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Maxwell Leadership Podcast

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The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast is a regular examination of what it means to be a transformational leader—someone who daily influences people to think, speak, and act to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others. This podcast will teach you the principles, practices, and process of becoming a transformational leader because leadership isn’t an event—it’s an uphill journey. Every week we will offer a free tool to help you on this journey, so let leadership authority Dr. John C. Maxwell show you the way.
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Experience Breakthrough (Part 1)

This week, we kick off a two-part series on Experiencing Breakthrough! Breakthrough is the thing that separates who you are from who you want to be. And speaking of breakthrough, if you want to experience it for yourself, get your tickets to Day2Grow on March 9th in Orlando, Florida! Join John Maxwell and other inspiring speakers, and breakthrough into the person you’re meant to be! You can find out more about this opportunity at Day2Grow.com.  Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Experience Breakthrough Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Breakthrough and c
21/02/202443 minutes 4 seconds
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How to Hire the Right People

Jim Collins said, “People are not your most important asset; the right people are.” So, this week, John Maxwell teaches how to hire the right people. You’ll learn the 4 C’s of building a team that will take you to the next level. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Chris Goede join to discuss John’s lesson and offer practical ways you can apply it to your life and leadership.  Key Takeaways: -       The 4 C’s of Building a Team <span style=
14/02/202432 minutes 30 seconds
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Think Ahead with Craig Groeschel

We have a special episode for you today! That’s because Mark Cole is joined by John Maxwell’s good friend, Craig Groeschel. Craig hosts an amazing podcast called the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, he’s a pastor, an author, and t
07/02/202435 minutes 3 seconds
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10 Secrets to Success (Part 2)

Today, John Maxwell, Chris Goede and Mark Cole continue a two-part series on 10 secrets to success. After John’s lesson, Mark and Chris join to discuss how you can apply these secrets to success in your own life and leadership.  Key takeaways: -       A minute of thought is worth more than an hour of talk. -      </spa
31/01/202435 minutes 52 seconds
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10 Secrets to Success (Part 1)

Today on the Maxwell Leadership Podcast, we begin a two-part series on 10 Secrets to Success. After John Maxwell’s lesson, Mark Cole and Chris Goede join to discuss the lesson and offer practical ways you can apply it to your life and leadership.  Key takeaways: -       How you think is everything -       <span style="font-family: 'Arial'
24/01/202440 minutes 8 seconds
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Value the Process

This week, John Maxwell teaches how to value the process when it comes to developing others. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow join to discuss John’s lesson and offer practical ways you can apply it to your life and leadership.  Key takeaways: -       Follower’s math is addition -       <span style= "font-family: 'Arial',sa
17/01/202438 minutes 51 seconds
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The Heart of Leadership

This week, John Maxwell teaches about the heart of leadership––serving people. John will share five guidelines on how to serve people well, then Mark Cole and Traci Morrow join to offer some practical application for your life and leadership.  Key Takeaways: -       “If you’ll help others get what they want, you’ll get everything in life that you want.” –Zig Ziglar -      
10/01/202431 minutes 20 seconds
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How to Improve Every Day

Happy New Year, Podcast Family! Let’s start this year off right with an inspiring lesson from John Maxwell. Today, John will teach you ten ways to ensure you’re growing every day. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow will provide some practical ways for you to apply this lesson to your own life and leadership.  Key takeaways: -       The path from the ordinary to the extraordinary is improvement. <span style= "font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; mso-fareas
03/01/202437 minutes 52 seconds
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Your Year in Review 2023

It's that time of the year, and we're excited to bring you something truly special for our Christmas episode on the Maxwell Leadership Podcast. This year, we're continuing a tradition close to John Maxwell's heart—a deep dive into his year in review process.  As many of you know, John dedicates the final week of each year to reflect on the past 12 months. He delves into his journal, meticulously reviews his notes, analyzes his calendar, and assesses where his time and energy have been invested. This introspective exercise is a cornerstone of his approach to growth and personal development.  So, in this episode, we're revisiting a lesson where John gener
27/12/202334 minutes 36 seconds
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Goal-Oriented to Growth-Oriented (Part 2)

When you’re a growth-oriented person, there is no finish line! This week, John Maxwell, Traci Morrow, and Mark Cole continue a two-part series on how to change from being a goal-oriented person to a growth-oriented person.  Key Takeaways: -       The growth within you will help you rise above the goals before you. -       <span style="fon
20/12/202345 minutes 3 seconds
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Goal-Oriented to Growth-Oriented (Part 1)

Stop asking, “How long will this take?” Start asking, “How far can I go?” This week, John Maxwell, Traci Morrow, and Mark Cole begin a two-part series on how to change from being a goal-oriented person to a growth-oriented person.   Key takeaways: -       Improving yourself is the first step in improving everything else in your life. -<span style="font: 7.0pt 'T
13/12/202338 minutes 56 seconds
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The Growing Leader

Today, John Maxwell teaches three essential areas in which leaders need to grow and stretch in order to become the best leader for their people. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow discuss practical ways you can apply this lesson to your own life and leadership.  Key takeaways: -               ­Great leaders have confidence in themselves and others. -<span style="font: 7.0pt 'Times New Rom
06/12/202339 minutes 45 seconds
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The Grounded Leader

John C. Maxwell teaches you three qualities of a grounded leader. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow discuss practical ways you can apply this lesson to your life and leadership.  Key Takeaways: -       Grounded leaders have a capacity for self-awareness and criticism -       Hu
29/11/202339 minutes 54 seconds
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Who to Invite to Your Leadership Table

Here in the U.S., we’re one day away from Thanksgiving! This is a holiday where those closest to us gather together and reflect on the things we’re grateful for. So, as we prepare to bring people around the dinner table, we thought we’d let John Maxwell share ten types of people that need to be around your leadership table. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Chris Goede share some practical ways you can apply this lesson to your life and leadership.  Key Takeaways: -       The potential for change increase with participation <!-- [if !supportL
22/11/202335 minutes 36 seconds
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How Great Coaches Communicate

In this episode, John Maxwell teaches us how great coaches communicate! Whether you coach in sports, in business, or even in your family, this episode will give you a play book for motivating your team to reach their next level of performance. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Chris Goede discuss practical ways you can apply this to your life and leadership.  Key Takeaways: -       “It’s not what you tell your players that counts. It’s what they hear.” –Red Auerbach <span style= "font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; mso-fareast-f
15/11/202340 minutes 22 seconds
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Things That Don't Require Talent (Part 2)

Mark Cole and Chris Goede continue their series in which John Maxwell teaches five things that don’t require talent. These are five things that every growing person must embrace to take their leadership to the next level. Last week they covered the first two points. This week they cover the remaining three.  Key Takeaways: -       Prioritize your life according to your passion -<span style="font: 7.0pt 'Times New Ro
08/11/202338 minutes 32 seconds
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Things That Don't Require Talent (Part 1)

Today Mark Cole and Chris Goede begin a new two-part series in which John Maxwell teaches five things that don’t require talent. These are characteristics every growing leader must embrace to get out of what we at Maxwell Leadership call “the people pile.” If you learn these five things, you’ll take your leadership to the next level. Today we’ll talk about points one and two. And next week, we’ll cover three through five.  Key Takeaways: -       Nothing is interesting if you’re not interested <span style= "font-family: 'Arial
01/11/202339 minutes 30 seconds
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Leadership Expectations

Many leaders inadvertently let external factors influence their lives. But, when we align our personal expectations for ourselves and others, we chart a course toward realizing the life we've envisioned. In this episode, John Maxwell shares insights on the crucial topic of expectations. Following John's lesson, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow provide practical strategies for you to implement these principles in your life and leadership.  Key Takeaways: -       Your life must be influenced by your expectations, not yo
25/10/202344 minutes 25 seconds
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I Can't Wait with Tim Elmore

This week, Mark Cole talks with Tim Elmore about his latest book, I Can’t Wait: 52 Stories of Kids Who Changed Their World...That You Can Read Together, which releases on Nov 16. You can pre-order the book now at ICantWaitBook.com!  As you may already know, Tim is the founder and CEO of Growing Leaders; he’s an incredible communicator and best-selling author. Many of you know him for his books Habitudes, and more recently A New Kind of Diversity. Tim is an expert in bridging the gap between generations through leadership. Listen now to hear about his new inspiring book about young leaders! <span style= "font-family: 'Arial',sans
18/10/202335 minutes 58 seconds
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Be the One with Justin Prince

We have an exciting bonus episode for you today! In this episode, Mark Cole talks with Justin Price about his new book Be the One: The Universal Roadmap to Create, Design, and Live an Unforgettable Life. Justin has built five multimillion-dollar businesses, and has generated over two billion dollars in revenue, and today he’s here to share with you what it looks like to live intentionally. Key Takeaways: -<span style
13/10/202342 minutes 47 seconds
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Bigger on the Inside

This week, John Maxwell shares how leaders can be bigger on the inside than they are on the outside. John says that when you're bigger on the inside than the outside, over time, you become bigger on the outside. Key takeaways: Inside-out leaders are inspired by others. The role of humility in leadership. The "Credibility Checklist": Are you a credible leader? <p class="Mso
11/10/202345 minutes 38 seconds
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Love + Work with Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham is back on the Maxwell Leadership Podcast! Join Marcus and Chris Goede as they discuss Marcus’ new book, Love + Work, and get a sneak peak into what you’ll get to experience at Live2Lead! By the way, Live2Lead is just two days away. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this epic event! Get your tickets here. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Love + Work Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from Mark and Marcus’ conversation. You can download the worksheet by visi
04/10/202350 minutes 45 seconds
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Born to Shine with Kendra Scott

We are thrilled to introduce you to our guest this week, Kendra Scott. Kendra is a celebrated fashion designer and businesswoman known for founding the Kendra Scott jewelry and lifestyle brand. She started her company which is now a global fashion brand with just $500. That does not happen without incredible leadership skills, tenacity, and resilience. In this episode, Kendra shares the idea behind her book, Born to Shine, and the lessons she’s learned along her journey that you can apply to your own life and leadership.  We are also ecstatic that Kendra will join us as a featured speaker on Oct 6th for Live2Lead! Time is closing in, so be sure to get your tickets at Live2Lead.com* <span style= "fon
27/09/202337 minutes 22 seconds
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Leveling Up with Ryan Leak

This week, Mark Cole is delighted to be joined by Ryan Leak, an accomplished author, speaker, leadership coach, and filmmaker. Ryan captivated our audience as a featured speaker at our recent IMC event in Orlando, leaving us eager for more of his insights. We are excited to announce that he will be back with us on October 6th for Live2Lead, alongside renowned figures like Kendra Scott, Marcus Buckingham, and of course, John Maxwell. Get your L2L tickets here!* Ryan has been instrumental in guiding numerous leaders and businesses in reshaping their perspective on failure. In his latest book, "Leveling Up," he presents 12 thought-provoking questions designed to help leaders assess their personal and pro
20/09/202343 minutes 33 seconds
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How Leaders Make the Tough Call

John Maxwell shares eight ways to help leaders like you navigate making your next tough decision. This could be exactly what you need for breakthrough. Then Traci Morrow and Mark Cole share helpful and practical ways you can apply this lesson to your own leadership. Key takeaways: -       “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” –Peter Drucker <p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style= "text-indent: -.25in; mso-list: l0 l
13/09/202342 minutes 41 seconds
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Leadership Landmines (Part 2)

Mark Cole and Chris Goede continue our series on Leadership Landmines. Last week John Maxwell taught the first 5 landmines, and this week he’ll teach you landmines 6-10. These are areas of leadership that, if neglected, can cost you, your culture, and your organization dearly. But if you can learn how to avoid them, you can take your leadership to a whole new level.  Key Takeaways: ·      Leadership is visual; example is key <span style= "font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-f
06/09/202338 minutes 44 seconds
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Leadership Landmines (Part 1)

Mark Cole and Chris Goede begin a new series in which John Maxwell teaches on 10 Leadership Landmines. These are areas of leadership that, if neglected, can cost you, your culture, and your organization dearly. So, let’s learn what they are and how to avoid them together. This week we’ll talk about landmines 1-5, and next week, we’ll cover 6-10.  Key Takeaways: -       What got you here won’t keep you here. -<span st
30/08/202344 minutes 11 seconds
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A Leadership Attitude Adjustment

Today, John Maxwell shares four thoughts on how leaders need to adjust their attitude to create powerful, positive change in their organizations and communities. After John’s lesson, Traci Morrow will join Mark Cole to talk about helpful ways you can apply this lesson to your life and leadership.  Key takeaways: -       Does your attitude determine the situation, or does the situation determine your attitude? -<span
23/08/202345 minutes 7 seconds
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Become an Invaluable Leader: Live with Don Yaeger

