Book Review: The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader

The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader,John C Maxwell, Book review
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We have added a new section to the blog that we are really excited about. We will review books every other Sunday to create a different twist to the blog, to help stimulate conversations, and  get you inspired. The books will not always be on fashion related topics, but they will be on topics that will hopefully provide practical information to get you closer to reaching your goals.

Today’s book/audio book is a must read for anyone in a leadership/influencer position. That may include bloggers, vloggers, managers, political figures, etc. For my fellow bloggers this review and book may provide you with insight into why people may want to follow/support your blog.

In his book “The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader” author John C Maxwell aims to answer questions that we may ask at times. What makes people want to follow a leader? What sets a leader apart from the rest of the group? 

Maxwell’s book aims to highlight the traits and qualities that shape a leader from the inside out. His book offers practical tips; daily practices and insight that will help you understand the mind of a successful leader.



I just wanted to highlight the first 3 qualities listed in his book:

1.     Your Character is your most important asset!  Action is the real indicator of character and it is built on every choice we make. Do your words and actions match? Are you willing to cut corners, compromise or let people down? Character is what we do when no one is watching.


2.     Charisma is simply the ability to draw people to you. Charismatic leader’s love life, give people hope while only seeing the good in them. Pride, moodiness, insecurities are some of the qualities that will hinder one’s ability to connect with others.


3.     Commitment. Successful leaders have a goal and never turn their eye away from it. As a leader others also depend on you. Commitment starts in the heart, is tested by action and opens the door to achievement.

The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader was a quick read (listen) with inspiring stories, oriented towards personal growth that results in developing leadership qualities. There is no substitute for hard work in achieving success and John C Maxwell did a great job in presenting realistic steps that ANYONE can implement in their day to day lives.  As bloggers, business women/men, educators, students etc., we are all influencers and can certainly benefit from the insight shared in this book. 


Let us know what qualities in a person draws you to them?


You can find more information about the book here

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Until Next Time

Sincerely Shubila


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7 Comments

  1. Anonymous March 16, 2015 / 8:53 am

    A book review feature! Of course, I completely support this wonderful idea. Looking forward to a new review every week!

    • SincerelyMissJ March 16, 2015 / 4:01 pm

      Thank you! I know this is up your alley so would love to hear your suggestions on materials worth sharing.

  2. Cheri March 16, 2015 / 9:05 am

    It's Great that you're adding Dimension to the blog! Please be Patient .. sadly I've noticed in social media it takes awhile for Substance to grow on readers. Post a pic and they come running, post Knowledge and … well you know! They'll eventually come around! :)Sounds Interesting, hope to check it out!Thanks for Sharing! God Bless! Wishing you a Peaceful Day! 🙂

    • SincerelyMissJ March 16, 2015 / 4:04 pm

      Hi Cheri! Happy Monday! Hope you had an awesome weekend. We just felt that it was the right time to inject a bit more dimension to the blog. We are still working on some kinks but with awesome individuals like you on our side there is hope 🙂 Who is/are your favorite authors?

  3. Cheri March 17, 2015 / 4:23 am

    Gosh that's a tough one! I read the Bible. My tastes in writers and music are all over the place, but lets see women … Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Harper Lee, Alice Walker, Terry McMillan, Gloria Naylor, men A. Dumas, Jules Verne, Ernest Gaines, Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, Dr. King, Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Walter Mosley, John Grisham, George Martin, Stephen King, James Patterson, E. A. Poe, Mark Twain are a few. o.O lol

    • SincerelyMissJ March 17, 2015 / 5:09 am

      Wow that is a long list! I would love to read the works of Maya Angelou for a start. She was a wise woman and my goal is to seek wisdom. Which one would you say was her best piece of literature?Shubila

    • Cheri March 17, 2015 / 12:07 pm

      Short answer ** are my two personal favs by Miss Maya! All of her Works will Enlighten you! If I had to choose to begin with either I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings shmoop.com free* excerpts @ poemhunter.com free* Google play & iBooks $3.99, The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou** g p $12.99, Letter to my Daughter** g p $8.99, Mom & Me & Mom g p $5.99. Have read everything she published I think!Honestly Shubila I've read those I listed, (just their notable works) but the majority were condensed book versions and entire books only maybe a third! You're not dealing with a Genius here … however my late Mommy probably was and my Aunt that helped raised me well … Y's IQ was 175 … Seriously! =D Can you believe she was Embarrassed of it??? Top 99.999 Yeah and now they're Perfect! 😉 Dang I would've had 175 on tee's, license plate and anything else … just waiting for people to ask what it stood for! tee hee ;)Shubila that's a Beautiful name! Have a Tremendous Day! 🙂 ttyl

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