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The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John C. Maxwell

Narrated By: John C. Maxwell

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: October 2011

Duration: 7 hours 13 minutes


True leadership isn't a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than "the boss" people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people to develop their skills to become leaders in their own right. And if you have the skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership-where experience will allow you to extend your influence beyond your immediate reach and time for the benefit of others.

The 5 Levels of Leadership are:
1. Position - People follow because they have to.
2. Permission - People follow because they want to.
3. Production - People follow because of what you have done for the organization.
4. People Development - People follow because of what you have done for them personally.
5. Pinnacle - People follow because of who you are and what you represent.

Through humor, in-depth insight, and examples, internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell describes each of these stages of leadership. He shows you how to master each level and rise up to the next to become a more influential, respected, and successful leader.


  • Kassidy B

    This was a great book that everyone should read! A parent learning to guide their child to a boss learning to lead a team, everyone can apply these principals to any relationship.

  • Brett

    A great book that I wish my boss, his boss and all bosses would read, internalize and put into practice. As I listened to the book, it became clear to me about the problems with leadership in most companies for which I've worked. It also gave me insight that if I should get back into management about what I can do to be a better leader. I liked the recording so much that I bought the book for my own collection and read that as well.