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PofE 039: Book Review - The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John Maxwell

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

Premise:

  • The premise of "The 21 Laws of Leadership" is that leadership can be learned and it's based on principles and laws of nature. Once you understand the 21 laws and practice them you will improve and increase your leadership capability. It's only when you enhance your leadership ability can you truly increase your personal and professional effectiveness.

What I learned:

  • Each of The 21 Laws of Leadership principles transcend time. Leadership is leadership no matter which period of history it is practiced.

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PofE 038: Book Review - Thinking for a Change - John Maxwell

 Thinking for a Change

Premise:

  • The premise of “Thinking for a Change,” is that to make changes to your life begins with a change in the way you think. The idea is that every habit, every action and every emotion is triggered by a thought. Your thoughts determine everything about your life. The way you think determines who you are and who you are determines what you do. Your thoughts determine your habits and your habits determine your future. People who are in the top of their industry think differently than those who are not. What I like about this book is how it guides you to change the way you think and it provides a step by step process to do it.

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PofE 037: Book Review - First Things First - Stephen Covey

First Things First

Premise:

• “First Things First” is a book written in 1994 by Stephen Covey and the Merrill brothers that changed my life and focused me on a daily habit of scheduling first things first. The premise of the book is to keep the main thing the main thing.

• Ken Blanchard in his endorsement of the book states, "Together with the Merrills, Stephen Covey has written a thought-provoking book that makes us look at ourselves in life more importantly, 'First Thing First' gently guides us to the basic principles."

• Steve Young, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, stated, "The greatest successes I've had in my life can be attribute to the life-changing principles Covey teaches in 'First Things First.'"

• Melanie Mackenzie, co-author of “Managing Your Goals,” stated, "Time management gives us the tools but 'First Things First' delivers us to a place where we can each make the right choices; fueled by powerful visions of a life lived as a legacy - a life of enduring meaning."

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