Whether you're a sports enthusiast, a leader looking for new perspectives, or simply seeking inspiration to become an invaluable leader, this episode is for you. Join Mark Cole as he talks with Don Yaeger on the final stop of our U.S. City Tour. Mark and Don discuss the journey of growth, determination, and the pursuit of excellence.  Key takeaways: -       The role learning plays in being a great team player <p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style= "text-indent
16/08/202342 minutes 26 seconds
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Atomic Habits with James Clear

We are so excited to bring you this special episode of the Maxwell Leadership Podcast in which we invite James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, to discuss how to transform our lives through the habits we form. James will be one of the featured speakers at Day to Grow this coming Monday, August 14th, in Orlando, Florida! Since this event is just around the corner, in this episode we share how you can get a virtual ticket for just $99 (reg. $179)!  Key takeaways: Strategies and tools to build transformative habits How habits shape our sense of self Four
09/08/202342 minutes 1 second
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Communicate Like a Leader: Live with Roddy Galbraith

In the third of four stops on our Maxwell Leadership City Tour, Mark Cole and international speaker and communication expert, Roddy Galbraith, talk about how to communicate like a great leader. Everyone has something to say, but not everyone knows how to communicate it. Key takeaways: -       The better we get at communicating, the better we get at life -      </spa
02/08/202336 minutes 6 seconds
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Make Your Future Bigger Than Your Past

In this episode, John Maxwell shares five thoughts on how to make your future bigger than your past. Then, Traci Morrow joins Mark Cole to talk about helpful ways you can apply this lesson to your life and leadership. Key takeaways: Daily we are either repairing or preparing The future can be written People either face the future with apprehension or anticipation Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Make You Future Bigger Than Your Past Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes fro
26/07/202342 minutes 17 seconds
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A Minute to Think with Juliet Funt

Today, Juliet Funt joins the podcast to talk about how to unleash your talent by eliminating unnecessary busywork. Mark Cole dives in with Juliet to discover why this concept is hard for leaders to embrace and what practices leaders can implement to gain the “white space” needed to have a healthier and more innovative culture. Key take aways: Learn how to create white space in your day to reclaim creativity and conquer busyness. Discover strategies for setting boundaries and saying no, even in senior-level positions. Understand the negative effects of constant urgency in
19/07/202335 minutes 18 seconds
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Developing the Entrepreneur Within You: Live with Chris Robinson

Learn how to embrace, develop, and grow the entrepreneur within you! This week, Mark Cole is joined by speaker and EVP of Entrepreneurial Solutions Group at Maxwell Leadership, Chris Robinson, to discuss developing the entrepreneur within you! This episode was recorded live during the second stop of the Maxwell Leadership City Tour in Houston, TX and features an audience of Maxwell Leadership Certified Team members!  Key take aways: A clear sense of purpose helps distinguish between an opportunity and a distraction. How entrepreneurs can overcome emotional fatigue. Anyone can become a star performer when they focus on others. <p cla
12/07/202340 minutes 6 seconds
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The Power of a Positive Mind: Live with Valorie Burton

On this episode, Mark Cole is joined by Maxwell Leadership Thought Leader, author, and life coach Valorie Burton to discuss the power of a positive mind. This episode was recorded live during the first stop of the Maxwell Leadership City Tour in Atlanta, GA and features an audience of Maxwell Leadership Certified Team members! Tune in to learn more about how to cultivate positivity and achieve your potential. Key Takeaways: - Doubting oneself is natural when starting a business, but having a clear purpose is essential for perseverance. - Developing a growth mindset is essential for leadership and personal growth. <span style= "font-family: 'Arial',san
05/07/202341 minutes 17 seconds
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Living Life Usefully

John Maxwell teaches three factors that determine if you are living life usefully. After John’s lesson, Chris Goede joins Mark Cole to talk about helpful ways you can apply this lesson to your life and leadership. Key takeaways from this lesson: Relationships help us to define who we are and what we can become Over time, people come to share reciprocally, similar attitudes towards each other “People say that we are all seeking the meaning of life ... I think that what we are really seeking is an experience of being alive.” -Joseph Campbell  <p class="Ms
28/06/202339 minutes 40 seconds
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Ten Stages of a Successful Dream (Part 2)

Today, John Maxwell teaches part two of Ten Stages of a Successful Dream. After John’s lesson, Traci Morrow joins Mark Cole to talk about helpful ways you can apply this lesson to your life and leadership.  Key takeaways from this episode: Does the dream make the person or does the person make the dream? Working together means winning together. The success of a vision is determined by its ownership by both the leader and the people  Our BONUS resource for this series is the “Ten Stages of a Successful Dream Work
21/06/202339 minutes 36 seconds
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Ten Stages of a Successful Dream (Part 1)

John Maxwell teaches part one of a new two-part series on 10 stages of a successful dream. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow join to talk about helpful ways you can apply this lesson to your life, leadership, and your own dreams.  Key takeaways from this lesson: Opposition is often proof of progress Motion causes friction    “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” –Alexander Graham Bell <p
14/06/202337 minutes 32 seconds
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Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Today, John Maxwell is going to teach you ten ways to constructively face your fears.  A few key points from this lesson:       Most fear is not based upon fact; it is based upon feeling       Leaders should focus on things they c
07/06/202344 minutes 23 seconds
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How to Put People In Their Place

Today we’re talking about how to put people in their place. No, not like that! This is about how to put the right people in the right place in your organization. See, you might have all-star players on your team, but if they’re not in positions that utilize their strengths, passions, and know-how, your business is probably underperforming, your turnover is probably high, and you’re probably feeling frustrated! The ability to put your people in the right place may very well be one of the greatest skills of a leader.  So, John Maxwell is going to teach you three things that every leader needs to know if they’re going to put people in the right positions. Then, Mark Cole and Chris Goede are going to share some stories and application about how they’ve implemented this teaching here at Maxwell Leadership. And they’re going to offer you applica
31/05/202337 minutes 37 seconds
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Life Lessons from the Little Red Wagon with Ron Simmons

Today we’re excited to invite Mark Cole and John Maxwell’s good friend, Ron Simmons, onto the podcast. Ron has many years of leadership experience, and he shares some of the most important lessons he’s learned in his new book, Life Lessons from the Little Red Wagon. You, our listeners, should also be excited about this book because our very own Maxwell Leadership Thought Leader, Don Yaeger, worked on this book with Ron! And, we all know how great of a story-teller Don is.  So, if you want to learn how to take
24/05/202332 minutes 45 seconds
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How to Have Job Security (Part 2)

This week, we continue our two-part series on How to Have Job Security! During economic uncertainty, employees and leaders alike are asking two big questions: “How can I make sure my job is secure?”, and “Do I have the right people on my team?” This series will help you answer both questions! After John’s lesson, Mark Cole will be joined by Chris Goede to wrap up this series by offering practical ways that you can apply John’s principles to your own life and leadership. This is not an episode you’ll want to miss!  Our BONUS resource for this series is the “How to Have Job Security Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Security and clicking “Download the Bonus Resour
17/05/202331 minutes 45 seconds
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How to Have Job Security (Part 1)

This week, we begin a brand-new, two-part series on How to Have Job Security! This lesson is for two kinds of people:  1) People who want to be invaluable to their company 2) Leaders who want to recruit invaluable people to their company If my math is correct, that’s everyone on this planet in the workforce. Especially during times of economic uncertainty, job security and having the right people on your team is at the top of many employees’ and leaders’ minds.  So, today, John Maxwell is going to teach exactly how to embrace these skills. Then, after John’s lesson, Chris Goede and Mark Cole will share h
10/05/202337 minutes 22 seconds
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The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication

We have a very exciting episode for you today! John Maxwell joins Mark Cole to discuss John’s new book, The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication! You’ll learn how Mark has been a case study in the principles in this book throughout the years John has coached him to be a more effective communicator.  You’ll learn the importance of taking action, identifying your own shortcomings, and being authentic as a communicator. Plus, you’ll get the opportunity to purchase the book and join an exclusive three-session book club with John as he reveals the lessons and stories that helped him become an exceptional communicator! Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “16 Undeniable Laws of Communication Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John a
03/05/202338 minutes 1 second
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The Optimistic Leader

Today, John Maxwell is shares a lesson on The Optimistic Leader. You see, aligning yourself with an optimistic mindset can help you be a better leader and lead to greater levels of success in your organization. But applying optimism to your daily mindset is easier said than done. So, let John Maxwell show you the way.  After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Becky Bursell reflect on how optimism has helped them become better leaders, and they share some practical ways you can apply this lesson to your own leadership.  Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Optimistic Leader Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/
26/04/202333 minutes 4 seconds
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Moving from Dependence to Independence

As John Maxwell says in today’s lesson, “The more we grow, the more we know we need to grow.” As we develop ourselves, our awareness of the areas in which we need to improve expands. So, in today’s episode, John teaches something that author Ken Blanchard calls “the four development levels that move people from dependence to independence.”   In other words, these are the stages through which we become less dependent on what got us here and more focused on what will take us there. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Chris Goede discuss their own journeys from dependence to independence and how they are applying these principles at Maxwell Leadership.  Our BONUS resource for this episode is t
19/04/202331 minutes 13 seconds
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5 Questions Every Resilient Leader Asks Themselves

Today you are in for quite a treat because one of our Maxwell Leadership Thought Leaders, Valorie Burton, is going to teach you about how to coach yourself by asking five questions. These questions are ones that every resilient leaders asks themselves. If you’re not familiar with Valorie, she is a life strategist and world-renowned speaker. She is CEO of the Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute, as well as a Maxwell Leadership Thought Leader! She has written 13 books translated into several languages including Let Go of the Guilt, It’s About Time, and Successful Women Think Differently.   After Valorie’s lesson, Mark Cole will join her to discuss how we’re applying these principles at Maxwell Leadership and coaching ourselves to be more resilient
12/04/202356 minutes 12 seconds
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Leaders Make It Happen

John Maxwell says, “Leadership is influence––nothing more, nothing less.” Carly Fiorina says, “Leadership is problem solving.” John Quincy Adams said a leader is someone whose actions “inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more.” In other words, one of the greatest skills leaders possess is the ability to get things done––the ability to mobilize people and resources to achieve a common goal.  So, in today’s episode, we’re sharing a lesson from John Maxwell in which John teaches on the three main things that leaders make happen in order to achieve results. After John’s teaching, Mark Cole will be joined by Chris Goede to discuss John’s three points and how they actively apply them at Maxwell Leadership.  <span style= "font-family:
05/04/202334 minutes 30 seconds
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The Potential Question (Live at Personal Growth Day)

Podcast family! We have a very special episode for you today! On March 13th, 1,800 growth-minded leaders and coaches gathered together in Orlando, FL for Personal Growth Day. And, we recorded a live podcast that, if applied, has the potential to change your life. Not kidding!  In this episode, John Maxwell teaches on the Potential Question, which asks, “How far can I go?” Then, three of our Program Advisors join Mark to dive into John’s lesson and talk about how they help people discover their potential and embrace their passion. Plus, you’ll get invited to become one of our Maxwell Leadership Certified Team Members! Don’t miss this one! Our BONUS resource for this episode is “The Potential Quest
29/03/202348 minutes 25 seconds
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The Difference Between Successful and Unsuccessful People

What’s the difference between successful and unsuccessful people? Success and failure are two of the most powerful motivators in a leader’s life. We all strive to become successful in our own ways, but sometimes it can seem like we're doomed to fail no matter what we do.  So, in this episode John Maxwell teaches the three major differences between successful and unsuccessful people. Then Becky Bursell and Mark Cole dig deeper into John’s lesson and why this lesson is valuable for anyone who is looking to improve their outlook and understanding of what it takes to be successful. You’ll also gain invaluable application to help you put yourself on the path to success.  Our BONUS resource for this episode is th
22/03/202334 minutes 31 seconds
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Leaders Go First

Today we have a special episode that you, our listeners, requested! We got so much great feedback from you last month about our episode with our very own Thought Leader, Jeff Henderson, that we’re bringing in another Thought Leader to teach this week’s lesson.  In fact, today, we have Tim Elmore, to talk about the difference between guard dogs and guide dogs and how the best leaders are those who go first. By leading the way and confronting risks head-on, leaders can create space for progress and stability for their collaborators and organizations. You’ll also learn how going first creates honesty, trust, and transparency. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Leaders Go First Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from Tim's teaching. You can
15/03/202331 minutes 14 seconds
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Using Time or Abusing Time with Lisa Zeeveld

