Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn: Life's Greatest Lessons Are Gained from Our Losses [NOOK Book]

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#1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell believes that any setback, whether professional or personal, can be turned into a step forward when you possess the right tools to turn a loss into a gain. Drawing on nearly fifty years of leadership experience, Dr. Maxwell provides a roadmap for winning by examining the eleven elements that constitute the DNA of learners who succeed in the face of problems,...
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Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn: Life's Greatest Lessons Are Gained from Our Losses

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Overview

#1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell believes that any setback, whether professional or personal, can be turned into a step forward when you possess the right tools to turn a loss into a gain. Drawing on nearly fifty years of leadership experience, Dr. Maxwell provides a roadmap for winning by examining the eleven elements that constitute the DNA of learners who succeed in the face of problems, failure, and losses.
1. Humility - The Spirit of Learning
2. Reality - The Foundation of Learning
3. Responsibility - The First Step of Learning
4. Improvement - The Focus of Learning
5. Hope - The Motivation of Learning
6. Teachability - The Pathway of Learning
7. Adversity - The Catalyst of Learning
8. Problems - The Opportunities of Learning9. Bad Experiences - The Perspective for Learning10. Change - The Price of Learning
11. Maturity - The Value of Learning

Learning is not easy during down times, it takes discipline to do the right thing when something goes wrong. As John Maxwell often points out--experience isn't the best teacher; evaluated experience is.
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"Mistakes," James Joyce wrote, "are the portals of discovery." What those discoveries are and how we can best make them are the subjects of this transformative new book by motivation mogul Dr. John C. Maxwell (Failing Forward; The 5 Levels of Leadership). In his view, failures are fingers pointing toward learning, whether the lesson is humility, perspective, focus, responsibility, or teachability. In a business environment in which adversity and frustration seem pervasive, this is a truly uplifting, gift-worthy tome.

Publishers Weekly
11/04/2013
In this inspiring guide, prolific business author Maxwell (The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth) focuses on the universal problem of setbacks and losses, both personal and professional. He concedes that losses often leave us mentally defeated and poised for even greater problems. To combat these reactions, Maxwell draws a roadmap comprised of 11 qualities, ranging from humility, reality, and responsibility to adversity, change, maturity, and beyond. He dedicates a chapter to each quality, addressing core intellectual and emotional attributes, including powerful and memorable stories that effectively illustrate his points. Maxwell's success comes not just from the astuteness of his ideas, but also from his understanding of how readers process and ingest information. As always, Maxwell has his finger on the pulse of how we tick, how we process our failures and losses, and how we can get over them, move on, and succeed. (Oct.)
Stedman Graham
I salute John Maxwell for being a pioneer for leadership throughout the world. In his most recent book, he has successfully distilled the 15 most invaluable laws for personal growth. To read this book is to receive the essence of John's expertise, which will help you take your personal success to the next level.
Ben Carson
"The first time I met John Maxwell, I could tell that he and I shared the same values. He cares about people and he wants to help them. One of the best ways to do that is to teach people how to overcome failure and adversity. That ability turned my life around. If you read Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn, you will learn that valuable skill. I highly recommend this book."
Dave Ramsey
John Maxwell's books have been required reading for my leadership team for years. I can't think of anyone better at distilling decades of leadership experience into practical, approachable principles that anyone can apply at any level of leadership.
Kevin Turner
John has been a mentor and teacher for me for many years and what I love most about him is that he has pushed and helped me personally go through The 5 Levels of Leadership!
Elizabeth Dole
Millions of individuals--myself included--have been inspired by the words and works of John Maxwell. Now, in The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, John again shares his remarkable insights and wisdom into how each of us can reach our full potential and make a positive difference in the lives of others.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455555338
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • Publication date: 10/8/2013
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 28,676
  • File size: 568 KB

Meet the Author

John C. Maxwell is an internationally respected leadership expert and author who has sold more than 21 million books. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP, a non-profit organization that has trained nearly 6 million leaders in 177 countries worldwide. Each year he speaks to the leaders of diverse organizations, such as Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments, the National Football League, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and the United Nations. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell has written three books that have sold more than a million copies: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You, and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. His blog can be read at JohnMaxwellOnLeadership.com. He can be followed at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    OUTSTANDING BOOK WITH OUTATANDING LESSONS FOR LIFE!

    One of the best books I ever read. It helps you grow tremendously into so many areas of every person's life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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