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Book Review: The 4 Pillars of Leadership Author: John C. Maxwell

Leadership rests on 4 pillars: Relationships - to truly connect with other people; Equipping - developing other's potential; Attitude - the make-or-break ingredient of success; Leadership -influencing the people around you. The 4 Pillars of Leadership asks questions such as: How can I gain the trust of others?; What is my most important relationship?; Whom should I equip?; How can I inspire others to excel?; How can I grow as a leader?; How does attitude influence leadership? The answers to these questions will show you how positive, goal-oriented leadership can make you stand out in your organisation, and how your leadership skills will help you to go all the way to the top.

In The 4 Pillars of Leadership, these four crucial areas are called the four pillars, because they are key features of successful leadership.

The four pillars are:

  • Relationships: connecting with others

  • Equipping: helping others to achieve their potential

  • Attitude: make or break ingredient of success

  • Leadership: influence others around you

Reviewed By:

Lusanda Dhlamini

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I am a wife to Joseph Dhlamini and a mom. God has blessed us with two grandchildren. I am the founder of Women of Reverence and Together We Thrive Podcast. I am passionate about seeing women find their purpose in life. Give me a cup of coffee any day.

Name of the Book:

The 4 Pillars of Leadership


John C. Maxwell

What drew you to read this book?:

I love John C. Maxwell's coaching and equipping content. I am a Life Coach and this book has equipped me in understanding Leadership.

What impact did this book have on your life?:

It has helped and equipped me as a leader in my business and ministry. It has taught me about the 4 most important pillars of leadership for myself and when coaching potential leaders. It has improved my understanding and perspective on leadership.

In a paragraph, what is the main point of this book?:

It teaches that people can grow, develop and be more effective if they have a leader who understands their potential value.

It equips the reader with four pillars of leadership:

1. Connecting with others

2. Helping others to achieve their potential

3. A make or break ingredient of success

4. Influence and impact others around you

The author also provides key questions a leader or aspiring leader can ask themselves e.g. 1. How can I gain the trust of others? 2. How can I grow as a leader?

Who would benefit from reading this book?:

Potential Leaders, Coaches and Mentors to Leaders.

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