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Publication Order of 21 Laws of Leadership in the Bible Books

21 Laws of Leadership in the Bible (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
21 Qualities of Leaders in the Bible (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
21 Leadership Issues in the Bible (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of John C. Maxwell’s 101Books

Publication Order of John Maxwell's Laws Books

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Leadership Gold Books

Leadership Gold: Lessons I've Learned from a Lifetime of Leading (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
If It\'s Lonely at the Top, You\'re Not Doing Something Right: Lesson 1 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Toughest Person to Lead Is Always Yourself: Lesson 2 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Defining Moments Define Your Leadership: Lesson 3 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Work a Day in Your Life: Lesson 5 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Leaders Are Listeners: Lesson 6 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Get in the Zone and Stay There: Lesson 7 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Leader\'s First Responsibility Is to Define Reality: Lesson 8 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
To See How the Leader Is Doing, Look at the People: Lesson 9 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don\'t Send Your Ducks to Eagle School: Lesson 10 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keep Your Mind on the Main Thing: Lesson 11 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Your Biggest Mistake Is Not Asking What Mistake You\'re Making: Lesson 12 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keep Learning to Keep Leading: Lesson 14 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leaders Distinguish Themselves During Tough Times: Lesson 15 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
People Quit People, Not Companies: Lesson 16 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Experience Is Not the Best Teacher: Lesson 17 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret to a Good Meeting Is the Meeting Before the Meeting: Lesson 18 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Be a Connector, Not Just a Climber: Lesson 19 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Choices You Make, Make You: Lesson 20 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Everything You Gain, You Give Up Something: Lesson 22 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Those Who Start the Journey with You Seldom Finish with You: Lesson 23 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Few Leaders Are Successful Unless a Lot of People Want Them to Be: Lesson 24 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Only Get Answers to the Questions You Ask: Lesson 25 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
People Will Summarize Your Life in One Sentence-Pick It Now: Lesson 26 from Leadership Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leadership Gold Lunch & Learn (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lunch & Learn Books

Beyond Talent Lunch & Learn (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Failing Forward- Lunch & Learn (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thinking For A Change Lunch & Learn (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Today Matters Lunch & Learn (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Difference Maker Lunch & Learn (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 5 Levels of Leadership Lunch & Learn (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Be a People Person Lunch & Learn (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winning With People Lunch & Learn (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Influence People Lunch & Learn (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Successful People Books

How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thinking for a Change: 11 Ways Highly Successful People Approach Life and Work (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dare to Dream . . . Then Do It: What Successful People Know and Do (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Successful People Lead: Taking Your Influence to the Next Level (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Successful People Grow: 15 Ways to Get Ahead in Life (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Successful People Win: Turn Every Setback into a Step Forward (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
3 Things Successful People Do: The Road Map That Will Change Your Life (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Successful People Know About Leadership (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of John Maxwell Non-Fiction Books

