authorJohn C. maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold over 18 million books. His organizations have trained more than 2 million leaders worldwide. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and INJOY Stewardship Services. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and audiences as diverse as the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the National Football League, and ambassadors at the United Nations.

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell was named the World's Top Leadership Guru by Leadershipgurus.net. He was also one of only 25 authors and artists named to Amazon.com's 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame.

Three of his books, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You and The 21 Indespensable Qualities of a Leader have each sold over a million copies.