Summary of The Leadership Handbook

26 Critical Lessons Every Leader Needs

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The Leadership Handbook book summary
Learn about leadership from one of the world’s foremost experts on the topic, John C. Maxwell.


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Leadership expert and prolific author John Maxwell offers 26 perceptive lessons for both new and experienced leaders. Maxwell peppers his book with great quotations from famous leaders and with warm personal anecdotes that illustrate his leadership lessons. He explains why leaders should learn from their experiences and from other people, why they need to understand people to lead them, and what leadership demands. He offers easy, practical formulas, tools and aphorisms. Maxwell’s encouraging advice, while not innovative, is reliably solid. getAbstract recommends his worthy lessons to seasoned leaders and up-and-comers alike.

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  • What traits constitute strong leadership and
  • How to apply 26 lessons for practicing leadership.


Become a Strong Leader
Anyone can lead, but becoming a quality leader requires a lifetime of learning. Some leadership discoveries will come from your mistakes, which often provide valuable lessons. Absorb these lessons and your errors, no matter how difficult that may seem at the time...
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About the Author

John C. Maxwell is a best-selling author, coach and speaker. He also wrote Good Leaders Ask Great Questions, Sometimes You Win – Sometimes You Learn, and many other popular books.

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