Good Leaders Ask Great Questions
Updated: May 1, 2020
Author: John C. Maxwell
Released: October, 2014
The following are all quotes or sentences taken directly from the book. Rather than try to write something about my experience I'll just leave some tidbits.
Again all credit below goes to John C. Maxwell.
Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities he does not possess.
Never complain about what you allow.
Good people always rise to your level of expectation.
Am I investing in myself? Am I genuinely interested on others? Am I grounded as a leader?
You don’t really understand people until you hear their life story. If you know their stories, you grasp their history, their hurts, their hopes and aspirations. You put yourself in their shoes. And just by virtue of listening and remembering what’s important to them, you communicate that you care and desire to add value. As a leader your goal is to lift people up.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. Do I add value to others?
I can’t raise the bar of others if I haven’t raised the bar for myself.
Twenties–Alignment: foundation and prepare for future success. Thirties–Adjustment: try different things and find out what does and doesn’t work. Forties–Advancement: focus in our strength. Fifties–Assessment: reevaluate our priorities. Sixties–Ascendance: top of game
A team is a group of people who may not be equal in experience, talent, or education but in commitment. People don’t expect their leaders to be perfect, but they do expect them to be honest.
Can they change? Will they change?
People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
One of the best way to persuade others is with your ears.
Good questions inform; great questions transform.
If you are a leader, the true measure of your success is not getting people to work. It’s not getting people to work hard. It is getting people to work hard together. That takes commitment.
If you pair excellence with humility, people not only won’t run over you, they will respect you.
People who wait for the one great opportunity often keep waiting.
Now back to me!
Take care of one another and be kind.
Verdict: Had a great time with this Audiobook.
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