Our lives can be defined by the way we spend our time. So, it’s important to ask ourselves, “Am I using my time or abusing my time?” Today on the podcast, we have a special guest, Lisa Zeeveld! Lisa, (or LZ as she’s affectionately known) is the CFO of BELAY, which our listeners should be no stranger to because BELAY has become a valued partner and sponsor of this podcast.  BELAY is all about recruiting the right people for organizations, which in turn, allows leaders to get out of the weeds and focus on the most important aspects of leading people. In a very real sense, BELAY gives leaders back their time! So, we’re honored to have LZ co-host with Mark in this episode as they dive into a lesson from John in which he shares his own thoughts on the nature of time and the important leadership skill of managing priorities. <p class=
08/03/202341 minutes 18 seconds
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How to Deal with Discouragement

Today, we’re talking about something that every person experiences in their lifetime, but not everyone knows how to deal with it. We’re talking about discouragement. In today’s episode, John Maxwell teaches how to strengthen your resilience by understanding the best practices for dealing with discouragement.  Then, after John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow talk about how we’ve learned to deal with discouragement in our own lives and leadership. As a leader, it’s inevitable that you’ll face difficult times. But it’s important to remember that these moments are opportunities to learn and grow. Don’t let discouragement slow you down. Take the initiative and find ways to push through the struggles together with us on the Maxwell Leadership Podcast. <sp
01/03/202340 minutes 3 seconds
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Start with Yourself

When it comes to life and leadership, one of the wisest pieces of advice comes from John Maxwell: "You have to start with yourself." At first glance, this idea might seem counterintuitive. We often associate growth and progress with working on our relationships, our career, or our finances. However, John says that these achievements are all rooted in intentionally developing ourselves. Afterall, we cannot give what we do not have. John teaches that success begins with understanding ourselves and knowing our purpose, vision, and values. We must become the kind of person who can fulfill those ambitions and bring them to reality.  So, in this week’s episode, John Maxwell shares some simple and timeless truths about why we need to start with ourselves. Then, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow discuss John’s lesson, how they’re applying it to their own
22/02/202337 minutes 57 seconds
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How Leaders Find Common Ground

Today, you’re going to learn how to bridge relational and perspective gaps between you and the people you lead. In this episode, John Maxwell shares one of the principles from his book Leadershift. This principle is called the Communication Shift, which is the shift from directing people to connecting with people. One key component of this shift is the ability to find common ground. This is a tool that has the potential to take your leadership to the next level. You see, we have more in common than we have differences. But somehow, our differences tend to take precedent over our similarities––creating obstacles and ripples at work and in our leadership.  After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Chris Goede discuss how they find common ground with those they lead in order to create alignment on their teams. They also share the aspects of
15/02/202340 minutes 11 seconds
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A Winner's Mindset (Part 2)

Today, we continue our two-part series on a Winner’s Mindset. If you missed part one, be sure to go back and learn about continually growing every day, owning your dream, and living intentionally. This week, John shares thoughts 4 through 6 on a winner’s mindset, then Traci Morrow and Mark Cole dive into how they live out these principles at Maxwell Leadership. Our BONUS resource for this series is the “Winner’s Mindset Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Winner and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube! Register for Personal Growth Day on March 13, 2023! Today
08/02/202337 minutes 33 seconds
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A Winner's Mindset (Part 1)

Anybody else out there find it hard to believe January is already over? When time seems to fly like this, it often makes us pause and reflect and ask, “Did I spend that time the way I wanted to?” It reminds us that we need to spend every day with the mindset of a leader––the mindset of a winner. So, today, we’re starting a new two-part series that focuses on “A Winner’s Mindset.” This is a lesson in which John Maxwell shares 6 thoughts that winners keep in mind every day. These thoughts will help you maintain a big picture mindset and help you remember the most important part about leadership––valuing others. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole is joined by one of the biggest winners we know, Traci Morrow. They discuss John’s points and offer some application to help you apply these principles to your own life and leadership. Our BONUS resource for this series is the “Winner’s Mindset Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download
01/02/202334 minutes 13 seconds
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Vision Is a Team Sport

Today is a very special episode because, for the first time ever, today’s lesson will be brought to you by one of our very own Maxwell Leadership Thought Leaders, Jeff Henderson! Jeff is going to share how vision is a team sport and how you can grow your people from simply benefitting from the mission to participating in the mission of your organization.  The more vision-carriers you have, the more vision-casters you have! So, be sure to listen and learn how you can take your organization to the next level. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Vision Is a Team Sport Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/TeamSport and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube! <a href= "https://store.maxwellleadership.com/Know-What-Youre-FOR--A-Growth-Strategy-
25/01/202336 minutes 38 seconds
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Get Intentional With Your Growth

Did you know that growth is the only guarantee that tomorrow will be better? Whether you’ve heard John Maxwell say that 1 time or 1,000 times, it’s true! How can you be better tomorrow if you don’t grow today? In this episode, John Maxwell shares the Law of Intentionality and challenges us to close the growth gaps in our lives. He also, provides you with an intentional growth plan that you can begin to implement immediately after you listen to this episode! After John’s lesson, Mark Cole will be joined by Chris Goede to talk about being an intentional leader and how they apply these principles from John’s lesson to their own leadership here at Maxwell Leadership. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Get Intentional With Your Growth Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Intentional and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” This episode is sponsored by BELAY––
18/01/202347 minutes 15 seconds
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Creating a Climate for Creative Thinking

Whenever we’re faced with problems and challenges that we’ve never navigated before, we need to leverage our most creative thinkers. But creativity can’t just be turned on with the flip of a switch. To harness creativity, you have to create a climate in which it can thrive. So today, John Maxwell shares seven tips on how you can promote a climate for creative thinking in your team or organization.  After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow talk about some of the ways they promote creativity and how it helps them navigate unique obstacles and foster new ideas at Maxwell Leadership. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Creating a Climate for Creative Thinking Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Creative and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "https://store.maxwellleadership.com/How-Successful-People-Think--11-Types-of-Thi
11/01/202338 minutes 18 seconds
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Change Starts with You

Happy New Year, podcast family! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and we hope you’re excited for all that this year holds for you. The New Year always brings with it big ambitions, big dreams, and big change! And much of that change starts with you, the leader. So, we wanted to start this year off right by hearing from John Maxwell about personal change. You see, you cannot give what you do not have. Before you can make big change in your organization, your family, or your community, that change has to begin within you. So, John is going to share some thoughts on change, then Mark Cole and Becky Bursell will offer some practical ways that you can apply these principles to your own leadership this year. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Change Starts with You Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/StartChange and clicking “Download the Bonus
04/01/202334 minutes 10 seconds
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Value Your Values

As you will learn in this lesson, values determine the foundation of your team. That means whatever you hope for for your team, organization, family, or community all starts with what you value! In this lesson, John Maxwell will share the vital role values play in your organization. You’ll even hear the original values of John’s organization. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow talk about those values, how they have evolved into our values today, and how they serve the organization and the vision of Maxwell Leadership. Don’t miss this episode if you want to create powerful, positive impact in your team, family, or community. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Value Your Values Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Values and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on You
28/12/202240 minutes 4 seconds
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Chapter 1: A New Kind of Diversity by Tim Elmore

If you’ve been listening to the podcast over the past few years, you know that we like to do something special for our listeners on our Christmas episode each year. This year, we’re doing it again! One of our thought leaders, Tim Elmore, released a new book called A New Kind of Diversity.  We even had a conversation with him about it back in August. Recently, Tim released the audio book version of his book, and we’d like to gift you with chapter one, read by Tim himself! We can’t wait for you to hear it! We think this book will be a game changer for the different generations in your organization and make a huge impact in your company, family, and community. Listen here! We won’t have any application on the back end of t
21/12/202236 minutes 35 seconds
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Great Leaders Are Great Teachers (Part 2)

Last week we learned that great teachers know it’s all about the student. They even know their students as well as their material. In this episode, John continues his lesson on how great leaders are great teachers and offers two more tips on how to become a better guide for the people you lead!  For the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Chris Goede discuss creating a safe environment for students to learn, and the important roles that passion and purpose play when it comes to being a great guide.  Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Great Leaders Are Great Teachers Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Teacher and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” </spa
14/12/202237 minutes 42 seconds
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Great Leaders Are Great Teachers (Part 1)

The best teachers show you where to look without telling you what to see. This week we’re starting a new series on how great leaders are great teachers where John Maxwell offers tips on how leaders like you can improve your ability to teach and be a guide for those you lead. In the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Chris Goede discuss John’s lesson and how they currently apply it within their own teams. They offer some practical application as well, so you don’t want to miss this insightful conversation. Our BONUS resource for this series is the “Great Leaders Are Great Teachers Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Teacher and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” This episode is sponsored by BELAY––the incredible organization revolutionizing productivity with their virtual assistants, accounting services, social media managers, and website specia
07/12/202237 minutes 41 seconds
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Three Words that Enhance Continual Learning

As John Maxwell says often, “Success is not a destination, it’s a journey.” That means that leaders never arrive. They never cross a finish line because they’re continually trying to grow beyond who they were yesterday. John has some helpful reminders in this lesson about practices we can put into our own lives to enhance our day-to-day journey of growth. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole will be joined by Traci Morrow to offer some practical application to help you apply this lesson to your own life and leadership. So, if you want to be better tomorrow than you are today, don’t miss this episode! Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Three Words that Enhance Continual Learning Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/ContinueLearning and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube!</
30/11/202241 minutes 29 seconds
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How to Gather Great People Around You

As most of you know, tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the U.S. In fact, if you’re listening to this episode on the day it releases, today is one of the biggest travel days of the year. That’s because many people are traveling to gather with friends and family to spend time celebrating the things they’re grateful for. Well, this holiday got our podcast team thinking about what it takes to gather great people around you. And we’ve come up with a great lesson from John on 9 tips for attracting top players to your team. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole will be joined by Traci Morrow to talk about what practices they put in place to attract great people onto their teams and how to apply the principles in this lesson to your own leadership. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “How to Gather Great People Around You Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Gather and clicking “Downloa
23/11/202238 minutes 12 seconds
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Transferring the Vision to the Heart and the Head

When your people understand the vision, it gives them direction and confidence. These are two critical elements if you and your team want to create powerful, positive impact. In this lesson, John is going to talk about the two ways your vision needs to appeal to your people: emotionally (that deals with the heart), and logically (that deals with the head). For the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole is joined by Traci Morrow to discuss the importance of transferring vision to their teams, and how they live out these principles within their own leadership.  Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Transferring Vision to the Heart and the Head Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Heart and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube! <a href= "https://store.max
16/11/202240 minutes 3 seconds
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How to Handle Resistance (Part 2)

Last week, we talked about how resistance is inevitable, and how to leverage your team through resistance. This week, John Maxwell concludes his lesson and offers seven new ways to handle resistance in your organization, your team, and your life.  For the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Becky Bursell will help you navigate this impactful lesson by John and offer ways to apply this to your own life and leadership!  Our BONUS resource for this series is the “How to Handle Resistance Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Resistance and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube Enroll in the new 21 Laws of Leadership Online Course <a href= "https://store.maxwellleadership.com/The-21-Irrefutable-Laws-of-
09/11/202236 minutes 45 seconds
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How to Handle Resistance (Part 1)

Today we’re talking about something that every leader has experienced, is currently experiencing, and will experience throughout their life. We’re talking about resistance. One fundamental law of physics says that movement creates friction. So, if you’re a growing leader, a leader who is creating powerful, positive change, then you will experience resistance as well. But, as Jon Kabat-Zinn says, “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” The same goes for resistance––it’s inevitable. But are you the kind of leader who will succumb to it, or will you work through it? In this series, John Maxwell teaches thirteen ways to handle resistance. Then Mark Cole and Becky Bursell dig into some of the ways resistance has shaped their leadership and has taught them to be better leaders. Our BONUS resource for this series is the “How to Handle Resistance Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by v
02/11/202234 minutes 55 seconds
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Impact Players with Liz Wiseman

It’s leaders like you who help us make an impact in our world. So, it’s our joy each and every week to have you learn and grow with us as leaders. This week, we get to learn from an incredible first-time guest on the podcast, Liz Wiseman! Liz is a world-renown researcher and best-selling author of the book Multipliers. She teaches leaders and executives all around the world to sharpen their skills and transform their organization. Liz is also the CEO of The Wiseman Group where they help transform organizations by maximizing impact and multiplying intelligence. Today, we’re going to dive into Liz’s new book, Impact Players, and how it can help leaders identify those on their team who possess the qualities that will take their organization to the next level. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Impact Players Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from Liz and Mark’s conversation. You can download
26/10/202239 minutes 32 seconds
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The Leader Who Motivates

