5 Reasons Why You Should Read John C. Maxwell’s New Book (Book Giveaway)


John C. Maxwell is arguably the world’s thought-leader on leadership. As a student of leadership, I’ve enormously benefited from John’s leadership wisdom. In fact, I’m so excited about his new book Good Leaders Ask Great Questions that I’m giving out a brand new copy FREE. (Go to the end of the post learn how to win a free copy of John’s new book) 


So, here’s five reasons why you should consider reading John’s new book!

The first half of the book teaches about the value of questions, and it offers the specific questions John ask himself as a leader and that he asks his team members every day. In addition, John share the ten questions he’s asked that changed his life.

The second half of the book contains the most extensive resource of leadership answers he’s ever given. Last year, John asked people to submit questions to him, and he received hundreds of questions from people around the world. They shared real concerns about real situations. In the book John give his answers to the most important ones, such as how to work for a bad boss, how to resolve conflict, and how to get started in leadership.

Here’s seven great questions that will give you a foretaste of what this book is all about: 

1. What is the greatest lesson you have learned? By asking this question I seek their wisdom.

2. What are you learning now? This question allows me to benefit from their passion.

3. How has failure shaped your life? This question gives insight into their attitude.

4. Who do you know whom I should know? This allows me to engage with their network.

5. What have you read that I should read? This question directs my personal growth.

6. What have you done that I should do? This helps me seek new experiences.

7. How can I add value to you? This shows my gratitude and desire to add value to them.

Win a FREE Book!

Follow the instructions below to enter the Good Leaders Ask Great Questions contest and then spread the word to others! The contest ends at midnight October 20th midnight (PST) and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 21th!

All you have to do is to two things:

1)    SHARE this post on Facebook or Tweet or LinkedIn this post. (Each time you share, you’ll accumulate more points to win the giveaway!)

2)    Answer the Question below on this blog post.

Question: What’s the most powerful question you can ask as a leader?

  • “How can I do this better next time?” or “How can I serve you better in the future?”

  • How can one be more of a servant leader as we were made to be.

  • If you could talk to your younger self, what advice would you give?

  • Scott

    How can I fully understand you?

  • What tools or resources do you need to excel at your job?

  • Jeff Eklund

    How has serving made you a better leader?

  • Edouard Ametou

    How can I help you succeed in your job/ role?

  • Paul – Great post and giveaway!
    My question: What was or is the greatest source of encouragement/inspiration to move you to be the leader you are today?

  • Christian

    Great idea paul!
    Heres a question: When you were 18 and not sure what to do with your life or you needed direction…who was it that challenged you to become the person you are today?

  • amber042004

    Most powerful question to ask a leader is: how do you stay full? You constantly give out,how do you stay full ?

  • What process do you use to make decisions?

  • Curiouser Editing

    How do you stay disciplined?

  • Matthew Habuda

    Are there any aspects of your leadership practices that you would change if you being recorded 24/7? Why?

  • Amy Campbell

    when you look at your life, are there some areas where you could not apply the principles of leadership?

  • What can I do to make your job easier to accomplish? What do you need from me?

  • Devon Flanders

    if you were my leader what answer would you give?

  • Gina Ledlow

    How do you decide to change direction in a project or to stop it altogether?

  • Chuck

    My question would be: What’s the best method to creating new leaders?

  • “Who is God to you?”
    A.W. Tozer: ‘What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.’

  • Don Owsley

    The question I would ask: What makes you who you are?

  • I think a powerful question a leader can ask is how can I serve/help you?

  • Tamara Wrenn

    Who believed in you?

  • How do you stay on track in leadership?

  • Florine

    the most important question”what is Jesus Christ to you?

  • Great giveaway Paul. I like asking leaders what they want their legacy to be and if they think they’re living in a way to make that legacy ring true. (Ok, maybe that’s 2 questions… or 1 compound question…).


  • What am I trying to accomplish?

  • Gene

    Who are you serving?

  • Am I paving the way for my people to succeed and use their talents or am I standing in the way?

  • Stan Stinson

    How can I improve or what can I change to help you succeed?

  • efraingo1

    what is better: do things right or do the right things ?

  • John E. Smith

    I am sure this has already been said, but I like “What can I do to help you succeed today?”.

    This is not a question I ask of myself as a leader, but a question I ask those I lead, who are also those I serve. Of all the things leaders do, helping others aspire, learn, grow, and achieve is the most important, in my opinion.

    Servant leadership is the model that seems most generally effective across industries, organizations, and environments. Helping others put us squarely in line with the greatest positive leaders in history and aligns nicely with current research showing what works in leadership, to my knowledge.

    … plus, I like the way I feel as a leader when I use this question and really listen to the answer:)


  • Jacob Pope

    My question would be “How do you invest in your spouse’s life? As a leader you invest in others’ lives, how do you invest in your spouse’s.”

  • Michele Lunar Clark

    My question would be “How can I help you with your goals?”

  • Anco van Moolenbroek

    My question: How do you do? Because of truly interest in someone is a basis for real leadership

  • Brett Holdeman

    I realize it’s been said prior to my post, but it is still the most-important, humbling, and motivational/inspirational question one can ask, especially if they are servant-leading: what tools or resources do you need from me in order to accomplish the goals I/we have given you?

  • Jeff Krieger

    The most powerful question a leader can ask is “how can I provide value to you today and for tomorrow?”

  • ayanda

    what do you want the most in life

  • Eunice Lois Jonson

    How can I bring God glory for today?

  • Edmond

    How can I help ?

  • Nelson David Bassey

    What is your [our] purpose? And why do you [we] do what you do? If we know our “why” we can endure and push through any set-back, limitation, pain of personal growth etc.

  • Celene

    What’s the greatest lesson you have ever learned?

  • Shalom Figueroa

    How flexible, adaptable and tolerant you are to face a change in your life and not let that affect your purpose?

  • What did you learn from the experience?

  • Nikki Mendez

    How do I support your development?

  • Emily

    Is Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior?

  • Mindy Hanson

    What is your vision?

  • Tammy_Skipper

    What are your team members most challenged by right now? (I think this let’s us see an area for great growth potential!) – thanks for doing this review, I really didn’t realize how much of the new book answered questions he had received, definitely hoping to win 🙂

  • Claudine Green

    How effective am I as a leader?

  • James Burton

    What can I do better that will help you improve?

  • Amelia Tagicakiverata

    What can I do today to help others grow or improve?

  • Hermanitarian

    How am I adding value to myself so that I can add value to others?

  • Paige Tanner

    What do you wish you had learned earlier?

  • irmmel

    1. What is the greatest lesson you have learned

  • irmmel

    How we can deliver our leadership to those who do have experience

  • Mindy Hanson

    What is your Why!?? What are your biggest outcomes you are aiming for?