Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

Title:  The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential

Author:  John C. Maxwell

Rating:  Excellent

Reason for Reading: I am a big fan of John C. Maxwell’s material,and personal growth is a passion of mine. Therefore, this is an ideal read for me.

Format:  I read this on my nook SimpleTouch

Summary:  As the title suggests, John C. Maxwelldescribes the principles behind personal growth, detailing what it takes to bemore and do more, and how to leverage those principles to work for you.  This is the final book for John’s Lawsseries, which includes The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 17Indisputable Laws of Teamwork.  John’smantra is that everything rises and falls of leadership, and that it iscritical that leaders keep learning.
The 15 Laws include the Law ofIntentionality, which is that growth happens by choice rather than by chance,and the Law of the Rubber Band, which is that you need enough tension to keepyou moving through the growth process. John describes each with stories from his own past, from when he didn’tunderstand the importance of disciplined investment in personal growth, to nowwhen he has embraced growing leaders who then grow other leaders.

Review:  I have found the book to be another excellentwork by John.  I thoroughly enjoyed theway that John has of taking serious material and making it fun to read.  John illuminates the principles behindpersonal growth with stories from his own life, which makes them relatable andunderstandable.  Yet the truths withinthe examples are as solid as if they were the results of an extensive academicstudy.
If you are seriously interested inpersonal growth, what it is and how to do it, then The 15 Invaluable Laws ofGrowth is a must read.  Even if you onlycasually read for the purpose of learning, I’d still put 15 Laws on yourreading list, because it is enjoyable and encouraging to anyone on a journey tobe more and do more.

Joseph Iliff
Seek Out Wisdom
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