The Best John Maxwell Books


John C. Maxwell is one the country’s foremost experts on leadership. His leadership books have sold more than 19 million copies.  Through seminars and conferences, more than 2 million people have received leadership training from John Maxwell.  If you are a leader or if you want to be a leader some day, you can’t go wrong reading a book by John Maxwell.  
  
Below is my list of what I believe are the best books by John 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.  

     
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.
  
   
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. 

4. Developing the Leader Within You 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.   

    
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.  
  
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.