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5 Levels of Leadership - John C. Maxwell

#1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell explains how true leadership works and makes it accessible to everyone. Leadership does not come from your title. In fact, being named to a position is only the first and lowest of the five levels every effective leader achieves.

To become more than a boss people are required to follow, you must master the ability to inspire and build a team that produces not only results, but also future leaders.

A business executive. A sports coach. A classroom teacher. A volunteer coordinator. A parent. Whether you’re one of these things or all of these things, one thing remains true: You are a leader.⁣

But where are you on your leadership journey, and where do you go from there? Over John’s many years of teaching about leadership, that question exists at the heart of so many leaders. Everyone wants to know where they stand and how to get to the next level.⁣

Based on the 5 Levels of Leadership paradigm in his book, Developing the Leader Within You, and then expanded further in the book - The 5 Levels of Leadership, John will explain how leaders can understand and increase their effectiveness.⁣

To lead well, you must embrace your need for continual improvement, and the 5 Levels provide a leadership GPS to help you with your journey. ⁣

You must know where you are, to know where you’re going.⁣

The 5 Levels at a Glance:⁣

Level 1: Position—Learning to lead yourself – through priorities and self-discipline⁣. People follow because they have to.​

Level 2: Permission—People choose to follow you because they want to; giving you permission to lead them⁣. People follow because they want to.​

Level 3: Production—Producing results – knowing how to motivate other to get things done⁣. People follow because of what you have done for the organization.​

Level 4: People Development—Reproduction: Identifying, developing, and investing in future leaders⁣. People follow because of what you have done for them personally.​

Level 5: Pinnacle—Transcending one’s position, organization, or even industry⁣​. People follow because of who you are and what you represent.​

By combining the advice contained in these pages with work and a willingness to learn, anyone can rise to a higher and more effective level of leadership and thus make a greater impact.​


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