Today, we’re talking about Motivation. Leaders who are skilled at motivating their people have higher employee retention, see more success in their businesses, and have teams that believe in their vision. That’s why John Maxwell is going to share three things you need to embrace to become a leader who motivates. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow discuss how they use these principles to motivate their own teams. Our BONUS resource for this episode is “The Leader Who Motivates Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Motivated and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube Everyone Communicates, Few Connect <a href= "https://store.maxwellleadership.
19/10/202238 minutes 29 seconds
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Not In It to Win It with Andy Stanley

Great leadership rests on a great irony––to lead you must serve. To be first, you must be last. This week, we have a necessary, yet uncomfortable leadership conversation with our good friend, Andy Stanley, about his new book, Not In It to Win It. This conversation is unique because it’s the first of its kind on the Maxwell Leadership Podcast. That’s because this episode is geared toward leaders, specifically church leaders, who have found themselves poorly navigating the current, often volatile, politically charged leadership landscape we exist in today. As you’ll learn, many church leaders have allowed political divisiveness to take president over values-based, people-centric, servant leadership––the kind of leadership that builds bridges, not walls. Whether you’re a leader in the church or not, we invite you into this conversation to learn about the importance of values-based leadership in all areas of the leader
12/10/202235 minutes 46 seconds
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Leadership Limitations: Can You Lead Everyone? (Part 2)

This week, we continue our series on Leadership Limitations! Last week, in part one, John Maxwell shared the four major factors that determine the limitations of the people we lead. This week, in part two, John will teach on the five factors that determine how far we as leaders can take our people. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole will be joined again by his amazing co-host, Traci Morrow, as they dive into John’s lesson and offer some ways that you can apply these principles to your own life and leadership! They also continue their discussion of Traci’s new book Real-life Marriage! Don’t forget to get your copy and dig in with Mark and Traci in this episode! Our BONUS resource for this series is the “Leadership Limitations Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Limit and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References:</
05/10/202243 minutes 30 seconds
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Leadership Limitations: Can You Lead Everyone? (Part 1)

Do you think great leaders have the ability to lead anyone and everyone? The answer may surprise you. You see, there are factors that limit how far others are able to go and how far we, as leaders, can take them. Today, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow begin a new series on Leadership Limitations. In part one, John Maxwell will teach the four major factors that determine the limitations of the people we lead. Next week, in part two, John will teach on the five factors that determine how far we, as leaders, can take our people. Our BONUS resource for this series is the “Leadership Limitations Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by clicking “Download the Bonus Resource” below. References: Watch this episode on YouTube! Real-life Marriage by Traci Morrow <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/D
28/09/202235 minutes 40 seconds
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The Wise Leader

This week, we’re talking about a word that often comes to mind when we think of leadership. And that word is “wisdom.” As Sandra Carey says, “Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.” So, in today’s lesson, John Maxwell is going to share his own thoughts on wisdom, and what it really means to be a wise leader. Plus, he also shares some thoughts on wisdom from Benjamin Franklin. Once, John is done with his lesson, Mark Cole and Chris Goede discuss John’s lesson, the role that wisdom plays in their leadership, and what it truly looks like to “live skillfully.” Our BONUS resource for this episode is “The Wise Leader Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Wise and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube! <a href="https
21/09/202235 minutes 20 seconds
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Discover Your Working Genius with Patrick Lencioni

Podcast family, the way you think about your own leadership strengths and abilities is about to change! That’s because in today’s episode, Mark Cole is joined by his and John’s long-time friend Patrick Lencioni. Pat is one of the founders of The Table Group and is the pioneer of the organizational health movement. He is the author of 12 books, which have sold over 7 million copies, and have been translated into more than 30 languages. As President of the Table Group, Pat spends his time speaking and writing about leadership, teamwork, and organizational health and consulting with executives and their teams. We can say personally, our team at Maxwell Leadership is better because of Pat and the rest of our friends at The Table Group. In this episode Pat shares about his new book The 6 Types of Working Genius: A Better Way to Understand Your Gifts, Your Frustrations, and Your Team, which releases at the end of September. Thi
16/09/202235 minutes 43 seconds
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We Is Better than Me

John Maxwell says that 1 is too small of a number to achieve greatness, and he’s absolutely right. If you want to achieve anything big, you need others. That’s where the power of teams lies. This week we’re talking about how we is better than me. In this lesson, John Maxwell shares 6 reasons why team effort is superior to individual effort. Some of these may seem obvious to you, but others may be newer and more challenging. That’s why, after John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Becky Bursell will help you navigate John’s lesson and how to apply it to your own leadership. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “We Is Better than Me Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/We and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube! <a href="https://growth.maxwellleadership
14/09/202234 minutes 12 seconds
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What to Do Next with Jeff Henderson

Podcast family, we are beyond excited to share this week’s podcast with you. That’s because over the past couple years, millions of people are quitting their jobs and asking, “What do I do next?” It’s been called the Great Resignation. And it’s why Maxwell Leadership is so excited about the new book from one of our very own thought leaders, Jeff Henderson. Jeff’s new book is called What to Do Next: Taking Your Best Step When Life is Uncertain. Today, Mark Cole and Jeff dive into what inspired this book and how it will equip leaders like you to move confidently into the future. Click here to order What to Do Next. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “What to Do Next Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Next a
07/09/202242 minutes 24 seconds
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The Leadership Loop

Many leaders think that leadership flows in one direct: from top to bottom. But if leadership is influence––nothing more, nothing less––then leadership can flow from bottom to top and from side to side. That’s called leading across. Leading across means leading your colleagues, your peers––people you don’t have positional leadership over. In today’s lesson, John Maxwell is going to teach the 7 phases of the leadership loop, which every leader who wishes to lead across must embrace. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole will be joined by Chris Goede to discuss what they’ve learned as they’ve embraced these principles to lead across within the Maxwell Leadership organization. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Leadership Loop Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Loop and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "https://store.maxwellleader
31/08/202239 minutes 32 seconds
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When the Leader Believes In the People

One of our favorite events at Maxwell Leadership is our biannual International Maxwell Conference (or IMC) in Orlando, Florida. As you may have heard, this year we’re opening the first day of IMC to the public for the first ever Personal Growth Day. John Maxwell will be there plus Mark Cole and Becky Bursell, along with many other speakers who will help you sharpen your skills and equip you to create powerful, positive impact in your life.  We would love to see you there on Aug 29, which is just around the corner. So, we wanted to give you a taste of Personal Growth Day by pulling this lesson from the opening session of a previous IMC. In this talk, John Maxwell paints a leadership picture of the impact that can occur when a leader believes in their people. If you would like to learn more about attending Personal Growth Day go to MaxwellLeadership.com/PersonalGrowthDay now and register! O
24/08/202241 minutes 56 seconds
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Ten Tools for Gaining a New Perspective

When facing a problem or an obstacle, great leaders try to understand the problem before making a decision. A leader’s ability to gain new perspectives around an issue is a characteristic that separates leaders who succeed from leaders who get stuck where they are. That’s because perspective is key to understanding problems. This week, John Maxwell is going to teach you ten tools for gaining a new perspective. Then, for the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole is joined by Becky Bursell to discuss the ways they challenge themselves daily to stay sharp and maintain an objective perspective to serve their teams and the Maxwell Leadership organization. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Ten Tool for Gaining a New Perspective Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Perspective and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href="https:/
17/08/202235 minutes 21 seconds
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A New Kind of Diversity with Tim Elmore

Podcast family, we are so excited to have our good friend Tim Elmore back on the podcast to talk about his new book, A New Kind of Diversity. Tim is an expert in leading different generations and teaching others how to create healthy works environments in multigenerational teams despite the gaps that often come with age differences. If you recognize Tim Elmore’s name, that’s because he was on our podcast back in August of 2021. Not only is Tim one of our thought leaders, he is one of our stellar main stage speakers at our Live2Lead annual leadership conference in Atlanta, GA––one of the largest leadership events in the world. Click here to register for Live2Lead! In this episode, Tim is going to share what’s in his new book, which releases in October, and how we can create healthier, collaborative work environments that close the gap between generations of working professionals. Instead of our regular PD
10/08/202235 minutes 25 seconds
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Four Ways To Equip People

Last week, we discussed the three E’s of developing leaders. You may remember one of those E’s was Equipping. The only way to grow your organization is to equip people. That’s why it’s important to develop a strategy for equipping those you lead. So, today John Maxwell is going to teach you four ways to equip people.  After John’s lesson, Mark Cole will be joined by Chris Goede to discuss what they’ve gleaned from their own experiences equipping others and how they have discovered that equipping others is both a challenge and a benefit. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Four Ways to Equip People Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Equip and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube <a href= "https://store.maxwellleadership.com/The-21-Irrefutable-Laws-of-Leader
03/08/202242 minutes 8 seconds
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The Three E's of Developing Leaders

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. As John Maxwell reminds us in this lesson, leadership is more caught than taught. So, today John is going to teach on embracing the three E’s of Developing Leaders. This is a great lesson for anyone who wants to build a winning team of people who can take their organization to the next level.  After John’s lesson, Mark Cole––CEO of Maxwell Leadership––will be joined by Traci Morrow to discuss how they develop leaders within Maxwell Leadership and what they’re learning along the way. Developing leaders isn’t always easy, but it sure is fulfilling! So let John, Mark, and Traci help guide the way in this impactful episode! Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Three E’s of Developing Leaders Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/developing and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” Referen
27/07/202238 minutes 14 seconds
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5 Ways to Inspire Change

Have you ever felt stuck between where your organization needs to go, and your people’s reluctance to go there? We have a great lesson for you today about how to inspire change. Change is a difficult thing for both leaders and followers. But leaders are tasked with inspiring those they lead to adapt to an ever-changing world. This lesson from John Maxwell will cover 5 ways you can inspire and motivate your team to step into the future of your organization. Maxwell Leadership, in fact, has been going through some of its own changes this year. So, for the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole to be joined by Becky Bursell to talk about how we are using these principles to inspire our own teams to carry us into a brilliant future. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Five Ways to Inspire Change Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/InspireChange and cl
20/07/202240 minutes 7 seconds
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The Road to Joy with Scott Drew

Podcast family, we have a special bonus episode for you today! Not only is Mark Cole joined live by John Maxwell for this discussion, but our good friend Don Yaeger has invited Scott Drew, coach of the Baylor Bears Men’s Basketball team, who won the NCAA Division I Championship in 2021! Don and Scott have recently written a book together entitled The Road to J.O.Y. which is packed full of leadership and coaching lessons that, when embraced, can equip any leader to make their team a championship team! Join Mark, John, and Don, as Scott tells his story of leading an underdog team to victory through leadership, connection, courage, and faith.  Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Road to J.O.Y. Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from this discussion. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/ScottDrew and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a hre
15/07/202233 minutes 14 seconds
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The Greatest Gap in Life

In today’s episode we’re talking about the greatest gap in life. That’s the gap between “I should” and “I did.” John Maxwell calls this the procrastination gap. Today John is going to talk to you about this gap and when good timing becomes procrastination. Then he’ll teach you the 3 P’s that stop procrastination. Once John is done with his lesson, Mark is joined again by Chris Goede as they discuss the ways in which they apply these principles to their own leadership within the Maxwell Leadership organization. Our BONUS resource for this episode is “The Greatest Gap in Life Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Gap and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube Attitude 101 by John C
13/07/202234 minutes 39 seconds
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Success is for Everyone

Most people believe that success is an event or a destination, or that it simply means being in the right place at the right time. Some people even believe that success is way out of their reach. However, as John Maxwell points out in this episode, success is for anyone who knows their purpose in life, grows to the maximum potential, and sows seeds that benefit others. In this lesson, John will teach you exactly how to do these three things so you can begin or continue your success journey with confidence. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow join to discuss why leaders must be able to answer these questions for themselves and lead others to do the same. When we “know, grow, and sow” we allow ourselves to create powerful, positive change in our organizations and in our world. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Success is for Everyone Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download
06/07/202236 minutes 24 seconds
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Leading Difficult Personalities

As a leader, your people are your greatest asset. But, as you well know, people can also be your greatest frustration. Today, we’re going to talk about how to lead difficult personalities successfully. Anyone who’s led a difficult person knows how frustrating and draining it can be. You also know that leading them successfully is easier said than done. So, when John Maxwell is done with his lesson, Mark Cole and Chris Goede join to offer some application they’ve learned throughout their own leadership experiences so that you can apply these principles to your own life as a leader. After you hear this episode, you be a little more equipped to deal with the difficult personalities you lead. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Leading Difficult Personalities Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Personality and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References:
29/06/202236 minutes 4 seconds
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What Stands Between You and Your Dreams?

