The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential
by John C. Maxwell
Did you ever consider what it takes to be a great leader? What is required to improve your leadership skills and become like Jack Welch from General Electric? It is possible to become a leader due to a situation. In this case, you are likely on level 1—the Position Leader. People follow you because they have to. It's a good place to start; however, it’s not where you want to stay.
This book provides a complete formula to become a leader that everyone wants to follow. A leader that is well recognized and very respected among other organizations.
About the Author
John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold over 16 million books. His organizations have trained more than 2 million leaders worldwide. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and INJOY Stewardship Services. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and audiences as diverse as the United States Military Academy at West Point, the National Football League, and ambassadors at the United Nations.
YOU CAN HAVE A LEADERSHIP GAME PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE
OVERVIEW OF THE 5 LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP
LEVEL 1: POSITION
Define your leadership style.
Follow these basic good leadership principles.
Find a leadership coach.
Follow the laws of level 1 leadership.
LEVEL 2: PERMISSION
Connect with yourself before trying to connect with others.
Develop a people-oriented leadership style.
Practice the golden rule.
Become the chief encourager for your team.
Strike a balance between Care and Candor.
LEVEL 3: PRODUCTION
Discover how your potential giftedness contributes to the vision.
Define the vision for what needs to be accomplished.
Begin to develop your people into a team.
Prioritize the things that yield high returns.
Use momentum to solve problems.
LEVEL 4: PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT
Find the best people possible.
Place the right people in the right position.
Commit to spending time to develop people.
Help others do their job well.
Teach your people to excel in life.
Evaluate how independently your people can take action.