21 instead of 25

While most of the world has been writing about 25, I’m gonna tell you about 21. The 21 Indispensable Qualities of A Leader, that is.

The subtitle of this little book is “Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow.”

This is a great little book and the third book of my 24 this year. By the way, I think I’ll have the opportunity to read more than 24. The reason I bring up the sub title is this:

In today’s wild and (un)predictable world everyone is looking to make themselves a little bit better and more valuable. Our clients, customers and boss(es) are, in fact, demanding it. And this is where John Maxwell‘s classic comes in. If you haven’t heard of Maxwell, many consider him to be THE Leadership Expert in North America.

So what can you learn from this book? It depends on what stage of leadership you find yourself. However, I will tell you a couple of things. First, you don’t have to be at the top to lead. Leaders can be found in all places of an organization: Top, middle and bottom.

Second, the way the book is organized will allow you to think, reflect and act on the 21 different qualities that Maxwell highlights.

If you’re looking at a simple yet powerful read to help you become valuable this is a book you’ll want to add to your personal library.