Maybe you’re someone who has a dream, but you’re not sure how to get started on your journey to achieving it. Maybe you even think it’s too much of a long shot. Well, in this episode, John Maxwell shares four obstacles that often get in the way of people achieving their dreams and what we can do to avoid those pitfalls. During the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole is joined by Traci Morrow as they discuss John’s lesson and what they’ve done in their own lives and leadership to continually pursue the dreams they have and the lives they envision for themselves. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “What Stands Between You and Your Dreams Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/YourDream and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube! <a href= "https://store.johnmax
22/06/202234 minutes 56 seconds
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Find Your Passion and Follow It

Our goal for the Maxwell Leadership Podcast is to add value to leaders like you who multiply value to others. And today we are adding value to you in a very special way because we have some guests with us––Barbara Brown, and Mayce Delvalle––who will join Mark for the application portion of this episode after John’s lesson. You see, John’s lesson today is all about finding your passion and following it! And, these two amazing women work with the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team as Program Advisors. In a nutshell, they help people do exactly that––find their passion as leadership coaches, speakers, leaders, and entrepreneurs, and get them on the track to pursuing their dreams––just like the rest of our 43K certified coaches in 165 countries! So, don’t miss our post lesson discussion! Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Find Your Passion and Follow It Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiti
15/06/202240 minutes 26 seconds
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The Power of One More with Ed Mylett

Success may seem daunting if you don’t know what it looks like for yourself or how to get there. That’s why we are excited to bring you this week’s episode of the Maxwell Leadership Podcast. Today, Mark Cole and John Maxwell are joined by Ed Mylett. Ed is a highly successful entrepreneur who has blended his unique experiences with a diverse set of practical strategies that have made him one of the most sought-after inspirational speakers in the world today. One week ago today, Ed released his new book, The Power of One More: The Ultimate Guide to Happiness and Success, in which he shares 19 “one mores” you can add to your life to achieve the life you desire for yourself. As Ed points out in this episode, when it comes to attaining our goals, most of us don’t have a vision problem, we have a depth perception problem. Since the recording of this podcast, Ed Mylett has announced that he is graciously donating 100% of the pro
08/06/202240 minutes 11 seconds
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The Law of Connection (Part 2)

Today is the big day! It’s the day John’s 25th Anniversary Edition of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership audiobook releases (hardbacks will release on June 13)! It’s also the day we continue celebrating this long-awaited release by talking about one of the laws in this book––The Law of Connection. In this episode, John shares five signs of a solid relationship and sets the model of relational leadership that we should all aspire to. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Becky Bursell join again to dive even further into what it means to live out the Law of Connection. Our BONUS resource for this series is the “Law of Connection Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Connection and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube! <a href= "https://store.maxwel
01/06/202239 minutes 11 seconds
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The Law of Connection (Part 1)

This week, we have a couple exciting things for you! First off, next week we release the audiobook of the 25th year anniversary edition of John’s most popular book of all time, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership! This book has sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide, and has impacted countless growing leaders over the past 25 years. This audiobook releases on May 31, and the hardback releases on June 13! So, to celebrate this release, we’re beginning a series on one of the most important laws of leadership from the book: The Law of Connection, which states that you must touch a heart before you ask for a hand. This is a law about relationships and adding value to the people you serve. Also, joining Mark Cole as co-host this week is the one and only Becky Bursell! In addition to being EVP of Personal Growth Solutions at Maxwell Leadership, Becky is on the Forbes’ Coaches Council, she’s the founder of Greatest Version of You
25/05/202235 minutes 3 seconds
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Motivation: How Leaders Inspire Effort

As a leader yourself, you may know how difficult it can be to lead an unmotivated team, and how fulfilling it can be to lead a passionate team. So, how does a leader like yourself motivate the people you lead to create powerful, positive impact?  Today, John Maxwell will teach you about motivation and the 4 P’s that inspire effort in your team. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow––the master of motivation herself––will dive into John’s lesson and offer practical, intentional ways you can apply these principles to your life.  Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Motivation: How Leaders Inspire Effort Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by clicking “Download the Bonus Resource” below.  <
18/05/202237 minutes 32 seconds
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Essentials of Opportunity

Today we’re talking about the Essentials of Opportunity. As leaders, we’re all looking for the next opportunity. But, how skilled are you at finding new opportunities? Sometimes it’s easier to find what you’re looking for when you have a clear picture of it, and today that is exactly what John Maxwell is delivering. Today, John shares 9 observations about the nature of opportunity, then Mark Cole and Chris Goede join to discuss John’s lesson and offer application for you to apply these principles and become a master at finding new opportunities. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Essentials of Opportunity Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Opportunity and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube! <a href= "https://store.maxwellleadership.com/How-Succ
11/05/202233 minutes 52 seconds
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Leading with Gratitude

John Maxwell says, “What we appreciate appreciates, and what we depreciate depreciates.” That’s why this week we’re talking about one of the most important components of leadership––gratitude. Gratitude helps leaders by eliminating self-sabotaging traits and providing a greater perspective.   After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow come back to offer some application and share how they are applying John’s teaching to their own lives and leadership.  Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Leading with Gratitude Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Gratitude and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”  References:<span da
04/05/202230 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 200! Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future

That’s right! It’s the 200th episode of the Maxwell Leadership Podcast! And, what a journey it has been. This week, John Maxwell and Mark Cole celebrate the big 2-0-0 by looking back on all that has happened between Episode 1 and Episode 200. One thing is for sure––this podcast would not be what it is today without you! On behalf of our whole team, thank you to all the leaders who listen to this podcast and make it what it is today! Thank you for listening, sharing, liking, commenting, and reviewing. But most of all, thank you for being a growing leader who applies these principles to your own leadership in order to create powerful, positive impact in your world! Rather than our weekly bonus resource, we have a surprise for our first 200 listeners. So, be sure to listen to the end and take advantage our special gift to you! This episode is dedicated to Jason Brooks and Richard Chancy––two men who unlocked the brilliance in others through their friendship and
27/04/202243 minutes 45 seconds
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Building a Diverse Team (Part 2)

This week we are finishing our series on Building a Diverse Team. Last week, John talked about common barriers that get in the way of building a diverse team. This week, John teaches on the benefits of building a diverse team. There are so many leaders who would rather build a team of people who look, think, and act like themselves. But, building a diverse team will always take you further, make you better, and increase your reach. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Chris Goede explore John’s teaching together and offer some ways you can apply it to your own leadership. They also discuss the vital role diversity plays in creating powerful, positive impact in your organization and your community. Our BONUS resource for this series is the “Building a Diverse Team Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Diverse and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a
20/04/202238 minutes 6 seconds
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Building a Diverse Team (Part 1)

Do you ever have trouble gaining the right perspective in your business, your leadership, or your life? When you possess an accurate perspective, you can more easily identify key problems and, more importantly, identify key solutions in your leadership. But perspective isn’t gained alone. You need people on your team who think, look, and act differently than you do. You need diversity on your team. This week on the Maxwell Leadership Podcast, we begin a new series on building a diverse team. That’s because diversity is an asset to any leader that wants to create powerful, positive change in their organization or community. In part one of this series, John Maxwell shares the barriers that often get in the way of building diverse teams. During the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Chris Goede discuss John’s lesson and how the fear of conflict can get in the way of building diverse teams. If you want to build and unleash an all-star team in your organiza
13/04/202239 minutes 58 seconds
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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Leaders, if you’re looking to lead powerful, positive change in yourself or your organization, it can be hard to know where to start. John Maxwell says that everything begins with a thought, which is why leaders need to examine their thinking. What you think determines what you do and who you are. In this episode, John Maxwell teaches how changing your thinking can change your life. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow discuss how they implement John’s principles into their own life, and they also offer you some real-world application. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Think and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on Youtube! <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Thinking-for-a-
06/04/202235 minutes 38 seconds
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Why John Wooden's Team Won (Part 2)

This week, we are beyond excited to continue our March Madness series on Coach John Wooden. Mark Cole is once again joined by our special guest, Don Yaeger, who is back to share what he gleaned from his mentorship with Coach Wooden. For those who don’t know, Don is the author of more than 35 books, eleven of which have become New York Times Best-sellers. He has written books with NFL icons like Walter Payton, Warrick Dunn, Michael Oher, and even John Wooden himself! He is a dear friend of the Maxwell Leadership Podcast and of John Maxwell, so we are extremely happy to have Don back for our post game discussion. Our BONUS resource for this series is the ‘Why John Wooden’s Team Won Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Win and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube! <a h
30/03/202246 minutes 20 seconds
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Why John Wooden's Team Won (Part 1)

As many of our U.S. listeners may know, we are in the middle of the famed March Madness college basketball tournament, where some of the best college athletes and coaches have marked their place in sports history. This week we begin a two-part series in which we celebrate one of the greatest college basketball coaches of all time, John Wooden, who was a friend and mentor of John Maxwell as well as today’s guest co-host, Don Yaeger. If that name sounds familiar to you, that’s because we’ve had Don on the podcast before. Don is the author of more than 35 books, eleven of which have become New York Times Best-sellers. He has written books with NFL icons like Walter Payton, Warrick Dunn, and Michael Oher, among many others including, you guessed it, John Wooden! Like John Maxwell, Don was mentored by John Wooden over the span of 12 years. Don is a celebrated storyteller, and you certainly don’t want to miss the stories he shares in this series! Our BONUS resource for this
23/03/202246 minutes 20 seconds
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Players Vs. Pretenders (Part 2)

This week, we are continuing with part two of our series on Players vs. Pretenders. In this lesson, John talks about integrity, making hard choices, and finishing strong. You definitely don’t want to miss this lesson! For the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow dive into how they apply John’s principles in their own leadership, and they offer some application to help you take this lesson and make it a reality in your own life. Our BONUS resource for this series is the “Players vs. Pretenders Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Player and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Listen to this episode on YouTube! The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell (Use code PODCAST
16/03/202234 minutes 11 seconds
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Players Vs. Pretenders (Part 1)

Let me ask you a question: are you a player, or are you a pretender? Sometimes it can be harder to see the difference in ourselves than it is to see it others. So, today we begin a series in which John Maxwell teaches the difference between players and pretenders and how the world needs more leaders who will lead authentically and add value to their people. For the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow will be back to deep dive into John’s lesson and offer some application for you to apply this to your own life and leadership! They also have a special offer just for you, plus they read a comment from one of our listeners in the Philippines! Our BONUS resource for this series is the “Players vs. Pretenders Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Player and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource. References: <a href="https://youtu.be/WhB9ZdbHL
09/03/202240 minutes 22 seconds
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Are You a Difference Maker?

This week we are talking about making a difference in your world. Whether that be in your business, family, or community, we believe that big change starts with people like you––with leaders like you. In this episode, John Maxwell will share the most important attributes a leader must possess in order to be a difference maker. For the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Chris Goede examine some of these key attributes in their own leadership and in those they lead. If you want to make a difference, but feel like you don’t know how, don’t miss this episode! Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Are You a Difference Maker Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Difference and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube! <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell
02/03/202246 minutes 38 seconds
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Why My Life is Compounding

Last weekend we celebrated John Maxwell’s 75th birthday! As you can imagine, there was a lot to celebrate! So, we thought this week we would share a lesson with you from John about why his life has compounded (and continues to compound) into a story of great impact.   After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow join to discuss John’s lesson and offer some ways to apply these principles to your own life and leadership.  Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Why My Life if Compounding Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Compound and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” 
23/02/202230 minutes 21 seconds
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How to Gain Influence (Part 2)

This week we are finishing up our series on How to Gain Influence. John Maxwell is going to teach you six more ways to grow your influence as a leader and make a greater impact with more people. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Chris Goede will be back to discuss John’s lesson and offer some ways for you to apply these principles to your own leadership. Our BONUS resource for this series is the How to Gain Influence Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Gain and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube! Developing the Leader Within You Online Course (Use code PODCAST for 20% off this week only). <a href= "https://www.johnmaxwellacademy.com/love-works-launch-l-feb-20
16/02/202245 minutes 40 seconds
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How to Gain Influence (Part 1)

Today we’re talking about something everyone has and everyone wants more of. That’s influence. John Maxwell says that leadership is influence––nothing more, nothing less. And if you’re going to lead others you need to gain influence. So, today John is going to begin this two-part series on how to gain more influence so that you can up-level your own leadership with those you lead.   For the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Chris Goede discuss John’s lesson and offer some ways in which you can apply these principles to your own leadership! Our BONUS resource for this series is the “How to Gain Influence Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Gain and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Developing-the-Le
09/02/202236 minutes 16 seconds
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Making the Most of Our Mistakes

