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'Inc.’ names John Maxwell No. 1 leadership expert Print Email
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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 04:10 PM America/New_York

Hachette Nashville author tops list that includes Seth Godin, Jack Welch

JohnCMaxwell_200Mainstream business publication Inc. named author John C. Maxwell the No. 1 leadership and management expert ahead of Seth Godin, Jack Welch and similar well-known names. The list was born out of an extensive study measuring influence across nine metrics, including number of Twitter followers, blog reputation and Google search ratios.

“Even truly groundbreaking business thinkers use the ideas, the perspectives and the advice of others as the basis for their own thoughts and actions,” Jeff Haden wrote in the “Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts” Inc. story. “The purpose of our work was to find out which people are globally the most popular management and leadership writers, in the English language.”

Hachette Nashville is publishing three titles with Maxwell in 2014: How Successful People Grow: 15 Ways to Get Ahead in Life (Center Street, April); Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership (Center Street, Oct. 7); and Learning From the Giants: Life and Leadership Lessons From the Bible (FaithWords, Nov. 11).

"This number-one ranking by Inc. is a great affirmation of John Maxwell's tremendous work in leadership training," said Rolf Zettersten, publisher. "Millions of people have benefited from the insights he has shared in his best-selling books and speaking engagements.  We extend our congratulations to him!"

Hachette Nashville also announced in March that the company had sold more than 3 million books by Maxwell, whose career sales top 21 million. The milestone was celebrated at a special event with Hachette employees.

“Three million copies is just one way to measure the profound impact that John Maxwell has had on a generation of leaders,” Zettersten said. “His books are such a rich resource for leaders at every level who aspire to grow and develop.”

Hachette Nashville first partnered with Maxwell in 2002 for the best-selling book Running With the Giants. His Hachette titles now include How Successful People Lead, How Successful People Think, The 5 Levels of Leadership and The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.

Maxwell, founder of The John Maxwell Co. and EQUIP, has career sales of more than 21 million books. —Burns