The 360 Degree Leader
Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization
By John C. Maxwell
Published by Thomas Nelson
From the Book Description:
New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell shows anyone how to lead, regardless of their level in any organization.
In his nearly thirty years of teaching leadership, John Maxwell has encountered this question again and again: How do I apply leadership principles if I’m not the boss? It’s a valid question that Maxwell answers in The 360 Degree Leader.
You don’t have to be the main leader, asserts Maxwell, to make significant impact in your organization. Good leaders are not only capable of leading their followers but are also adept at leading their superiors and their peers. Debunking myths and shedding light on the challenges, John Maxwell offers specific principles for Leading Down, Leading Up, and Leading Across.
360-Degree Leaders can lead effectively, regardless of their position in an organization. By applying Maxwell’s principles, you can expand your influence and ultimately be a more valuable team member.
I thought this was an excellent book on leadership. I found the principles taught to be ones that could be used most anywhere, not just in the business world, but in educational leadership as well. This would be a great book for anyone in any organization to read, as it helps you to evaluate how you are as a leader and helps you to determine which areas you need to work on to become a better and more effective leader.
What I liked best is that you don’t have to be the top cheese to use the principles in this book. You can effectively lead from up, down, or across. The things you choose to do as a leader will have an impact on your organization. So making sure that your efforts are effective will help you to be the best you can be, and help those you work with become all they can be too. This is a book I will read again and again as I strive to polish my own leadership skills.
*Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of this book directly from Thomas Nelson in exchange for this review. No additional compensation was provided and the thoughts expressed are my own.*