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Good Leaders Ask Great Questions

Good Leaders Ask Great Questions Book
Author : John C. Maxwell
Publisher : Center Street
Release : 2014-10-07
ISBN : 1455548057
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A #1 New York Times bestselling author and leadership expert answers questions from his readers about what it takes to be in charge and make a difference. John Maxwell, America's #1 leadership authority, has mastered the art of asking questions, using them to learn and grow, connect with people, challenge himself, improve his team, and develop better ideas. Questions have literally changed Maxwell's life. In GOOD LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS, he shows how they can change yours, teaching why questions are so important, what questions you should ask yourself as a leader, and what questions you should be asking your team. Maxwell also opened the floodgates and invited people from around the world to ask him any leadership question. He answers seventy of them--the best of the best--including . . . What are the top skills required to lead people through difficult times? How do I get started in leadership? How do I motivate an unmotivated person? How can I succeed working under poor leadership? When is the right time for a successful leader to move on to a new position? How do you move people into your inner circle? No matter whether you are a seasoned leader at the top of your game or a newcomer wanting to take the first steps into leadership, this book will change the way you look at questions and improve your leadership life.

Good Leaders Ask Great Questions

Good Leaders Ask Great Questions Book
Author : John C. Maxwell
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2014-10-07
ISBN : 1455548057
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A #1 New York Times bestselling author and leadership expert answers questions from his readers about what it takes to be in charge and make a difference. John Maxwell, America's #1 leadership authority, has mastered the art of asking questions, using them to learn and grow, connect with people, challenge himself, improve his team, and develop better ideas. Questions have literally changed Maxwell's life. In GOOD LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS, he shows how they can change yours, teaching why questions are so important, what questions you should ask yourself as a leader, and what questions you should be asking your team. Maxwell also opened the floodgates and invited people from around the world to ask him any leadership question. He answers seventy of them--the best of the best--including . . . What are the top skills required to lead people through difficult times? How do I get started in leadership? How do I motivate an unmotivated person? How can I succeed working under poor leadership? When is the right time for a successful leader to move on to a new position? How do you move people into your inner circle? No matter whether you are a seasoned leader at the top of your game or a newcomer wanting to take the first steps into leadership, this book will change the way you look at questions and improve your leadership life.

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork Book
Author : John C. Maxwell
Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
Release : 2013-04-01
ISBN : 141850825X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Building and maintaining a successful team is no simple task. Even people who have taken their teams to the highest level in their field have difficulty recreating what accounted for their successes. Is it a strong work ethic? Is it "chemistry"? What tools can you wrap your hands around to build?or rebuild?your team? In The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, leadership expert and New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell shares the vital principles of team building that are necessary for success in your business, family, church, or organization. In his practical, down-to-earth style, Dr. Maxwell shows how: The Law of High Morale inspired a 50-year-old man who couldn't even swim to train for the toughest triathlon in the world. The Law of the Big Picture prompted a former U.S. president to travel across the country by bus, sleep in a basement, and do manual labor. Playing by The Law of the Scoreboard enabled one web-based company to keep growing and make money while thousands of other Internet businesses failed. Ignoring The Law of the Price Tag caused one of the world's largest retailers to close its doors after 128 years in business. The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork will empower you?whether coach or player, teacher or student, CEO or non-profit vollunteer?with the "how-tos" and attitudes for building a successful team.

