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Publisher's Summary

Lack of self-awareness is the single greatest obstacle leaders face in their development, effectiveness, and advancement. Dr. John C. Maxwell will help any leader become more self-aware, focused, and confident.

With 50 years of leading and teaching experience, influential leadership expert and speaker John C. Maxwell can help you become your best leadership self.

In The Self-Aware Leader, Maxwell teaches you how to:

  • Gauge your effectiveness as a leader.
  • Make better choices that lead to success.
  • Discover and correct your own mistakes.
  • Improve your leadership with the team.
  • Make the right trades in your career.

Self-awareness is key for new and seasoned leaders who want to avoid micro-managing, handle criticism with grace, and give others the credit they deserve. Maxwell also aims to help current and new managers looking to identify their strengths, become a better learner, and improve listening skills.

When leaders don’t see themselves clearly, understand their strengths and weaknesses, or recognize their negative interactions with their team, they limit their influence and undermine their own effectiveness. What’s the solution? Become a self-aware leader.

©2021 John C. Maxwell (P)2021 HarperCollins Leadership

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Worth the listen!

Nothing new here content wise, but very effectively structured. Short and to the point.

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Hard truths ignite growth

This book helps us see our weaknesses, and challenges us to look at the areas of leadership that are unhealthy. Great read!

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One of John's best books.

This is an eye opener for me, thanks for the audio. I will use these to help me become a better leader.

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A true masterpiece

The detailed descriptions on explaining intuition, awareness, and accountability to become a leader was amazing. Thank you for writing these books on leadership.

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John Maxwell Nut!

I love anything John Maxwell! I specifically was looking for something to help me with humility because, unfortunately, it’s not one of my strong suits. In the end though it was really helpful in getting me focused back on my growth journey which had gradually fallen off the past month or so. It was a great reminder for me.

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very good

if have read 15 laws of growth this book will reinforce your growth journey. well done John

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John does it again

I love the personal stories of failure, humility of the author, and wisdom passed down to young leaders like myself. Thanks!! Solid reads!!!!

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Good content. Less-good narration.

The way this was narrated did not seem to represent the cadence of the text well. It seemed like it was being read in almost a "run-on" way. Not enough natural beats of pause to separate sentences, headings, or points. The content is good but is not highlighted well by how it's read.

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Another home run book from John Maxwell

This book was both easy to read and inspirational! It challenged me to dig into my own abilities to l lead myself better, to be a better learner, a deliberate learner. Highly recommend this book.

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self awareness is the first step in EQ

I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book JOHN MAXWELL has done it again . I am now purchasing the hardback for my Library.

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Self awareness 4 growing mindset

In the coaching, mentoring & team development areas, one needs to be of a growth mindset as well. If I don’t learn something new from this book or any of the coaching, leadership & business platforms. I am closed to any teaching, therefore my ego has blinded me. John has refreshed my mindset in many areas and added value to my growth,with this book.

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  • 01-25-22

Good back average narration

Reminded me that I need to check both the narrator as well as the book reviews.

The power of audible books comes as much from the narrator as the content of the book. The content of the book was good, nothing too ground breaking but some good summaries and takeaways. The narrator was rather monotone though and lacked the adequate pauses and inflection to make the story engaging and enjoyable.

Having listened to over 50 books now, I’ve found that if the narrator is average, the book is average (no matter how powerful the content). Next time I’ll listen to the sample!