John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert with book sales topping $19 million. His bestsellers include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You, and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. On his blog, John Maxwell on Leadership (www.johnmaxwellonleadership.com), he shares his thoughts on leadership and lessons from his vast arsenal of leadership education materials, and provides his reading list and book-writing process.
Organizations around the world, in survey after survey, indicate that building the leadership pipeline is a business necessity. Workplace learning professionals who understand what characteristics and competencies the best leaders possess will be valuable business partners in their organizations.
Maxwell believes that good people skills differentiate the best leaders. He is clear about his leadership philosophy: "One life influencing another. This is the heart of leadership. One person casting vision. One person forging legacy, so that their influence incites the same passion in those they seek to lead. After all, people are our most valuable asset. And you have the power to impact those lives. To motivate teams. To transform organizations. We believe leadership is a process marked by constant growth."
Another blog worth checking out is The John Maxwell Company blog, written by Maxwell's staff. It reflects the same Maxwellian philosophy on leadership and shares information and resources created by the company for its leadership development programs.