Developing the Leader Within You Summary

The SQUEEZE: John C. Maxwell’s book titled Developing the Leader Within You is part of a Christian Leaders Series edition where he discusses biblical foundations specific to Christian leadership. Maxwell is a pastor and business leader and has served his community for more than forty years. In the book, Maxwell discusses principles that are available to everyday leaders. Being called to lead is not easy. Leaders of all walks of life will find Maxwell’s book to be enlightening, offering timeless practical views about how to bring a positive change to your life and the lives around you. Maxwell’s Developing the Leader Within You will equip you to influence and inspire and accomplish your goals as a leader.

Notable Endorsement: “Few of us are natural-born leaders, according to John C. Maxwell, author of Developing the Leader Within You. Fortunately though, ‘the traits that are the raw material of leadership can be acquired,’ he promises. ‘Link them up with desire and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader. This book will supply the leadership principles. You must supply the desire.’ True to his words, Maxwell offers a detailed and inspiring primer on becoming a leader.” – Review

Common Q’s Answered by this Book:

  • What is leadership?
  • What is the connection between leadership and influence?
  • What is the connection between leadership and management?
  • What are some of the ways to bring about positive change?
  • What are some ways to improve your leadership?


About the Author: John C. Maxwell is an internationally-recognized expert on the subject of leadership. As a speaker, coach, and author of multiple books, Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company. Through these two organizations, Maxwell trains more than five (5) million leaders worldwide. Maxwell’s speaking engagements include an audience of Fortune 500 companies, government leaders, the National Football League, and the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a Business Week bestselling author and three of his books have sold more than one (1) million copies. Maxwell has written multiple books on the subject of leadership. Some of the titles include The 3600 Leader, Laws of Leadership Workbook, Developing the Leaders Around You, Mentoring 101, and Contagious Leadership Workbook. For more information about Maxwell’s current projects, visit: and follow him at For more information about the book, visit:

Book Vitals:

  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 2005)

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