The “The Right to Lead “is another great book by John Maxwell. It took me around 2 hours to read through this book which contains 125 pages.
In this book John writes about people who have earned the right to lead others. Because of the courage they found and the character they displayed other people recognized their admirable qualities and felt compelled to follow them. John Maxwell states “It wouldn’t be accurate to say that no one can be given the right to lead. The right to lead can only be earned. And it takes time”.
In the preface John Maxwell writes about “What gives a man or a woman the right to lead?” He writes that “It certainly isn’t gained by election or appointment. Having position, title, rank, or degrees does not qualify anyone to lead other people. And the ability doesn’t come automatically from age or experience either. He says that “The right to lead can only be earned and it takes time”.
The different sections in this book talk about various aspects of leadership. They are Action, Vision, Sacrifice, Risk, Determination, Service and Integrity. In each of the above sections John writes about various people who are leaders in their own way by displaying these characteristics. They include US Army General Normal Schwarzkopf, Nelson Mandela, George Washington, Eric Liddell, Harriet Tubman, and John Wooden to name a few. We definitely need more leaders in our world who display these characteristics.
Like other books by John Maxwell this book contains a lot of good inspirational quotations. I love reading the quotations from his books. This book will be a perfect gift for Church Leaders, Corporate Leaders, Graduates and Dad’s. Thanks to Mr. Maxwell for another great book and I highly recommend this book.
Disclaimer: Thomas Nelson provided me with a complimentary copy of The Right to Lead: Learning Leadership Through Character and Courage to read and review. Opinions expressed are my own and not those of Thomas Nelson.