Book Review: 25 Ways to Win With People

Probably one of the most influential people in my life has been John Maxwell – and I’ve never met him (Definitely a bucket list item). I’ve had this book on my shelf for a few years, it’s a companion to John’s book: Winning With People (I’d highly recommend that one as well. I pulled this off my shelf because of one of my mentors, Jeanne Mayo. Last week I got back from a mentoring retreat with 40 other youth pastors at her house. She is absolutely incredible at winning with people. I recognized that I need to do more on purpose when it comes to connecting and winning with others, so I picked up this book.51D13JN7YFL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_

This book is a must read! It’s written by Les Parrot and John¬† Maxwell. Les basically interviewed people that were close to John and asked them why he is so good with people. They came up with 25 principles John practices. The first half of each chapter is Les telling a story he heard from one of John’s staff while the second half is John teaching about the principle. I don’t care if you’re naturally a people person – Read this book! It will help you win with people.

Here are the 25 Principles You’ll Learn:

  1. Start with Yourself
  2. Practice the 30 Second Rule
  3. Let People Know You Need Them
  4. Create a Memory and Visit it Often
  5. Compliment People in Front of Other Peopel
  6. Give Others a Reputation to Uphold
  7. Say the Right Words at the Right Time
  8. Encourage the Dreams of Others
  9. Pass the Credit onto Others
  10. Offer Your Very Best
  11. Share a Secret with Someone
  12. Mine the Gold of Good Intentions
  13. Keep Your Eyes off the Mirror
  14. Do for Others What They Can’t do for Themselves
  15. Listen with Your Heart
  16. Find the Keys to Peoples Hearts
  17. Be the First to Help
  18. Add Value to People
  19. Remember a Person’s Story
  20. Tell a Good Story
  21. Give with No Strings Attached
  22. Learn Your Mailman’s Name
  23. Point out People’s Strengths
  24. Write Notes of Encouragement
  25. Help People Win

Final Grade: 10/10 Buy Here

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