Below is my list of what I believe are the best books by John Maxwell.
1. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (10th Anniversary Edition) by John C. Maxwell
I can’t recommend this book highly enough for anyone who wants to improve in the area of leadership. This book - an updated version of the original best-seller - is on almost every list of the top leadership books of all time. This book is worth re-reading from time-to-time.
2. The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential by John C. Maxwell
Maxwell lays out the practical steps you need to take to bring your leadership skills to the next level. This book was a #1 New York Times bestseller.
3. The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want toFollow by John C. Maxwell
This is a solid introduction to leadership. Maxwell identifies the key qualities a successful leader must have, and every quality is followed by a great original story, practical tips and more.
by John C. Maxwell
Few people are natural born leaders, but John Maxwell believes leadership ability can be acquired by almost anyone. This book offers a detailed primer on how to become a leader. This million-seller was John Maxwell’s first book on leadership. If you are new to the study of leadership, this book is a great place to start.
5. The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential by John C. Maxwell
I love this book. The 5 Levels of Leadership helped me as much or more as any of John Maxwell’s books. The 5 Levels (Position, Permission, Production, People Development, and The Pinnacle) are the foundations you must build on if you want to go higher in your leadership abilities. I had just started reading this book when I was transferred to another position in my organization. This book helped me figure out what I needed to do to become an effective leader in my new position.
6. Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success by John C. Maxwell
Everyone fails at one time or another. The important thing is how you deal with failure once you inevitably fail. Will you give up, or will use the experience to improve yourself? This book will teach you how to use failure as a stepping stone for success.