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The 360 Degree Leader : Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization
The 360 Degree Leader Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization Author:John C. Maxwell In his nearly thirty years of teaching leadership, John Maxwell has encountered this question again and again: How do I apply leadership principles if I'm not the boss? It's a valid question that Maxwell answers in The 360 Degree Leader. You don't have to be the main leader, asserts Maxwell, to make significant impact ... more »in your organization. Good leaders are not only capable of leading their followers but are also adept at leading their superiors and their peers. Debunking myths and shedding light on the challenges, John Maxwell offers specific principles for Leading Down, Leading Up, and Leading Across. 360-Degree Leaders can lead effectively, regardless of their position in an organization. By applying Maxwell's principles, you will expand your influence and ultimately be a more valuable team member.« less
I was hoping for a book on collaboration, but the strongest part of this book was the "leading up" section. I also enjoyed the "challenges" section, which talked about internal and external issues that may get in the way of being a good leader.
Overall the book was written in very short segments, presumably for the typical ADD upper management type, and some parts were a little trite. But it's worth a quick look, anyway.