmental leaders, Fortune 500 companies, military organizations, and sports leagues.

Books By John Maxwell

John Maxwell is a prolific writer. The below list of titles reflects his passion for teaching leadership qualities and offering self help advice for more successful lives.

• The 5 Levels of Leadership
• Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently
• Put Your Dream to the Test
• Leadership Gold: Lessons I've Learned from a Lifetime of Leading
• Encouragement Changes Everything
• 21 Laws of Leadership 10th Anniversary Edition
• Talent Is Never Enough
• The Difference Maker
• Dare to Dream
• The 360° Leader, Thomas Nelson
• Life@Work, Thomas Nelson
• 25 Ways to Win with People
• The Choice Is Yours
• Winning With People
• The Preacher’s Commentary, Deuteronomy
• Today Matters
• The Journey From Success to Significance
• Relationships 101
• Equipping 101
• There’s No Such Thing as “Business” Ethics
• Leadership Promises for Every Day, J Countryman
• Thinking For a Change
• Attitude 101
• Running With the Giants

More and more books are also becoming available as ebooks and audibles.

• Leadership 101
• The Maxwell Leadership Bible
• Your Road Map for Success
• Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
• The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player
• The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork
• Leading from the Lockers
• The Desert Experience
• The Right to Lead
• The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day
• Success - One Day at a Time
• Failing Forward–Turning Your Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success
• The Treasure of a Friend
• The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader
• The Power of Partnership
• Destiny & Deliverance
• The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
• The Heart of Christmas
• Becoming a Person of Influence
• Your Bridge to a Better Future
• Breakthrough Parenting
• Living at the Next Level
• Partners in Prayer
• The Power of Thinking Big
• The Power of Influence
• Developing the Leaders Around You
• Your Family Time With God
• The Power of Attitude
• The Power of Leadership
• The Time Crunch
• Developing the Leader Within You
• The Winning Attitude
• Be a People Person
• Be All You Can Be
• Tough Questions - Honest Answers
• Think on These Things
• Make Today Count
• How Successful People Think
• Everyone Communicates Few Connect

Notable Works By John Maxwell

• "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You" was published in 2007. It is the revised and updated version of the bestselling original work, "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership." This book explains the laws offered by John Maxwell and provides stories from people who have used them. The book also includes exercises in every chapter so readers can put the laws to work. In addition, there is an evaluation tool included to assess weaknesses and strengths in leadership ability.

• "The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential" was published in 2011 and offers personal development advice on becoming a true leader. John Maxwell explains leadership isn't simply a job title, it has to be earned. True leaders earn respect and inspire team members. Maxwell outlines the levels of leadership as: position – where people have to follow the leader, permission – where people give their permission to follow, production – where people follow because of what the leader has done for the group in the past, people development – where people follow because of what the leader does for them personally, and pinnacle - where people follow because of who the leader is and what he represents. John Maxwell provides advice and tips for mastering each level on the path to becoming the best leader possible.

• "The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization" was published in 2011. In this book, John Maxwell offers advice on how to lead others in your organization even if you are not in an official position of leadership. He explains how leading from the middle of an organization makes it possible for you to influence co-workers and superiors to bring about positive changes.

• "How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life" is available as a book, ebook, and audio book. In it, John Maxwell offers advice on learning to think in a way that brings more success in life. He explains the different types of thinking such as creative, strategic, reflective, and unselfish, and how each can be used at the appropriate time for the best results. He teaches that by developing proper thinking habits it is possible to improve one's life.

• "Developing the Leader Within You" is one of the classic self help books written by John Maxwell. In this book, he elevates leadership to a level of spiritual service. He identifies the qualities good leaders must have and offers stories, lists, and charts to get his points across to readers.

The Message Of John Maxwell

John Maxwell speaks to hundreds of thousands of people each year through his leadership lectures and ministry. He blends self help advice with spirituality in such a way that the highest good of everyone is benefited through his teachings.

His leadership methods are fitting for ministries spreading their work in countries throughout the world as well as for corporations and sports organizations. His advice also promotes personal growth and provides stepping stones to a more successful life.

John Maxwell has a passion for developing leaders whether they will lead a family or a Fortune 500 company. He teaches others through workshops, books, and lectures. In addition he maintains a website and blog where he keeps in touch with students aspiring to be great leaders.

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