John Maxwell, America's #1 leadership authority, has mastered the art of asking questions, using them to learn and grow, connect with people, challenge himself, improve his team, and develop better ideas. Questions have literally changed Maxwell's life. In GOOD LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS, he shows how they can change yours, teaching why questions are so important, what questions you should ask yourself as a leader, and what questions you should be asking your team.
Maxwell also opened the floodgates and invited people from around the world to ask him any leadership question. He answers seventy of them--the best of the best--including . . .
What are the top skills required to lead people through difficult times?
How do I get started in leadership? How do I motivate an unmotivated person? How can I succeed working under poor leadership? When is the right time for a successful leader to move on to a new position? How do you move people into your inner circle? No matter whether you are a seasoned leader at the top of your game or a newcomer wanting to take the first steps into leadership, this book will change the way you look at questions and improve your leadership life.
Leadership guru Maxwell, author of more than 65 books, including 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, is a former pastor and friends with Rick Warren and other bestselling Christian authors; his work has a strongly Christian focus. Assuming that readers don't find this perspective off-putting, they're likely to find Maxwell's questions thought-provoking and encouraging; his friendly and conversational tone keeps complex leadership lessons palatable. Asking these essential questions of themselves will help readers learn to ask the right questions of others in the right way and synthesize information effectively. Maxwell addresses questions that will help you understand the people on your team, develop leaders, manage work relationships, guide your own leadership, and navigate leadership transitions, among other topics. The book is studded with memorable catchphrases "specialize until you're special" and end-of-chapter summaries with hundreds of questions designed to help readers in their quest for personal and professional growth. Clear and inspiring, this is a great approach to leadership.
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One of his best
While Maxwell gives a handful of questions leaders can ask, it's more a compilation of all of the leadership questions he's been asked. His answers are great and extremely applicable and packed full of Maxwell wisdom and insight. He does provide great questions in this goon that will bring clarity to many different leadership scenarios. I highly recommend it.
Really had high hopes for this book
400 pages in and I’m really forcing myself to continue reading this. I really hoped this would inspire me to come up with actual questions or being out examples of what to ask and what was appropriate to ask. Instead i feel as if this book throws me in a loop tangent to what I should really know to be in a position to lead. I’ll move on and put this book down. If anything this book makes me want to find better books.