Leading with Questions

Leading with Questions Book
Author : Michael J. Marquardt
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-02-04
ISBN : 1118830105
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many leaders are unaware of the amazing power of questions. Ourconversations may be full of requests and demands, but all toooften we are not asking for honest and informative answers, and wedon’t know how to listen effectively to responses. Whenleaders start encouraging questions from their teams, however, theybegin to see amazing results. Knowing the right questions toask—and the right way to listen—will give any leaderthe skills to perform well in any situation, effectivelycommunicate a vision to the team, and achieve lasting successacross the organization. Thoroughly revised and updated, Leading with Questionswill help you encourage participation and teamwork, fosteroutside-the-box thinking, empower others, build relationships withcustomers, solve problems, and more. Michael Marquardt reveals howto determine which questions will lead to solutions to even themost challenging issues. He outlines specific techniques of activelistening and follow-up, and helps you understand how questions canimprove the way you work with individuals, teams, andorganizations. This new edition of Leading with Questions draws oninterviews with thirty leaders, including eight whose stories arenew to this edition. These interviews tell stories from a range ofcountries, including Singapore, Guyana, Korea, and Switzerland, andfeature case studies from prominent firms such as DuPont, Alcoa,Novartis, and Cargill. A new chapter on problem-solving will helpyou apply questions to your toughest situations as a leader, and anew “Questions for Reflection” section at the end ofeach chapter will help you bring Marquardt’s message into allof your work as a leader. Now more than ever, Leading with Questions is thedefinitive guide for becoming a stronger leader byidentifying—and asking—the right questions.

You Only Get Answers to the Questions You Ask

You Only Get Answers to the Questions You Ask Book
Author : John Maxwell
Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
Release : 2012-08-28
ISBN : 140027558X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smart leaders learn from their own mistakes. Smarter ones learn from others’ mistakes—and successes. John C. Maxwell wants to help you become the smartest leader you can be by sharing Chapter 25,You Only Get Answers To The Questions You Ask, of Leadership Gold with you. After nearly forty years of leading, Maxwell has mined the gold so you don’t have to. Each chapter contains detailed application exercises and a “Mentoring Moment” for leaders who desire to mentor others using the book. Gaining leadership insight is a lot like mining for gold. You don’t set out to look for the dirt. You look for the nuggets. You’ll find them here.

What Successful People Know about Leadership

What Successful People Know about Leadership Book
Author : John C. Maxwell
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2016-05-03
ISBN : 1455548111
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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#1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell responds to the most popular questions he's received to help readers achieve greater success. John Maxwell, America's #1 leadership authority, has mastered the art of asking questions, using them to learn and grow, connect with people, challenge himself, improve his team, and develop better ideas. In this compact derivative of Good Leaders Ask Great Questions, he gives detailed answers to the most popular and intriguing questions posed to him by people at all stages of their careers, including: · How can you be a leader if you're at the bottom? · How do you motivate an unmotivated person? · How can you succeed with a leader who is difficult to work with? · How do you find balance between leading others and producing? · What gives a leader sustainability? No matter whether you're a seasoned leader or wanting to take the first steps into leadership, this book will provide helpful and applicable advice and improve your professional life.

The Complete 101 Collection

The Complete 101 Collection Book
Author : John C. Maxwell
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2012-03-14
ISBN : 1400203953
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discusses eight fundamentals needed for leadership, including attitude, relationships, mentoring, and more.

How to Ask Great Questions

How to Ask Great Questions Book
Author : Karen Lee-Thorp
Publisher : NavPress
Release : 2018-10-09
ISBN : 1641581069
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Great answers start with great questions. People remember what they discover for themselves far more than what others tell them. A great question can mean the difference between exchanging information and discovering deeper meaning. In How to Ask Great Questions, you’ll learn when and how to ask effective questions and how to promote follow-up discussions that will lead from thoughtful conversations to life application. Ideal for small-group leaders, Sunday school teachers, and anyone who regularly leads group discussions or committee meetings. How to Ask Great Questions will equip you to build relationships between group members help people unpack a passage of Scripture or another book draw out opinions, feelings, and assumptions deepen discussions with intentional focus guide people in applying the Bible to their lives facilitate problem-solving and decision-making in group settings Transform a gathering of acquaintances into a community of friends.

