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Publication Order of Successful People Books

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

Publication Order of John Maxwell Non-Fiction Books

Think on These Things: Meditations for Leaders (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Winning Attitude: Your Pathway to Personal Success (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tough Questions-- Honest Answers (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mastering The Old Testament (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Be a People Person (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Developing the Leader Within You (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leadership 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leadership 101: Inspirational Quotes & Insights for Leaders (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Developing the Leaders Around You: How to Help Others Reach Their Full Potential (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Power Of Attitude (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make Yours A Winning Team (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Power Of Influence (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Partners in Prayer (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breakthrough Parenting (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living at the Next Level: Insight for Reaching Your Dreams (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Making the Most of Your Marriage (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Power Of Thinking Big (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Becoming a Person of Influence: How to Positively Impact the Lives of Others (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Your Road Map for Success: You Can Get There from Here (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Your Bridge to a Better Future (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leading from the Highest Level (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow (With: Rolf Zettersten) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How High Will You Climb?: Determine Your Success by Cultivating the Right Attitude (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Power Of Partnership In The Church (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Learning the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heart of Christmas (With: Jack W. Hayford) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Treasure of a Friend (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader's Day: Revitalize Your Spirit and Empower Your Leadership (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Equipping 101 (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Dream Map (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Success: One Day at a Time (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Law of Respect (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maxwell 3-in1 Special Edition: The Winning Attitude,Developing the Leaders Around You,Becoming a Person of Influence (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Learning the 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player: Becoming the Kind of Person Every Team Wants (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leading from the Lockers (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Powerpak Collection Series: Leading As A Friend (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Powerpak Collection Series: Leading in Your Youth Group (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Powerpak Collection Series: Leading At School (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Powerpak Collection Series: Leading Your Sports Team (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Attitude 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Running with the Giants: What the Old Testament Heroes Want You to Know About Life and Leadership (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leadership Promises for Every Day: A Daily Devotional (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relationships 101 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Power of One: One Person, One Rule, One Month (With: Stephen R. Graves,Thomas G. Addington) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ethics 101: What Every Leader Needs To Know (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make Today Count: The Secret of Your Success Is Determined by Your Daily Agenda (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge (With: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Power of One Training Curriculum (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Journey from Success to Significance (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maxwell Leadership-Success 3 Book Pack (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God's Devotional Book for Teens (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God's Devotional Book for Women (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daily Grace For Women - Devotional Reflections To Nourish Your Soul (With: David C. Cook) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Choice is Yours (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
25 Ways to Win with People: How to Make Others Feel Like a Million Bucks (With: Les Parrott III) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life@work: Marketplace Success for People of Faith (With: Stephen R. Graves,Thomas G. Addington) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow's Success (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Talent Is Never Enough: Discover the Choices That Will Take You Beyond Your Talent (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Difference Maker: Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life@work, The Essentials (With: Kenneth H. Blanchard,Marcus Buckingham) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leadership Principles for Graduates: Create Success in Life One Day at a Time (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Contagious Leadership Kit: The Equip Leadership Series (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leadership Promises for Your Week (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dynamic Leadership - 60 Minutes with John C. Maxwell (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Encouragement Changes Everything: Bless and Be Blessed (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Developing the Leader Within You / Developing the Leaders Around You (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leadership Gold: Lessons I've Learned from a Lifetime of Leading (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Team 2 In 1: Winning With People And 17 Indisputable Laws (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mentoring 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Success 101: What Every Leader Should Know (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Go for Gold: Inspiration to Increase Your Leadership Impact (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Self-Improvement 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions That Will Help You See It and Seize It (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Teamwork 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Becoming a Person of Influence/Talent Is Never Enough (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
25 Ways to Win With People / The 360 Degree Leader (With: Les Parrott III) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life (By: Chris Fabry,Jim Tressel) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Leader's Heart: 365-Day Devotional Journal (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
CEO Communication Skills: Verbal Skills to Inspire Passion (With: Larry Iverson,Laura Stack,Chris Widener,Dianna Booher,Jeff Davidson,Brad Worthley) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond Talent: Become Someone Who Gets Extraordinary Results (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daily Inspiration For Leaders (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Power of Winning: Motivation and Inspiration on How to Be a Winner (With: Larry Iverson,Don Yaeger,Ruben Gonzales,David Lamar Cook) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leading the Pack (With: Brian Tracy) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Influence People: Make a Difference in Your World (With: Jim Dornan) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn: Life's Greatest Lessons Are Gained from Our Losses (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home Run: Learn God's Game Plan for Life and Leadership (With: Kevin T. Myers) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Managing Time and Thriving Under Stress (With: Larry Iverson,Chris Widener,Dianna Booher) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
JumpStart Your Leadership: A 90-Day Improvement Plan (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Leadership Handbook: 26 Critical Lessons Every Leader Needs (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn for Teens: How to Turn a Loss into a Win (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Be All You Can Be: A Challenge to Stretch Your God-Given Potential (With: Lloyd James) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
JumpStart Your Growth: A 90-Day Improvement Plan (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
JumpStart Your Thinking: A 90-Day Improvement Plan (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn for Kids (With: Steve Bjorkman) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
JumpStart Your Priorities: A 90-Day Improvement Plan (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Greatest Story Ever Told (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Power of Your Leadership: Making a Difference with Others (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Power of Your Potential: How to Break Through Your Limits (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Leader's Greatest Return: Attracting, Developing, and Multiplying Leaders (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wisdom on Leadership: 102 Quotes to Unlock Your Potential to Lead (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winning with People: Discover the People Principles that Work for You Every Time (With: Henry O. Arnold) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
150 Essential Insights on Leadership (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leadership Promises For Your Work Week (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Right to Lead: Learning Leadership Through Character and Courage (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marketing Strategy and Competitive Positioning (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leading in Tough Times: Face Challenges with Courage and Grow Your Team Stronger than Ever (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
John Maxwell Unplugged: 17 Questions Most Asked of John Maxwell's Leadership (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Self-Aware Leader: Play to Your Strengths, Unleash Your Team (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Master What Matters (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thinker’s Edge (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Influence Formula (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unstoppable You (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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: 1 year 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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