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Book Review: Developing the Leaders Around You

Developing Leaders Around YouDeveloping the Leaders Around You: How to Help Others Reach Their Full Potential
Author: John C. Maxwell
Hardcover: 224 pages, $9.44
Published: October, 2005

I have to admit that I didn’t care for this as much as most of John Maxwell’s other books. The information is great and there are a lot of points that can be pulled from this, but it just felt like the book was a bunch of lists within lists. It was actually difficult to digest.

This is one of those books that you can really only read a few pages at a time instead of trying to take in a bunch in one sitting. But even doing this, you’ll find that each list is often accompanied by sub-lists and even sub-lists of sub-lists. Again, all the information is great, but you get lost a bit on what list you’re reading.

With that said, Developing is still a must-read for any business leader, manager or supervisor. Maxwell provides the framework for not only finding but creating great leaders within your organization. He takes you through the process step by step (and step within step) of why and how to turn your employees into a strong leadership team.

Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm whose pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his “bride enjoy” and his children. Read Stoney’s full bio.

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