Summary of Developing the Leaders Around You

How to Help Others Reach Their Full Potential

Thomas Nelson Publishers,
First Edition: 1995 more...

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Developing the Leaders Around You book summary
The first rule of leadership: A great leader develops equally capable successors because that builds great organizations.


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Over time, organizations rise or fall based on the quality of their long-range leadership. This is why companies must develop new generations of leaders, a strategy that requires a great deal of careful thought, planning, preparation, nurturing and follow-through. Among the authors of books on business topics, John C. Maxwell has carved out a special niche as an authority on leadership issues. In this book (which uses quotes and references from many sources, including religious ones), he explains why any company that expects to operate successfully into the future needs a comprehensive internal leadership development program. getAbstract credits this book with making a worthwhile contribution to recent writings on leadership and succession. Read it to learn why and how any vital organization must continuously develop new leaders.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why leaders must develop successors;
  • Why organizations should develop leaders from within; and
  • How to identify, train and nurture potential leaders.


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About the Author

John C. Maxwell is an entrepreneur, best-selling author and public speaker. He speaks before more than 350,000 people a year. He is the author of more than 30 books, which have sold more than seven million copies.

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    Janne Ohtonen 6 years ago
    Do you have someone ready to replace you? If not, you should have. If yes, are you mentoring them to their fullest capacity? This book is great for anyone who is in leadership or managerial position. I recommend reading this, because this abstract will give you big things in short format.

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