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John Maxwell shows how to develop and teach leadership to take your organization further

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ast month’s feature with John Maxwell focused on development, the central theme of his newest book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. This month, John moves onto leadership, life, death and everything in between. The second of a two-part series with John focuses on ideas from one of his best-known books, The 5 Levels of Leadership. The book is a manual to becoming a more effective leader that inspires others to achieve their fullest potential, regardless of position or level of leadership.

As one of the world’s most renowned leadership experts, Dr. Maxwell also discussed his personal journey. He tells of significant, pivotal choices he made, including one that might have saved his life. In this interview, John shares a few secrets with InsuranceNewsNet Publisher Paul Feldman and how to become a level 5 leader in your organization and life. FELDMAN: What made you focus most of your work toward leadership? MAXWELL: Leadership is one of my

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passions and so is teaching it. I’ve dedicated more than thirty years of my life to helping others learn what I know about leading. The subject is inexhaustible, because everything rises and falls on leadership. If you want to make a positive impact on the world, learning to lead better will help you do it. The conclusion I came to early on is that leadership is influence. If people can increase their influence with others, they can lead more effectively. As I reflected on that, a concept for how leadership works began to crystallize in


November 2012