Think on These Things: Meditations for Leaders (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Winning Attitude: Your Pathway to Personal Success (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tough Questions-- Honest Answers (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mastering The Old Testament (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Be a People Person (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Developing the Leader Within You (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Developing the Leaders Around You: How to Help Others Reach Their Full Potential (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Power Of Attitude (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Make Yours A Winning Team (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Power Of Influence (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Partners in Prayer (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breakthrough Parenting (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Living at the Next Level: Insight for Reaching Your Dreams (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Making the Most of Your Marriage (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Power Of Thinking Big (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Becoming a Person of Influence: How to Positively Impact the Lives of Others (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Your Road Map for Success: You Can Get There from Here (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Your Bridge to a Better Future (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leading from the Highest Level (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow (With: Rolf Zettersten) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
How High Will You Climb?: Determine Your Success by Cultivating the Right Attitude (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Power Of Partnership In The Church (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
John C. Maxwell's Electronic Bible Study Library (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart of Christmas (With: Jack W. Hayford) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Treasure of a Friend (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 24 Undeniable Laws of Success (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Dream Map (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Success: One Day at a Time (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of Respect (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maxwell 3-in1 Special Edition: The Winning Attitude,Developing the Leaders Around You,Becoming a Person of Influence (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player: Becoming the Kind of Person Every Team Wants (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best of John C. Maxwell on Attitude (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leading from the Lockers (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Powerpak Collection Series: Leading As A Friend (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Powerpak Collection Series: Leading in Your Youth Group (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Powerpak Collection Series: Leading At School (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Powerpak Collection Series: Leading Your Sports Team (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Learning the 17 Essentials Qualities of a Team Player (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reality Leadership: Overcoming Your Greatest Leadership Challenges (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Running with the Giants: What the Old Testament Heroes Want You to Know About Life and Leadership (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leadership Promises for Every Day: A Daily Devotional (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Power of One: One Person, One Rule, One Month (With: Stephen R. Graves,Thomas G. Addington) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winning With People Facilitator Guide (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Make Today Count: The Secret of Your Success Is Determined by Your Daily Agenda (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge (With: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Power of One Training Curriculum (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Journey from Success to Significance (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maxwell Leadership-Success 3 Book Pack (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
God's Devotional Book for Teens (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
God's Devotional Book for Women (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daily Grace For Women - Devotional Reflections To Nourish Your Soul (With: David C. Cook) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Choice is Yours (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
25 Ways to Win with People: How to Make Others Feel Like a Million Bucks (With: Les Parrott III) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life@work: Marketplace Success for People of Faith (With: Stephen R. Graves,Thomas G. Addington) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow's Success (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Talent Is Never Enough: Discover the Choices That Will Take You Beyond Your Talent (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Difference Maker: Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maxwell 101 Collection (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winning With People Participant Guide (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life@work, The Essentials (With: Kenneth H. Blanchard,Marcus Buckingham) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leadership Principles for Graduates: Create Success in Life One Day at a Time (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Contagious Leadership Kit: The Equip Leadership Series (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leadership Promises for Your Week (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Maxwell Daily Reader (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
365 Inspirational Thoughts For The Leader's Year (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dynamic Leadership - 60 Minutes with John C. Maxwell (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Encouragement Changes Everything: Bless and Be Blessed (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Developing the Leader Within You / Developing the Leaders Around You (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Team 2 In 1: Winning With People And 17 Indisputable Laws (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Go for Gold: Inspiration to Increase Your Leadership Impact (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Failing Forward Participant's Guide (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions That Will Help You See It and Seize It (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Becoming a Person of Influence/Talent Is Never Enough (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
25 Ways to Win With People / The 360 Degree Leader (With: Les Parrott III) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life (By: Chris Fabry,Jim Tressel) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Leader's Heart: 365-Day Devotional Journal (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
CEO Communication Skills: Verbal Skills to Inspire Passion (With: Larry Iverson,Laura Stack,Chris Widener,Dianna Booher,Jeff Davidson,Brad Worthley) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond Talent: Become Someone Who Gets Extraordinary Results (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daily Inspiration For Leaders (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Power of Winning: Motivation and Inspiration on How to Be a Winner (With: Larry Iverson,Don Yaeger,Ruben Gonzales,David Lamar Cook) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Influence People: Make a Difference in Your World (With: Jim Dornan) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn: Life's Greatest Lessons Are Gained from Our Losses (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home Run: Learn God's Game Plan for Life and Leadership (With: Kevin T. Myers) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Managing Time and Thriving Under Stress (With: Larry Iverson,Chris Widener,Dianna Booher) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
JumpStart Your Leadership: A 90-Day Improvement Plan (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader's Day (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Leadership Handbook: 26 Critical Lessons Every Leader Needs (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn for Teens: How to Turn a Loss into a Win (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Be All You Can Be: A Challenge to Stretch Your God-Given Potential (With: Lloyd James) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
JumpStart Your Growth: A 90-Day Improvement Plan (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
JumpStart Your Thinking: A 90-Day Improvement Plan (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn for Kids (With: Steve Bjorkman) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
JumpStart Your Priorities: A 90-Day Improvement Plan (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Greatest Story Ever Told (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Power of Significance (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Power of Your Leadership: Making a Difference with Others (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Power of Your Potential: How to Break Through Your Limits (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leadership Secrets (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leadershift Workbook (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Leader's Greatest Return: Attracting, Developing, and Multiplying Leaders (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wisdom on Leadership: 102 Quotes to Unlock Your Potential to Lead (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 5 Levels of Leadership Workbook (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winning with People: Discover the People Principles that Work for You Every Time (With: Henry O. Arnold) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Success is a Choice (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
150 Essential Insights on Leadership (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leadership Promises For Your Work Week (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Right to Lead: Learning Leadership Through Character and Courage (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marketing Strategy and Competitive Positioning (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Change Your World: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Difference (With: Rob Hoskins) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leading in Tough Times: Face Challenges with Courage and Grow Your Team Stronger than Ever (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Maxwell Unplugged: 17 Questions Most Asked of John Maxwell's Leadership (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Self-Aware Leader: Play to Your Strengths, Unleash Your Team (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Master What Matters (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thinker’s Edge (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Influence Formula (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unstoppable You (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication: Apply Them and Make the Most of Your Message (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ultimate Guide to Developing Leaders: Invest in People Like Your Future Depends on It (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
High Road Leadership (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Books

Learning the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Tested by Time (With: James L. Garlow,Gerard Reed) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of the Lid: Lesson 1 from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of Influence: Lesson 2 from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of Process: Lesson 3 from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of Navigation: Lesson 4 from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of Addition: Lesson 5 from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of Solid Ground: Lesson 6 from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of Magnetism: Lesson Law 9 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Law of Connection: Lesson 10 from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of the Inner Circle: Lesson 11 from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of Empowerment: Lesson 12 from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of Buy-In: Lesson 14 from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of Victory: Lesson 15 from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of Sacrifice: Lesson 18 from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of Timing: Lesson 19 from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of Explosive Growth: Lesson 20 from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of Legacy: Lesson 21 from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

About John C. Maxwell

An expert on leadership both nationally and internationally, the American speaker and writer John Calvin Maxwell is a powerful voice. Speaking and communicating with many, he provides insight into effective leadership, management, and business, helping others to achieve their goals. Enormously successful, he’s highly regarded, with his influential style, all backed up by his long and illustrious career. Selling in the millions, his name has become synonymous with success, imparting his life advice to many others looking for the same.

