Thinking for a Change: 11 Ways Highly Successful People Approach Life and Work

Version: Abridged
Author: John C. Maxwell
Narrator: John C. Maxwell
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Development
Publisher: Business Plus
Published In: April 2003
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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At the heart of John C. Maxwell's brilliant and inspiring book is a simple premise: To do well in life, we must first think well. But can we actually learn new mental habits? Thinking for a Change answers that with a resounding "yes" -- and shows how changing your thinking can indeed change your life. Drawing on the words and deeds of many of the world's greatest leaders and using interactive quizzes, this empowering book helps you assess your thinking style, guides you to new ones, and step by step teaches you the secrets of: Big-Picture Thinking -- seeing the world beyond your own needs and how that leads to great ideas. Focused Thinking -- removing mental clutter and distractions to realize your full potential. Creative Thinking -- stepping out of the "box" and making breakthroughs. Shared Thinking -- working with others to compound results. - Reflective Thinking -- looking at the past to gain a better understanding of the future ...and much more. Here America's most trusted and admired motivational teacher examines the very foundation of success and self-transformation. Illuminating and life-changing, Thinking for a Change is a unique primer not on what to think, but how to best use one of your most precious possessions: your mind.

Reviews (5)

Thinking for a change

Written by BenJ on April 14th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

What a great book. John Maxwell is a talented author, and excellent teacher of leadership styles and skills. This book really breaks down the thinking process, and provides some common overlooked steps to being a better leader. Would recommend to anyone!

Thinking For A Change

Written by JohnnyY2k on February 22nd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I know you're not supposed to submit one word reviews, but in this case I have to: Redundant! I have read and/or listened to every one of Maxwell's books and there is quite a bit of good stuff in every one, however, as you get deeper into his collection you find that he has become something of a one-trick pony. If this is your first or second Maxwell selection I recommend it, but for more seasoned listeners you should probably allow some time between your last Maxwell and this one. 6 out of 15 johnnies.

Outstanding-one of my favorites

Written by Glen B from Lehi, UT on January 21st, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved this book. It's a positive motivation book that lifted me up. Excellent.

Thinking For A Change [abr]

Written by Anonymous from Athens, GA on April 21st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The information in the book is helpful but the author doesn't bring excitment to the reading. However the information I think was pretty good.

Thinking for a Change

Written by Anonymous on August 16th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Mediocre. The author's own reading of it did not make it better. It would have been better to have a professional reader. The content is better studied in written format.

Author Details

Author Details

Maxwell, John C.

As a cutting-edge entrepreneur, best-selling author, and dynamic speaker, Dr. John C. Maxwell has cultivated an extensive following among the most highly respected and influential business leaders across the globe. Reaching more than 350,000 people a year through speaking engagements alone, and over a million through resources, Dr. Maxwell is committed to developing leaders of excellence and integrity by providing the finest resources and training for personal and professional growth.

His philosophy that "everything rises and falls on leadership" motivates every endeavor to help individuals reach their highest potential, both in the home office and abroad through conferences, books, and audio and video resources. His passion has quickly caught on, and he has communicated his leadership principles to Fortune 500 companies, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and sports organizations such as the NCAA, the NBA, and the NFL.

John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold over 12 million books. His organizations have trained more than one million leaders worldwide. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of Injoy Stewardship Services and EQUIP. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations as diverse as the United States Military Academy at West Point and the National Football League. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell was one of 25 authors named to's 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame. Two of his books, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and Developing the Leader Within You, have each sold over a million copies.