Summary of The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader

Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow

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The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader book summary
The quality of your leadership depends on your character: 21 ways to build your leadership skills by being your best.

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7 Overall

8 Applicability

4 Innovation

7 Style

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Leadership expert, former preacher and prolific author John C. Maxwell asks readers to savor his chapters on the essential qualities of a leader a little at a time. He suggests reading one chapter a day like you are taking a vitamin, to give the lessons time to sink in with practice. Each of the 21 traits he cites stems from a basic value leaders can use to guide their actions. This follow-up to Maxwell's useful 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership is a thinner book in every way, though still nicely thoughtful. getAbstract recommends it as a source of inspiration for self-growth and reflection.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What 21 qualities every leader should have
  • How to develop those qualities
 

Summary

1. "Character: Be a Piece of the Rock"
People are willing to follow leaders they believe have deep character. Bill Lear, inventor of the Lear corporate jet, is this kind of a leader. Just as his company was taking off (literally and figuratively), he discovered a dangerous defect...
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About the Author

Former preacher John C. Maxwell is a leadership expert and the founder of a leadership consulting company. He lectures on leadership principles and is the author of several leadership bestsellers, including 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.


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