No Limits

No Limits Book
Author : John C. Maxwell
Publisher : Center Street
Release : 2017-03-07
ISBN : 1455548243
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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#1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell's latest book will enhance the lives of leaders, professionals, and anyone who wants to achieve success and personal growth. We often treat the word capacity as if it were a natural law of limitation. Unfortunately, most of us are much more comfortable defining what we perceive as off limits rather than what's really possible. Could it be that many of us have failed to expand our potential because we have allowed what we perceive as capacity to define us? What if our limits are not really our limits? In his newest book, John Maxwell identifies 17 core capacities. Some of these are abilities we all already possess, such as energy, creativity and leadership. Others are aspects of our lives controlled by our choices, like our attitudes, character, and intentionality. Maxwell examines each of these capacities, and provides clear and actionable advice on how you can increase your potential in each. He will guide you on how to identify, grow, and apply your critical capacities. Once you've blown the "cap" off your capacities, you'll find yourself more successful--and fulfilled--in your daily life.

Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect Book
Author : Bill McGowan
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2014-04-01
ISBN : 006227323X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Media guru and Emmy Award-winning correspondent Bill McGowan—coach to some of the biggest names in business and entertainment, including Eli Manning, Kelly Clarkson, Jack Welch, Thomas Keller and Kenneth Cole teaches you how to get your message across and get what you want with pitch perfect communication. He is also a trusted advisor in the C-suites of tech companies like, Facebook, Spotify, AirBnB, Dropbox and Salesforce.com. Saying the right thing the right way can make the difference between sealing the deal or losing the account, getting a promotion, or getting a pink slip. It’s essential to be pitch perfect—to get the right message across to the right person at the right time. In Pitch Perfect, Bill McGowan shows you how to craft the right message and deliver it using the right language—both verbal and nonverbal. Pitch Perfect teaches you how to overcome common communication pitfalls using McGowan’s simple Principles of Persuasion, which are highly effective and easy to learn, implement, and master. With Pitch Perfect you can harness the power of persuasion and have people not only listening closely to your every word but also remembering you long after you’ve left the room.

Just Ask Leadership Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions

Just Ask Leadership  Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions Book
Author : Gary B. Cohen
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2009-08-28
ISBN : 0071639144
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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John T. Chain, Jr., rose from a second lieutenant to four-star general and led our national missile defense program. Mike Harper led ConAgra Foods from $636 million to $20 billion in 20 years and increased its stocks value 150 times over. Ask Gary Cohen what these remarkable leaders have in common and his answer will be straightforward: They use questions to generate fresh ideas, inspire committed action, and build an army of forward-thinking leaders. In Just Ask Leadership, Cohen steers you away from the all-too-common idea that if you don’t assert yourself with strong statements, you will not be respected. On the contrary, statistics prove that 95 percent of employees prefer to be asked questions rather than be told what to do. Involving employees and colleagues in decision making processes builds an environment rich with energy, excitement, and innovative problem solving. Just Ask Leadership outlines not only specific questions to ask in certain contexts, but also how to implement question-based leadership as a whole. Learn how to Spend more time on long-term goals—and less on short-term crises Build a culture of accountability Create unity and trust throughout your workforce Steer decision making to the most appropriate parties Develop rapport while instilling respect When you ask questions, you show respect —and you are respected in turn. It is that simple. A combination of Cohen’s proven expertise and interviews with nearly 100 highly effective leaders, Just Ask Leadership explains how to harness the power of questions to make your organization more competitive, more profitable, and a better place to work.

The Leader s Greatest Return

The Leader s Greatest Return Book
Author : John C. Maxwell
Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
Release : 2020-01-28
ISBN : 0718098676
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What is the greatest return on a leader’s time? After leaders have invested in their own leadership growth, what is the best way to accomplish their vision and grow their organizations? Develop leaders! The more leaders an organization has and the better equipped they are to lead, the more successful the organization and all of its leaders. Number one New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell is often identified as the most influential leadership expert in the world. In the last twenty-five years, he has grown from equipping a handful of leaders in one organization to developing millions of business, government, and nonprofit leaders in every country around the world. In The Leader’s Greatest Return, Maxwell shares the most important lessons he’s learned about the leadership development process over the last quarter century. He instructs readers in how to Recognize potential leaders Attract leaders by creating a leadership “table” Work themselves out of a job by equipping and empowering leaders Position leaders to build a winning team Coach leaders to higher levels and make them leadership developers themselves This is where leaders really experience the compounding value of developing leaders and go to the highest levels of leadership themselves. Anyone who wants to take the next step in their leadership, build their organization or team today, and create their legacy for tomorrow needs to read The Leader’s Greatest Return.

