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Publisher's Summary

A masterclass led by internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell revealing the 11 shifts you should make over the course of you career to keep innovating, improving, and influencing others to the highest levels of success in today’s unprecedented business climate.

Bonus Content: Hear number one New York Times best-selling author Rachel Hollis, Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastion, and motivational speaker and former NFL player Trent Shelton share their most significant “leadershifts” with John.

Change happens so rapidly today that leaders must be nimble and ready to adapt. Otherwise, they won't survive. International leadership expert John Maxwell says, the key is to learn how to “leadershift.”

In Leadershift, John C. Maxwell helps listeners make leadership changes that will positively enhance their organizational and personal growth. He does this by sharing the 11 shifts he made over the course of his long and successful leadership career. Each shift changed his trajectory and set him up for new and exciting achievements, strengthening and sustaining his leadership abilities and making him the admired leadership expert he is today.

Among those leadershifts are “the Adaptive Shift from Plan A to Option A,” “the Production Shift from Ladder Climbing to Ladder Building,” and “the Influence Shift from Positional Authority to Moral Authority.” Maxwell gives specific guidance about how to make these shifts in their own lives. Each one requires them to change the way they think, act, and ultimately lead so they can be successful in a world that never remains the same.

©2019 John C. Maxwell (P)2019 HarperCollins Leadership

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8 hours with Maxwell!

Loved the personal summary of each chapter by Maxwell himself. And wasn’t expecting the 2 hours of live talks by other leaders and motivational speakers afterwards.
Well worth it!

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a must read

so much valuable stuff on how to become a great leader an to apply change

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loved this book

John c Maxwell is incredible in this book, stick around to the end, the additional speakers are amazing as well

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Must Read

it's the first book I've listened to from John C Maxwell I'm gonna be looking for more fantastic book

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Amazingly well written and provocative

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life changer.

thank you mr Maxwell. this is going to help develop myself and my team. I look forward to the next one

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A Must Read!!!!

This book is the best! Very inspiring and thought provoking. I love the speeches and interviews at the end of this book. A very pleasant surprise.

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a book full of repetitive twisted cliches

This was my first John C. Maxwell book and I think it would be my last as well, he has an amazing voice to be fair and his performance was not that bad, but the content was full of fantasy world ideals.
I'd suggest this book if you live in Disney universe

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Shifting

great narrating
lots of nuggets
relatable stories
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a reminder of importance of connection and teams.

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Great book!

John Maxwell is very inspiring and has so much knowledge, I can’t wait to listen to more books by him!

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  • Gary D. Demos
  • 2019-04-23

If you only read one leadership book...

This book is an amazing compilation of what one of the most talented and experienced leaders learned through his 70 + years. I had the pleasure of hearing John Maxwell speak years ago, and have read two of his previous books. It just keeps getting better and better. This book describes the evolution of a leader and I've never read anything quite like this. It's fascinating to hear him describe the changes and growth he realized over the years, and it is a great inspiration to develop into an extraordinary leader. After hearing this book I ordered 12 hard cover copies to go through with my management team.

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  • Juli Butler
  • 2019-09-08

Inspiring!

I love hearing the book in the author’s own voice. The content of the book was easy to follow, highly applicable and very inspiring! Each chapter urged me toward a desire for greatness in the hopes to inspire others and great value in others. The interviews at the end were icing on the cake. The thought behind the three very different leaders/stories/speaking styles was genius. The question/answer with John added such insight and value. I want to listen to it again.

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  • Z. S.
  • 2019-08-30

Leader Shift!

This is a very interesting, insightful and full of life experience of John Maxwell. An important read / listen to any person that desire to see change in their life or business. Learn the secrets of success from a book based on real life experience not just some theories.

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  • Chris DeLeon
  • 2021-08-13

Good points buried by just repeating "leadershift"

Do you have the patience the hear someone use a made up word several times per sentence, several sentences in a row, as he keeps trying to make leadershift / leadershifting a word every ten to twenty seconds? I'd you can tolerate that without being distracted or annoyed by it, you'll likely be able to mine some beneficial ideas from this material and the author's experience. I have determined I cannot, and I wish I'd used this credit differently before a long flight.

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  • Prometheous Lee
  • 2021-02-16

Automatic Transmission Overhaul!

The GMC Step-side pickup truck that once belonged to my father one day stopped shifting gears. My strong curiosity got the best of me and I convinced myself I could fix it on my own. Now, if you're a mechanic you probably know how crazy this sounds.

It was a 4L60E automatic transmission. I found a parts distributor called Transtar really close to where I worked. I ordered a transmission overhaul kit and stopped by the shop to pick it up. When I told the salesperson I was the one doing the work he turned pale and said it would be nearly impossible for anyone to successfully do this having never done it before, but if I was going to spend the money and time I'd better follow him to his office.

For the next 3-hours this master mechanic went over in full detail the operations and techniques I would need to follow in exact order, with exact tolerances, and zero errors. Almost all of the information was in 'pictorial diagrams' and 'exploded view charts'. Imagine a picture that shows a piece, inside a part, inside another part, connected to a bigger part, and so on.

Long story short, I built that transmission three times before feeling comfortable enough to reinstall it back into the truck where it is today running even better than it did when my dad drove it off of the showroom floor thanks to the high performance shift-kit I added. If you want anything bad enough you too can be successful! 

That to say, 'Leadershift' was to my personal development what the 3-hour talk with the master mechanic was to my transmission rebuild. The lessons from John Maxwell reminds me of the pictorial diagrams and exploded views along with all the techniques and tolerances needed for a successful rebuild. The lessons from John Maxwell fit like pieces, inside parts, within even larger parts, and so on.. only this time it wasn't my transmission, but my transformation.. not a gear shift, but a 'Leadershift'!

Get ready for your overhaul!!

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Special Rachel Hollis & Trent Shelton surprise gift at the end!!

#rebuild #overhaul #transformational #growth

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  • Rosalyn Smith
  • 2019-11-10

Great book

I got a lot of good tips out. I also liked the speakers at the end.

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  • Sam
  • 2019-04-04

Good reason for shifts to address current day

Most authors draw examples from their previous works, that is true here, but with a number of new lessons. These new lessons can be revaluations that garner a modern perspective to emphasize the need to shift.

I liked the book and come away with renewed commitment to challenge past thinking.

There is a collection of conference speaker recordings at the end that are worth a listen.

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  • Eric J Barth
  • 2019-03-16

Excellent John Maxwell Book.

Narrated well and has excellent bonus 3 chapters with 3 great speakers to tie all of the book's applications together.

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  • Brad Fuemmeler
  • 2021-03-03

It’s okay to adapt.

I appreciate that John Maxwell writes this book to encourage adaptation to the life lesson that we all encounter. We will all go through a shift and need to know that it is okay. Dr. Maxwell’s book gives the okay!

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  • Brian
  • 2019-07-01

Great message

I’ve read it if John Maxwells books and they have helped me tremendously as a leader, but this book by far is my favorite. If you are a leader or going to be a leader than I highly recommend this book.

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