Today, we’re going to talk about all your mistakes! Just kidding! We’re actually going to talk about how to make the most of your mistakes! John, as well as any successful leader, will tell you that if you’re going to be successful, you need to stop fearing failure. Sometimes mistakes teach us our greatest lessons. That’s why we need to start thinking of our mistakes as assets, not liabilities. After John teaches how to make the most of our mistakes, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow join to discuss times when they’ve made the most of their mistakes and how to apply the principles from John’s lesson into your own life and leadership. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Making the Most of Our Mistakes Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Mistake and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode o
02/02/202240 minutes 44 seconds
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Leaders are Creators

If you’re a leader, you’re a creator! This week on The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, John talks about the things leaders create in their organizations and in their people. They create confidence, ideas, strategy, and options. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Chris Goede will offer some ways you can apply John’s lesson to your own life and leadership. They discuss how many leaders are the most creative when they are working in their strength zone, and how leaders who don’t think of themselves as creative need to be reminded to get back into their strength zone. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Leaders are Creators Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Create and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch this episode on YouTube! <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/The-
26/01/202237 minutes 54 seconds
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Creating Positive Change: A Lesson on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Part 2)

This week, we are back with part two of John Maxwell’s incredible lesson on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. If you missed part one, please go back and listen because there is some great wisdom that you can learn as a transformational leader in that episode. And this week, there is even more! As John finishes his talk on Dr. King’s life and leadership, John shares the final three points on how leaders can create positive change in their world and their community. During the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow dive into a leader’s crucial ability to move others to act. They discuss how leaders have the tendency to either be task-oriented or relationship-oriented, and how a leader needs to balance and leverage both in order to create positive change within their organization and their community. Our BONUS resource for this series is the “Creating Positive Change Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can downloa
19/01/202236 minutes 52 seconds
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Creating Positive Change: A Lesson on Martin Luther King Jr. (Part 1)

Today we are so excited to introduce an impactful, two-part series. As you may know, this coming Monday, we get to celebrate the great life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. So, our team decided we would celebrate Dr. King on the podcast by sharing this lesson that John Maxwell gave at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. King pastored and influenced so many people to create positive change in our country. John was especially honored to have Coretta Scott King and Bernice King present for this talk, along with many other influential world changers. During this talk, John uses Dr. King’s life as an example of how great leaders can create positive change.   During the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow reflect on John’s lesson and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. They discuss h
12/01/202236 minutes 6 seconds
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Celebrating Jason Brooks

Hey Podcast Family,  I wanted to take a moment to share some news with you. On December 29th, 2021, we lost our beloved friend, mentor, and co-host, Jason Brooks after his nearly two-year-long battle with cancer. If you’ve been listening to this podcast for more than a couple months, I know that Jason had a positive impact on your life. Jason was one of the best leaders I’ve known. My life, and the lives of our team members have been truly blessed by his life and legacy. Jason’s vision for his life was to unlock the brilliance in others, and that is something he, without a doubt, achieved through his relationships, his family, his leadership, his work as an author, and the impact he made through the John Maxwell Enterprise.<span style= "font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxy
07/01/20223 minutes 51 seconds
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Goal Conscious vs. Growth Conscious

Are you goal conscious or growth conscious? In this week’s episode, John Maxwell shares the difference between these two mindsets and how there is no finish line when it comes to leadership.   After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Chris Goede discuss John’s principles, explain how they apply these principles to their own leadership, and offer application to help you start the new year on the right foot.   Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Goal Conscious vs Growth Conscious Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Grow
05/01/202232 minutes 43 seconds
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Make Winning a Habit

The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast exists is to add value to leaders who multiply value to others. And, this week, we wanted to add value to you by teaching you how to make winning a habit in the new year. So, in this episode John Maxwell is going to talk about the importance of preparation and separation––preparation for the things that increase your chances of winning and separation from the things that hurt your chances of winning. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow talk about the things they do daily to make winning a habit in their own lives. They remind us that the reason many leaders don’t achieve the success they dream of is because they focus too much on winning and not enough on the process. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Make Winning a Habit Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Habit and clicking “Down
29/12/202133 minutes 5 seconds
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Your Year In Review 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Podcast Family! Each year, during the week of Christmas, we like to do something special for you, and today is no different. As you may know, John Maxwell spends the final week of each year looking back on his year, his journal, his notes, his calendar, and how he’s spent his time and energy. He calls this exercise his year in review. So, this week we’re bringing you a lesson in which John shares, step-by-step, his process for his year in review so that you can set aside time for yourself and apply this proven practice to your life. John has made some of his biggest life and business decisions during this week. So, we wanted to add value to you by giving you this powerful process. It’s changed John’s life, it’s changed the lives of our team members, and we believe it’ll change your life too. We also decided to do something a little different in this episode. Instead of having a post-episode discussion and application, we want to enco
22/12/202134 minutes 29 seconds
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The Self-Aware Leader

“To know yourself, you must sacrifice the illusion that you already do.” –Vironika Tugaleva  In John Maxwell’s new book, The Self-Aware Leader, he states that fools want to conquer the world, while the wise want to conquer themselves. When we understand ourselves better, we understand our strengths and weaknesses better, and we are able to unleash our teams to accomplish great things! In this episode, we are celebrating John’s new book by releasing a lesson in which he talks about what it means to be a self-aware leader!<span data-ccp
15/12/202132 minutes 33 seconds
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The Value of Questions

Behind every problem, every lesson, every threshold of your leadership is a great question that needs to be answered. But, as John reminds us in this lesson, you only get answers to the questions you ask. In this episode, John Maxwell is going to share how he learned that he needed to start asking more questions early in his leadership, and he explains what leadership looks like with and without great questions.   After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Chris Goede offer some application and discuss how asking questions helps us become better leaders, and they share the questions they’re asking themselves right now in their own growth journeys.  Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Value of Questions W
08/12/202137 minutes 15 seconds
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Three Components of Cultivating Culture

What’s the most valuable asset to your organization? It’s the people, hands down. People are the driving force behind your organization’s success, which is why it’s so important to have a healthy culture. Culture is all about the people. In this lesson, John teaches that the culture is made up of the people and of the messages they receive from their leader. Today, John is going to talk about the three ways that those messages are received from the leader to the employee so that you can better understand, as a leader, how to cultivate a culture that will make both the business and the people thrive.   During the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow join forces to dive into John’s lesson and discuss the cultures they are building within their own
01/12/202137 minutes 40 seconds
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Focus on the Future

Happy Thanksgiving, Podcast Family! As many of you know, here in the U.S., we take this week of Thanksgiving to spend time with loved ones and reflect on the things that we are grateful for. Gratitude is truly a trait of great leaders. But, as we take time to look back on the past, let’s also not lose sight of our brilliant futures. Today on the podcast, John Maxwell shares some thoughts on how we, as leaders, can stay focused on the future.  For the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Chris Goede share how they use these principles to focus on the future in their own leadership, and they offer some application to help us practice this in our leadership and relationships.  
24/11/202132 minutes 13 seconds
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Leader-Vision: How to See and Sculpt the Future

Today we’re talking about “Leader-Vision!” If that sounds like a superpower, well, it kind of is! You see, leaders have the ability to see the future––what could be and should be. You don’t need a crystal ball or a fortune teller to show you the future, because leaders are the people that form the future. Today on the podcast, John Maxwell is going to share his take on what the Gallup Management Journal calls “Visioning.” Visioning is the leader’s ability to look out, across, and beyond the organization to the future and usher in the people they lead. You’re going to learn what makes the foundation of a good vision, what fuels the vision, and what makes a vision a success. For the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Chris Goede discuss the ways they implement these principles to see and sculpt the future of The John Maxwell Enterprise. They share how leaders can see what is not there and how the future is shaped by what we imagine. Our BONUS resource for
17/11/202137 minutes 55 seconds
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Engaging and Developing Others

This week, we’re are talking about one of the most crucial aspects of successful leadership––developing others. You see, John Maxwell says, “One is too small of a number to achieve greatness.” Everything that you will accomplish as a leader ultimately hinges on the people you have around you. And it’s your responsibility as a leader to engage and empower your people to be their best selves and do their best work. So today, John Maxwell is going to teach us about engaging and developing others. During the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow discuss developing others from the very start––the hiring process. They also provide some application to help you apply this to your own leadership. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Engaging and Developing Others Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Engage and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”</p
10/11/202121 minutes 57 seconds
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The Formula for Healthy, Effective Leadership

This week on The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, John Maxwell teaches the Formula for Healthy, Effective Leadership. It seems like whenever someone says they have a simple formula to solve a very complex problem, it must be too good to be true. Well, in many cases it probably is. But, you will find in John’s lesson how these four components of healthy, effective leadership paint a complete picture of how you can become the leader you want to be. For the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss the important role having good values plays in leadership, why providing hope is both necessary and difficult in leadership, and how they find the courage to lead through difficult circumstances. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Formula for Healthy, Effective Leadership Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Formula and clicking “Download the Bo
03/11/202131 minutes 16 seconds
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Trust Busters and Trust Builders

Trust is the foundation of leadership. If people don’t trust their leader, they won’t follow their leader. That’s because trust is the ground upon which relationships are built. This week on The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, John discusses five trust buster and five trust builders that every leader should know in order to ensure they are building a culture of trust in their organization, family, and relationships. During the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Chris Goede dive deep into John’s lesson and discuss the importance of trust within their own work relationship and with the people they both lead. They also discuss whether trust is given or if it is earned and how the leader should set the stage for trust for the people they lead. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Trust Buster and Trust Builders Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/BuildTr
27/10/202136 minutes 45 seconds
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The DNA of Great Decision Making

If you’re a leader, or… honestly… just a living, breathing human being, you make important decisions every day. And with every decision you make comes the pressure to make the right choice. That can seem daunting––even overwhelming at times. That’s why, this week, John Maxwell is going to teach four important components of great decision-making. This really is a practical lesson that you won’t want to miss! For the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Chris Goede discuss a specific important decision they have recently wrestled through and how John’s principles rang true through the decision-making process. They also discuss the importance of vision casting and why leaders need to create environments where it is safe for the people to fail. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “DNA of Great Decision-Making Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Decision an
20/10/202141 minutes 35 seconds
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What Your Attitude Can Do for You (Part 2)

Last week John taught what your attitude cannot do for you. This week you’re going to learn how your attitude, perspective, and posture as a leader can greatly improve your leadership, relationships, and help you overcome challenges in business and in life. For the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole is joined again by Traci Morrow to remind us that we may not always be able to control what happens to us, but we can control what happens in us. You’ll also hear relevant ways that they are applying this lesson in attitude to their own lives and businesses. Our BONUS resource for this series is the “What Your Attitude Can Do for You Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/MyAttitude and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Live2Lead Tickets <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwel
13/10/202134 minutes 5 seconds
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What Your Attitude Can Do for You (Part 1)

This week we’re beginning a new series called “What Your Attitude Can Do for You!” But, just to keep things interesting, in part one, we’ve decided to let John tell you what your attitude CANNOT do for you. You see, many leaders think that attitude can make up for necessary traits like competence, or experience, or even personal growth. But, as John says, “Attitude isn’t everything, but it is one thing that can make a big difference in your life.” So, John is going to help us navigate what attitude cannot do for us, then for the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow dive deeper into John’s lesson and share how they’re applying this teaching to their own lives and leadership. Next week we’ll be back to discuss what your attitude CAN do for you! Our BONUS resource for this series is the “What Your Attitude Can Do for You Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPod
06/10/202134 minutes 42 seconds
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How to Have Tough Conversations

Tough conversations are inevitable in leadership. We all know that. The best leaders lean into tough conversations even though they’re uncomfortable. That’s because great leaders understand that tough conversations usually spark an opportunity for growth and expansion. Whether you’re delivering bad news or correcting someone’s misstep, having the tough conversation with someone honors their potential. This week, John Maxwell teaches how to lean into the conflict and make our people, our organizations, and ourselves better. For the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss where leaders often get it wrong when it comes to conflict and how people who tend to avoid necessary conflict can confidently lean in. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “How to Have Tough Conversations Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Tough and clicking “Downloa
29/09/202137 minutes 38 seconds
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Self-Sabotage: Getting Out of Your Own Way (Part 2)

As we conclude our series on self-sabotage, John Maxwell teaches the final five most common self-sabotaging traits for leaders. You’ll learn what to do when you’re surrounded by negative people, how leaders should handle failure, and the importance of having a teachable attitude. For the application portion of this episodes, Mark Cole and Chris Goede share how they have seen some of these leadership barriers in their own lives and in the leaders around them, and how they use John’s remedies for self-sabotage to set themselves up for success as well as the people they lead. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Self-Sabotage Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Sabotage and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/The-21-Irrefutable-Laws-of-Leadership--Follow-Them-and-People-Will-Follow-You-10th-Anniversar
22/09/202145 minutes 41 seconds
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Self-Sabotage: Getting Out of Your Own Way (Part 1)

