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The Ultimate Guide to Developing Leaders

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The Ultimate Guide to Developing Leaders

Invest in People Like Your Future Depends on It

HarperCollins Leadership,

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Cultivate a leadership pipeline to ensure your organization’s long-term success.

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To thrive in today’s fast-paced environment, companies must proactively cultivate leaders who can drive the organization forward. Leadership developer John C. Maxwell’s comprehensive guide provides practical strategies and insightful wisdom for identifying and nurturing leadership potential within your company. Maxwell’s expert approach empowers you to create a culture of growth and excellence, ensuring your organization’s long-term resilience and prosperity. Use these best practices to transform your approach to leadership development and build your company’s future.


Develop your next leaders by investing in your people.

To generate organizational growth and overcome business challenges, focus on developing strong leaders. An organization’s growth is directly linked to the growth of its leaders. Invest in leadership development. Marketing, reorganization or cost-cutting will prove ineffective if your company lacks competent leadership.

Organizations with excellent leadership are 13 times more likely to surpass their rivals in critical metrics such as marketability and profit growth. Developed leaders create organizational momentum and foster continual growth. You shape them, and they, in turn, influence, challenge and inspire their teams.

To effectively develop leaders, consistently seek and act upon opportunities to add value to others. While working at LaFace Records, empowerment speaker and leadership coach Sheri Riley mentored her assistant, Tashion Macon. Riley guided Macon’s growth into a successful marketing agency principal while earning a PhD in psychology.

Reflect on the individuals who contributed to your growth, noting the lessons you learned from them. Express your...

About the Author

Best-selling author John C. Maxwell founded the Maxwell Leadership program.

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