Where is the best place from which to lead? The answer may surprise you. The middle of an organization is often the optimal place to practice, exercise, and extend your influence.
In The 360º Leader, international best-selling author, speaker, and consultant John C. Maxwell shows how 99% of all leadership in most organizations takes place in the middle. And he shares the secrets of how to increase your influence.
Briskly paced, yet rich in wisdom, The 360º Leader explodes the myths of leadership. (Wait until you see what Maxwell says about the Myth of Influence, the Myth of Potential, and the Myth of Control!)
Next you will explore the challenges that 360º leaders face. (The frustrating tensions you balance every day as a mid-level leader are universal.)
Then, with the clarity of a teacher and the passion of a seasoned executive coach, Maxwell will lead you through the principles of the The 360º Leader:
Lead Up by: Lightening your leader’s load; being willing to do what others won’t; knowing when to push and when to back off; and more
Lead Across by: Completing your fellow leaders (without competing); letting the best idea win; practicing the “leadership loop”
Lead Down by: Walking through the halls… slowly; transferring the division; rewarding for results
Maxwell even includes a section telling the big boss how to create a better working environment so that leaders in the middle can flourish!
Wise and practical, timeless and yet utterly relevant to today’s demanding work challenges, The 360º Leader is like a private session with America’s most respected leadership consultant. The time you spend with this book could be the most rewarding of your career.