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The 360-Degree Leader

Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization
Narrated by: Wayne Shepherd
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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As one of the globe's most trusted leadership mentors, John C. Maxwell debunks the myths that hold people back from leaning into and developing their influence. In this inspiring call-to-action, he shows middle managers how to leverage their unique positions and become 360-degree leaders by exercising influence in all directions - up (to the boss), across (among their peers), and down (to those they lead).

Listeners will learn how to overcome the challenges facing the vast majority of professionals, including the pressures and pain points that come from being caught in the middle, and will gain the confidence and competence to step into their roles as significant influencers. 

There are endless opportunities for those trying to lead from the middle of an organization. Complete with a workbook to help you personalize your leadership journey and the author's plethora of stories, studies, and development models and strategies, The 360 Degree Leader equips you with the skills you need to begin making a difference in your organization, career, and life, today - with or without the promotion. 

From what you are, your influence is already greater than you know.     

Listen to everything by John C. Maxwell.
©2005 John C. Maxwell (P)2005 Thomas Nelson Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Leadership mega-guru Maxwell...taps a rich vein of corporate angst." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Tylor
  • 16-12-2006

Fantastic Read

This book applies to everyone because it addresses how to lead people from above, below, and next to you. It's a very holistic approach to managing people like your boss, your co-workers, and your underlings. Read it and you'll be more effective.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-08-2006

Leaders will want their employees to read this

This book has some great material within. I have read a number of books about leadership over the past couple of years, and I believe this one to have a lot of the important material from each placed into one book. In addition, this book gives good tips on how to work with other ambitious people and still succeed, as well as how to really help your superiors in a way that helps you and your organization. This book is great for anyone who wants to succeed as a professional

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-04-2018

The Audio book is abridged

The main reason why I bought this audio book is to help me read the actual book. I am disappointed after realising that some contents of the book were excluded from the audio book. I found it difficult to read and listen to the audiobook because they were not in sync. The book is abridged not unabridged and the statement from Audible is inaccurate.

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  • Michael K Hooker
  • 23-05-2006

360 Degrees . . . 100% Effective

The more I listen to this packed-full-of-soon-to-be-classic I realize that Dr. Maxwell's teachings apply and will help in every aspect of my life. It is only up to me to follow his guidance. Thanks, Doctor.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-2018

The audio book is missing major parts from the actual book

I was using this audio book to help me read along with the actual book when I noticed it skips over the whole second second about challenges that leaders face.

It also skips over crucial examples that the author gives to help understand the topics being discussed in the book.

I am severely disappointed in the audio version of this book and this will most likely affect if I will renew my subscription after my trial.

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  • Matthew S.
  • 23-08-2017

Exceptionally Expected

Where does The 360-Degree Leader rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is well executed in terms of audio books. It reads well, and even holds up nicely when you accelerate the speed of delivery. As a book, it is not terribly revolutionary; that is none of the ideas presented within are mind-blowing or game-changing in any way. In-fact, the title tells you almost everything you need to know about this book before you even pick it up. For someone who is new to the formal workplace, or who has not read into corporate leadership at all this book will likely be useful and I would recommend it. It presents some concepts that, while mundane to me, could be novel and useful to someone who is just starting to dip their feet into the field. That said, if you are already well versed in leadership concepts this book will likely only serve to be a refresher of things you already "know," but I'd add that that might not be a bad thing as it does frame leadership in a somewhat unique way.Overall I would recommend this book, particularly if you are just starting a career, or if you are trying to grow into a leadership position. If you are a veteran leader, or have studied leadership in any real capacity I would still recommend this book , but would caution you that you will likely be bored by it.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

That the information presented was delivered nicely, but was largely un-remarkable in terms of novel content.

Which character – as performed by Wayne Shepherd – was your favorite?

Not Applicable; there are not really "characters" in this book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No.

Any additional comments?

I had to read this book for work, and was able to finish it during a commute listening to it at twice speed, which was very helpful. This could be a helpful book to recommend to subordinates at work and discus in-order to engender a healthier work culture, or a more pro-active work culture.

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  • rccapps3
  • 16-01-2010

Excellent book for all managers in the middle

Excellent book with good examples, useful information and a great point of view.

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  • Walt
  • 24-09-2009

Every middle manager's must-read

This is an excellent work and needs to be must reading for every middle manager that wants to succeed. Also excellent for front line staff that have views of getting into management.

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  • Leonard
  • 22-02-2007

Are you Kidding?

This is the best of John Maxwell! The best leadership book in 10 Years. Very well read. Must buy for any serious leader.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-10-2019

Great information!

I’m 15 years old and looking to learn about leadership in business! This book had some much good info, such as how to lead up and horizontally. Recommend this book to people trying to grow in business mindset. Two thumbs up from me! (Also I rated it a 3 in story because it wasn’t as compelling as a novel but still very informative)

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  • New rapper convert!
  • 19-02-2017

Highly recommended

Great book on leadership! Highly recommend. Applicable to all aspects of life - work, family life, church life, social life etc.

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  • Mrs. R. Stoyanovitch
  • 28-01-2017

loved it!!

We already know everything in the book but do we adhere to it in reality..? I know I can do better and John Maxwell nails the "Why" so well. Thank you John