Professionally speaking to many on a regular basis, he understands his audience perfectly, which is part of what makes his work so effective. Knowing precisely what the reader is looking for, he manages to capture a sense of immediacy that instantly grabs them. Speaking in the media too, he’s given sermons and talks to increasingly large audiences, allowing him to become an extremely successful brand in of himself. His leadership qualities are unsurpassed, setting him up as one of the foremost leading figures within his industry as a whole.

As well as a writer, Maxwell is a pastor as well, being an evangelical Christian who has faith as a central part of his life. This has been a huge influence on who he is, informing a lot of his work, along with the message he has to impart to others. The ideas and teaching he has isn’t strictly confined to one religion though, as his business teachings can be applied across all areas of life. With much more to come, his work continues to be admired throughout the world, respected and admired by many from all over.

Early and Personal Life

Born in Garden City, Michigan, on the 20th of February 1947, John Calvin Maxwell was born and raised by a father who was also in the ministry. Following his father into this role, he would first gain a Bachelor’s Degree from Circleville Bible College back in 1969. Later he would go on to attend Azusa Pacific University gaining a Master of Divinity, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Fuller Theological Seminary.

Leading churches since the 1970s, he would work all across California, Ohio, and Florida, gaining an insight and understanding of the profession. This would also see him become an active speaker on numerous occasion, something that would serve him well in his motivational writing. Seen as a leading figure in his industry now, he’s created an influential legacy quite unlike any other, that will continue to live on.

Writing Career

Starting out with the book ‘Think on These Things’ back in 1979, John C. Maxwell would begin his literary career through the Beacon Hill Press publishing label. Totalling around forty books and counting, Maxwell has sold over twenty million books, as the figure continues to rise. Reaching the top of The New York Times Bestseller list numerous times, he’s achieved an enormous level of popularity.

These books are all non-fiction providing help and assistance to those in need, providing guidance for anyone seeking self-improvement. Often to referring to his own faith and outlook, they’re accessible to all, and they’re particularly useful to those in business. Many of the books are published through the Thomas Nelson publishing house, with a lot of them offering actionable plans and ideas to use. Founding a number of groups too, he’s an important figure, and will continue to be so on into the foreseeable future, with more talks and events to follow.

Developing the Leader Within You

Originally published in 1993 on the 1st of January, this would come out through the ‘Thomas Nelson’ publishing imprint. As a Christian pastor, John C. Maxwell puts into words his own experience standing in front of congregation of many. This is a non-fiction book that’s entirely self-contained, making for an easy to follow read, with many insights and lessons throughout.

Regardless of your own background or faith, this has information that everyone can use, as it can apply to anything from business to self-improvement. There’s no pre-requisite to be of any particular faith to take in what’s being said, as it offers advice that’s open to all. Written in a clear and legible style, reading it is definitely not a chore, as it’s easy to get through, with straightforward insight and perspective.

Looking at what makes effective leadership, Maxwell analyzes this from his own unique perspective as a Christian pastor. Studying his own experiences communicating with countless people throughout his life, he sees what it takes to lead a large group or congregation. Breaking down concepts such as influence and the effect leaders can have on others, he guides the reader through how they can effectively achieve this. This also goes into management, and how this is different from leadership, inspiring others, and motivating them through being an assertive and confident leader.

Winning With People

First published through the ‘Thomas Nelson’ publishing house once more, this would be released in 2005 on the 30th of June. It’s another self-contained non-fiction title that’s completely stand-alone, helping the reader on creating working relationships. Providing further insight into the world of business, Maxwell once more advises and helps the reader find a strong sense of self.

This is a fascinating examination of the business world, showing how relationships factor into it, altering different outcomes for the individual. It’s all practical advice that can be applied to the real world and any situation, making it extremely effective and down-to-earth. Easy to pick up, the book makes for an enjoyable read, imparting plenty of useful advice that the reader can then take away.

Breaking down relationships and what they mean, this studies how the reader can really improve their own social skills. Whether the reader is born with the skills innately or not, this isn’t important, as everyone can find self-improvement in this area if they look for it. Looking at the ‘People Principles’ in separate sections of the book, it shows how these areas can be advanced and improved. Once these relationships are then formed, how can they benefit the individual, helping them find self-fulfilment and happiness.

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One Response to “John C. Maxwell”

  1. MR MBITI: 2 years ago

    I have enjoyed reading his leadership books which have improved me mentally. I can get attention when im speaking in various functions. Ability i didn’t have before. Most admiring the law of the lid which is why most organization’s cant succeed because of the level of one at the apex of leadership. Thank you John


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