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John C. Maxwell
Thomas Nelson Publishing
John Maxwell firmly points to attitude as the key in making or breaking
a leader. Leadership has less to do with position than it does with
disposition, because it will influence the way the followers think and
feel. Great leaders understand that the right attitude will set the
right atmosphere, which enables the right responses from others. Maxwell
addresses what shapes a person's attitude and whether or not attitude
can be changed. He addresses the common feeling of failure and shows how
to overcome obstacles. Understanding success as a journey rather than a
destination, he explains, is the key to good leadership.
Book Excerpt: Several
things on a team are not contagious: talent, experience and willingness
to practice. But you can be sure of one thing: attitude is catching.
When someone on the team is teachable and his humility is rewarded by
improvement others are more likely to display similar characteristics.
When a team member displays a strong work ethic and begins to have a
positive impact, others imitate him. People become inspired by their