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Good Leaders Ask Great Questions

Your Foundation for Successful Leadership
Written by: John C. Maxwell
Narrated by: John C. Maxwell
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
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In Good Leaders Ask Great Questions, John C. Maxwell delves into the process of becoming a successful leader by examining how questions can be used to advantage. What are the questions leaders should ask themselves? What questions should they ask members of their team? He then responds to the toughest problems leaders have presented to him. Using social media, Maxwell offered the floor to followers with unanswered questions about what it takes to achieve their professional best, and selected 70 questions on the most popular topics, including:

  • How can I discover my unique purpose as a leader?
  • What is the most effective daily habit that any leader should develop?
  • How do you motivate an unmotivated person?
  • How would you work with a difficult leader who has no vision?

This book is a thorough, insightful response to those readers and anyone who feels they have plateaued on their journey to develop their ultimate potential. Every leader has room to grow, and the advice in these pages will help listeners assess their current position, and structure an effective plan to achieve their goals.

©2014 John C. Maxwell (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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  • Allison
  • 2016-05-24

Not what I expected

Maxwell of course fills the book with great wisdom, but I was expecting to learn HOW a smart person (a leader) thinks of and asks great questions. Instead he gives answers to many different questions that people may ask, specifically regarding leadership. So while I was hoping to learn the thought process that would lead me to continually ask great questions of others, instead I learned about some common leadership issues and concerns. Very different. It's still a great book, full of insight and leadership advice, but just be mindful of that so that your expectations aren't misconstrued like mine were.

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  • Carl Hawke
  • 2015-07-14

Awesome book

This is Asher reread. I love the way John Maxwell puts things were easy to understand and I'm really makes more sense than anything. Great book again

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  • Christine
  • 2017-08-09

My favorite leadership book, thus far.

I have read over a dozen books of John Maxwell in my 30s so it's been a while since I picked up a book that he's authored. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish. It never lost its momentum. And the bonus, because Maxwell is a fantastic narrator, the audio version is as if you are having a one on one mentoring session with him on a daily basis. This is invaluable.
If you are in a leader/manager role capacity, you need this book; If you are dealing with a difficult employee or boss, you need this book; etc. I emphasize NEED because not only does Maxwell walks you through the problem, he tells you how. His solutions are very much dialogue base driven. Thus far, this is my favorite book in leadership. It is exhaustive. It is concise. And it is very well written.

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  • Soonermorrissw
  • 2015-01-02

Great

Great book for all leaders. Real informative on questions of leaders. It really made me think about my style of leadership.

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  • jon
  • 2015-01-05

The Leadership Book

What made the experience of listening to Good Leaders Ask Great Questions the most enjoyable?

John Maxwell is just so easy to understand & is really on Topic

What other book might you compare Good Leaders Ask Great Questions to and why?

none yet have been this informative & useful

What about John C. Maxwell’s performance did you like?

His Soft Friendly voice ,and how he spent the Time to unpack step by step

What did you learn from Good Leaders Ask Great Questions that you would use in your daily life?

Hard to tell ,so well done ..my suggestion is to read it or Listen to it ,
Both were Great!

Any additional comments?

Any up and coming New Leaders ,Current Leaders ,and just plan someone that want to understand working with people better ,and do a Better Job at it.

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  • karli
  • 2017-07-14

young leaders

good for young leaders who are up and comming and need guidance to figure out what is next

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  • dbousquet
  • 2015-06-10

Great Question

Transforming if you'll allow the message to set in. Johns passion for transforming mediocre leaders into effective ones bleeds through every word!! Blessed to have heard the message, hooked!!

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  • BaptistPreacherRR
  • 2015-01-02

A Very Important part of Leadership

Asking questions is a vital part of leadership that is very seldom dealt with. This book was a great help to me.

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  • Mario
  • 2015-07-27

One of John C. Maxwells best...

Loved it... Very helpful in my life's current situation... What's next... Maybe The 21 Law's of Teamwork...

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  • LDA
  • 2015-07-22

Excellent book

Learning the ability to inspire people to think and give feedback. Developing leaders around you. Creating an inner circle that helps you grow. A great deal to practice and learn about yourself as a leader.

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