Be a People Person Audiobook - Being a leader means working with people, and that's not always easy! Whether in your office, church, neighborhood, or elsewhere, your interpersonal relationships can make or break you as a leader. That's why it's so important to be a "people person" and develop your skills in tapping that most precious of all resources: people.
In this powerful new book, America's leadership expert John Maxwell helps you
- discover and develop the qualities of an effective "people person"
- improve your relationships in every area of life
- understand and help difficult people
- overcome differences and personality traits that can cause friction
- inspire others to excellence and success
Loaded with life-enriching, life-changing principles for relating positively and powerfully with your family, friends, colleagues, and clients, Be a People Person is certain to help you bring out the best in others-and that's what effective leadership is all about.
- Relating To The People You Lead
Be A People Person by John C. Maxwell is another solid book on leadership that is applicable to many areas of leadership both inside and outside of the church. In particular this book focuses on becoming a people person with some great tips for leaders who are not overly outgoing or struggle to relate to other people.
I don't have a huge interest in leadership books in general but I understand that everyone leads in some area of their life even if it is just in their own household, so the principles contained in this book are very helpful. Also becoming a people person is very important as relationships are one of the most important part of life in general and church and business life in particular.
The narrator was good as he presented the points clearly and had a very leadership tone to his voice and conveyed as aspect of an experienced leader teaching other leaders how to lead more effectively.
This book would be great for leaders in all areas of life because it contains great advice on becoming someone can know how to lead people effectively.
This audio book was gifted as a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. More information can be found about this and other Christian audio books at christianaudio.com.
- Timely wisdom on leading people from the leadership guru
I can’t think of anyone better to write a book entitled Be A People Person than John C. Maxwell. Throughout his long and illustrious career as leadership guru, he has emphasized the importance of team, collaboration, and synergy in accomplishing shared goals. He brings many of these ideas together into one volume with Be A People Person.
There are some great ideas in this book, and in typical Maxwell fashion, they are very applicable in a variety of contexts: church, business, home, and interpersonal relationships in general. The book is definitely directed towards leaders in particular. As a more introverted leader, I appreciate Maxwell’s encouragements and tips for relating to people more naturally. There were three chapters that stand out to me as particularly applicable: “How To Be Confident With People,” “Motivating People For Their Benefit,” and “You Can Be An Encourager.” The chapter titles give a small glimmer of the great treasure found within.
Maxwell is very fond of illustrations, stories, pithy anecdotes, and quotes. Sometimes he comes across as cheesy and trite with these stories, and his jokes often land with a corny “plop.” However, even when his style doesn’t connect with me, his considerable wisdom and experience are certainly apparent and lend weight to his many relationship maxims.
There are a few other books by John Maxwell I would recommend more readily than this one. However, there are many beneficial ideas to be found here. Leaders, you may want give it a look; especially if, like me, being a people person doesn’t come as naturally to you as it does to that select minority made up of folks like John Maxwell. Skill with people can be developed, and this book could be an invaluable part of that development journey for you.
The narration by Lloyd James in the audiobook version is very well done.
Please Note: This audiobook was gifted as a part of the Christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. This has in no way influenced my opinion or review of this work. More information can be found about this and other Christian audiobooks at christianaudio.com.
- Be a People Person by John C. Maxwell Audiobook Review
Being a business student I was really excited to get Be a People Person: Effective Leadership Through Effective Relationships by John C. Maxwell. Through this audiobook, I hoped to learn different tips on becoming a people person.
I really struggled with this audiobook. I listen to audiobooks when I am in the car or working around the house. I really liked the narrator, but I do not think this book was made to be an audiobook. I understand that books are written to be read, but most audiobooks I have listened to, I have enjoyed.
When listening to this audiobook, I had to pay so close attention to what was being said that I could not focus on anything else. When I was trying to clean and listen to this, I found myself quickly drifting into my own world and ignoring the audiobook altogether. This is rare for me. There are a couple reasons I think this happened.
I found the chapters to include a lot of great information, but I did not feel it was presented in a memorable way for me. I am used to audiobooks that I am able to remember what happened and what I learned. I had a very hard time doing this with this title.
I also found the chapters to be a little long. I think this might be connected with my loss of attention and lack of retention. I enjoyed the summary at the end of the chapters, but it felt like a long period of time between the start of the chapter and the summary.
I really wish I could say that I loved this audiobook. I really enjoyed the book, but would not get it as an audiobook unless I had the time to sit and just listen and take notes. There was a lot of information that I wanted to “highlight” but could not because it was an audiobook.
I did not mind the narration. I think my real struggle with this was that the book was made into an audiobook and I did not get the benefits I expected from it.
I received a copy of this audiobook from the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.