As John Maxwell says, “The hardest person to lead is myself.” We’re human, which means we are constantly getting in the way of our growth and progress. This week, we’re starting a new series that is all about how to recognize and fix the most common self-sabotaging habits in a leader’s life. For this series we’re diving deep into the John Maxwell vault––so deep in fact, you might notice John still has his Ohio accent! Here we will discover the remedies for getting out of our own way During the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Chris Goede dissect John’s lesson, share their takeaways, and encourage us to take the time to recognize the self-sabotaging traits in our own lives so that we can begin to get out of our own way. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Self-Sabotage Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Sabotage and clicking “Download the Bonus Res
15/09/202140 minutes 57 seconds
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Achieving the Legacy You Want to Leave

No one leaves a lasting legacy accidentally. Legacy is something that we must intentionally choose to achieve. It happens over time and throughout our lives, and it determines what we leave behind for generations to come.   This week on the podcast, John Maxwell teaches the practices that leaders must embrace in order to achieve the legacies we choose to leave. For the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow discuss the legacies they want to leave and how they are practicing John’s principles to ensure they leave lasting legacies for their families and the people they impact through their leadership.  <div style="fo
08/09/202135 minutes 50 seconds
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How to Become a Life-Long Learner

Every great leader knows that there is no finish line––growth does not have a destination. The moment a leader believes they have “arrived” is the moment a leader stops growing. In this episode, John Maxwell talks about the importance of being a continual learner and shares ten components of a life-long learner. During the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow dive into how they apply these principles to their own lives. Mark teaches us that the greatest thing we can offer the world is a version of ourselves that is most fully alive. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “How to Become a Life-Long Learner Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Learner and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: JohnMaxwell.com/Growth <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/The-21-Irr
01/09/202138 minutes 37 seconds
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Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership with Tim Elmore

This week, we are bringing you another incredible speaker who will be a part of our line-up at Live2Lead this year. Tim Elmore is a long-time friend of John Maxwell’s, and, in fact, he’s one of the first people John mentored. Tim is the founder and president of Growing Leaders––an organization that is aimed at developing emerging leaders. Tim and John share some old stories of their time working together, and Tim talks about his latest book, The Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership: Embracing the Conflicting Demands of Today’s Workplace. We’re excited for you to hear this conversation, and even more excited for you to hear Tim at Live2Lead 2021! Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership Worksheet,” which includes our favorite takeaways from John and Tim’s conversation. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Par
25/08/202129 minutes 12 seconds
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A Better Way to Lead with Joel Manby

Sometimes, we as leaders don’t see all of the bottom line. Despite what many corporate cultures teach, there’s more to the bottom line than just the financials; there’s also the often-neglected people side of business, and that neglect shows. That neglect is also what veteran CEO Joel Manby discovered when he first stepped into leadership as a young man. So what did Joel learn about changing cultures, and how can you and I benefit from his journey as a leader? That’s the focus of today’s podcast—not only are we excited to share with you Joel’s philsosphy, which he made the basis of his best-selling book, Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders, we’re excited to introduce you to Joel through the eyes of John Maxwell and Mark Cole. Three incredible leaders on one insightful—and essential—podcast! Our
18/08/202134 minutes 20 seconds
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Know What You're FOR with Jeff Henderson

This week on the podcast we have three of the best leaders in market today joining us to discuss how leadership in the current culture has changed and how leaders can turn the tide for the better. Our conversation today is between John C. Maxwell, Mark Cole, and Jeff Henderson, author of the book, Know What You’re FOR: A Growth Strategy for Work, an Even Better Strategy for Life. As John says in the episode, there’s never been a time when division has been so prevalent amongst leaders and organizations. That’s why the message of FOR is so important right now. In this discussion, you’ll learn how your organization or business can serve people­­, and how leaders and teams can come together to make a true difference in the culture and the world. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Know What You’re FOR Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Henderson and clickin
11/08/202130 minutes 7 seconds
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Questions I Ask Myself as a Leader (Part 2)

In part two of this series on asking questions, John shares questions five through ten that he asks himself to ensure that he is continually growing and adding value to others. You will learn the importance of getting in and staying in your strength zone as well as taking time to think as a leader. For the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow discuss how these questions have helped shaped their own leadership and why getting in your strength zone is not something to wait for but to work towards. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Questions I Ask Myself as a Leader Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Questions and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Live2Lead 2021
04/08/202142 minutes 55 seconds
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Questions I Ask Myself as a Leader (Part 1)

In this week’s episode, we begin a new series on “Questions I Ask Myself as a Leader.” In this two-part series, John Maxwell shares the questions he poses to himself to make sure he is continually growing and adding value to others. When we don’t ask ourselves good questions as leaders, we miss out on identifying potential blind spots in our leadership and opportunities to grow. For the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow talk about how John’s questions have made them better leaders. They will also challenge you to think about the last time you invested in yourself, and to examine the questions to ask yourself in order to keep growing. Our BONUS resource for this series is the “Questions I Ask Myself as a Leader Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Questions and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href="https://l
30/07/202136 minutes 21 seconds
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The Leader's Greatest (Part 3)

In the final episode of John’s incredible series, “The Leader’s Greatest,” John wraps up this powerful teaching with the final five, raising some questions: What is the leader’s greatest joy? Their greatest mistake? Their greatest prayer? Their greatest return? And finally, what can a leader say is their greatest recognition? John will provide answers to all of those questions with practical and powerful teaching, and Mark Cole will be joined yet again by Jason Brooks to discuss the leader’s greatest recognition and their greatest wisdom in a way that  drills down to the foundational elements of those two topics. As they discuss, Mark shares some incredible leadership insights that you will want to capture and put into practice immediately, regardless of where you are as a leader. Once again it will be highly beneficial for you to keep up with John’s teaching, as well as jot down Mark’s thoughts, which is why our BONUS resource for this series is the Leader’s
21/07/202139 minutes 17 seconds
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The Leader's Greatest (Part 2)

Last week on the podcast, John shared the first five of the greatest things that can happen to a leader, and Mark Cole sat down with Jason Brooks for a deep dive into two of John’s points. The conversation was not only robust, it was practical and insightful for anyone leading in this current culture. This week, John returns with his next five thoughts on the leader’s greatest, and they are can’t-miss wisdom that will accelerate your leadership. And once again, Mark Cole will be joined by Jason Brooks to break down one or two specific points as well as how and why they will impact your leadership today. As usual, you’ll definitely want to keep up with John’s teaching notes, which is why our BONUS resource for this series is the Leader’s Greatest Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting <a href= "http://johnmaxwellleadershippodcast.com/episodes/john-maxwell-the-leader's-g
14/07/202136 minutes 15 seconds
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The Leader's Greatest (Part 1)

How would it help your leadership if someone were to share with you the greatest benefits and dangers a leader faces? If you’re thinking it would make a significant difference to you, then you’re in luck. This week on the podcast, John brings us the first five of the greatest things that can happen to a leader: the leader’s greatest victory, the leader’s greatest asset, the leader’s greatest weight, the leader’s greatest discipline, and the leader’s greatest handicap. After John’s teaching, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks spend time going deep on two of John’s points—it’s a session of application that’s unlike anything you’ve heard from them before. This episode is the first of three on this topic, so you’ll definitely want to keep track of what’s being taught. Fortunately, our BONUS resource for this series is the Leader’s Greatest Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting <st
07/07/202141 minutes 4 seconds
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The Best of the John Maxwell Leadership Podcast

This week, we’ve put together a very special episode for our podcast listeners! During most of our usual episodes, John teaches a lesson and Mark Cole and his co-host follow up with application meant to help you grow as a leader and multiply your influence. The goal is to make you better so you can change your world. That’s why, for this episode, we’ve pulled together five of John’s best teaching moments from our most popular podcast episodes. We are bringing you the VERY BEST of John Maxwell in this episode so you can absorb some of John’s greatest teaching points. This episode will help you, and you can multiply what you learn by downloading this episode’s Bonus Resource. The BONUS resource for this episode is the Best Of John Maxwell Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/BestOf and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href=
30/06/202135 minutes 35 seconds
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Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn

Failure is perhaps the biggest fear standing between most people and their dreams. The author Robert Schuller used to ask, “What would you attempt to do if you knew you wouldn’t fail?” In this episode, John Maxwell asks, “What have you learned from your failure?” If you want to achieve big things, failure is inevitable. But it’s what we learn (and whether we learn) from our failure that can determine our success. Today, you’ll hear John Maxwell summarize three major chapters from his book Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn to help you gain a better perspective on failure and take your next step to success. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Learn and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Sometimes-You-W
23/06/202142 minutes 58 seconds
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Encouragement Changes Everything (Part 2)

In part two of “Encouragement Changes Everything,” John shares five key things that every person desires in their life, and how this can help us identify ways that we can encourage our people. During the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss how encouragement can empower others to accomplish greater things they ever thought possible. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Encouragement Changes Everything Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Encourage and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com <a href= "https://sto
16/06/202134 minutes 52 seconds
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Encouragement Changes Everything (Part 1)

Get ready to be encouraged! In this two-part series, John Maxwell shares 5 points on just how potent and impactful the gift of encouragement can be. It has the power to motivate, inspire, and empower others to change their world! And, when we encourage others, it has the power to change our world as well. During the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss encouragement and the huge role it continues to play in Jason’s life after receiving his cancer diagnosis in the spring of 2020. This is an incredibly inspiring and touching episode that you certainly do not want to miss. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Encouragement Change Everything Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Encourage and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Change-Your-World-Anywhere-Difference/dp/
09/06/202139 minutes 18 seconds
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Leadership, Communication, and Veracity with Rob Hoskins (Part 2)

This week we’re continuing our series with Rob Hoskins, President of OneHope and co-author of Change Your World. In part two, Rob, John Maxwell, and Mark Cole are in Guatemala talking about what they’re currently learning and what they are most excited about. Rob and John discuss the imperatives of a teachable spirit, asking questions, and seeking guidance when it comes to self-improvement. They also discuss how great leaders get joy from imparting wisdom to others and share some thoughts on self-deprecating humor. Our BONUS resource for this series is the “Leadership, Communication, and Veracity Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Hoskins and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: OneHope.net Change Your
02/06/202137 minutes 9 seconds
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Leadership, Communication, and Veracity with Rob Hoskins (Part 1)

Hey, podcast family! We have an exciting guest on the podcast this week and next. Rob Hoskins, President of OneHope and co-author of Change Your World, joins John Maxwell and Mark Cole in Guatemala to talk about what they’re currently learning and what they are most excited about. Rob and John discuss what it means to be a leader who provides what the people actually need, and how to practice veracity in the midst of turbulent times. This was such an incredible conversation that we had to turn it into two parts! So be sure to tune in this week and next week to hear the whole discussion. Our BONUS resource for this series is the “Leadership, Communication, and Veracity Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Hoskins and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: OneHope.net <a href= "https://www.amazon.c
26/05/202131 minutes 16 seconds
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First 100 Days of Change Your World

This week on the podcast, John Maxwell and Mark Cole are back together in person to share inspiring stories of the impact that the Change Your World movement has had around the globe in the first 100 days of its launch! Get ready to be inspired! You’ll be encouraged that you don’t have to start big, and you don’t even have to be great to make an impact––you just have to start! You’re going to hear stories of how people are using Change Your World to make a difference in the U.S. Justice System, in their communities, and in their marriages. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the First 100 Days of Change Your World Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Episode151 and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Change Your World by John C. Maxwell <p
19/05/202134 minutes 29 seconds
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Takeaways from Doris Kearns Goodwin

John Maxwell and Mark Cole were recently in Boston to learn from Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of the acclaimed book on Abraham Lincoln, A Team of Rivals. In this episode John and Mark share their biggest takeaways from their time with Goodwin and her insightful wisdom on presidential history and leadership in the United States. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Takeaways from Doris Kearns Goodwin Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Goodwin and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: A Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin Change Your World by John C. Maxwell <a href= "https://www.c
12/05/202136 minutes 29 seconds
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Four Questions to Identify Potential Leaders

In this episode of the John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, Mark Cole and John Maxwell discuss a recent lesson John created for a special group of young, successful leaders on how to identify potential leaders. John walks through four questions you must ask when trying to identify new leaders for your organization. John talks about the importance of a values-based foundation, having the right leadership perspective, and the difference between gratitude and entitlement. This is a valuable lesson for anyone who is growing their organization and wants to find the right leaders capable of achieving growth, impact, and significance. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Four Questions to Identify Potential Leaders Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Identify and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Leaders-Greatest-
05/05/202136 minutes 27 seconds
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Building a Team Environment (Part 2)

