Friday, September 2, 2016

Good Leaders Ask Great Questions by John C. Maxwell

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My Thoughts: 
Having never read a book by John C. Maxwell, I am blown away by the leadership advice he offers in "Good Leaders Ask Great Questions" on page one. If you work in any place of employment, I highly encourage you to pick up this book or any of his books.  As someone who is young in my professional career, this book challenged me to ask questions rather than to nod my head acting like I knew the answers. I love how this book addresses leadership and what solid leadership looks like in organization versus ineffective leadership.  The most impactful chapter by far was chapter one. I love the top 10 questions that John C. Maxwell challenges the reader and himself. This book has taught me the value of questions, asking the right questions, what kind of questions and when to ask them. Additionally, I found his reason for writing books to be inspiring and to be full of truth when he stated that his friend, and author, Les Parrott wrote books to "increase his audience and message." Despite the challenges and how long it took Maxwell to write a book, he did not give up and has sold over 24 million copies. I think the guy knows something about leadership, business and taking your professional life to the next level.

You don't have to be a business expert, a leadership guru or even the top dog at your business to start asking great questions to move up in your company. "Good Leaders Ask Great Questions" is written in bite size chunks that will help you grow as a leader. If you're just starting in a leadership role, this is a great read. If you're not in a leadership role, this is a great read to help you move from good to great. Overall, I learned so much from this book. I have almost every page highlighted with something that I learned about leadership, questions, or dealing with individuals who are need to grow in their skills. This would be a great gift for a college student, a graduation present or even someone who just landed their first job. If you're looking to grow in your leadership, pick up this book. I highly recommend it. 

Thank you to Center Street Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy for review purposes. I was not compensated for a positive review. I give this book 5/5 stars. I cannot wait to read more books by John C. Maxwell. 

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