Leadershift Workbook

Leadershift Workbook Book
Author : John C. Maxwell
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2019-10-01
ISBN : 0310109892
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lead-er-shift [verb]: The act of nimbly adapting one’s leadership in the midst of rapid change. The term leadershift may be new to you, but the climate of change that demands it is not. As a leader, you already know that it takes more than staying the course to be successful. The key to not just surviving but to continual innovation, improvement, and influence is to learn how to leadershift. In the Leadershift Workbook, based on the bestselling book of the same name, author John C. Maxwell helps leaders make the changes the current fast-paced environment demands. He begins by helping leaders embrace seven principles to face every situation with flexibility and confidence: Continually learn, unlearn, and relearn Value yesterday, but live in today Rely on speed, but thrive on timing See the big picture as the picture keeps getting bigger Live in today, but think about tomorrow Move forward courageously in the midst of uncertainty Realize today’s best will not meet tomorrow’s challenges In each of the lessons in this workbook, John shares the critical shifts he has personally made over the course of his long and successful leadership career, including the Adaptive Shift from Plan A to Option A, the Production Shift from Ladder Climbing to Ladder Building, and the Influence Shift from Positional Authority to Moral Authority. These leadershifts will change the way you think, act, and ultimately lead so you can be proactive and successful in an ever-changing world. Designed for use with the Leadershift book (9780718098506).

The Art of Asking

The Art of Asking Book
Author : Terry J. Fadem
Publisher : FT Press
Release : 2008-12-01
ISBN : 9780132703796
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ask the Right Questions in the Right Ways...And Get the Answers You Need to Succeed! Discover the core questions that every manager needs to master...how to avoid the mistakes business questioners make most often...ten simple rules for asking every question more effectively. Learn how to ask tough questions and take control of tough situations...use questions to promote innovation, drive change, identify hidden problems, and get failing projects back on track. Ask better questions, get better answers, achieve better results! “Required reading for every leader who wishes to see his or herorganization flourish and career progress.” Garry A. Neil, MD, Corporate Vice President, Johnson & Johnson “Asking, listening, understanding the real meaning of the answers, and taking actions based on facts are really the essence of managing. This book has helped me in connecting the dots in my understanding (and lack thereof) of why things really did not work the way I expected them to.” Pradip Banerjee, PhD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xybion; retired partner, Accenture “The framework and techniques provide outstanding ideas for executives to both gain better information and develop the analytical skills of their teams.” Terry Hisey, Vice Chairman and US Life Sciences Leader, Deloitte We’ve all met the corporate inquisitor: the individual whose questions seem primarily intended to terrify the victim. The right goal is to solve the problem--and to build a more effective, collaborative organization where everyone learns from experience, and nobody’s too intimidated to tell the truth. That means asking the right questions in the right ways. This book will teach you how to do precisely that. Terry J. Fadem shows how to choose the right questions and avoid questions that guarantee obvious, useless answers...how to help people give you the information you need...how to use body language to ask questions more effectively...how to ask the innovative or neglected questions that uncover real issues and solutions. You’ll learn how to adopt the attributes of a good questioner...set a goal for every question...use your personal style more effectively...ask tough questions, elicit dissent, react to surprises, overcome evasions, and more. Becoming a better questioner may be the most powerful thing you can do right now to improve your managerial effectiveness--and this book gives you all the insights, tools, and techniques you’ll need to get there. Evaluate your current “questioning” skills... ...then systematically improve them Choose better questions... ...and ask them the right way Ask tough questions more effectively Get at the truth, uncover the real problem, and solve it Master the crucial nonverbal aspects of asking questions Finding your best style and the right body language

