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The 5 Levels of Leadership
Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential
THE SUMMARY IN BRIEF
True leadership isn’t a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than “the boss” people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in and inspire people. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people develop their skills to become leaders in their own right. And if you have the skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership.
The 5 Levels
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What should we do first? What processes should we use? How can we gain influence with others? How can we develop a productive team?
How do we help followers become leaders in their own right? The 5 Levels of Leadership gives answers to these questions using understandable steps.
• The 5 Levels of Leadership Provides a Clear
Game Plan for Leadership Development. Good leadership isn’t about advancing yourself. It’s about advancing your team. The 5 Levels of Leadership provides clear steps for leadership growth. Lead people well and help members of your team become effective leaders, and a successful career path is almost guaranteed.
• The 5 Levels of Leadership Aligns Leadership
Practices, Principles and Values. When I developed the 5 Levels, I conceived of each level as a practice that could be used to lead more effectively. As time went by and I used and taught the levels, I realized they were actually principles. Here’s the difference: A practice is an action that may work in one situation but not necessarily in another. A principle is an external truth that is as reliable as a physical law. For example, when Solomon said,

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