You can bring out the best in people!
In Be a People Person, America's leadership expert John Maxwell helps you
• Discover and develop the qualities of an effective "people person."
• Improve your relationships in every area of life.
• Understand and help difficult people.
• Overcome differences and personality traits that can cause friction.
• Inspire others to excellence and success.
Being a leader means working with people, and that's not always easy! Whether in your office, church, neighborhood, or elsewhere, your interpersonal relationships can make or break you as a leader. That's why it's so important to be a "people person" and develop your skills in tapping that most precious of all resources: people.
Loaded with life-enriching, life-changing principles for relating positively and powerfully with your family, friends, colleagues, and clients, Be a People Person is certain to help you bring out the best in others—and that's what effective leadership is all about.
Good book with focused audience
I have read many of John's books and this one is definitely good from a character building standpoint. Even though the material within can be used in a variety of careers, it's angled with emphasis towards those who work in ministry, such as pastors or other church leadership. Just keep that in mind. I was reading this book to grow in my corporate America leadership and found out early it was heavy on ministry. As I stated, the principles still work and I took a lot of notes specifically for ways to build character. If you need to learn how to deal with all kinds of people better, this is a good read.
Repetitive and cliche
The first few chapters were okay but you could tell the book really ran out of steam when it began to go in depth about the principles of treating others. A lot of the examples are completely un-relatable since the story is told from a pastors point of view..
Like telling a bunch of angry customers to call you instead of the manager of the store is suppose to be a good way to show employees that they are appreciated? You get what you pay for I guess
I have had the pleasure of reading nearly all of John's books and jumped at the opportunity to add this to the collection. What is always refreshing is the consistency of the principles, with insight regarding application for the culture. I have recommended John's books to many many many people, and have given several as gifts, many to my sons. Thanks John.