My Dream Map

My Dream Map Book
Author : John C. Maxwell
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2009-03-30
ISBN : 1418576220
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Put Your Dream to the Test, Dr. John Maxwell asks you ten powerful questions to determine how your dream can become reality. Now, in My Dream Map, he helps you create a detailed plan with interactive exercises and opportunities for personal exploration that will challenge, inspire, and direct you. This companion to Put Your Dream to the Test will help you uncover, perhaps for the first time, specific steps you can take to stop merely thinking about your dream and start living it. If you want to dig in and do substantial work to make your dream happen, My Dream Map will jumpstart your process. Inside you will find: Innovative exercises and resources to help you achieve your dream An expanded version of the Dream Test found in Put Your Dream to the Test Questions and prompts to guide your steps toward the best path to your dream Reading and interview suggestions for further information and inspiration Journaling space to gather your thoughts and plans all in one place Sometimes all you need to achieve a dream are the belief that you can, the resolve that you will, and the plan to make it happen. You have the dream. This volume can help you create the plan. Use it, develop it, and keep it with you as your guide as you make your dream come true.

How to Lead When Your Boss Can t or Won t

How to Lead When Your Boss Can t  or Won t  Book
Author : John C. Maxwell
Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
Release : 2019-10-01
ISBN : 0785231161
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Every day millions of people with high potential are frustrated and held back by incompetent leaders. New York Times bestselling leadership author John C. Maxwell knows this because the number one question he gets asked is about how to lead when the boss isn’t a good leader. You don’t have to be trapped in your work situation. In this book, adapted from the million-selling The 360-Degree Leader, Maxwell unveils the keys to successfully navigating the challenges of working for a bad boss. Maxwell teaches how to position yourself for current and future success, take the high road with a poor leader, avoid common pitfalls, work well with teammates, and develop influence wherever you find yourself. Practicing the principles taught in this book will result in endless opportunities—for your organization, your career, and your life. You can learn how to lead when your boss can’t (or won’t).

The 5 Levels of Leadership

The 5 Levels of Leadership Book
Author : John C. Maxwell
Publisher : Center Street
Release : 2011-10-04
ISBN : 1455507512
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fuel success and grow your team at every level of leadership. 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.

Be A People Person

Be A People Person Book
Author : John C. Maxwell
Publisher : David C Cook
Release : 2013-02-15
ISBN : 9781434766588
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Being a leader means working with people, and that's not always easy! Whether in your office, church, neighborhood, or elsewhere, your interpersonal relationships can make or break you as a leader. That's why it's so important to be a "people person" and develop your skills in tapping that most precious of all resources: people. In this powerful book, America's leadership expert John Maxwell helps you: discover and develop the qualities of an effective "people person" improve your relationships in every area of life understand and help difficult people overcome differences and personality traits that can cause friction inspire others to excellence and success Loaded with life-enriching, life-changing principles for relating positively and powerfully with your family, friends, colleague, and clients, Be a People Person is certain to help you bring out the best in others—and that's what effective leadership is all about.

The Leadership Handbook

The Leadership Handbook Book
Author : John C. Maxwell
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2015-02-03
ISBN : 1400206022
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New York Times best-selling author and leadership expert John Maxwell offers practical insight into learning how to lead the person who matters most—yourself. The path to leadership begins with a question only few of us ask: How do I lead myself? John Maxwell presents twenty-six insights, not just for those who aspire to positions of leadership but also for veteran leaders who aim to build and improve upon the steps that led them to the front of the line. Sound leadership will impact any endeavor, but sound leaders are prepared for risk—and importantly, failure—just as they point the way toward achievement. With application exercises and a “Mentoring Moment” to accompany each chapter, The Leadership Handbook presents a road map for a path many may cross but few choose to follow. “A leader," counsels Maxwell, "never has to recover from a good start.”