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Rating

7 Overall

8 Applicability

7 Innovation

7 Style


Recommendation

Speaker, pastor, prolific author and entrepreneur John C. Maxwell offers a practical, results-oriented manual on the rudiments of mentoring. This down-to-earth primer is specific and systematic. Seasoned mentors can benefit from Maxwell’s insights, and he gives new mentors a solid footing in the difficult but worthy task of helping up-and-coming professionals realize their full potential. Maxwell’s compelling anecdotes add humanity and humor. He provides step-by-step instructions for every phase of mentoring. getAbstract recommends his primer to all would-be mentors and to experienced mentors as a refresher.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to succeed as a mentor,
  • How to recognize the best candidates for mentoring and for being mentored, and
  • How mentors can help their protégés become successful leaders.
 

About the Author

John C. Maxwell is a leadership expert, speaker, coach and author who has sold more than 19 million books. He is the founder of EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company.

 

Summary

Focusing on Other People

Mentoring does not come naturally to most executives. Most people’s orientation is toward seeking success, not toward helping others succeed. But helping others get ahead builds a leadership base in your organization and strengthens your team.   


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    John Paz 1 month ago
    Maybe the reviewers/creators of these abstracts missed something.

    This summary suggests this book is chalked full of useful advice, and practical too. No idea why it got such low marks.

    But I will certainly consider buying this one.
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      Erica Rauzin 1 month ago
      Dear Mr. Paz, Thanks for your comment. An 8 in applicability is actually a pretty good score and we're are solid admirers of Mr. Maxwell's work. I think he emphasizes a warm, colloquial style and accessible tried-and-true counsel. Given that, we think the 7's are fair ratings (though quantifying any book in numbers is inherently imprecise) and we're very glad to be able to cover several of his books. We appreciate your feedback. E.Rauzin, Senior Managing Editor, getAbstract