Synopses & Reviews
At the heart of John C. Maxwell's brilliant and inspiring book is a simple premise: To do well in life, we must first think well. But can we actually learn new mental habits? Thinking for a Change
answers that with a resounding "yes" and shows how changing your thinking can indeed change your life.
Drawing on the words and deeds of many of the world's greatest leaders and using interactive quizzes, this empowering book helps you assess your thinking style, guides you to new ones, and step by step teaches you the secrets of:
- Big-Picture Thinking seeing the world beyond your own needs and how that leads to great ideas
- Focused Thinking removing mental clutter and distractions to realize your full potential
- Creative Thinking stepping out of the "box" and making breakthroughs
- Shared Thinking working with others to compound results
- Reflective Thinking looking at the past to gain a better understanding of the future...and much more.
Here America's most trusted and admired motivational teacher examines the very foundation of success and self-transformation. Illuminating and life-changing, Thinking for a Change
is a unique primer not on what to think, but how to best use one of your most precious possessions: your mind.
"Maintaining an encouraging tone and a down-to-earth writing style honed from his more than 30 previous titles, Maxwell details the impact and practical value of 11 kinds of thinking, including reflective, shared, creative, unselfish and big-picture. Useful tips, like how to discover your gifts through focused thinking, ways to break down complex issues with strategic thinking, and how to understand the value of examining the worst-case scenario through realistic thinking, characterize the author's surprisingly concrete lessons." Publishers Weekly
"A straightforward exploration of 11 thinking skills that can help a person change from a conventional thinker to a leader and visionary, [Maxwell's] latest book calls for a willingness to expand one's horizons, ask questions, challenge popular opinion, and be open to creativity and collaboration." Library Journal
"If you want to go places you've never been before you have to think in ways you've never thought before. This book by John Maxwell will teach you how to do that!" Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Whale Done!
The bestselling author and expert on leadership explores the concept that success is really just a frame of mind.
People who achieve their dreams understand the critical relationship between their level of thinking and their level of progress--and they know that when thinking is limited, so is potential. Maxwell explores this idea and identifies the specific skills people need to make their potential for success explode into results.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-266).
About the Author
John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 24 million books in fifty languages. Often called America's #1 leadership authority, Maxwell was Identified as the most popular leadership expert in the world by Inc. magazine in 2014. And he has been voted the top leadership professional six years in a row on LeadershipGurus.net. He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP, a non-profit organization that has trained more than 5 million leaders in 180 countries. Each year Maxwell speaks to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world's top business leaders. He can be followed at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell. For more information about him visit JohnMaxwell.com.