In part two of Building a Team Environment, John teaches the remaining questions leaders must ask in order to assess if they are building a winning team environment. John discusses removing barriers for your team, providing your team with the freedom to learn, and fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion.  During the application portion, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow discuss how to create a team that is both diverse and in alignment, and the challenges that come with being a leader who builds consensus. </spa
28/04/202139 minutes 59 seconds
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Building a Team Environment (Part 1)

You’ve probably heard John say this before, “One is too small of a number to achieve greatness.” In other words, if we’re going to accomplish anything of significance, we need a team around us. In this series, John teaches how to build a team environment for winning. He teaches us the ten questions leaders must ask themselves in order to assess whether or not they’re building a winning team environment. In part one, John teaches the first five questions to help you determine if you’re building a winning team. In the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow discuss setting team expectations and how accountability is impossible unless those expectations are crystal clear. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Building a Team Environment Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Team and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a
21/04/202140 minutes 10 seconds
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How to Solve Problems (Part 2)

This week on the podcast, John continues his lesson on problem-solving. Last week, John shared some observations about the nature of problems, and this week he’s going to dive into how to solve problems. John teaches seven R’s that will help remind you how to solve problems when they inevitably come your way. In the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss how hope can bond the optimist and the realist when it comes to problem-solving despite the tensions that often arise between both personality types. They discuss how hope can benefit our attitude, how to get yourself and your team to refocus in the midst of problems, and how your core values act as a constant guide in the midst of problems. Our BONUS resource for this series is the How to Solve Problems Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Solve and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”</p
14/04/202143 minutes 8 seconds
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How to Solve Problems (Part 1)

Being an effective problem solver can equip you to removing the barriers that stand in your way of changing your world. This week on The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, we’re beginning a new series on problem-solving effectively. In part one, John shares nine observations about the nature of problems and problem-solving. In part two, he teaches us the seven R’s of effective problem-solving. During the application portion of part one, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss their own thoughts on problem-solving, the importance of identifying options, and the roles that hope, optimism, and pessimism can play in solving problems. Our BONUS resource for this series is the How to Solve Problems Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Solve and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Change-Your-World-Anywhere-Difference/dp/1400
07/04/202146 minutes 26 seconds
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How I Learned to Connect with People (Part 2)

In part two of our series on how John learned to connect with people, John Maxwell shares the remaining lessons he’s learned as he’s grown over the years as a communicator. You’ll learn the importance of using communication as a way to connect with your team and/or audience, to inspire others, and to cast a compelling vision. For the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss how to avoid the “shortcut mentality”––the habit of taking shortcuts for skills you’re naturally good at. You’ll be challenged in this episode to study the communication skills of communicators you connect with and to ask for consistent feedback from others in order to learn how to be a better communicator and continually grow in your communication. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Connecting with People Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Connected and clicking “
31/03/202138 minutes 54 seconds
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How I Learned to Connect with People (Part 1)

This week, we’re beginning a new series in which John Maxwell shares his journey of learning to connect with people on and off stage. This series offers ten lessons that John has learned throughout the years that has helped his communication become more affective at casting vision, communicating ideas, and connecting with people. For the application portion of part one, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks share how they implement John’s principles of communication within the John Maxwell Enterprise. Mark reminds us that the goal of communication as a leader is not meant to simply convince, but to connect. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Connect with People Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Connected and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: E
24/03/202144 minutes 24 seconds
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Believe IT with Jamie Kern Lima

This week, we have a very special episode to share with you featuring another one of John’s incredibly inspiring friends, Jamie Kern Lima. Jamie is the CEO of IT Cosmetics, a company she started at home and sold to L’Oréal for just over $1 billion. She joins Mark Cole and John Maxwell on this episode to talk about her new book Believe IT and to share her journey of learning to move from self-doubt to self-confidence. Be sure to listen to hear Jamie’s fresh perspective on rejection, embracing your calling, being authentic, and, ultimately, believing in yourself to accomplish things no one has ever done before! Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Believe It Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/BelieveIt and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Believe-How-Go-Underestimated-Unstoppable/dp/1982157801"
17/03/202138 minutes 15 seconds
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The 5 Levels of Leadership

In this episode, John teaches one of his best-known leadership paradigms, The 5 Levels of Leadership. John walks through each of the 5 Levels and discusses their key characteristics, the qualifying factors required to reach each level, and how the levels build upon one another. For the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole asks Chris Goede for his insights into the 5 Levels and what he’s learned from training leaders around the globe in this leadership model. Chris Goede is one of the leading authorities in The 5 Levels of Leadership, and he shares valuable takeaways from this lesson, reminds us that we are all on different levels with everyone we know, and inspires us to lean in to the challenge of reaching new levels of influence with others. Our BONUS resource for this episode is The 5 Levels of Leadership Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/5Levels and clickin
10/03/202148 minutes 53 seconds
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Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess with Dr. Caroline Leaf

This week, we have a very special episode to share with you! In this episode, John Maxwell talks with his good friend Dr. Caroline Leaf––a world-renowned communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist who just released her newest book Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess. Dr. Leaf dives deep into her book and explains how properly managing our mind and thinking habits can shape our brain, and even our DNA, in a positive way. She and John discuss the implications of her research on leadership and our own ability to manage our minds instead of allowing our minds to manage us. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Mental Mess Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/MentalMess and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: DrLeaf.com <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Cleaning-Your-Mental-Mess-Scientifical
03/03/202140 minutes 14 seconds
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The Incomplete Leader (Part 2)

In part two of The Incomplete Leader, John Maxwell describes how leaders are visionaries and inventors. He teaches how to create compelling images of the future, how to cultivate inventiveness, and asks the key questions necessary to do so. During the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Chris Goede discuss the importance of getting buy-in from your team by offering context and clarity. They also remind us of the heart of this lesson––no leader is perfect, and the best leaders don’t try to be. Instead, they surround themselves with a team that compliments them and the vision of the organization. Our BONUS resource for this series is The Incomplete Leader Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Incomplete and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Change Your World by John C
24/02/202138 minutes 23 seconds
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The Incomplete Leader (Part 1)

The best leaders don’t try to be perfect––they concentrate on honing their strengths and find others who can make up for their limitations. This week on The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, we’re starting a new two-part series called The Incomplete Leader. Throughout this series you will learn from John Maxwell on the four capabilities of leadership, how to evaluate your personal strengths and weaknesses, and how to develop a leadership team to give your organization complete leadership. During the application portion of part one, Mark Cole and Chris Goede discuss the process they go through to become more self-aware as leaders and the importance of consulting the perspectives of others to broaden your own leadership perspective. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Incomplete Leader Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Incomplete and clicking “Download the Bo
17/02/202144 minutes 33 seconds
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Transformational Leadership (Part 2)

This week we continue our series on Transformational Leadership! John covers the remaining characteristic of transformational leadership and why it is so impactful. He discusses how transformation stands on a cause with people who make a difference when it makes a difference. You’ll hear John’s heart for transformational leadership as well as his challenge to you to pursue transformation with urgency. During the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow dive into John’s points to discuss the important distinction between being the best in the world verses being the best for the world. Transformation begins with you! If not you, who? If not now, when? Our BONUS resource for this series is the Transformational Leadership Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Transform and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References:
10/02/202136 minutes 13 seconds
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Transformational Leadership (Part 1)

This week on The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, we’re starting a new series called Transformational Leadership! John’s lesson throughout this series was recorded several years ago, when John was only about one year into his transformational leadership journey. Through the series, John teaches what transformational leadership is and why it is so impactful. During the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow discuss what it means to have a calling, and they remind us that big movements often start small––with you. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Transformational Leadership Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Transform and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Change Your World by John C. Maxwell <a href= "https://www.johnmaxwellacademy.com
03/02/202134 minutes 59 seconds
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Communication that Inspires (Part 2)

Today we finish our two-part series, Communication that Inspires. In this episode, John walks through the last two questions he asks himself to make sure he’s an inspirational communicator. By asking yourself these questions, you can identify growth areas in your own communication, and improve your ability to inspire others. In the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Chris Goede discuss how communication should empower others to act and why pairing communication with application will equip others to act. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Communication that Inspires Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Inspire and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Change Your World by John C. Maxwell <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Everyo
27/01/202132 minutes 34 seconds
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Communication that Inspires (Part 1)

Many of you know John Maxwell as a great teacher, author, and leader. This week on the podcast John teaches us about another one of his gifts––communication. In this series John shares four questions he asks himself to help him inspire others through his communication. In part one, John shares questions one and two. During the application portion, Mark Cole and Chris Goede discuss how they apply John’s questions to their own communication and inspire others when they’re teaching John’s principles. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Communication that Inspires Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Inspire and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Change Your World by John C. Maxwell <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Everyone-Communicates-Few-Connect-Hardcover_p
20/01/202143 minutes 41 seconds
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Defining Greatness (Part 2)

Today on the podcast, we are finishing our two-part series called Defining Greatness! Throughout this series, John’s been teaching the four areas in a leader’s life that determine their greatness. Last week he taught the first two qualities, and, in this episode, he’ll discuss the third and fourth qualities that determine a leader’s greatness. Afterward, Traci Morrow will join Mark Cole for the application portion of the episode where they’ll dive deeper into John’s teaching and discuss how to apply it to our own lives and leadership! Our BONUS resource for this series is the Defining Greatness Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Great and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” Also, please keep an ear out for Mark Cole at the beginning of the episode to learn how you can make an impact with John Maxwell and get a free Change Your World book by joining Joh
13/01/202140 minutes 2 seconds
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Defining Greatness (Part 1)

Happy New Year, podcast family! To kick off 2021, we’re starting a new series called Defining Greatness. We recorded this series last year just before COVID-19 drastically changed the way many of us live our lives. After recording it, we decided that it wasn’t the right time to release the series. But, with high expectations for the new year––which we believe will be a year of greatness and transformation––this is the perfect series with which to kick off 2021, and we’re excited to finally share it with you! In this series, John shares the qualities he believes make great leaders great. In part one, John shares how great leaders think and how they prepare. We’re also excited to have Traci Morrow back on the podcast with Mark Cole. Together, they discuss how their own thinking habits play a role in their leadership, influence, and growth. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Defining Greatness Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s tea
06/01/202140 minutes 54 seconds
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Change Your World: Chapter One

This week we’re releasing something new just for our podcast listeners! As you may know, John Maxwell and Rob Hoskins are releasing their new book, Change Your World, on January 26, 2021. But today on the podcast, we’re gifting you with chapter one of the audio book! We believe this book is going to create a movement of global transformation, and we’re so excited for you to read it! So, grab a pen, grab some paper, and take notes, because this book has the potential to change your world! To get your copy of Change Your World, head over to JohnMaxwell.com/ChangeYourWorld and purchase one for yourself and for a friend! We hope you enjoy this first chapter. Be safe, and we’ll see you next year for our first series of 2021! References: Change Your World by John C. Maxwell and Rob Hoskins <a h
30/12/20201 hour 2 minutes 2 seconds
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Making Today a Better Tomorrow (Part 2)

In part two of the Making Today a Better Tomorrow series, John Maxwell talks about growing and improving daily, and investing in healthy relationships. During the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss the importance of a leader’s physical and mental health, and how to identify which measurables matter when trying to improve a particular area of leadership. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Better Tomorrow Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/BetterTomorrow and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Change Your World by John C. Maxwell Today Matters by John C. Maxwell <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Developing-the-Leader-Within-Yo
23/12/202038 minutes 25 seconds
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Making Today a Better Tomorrow (Part 1)

Today we begin a new series on The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast called “Making Today a Better Tomorrow.” But, this is not just about making today a better tomorrow; it’s about making this year a better next year. In this series, John teaches us that tomorrow can be brighter through the daily decisions we make and daily disciplines we practice. In the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks dive into John’s lesson and discuss how to close the gap between your decisions and disciplines, and the importance of identifying and living out your values. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Better Tomorrow Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/BetterTomorrow and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Change Your World by John C. Maxwell <a href= "http
16/12/202036 minutes 54 seconds
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Facing Fear with Nik Wallenda

In this special episode of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, Mark Cole and John Maxwell invite daredevil Nik Wallenda on to discuss his new book Facing Fear: Step Out in Faith and Rise Above What’s Holding You Back! John and Nik talk about why fear is so powerful, how to gain confidence under pressure, and the importance of focusing on the solution and staying positive. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Facing Fear Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from the discussion. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/FacingFear and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Facing Fear by Nik Wallenda NikWallenda.com DareDevilRally.com The John Maxwell Online Store
09/12/202041 minutes 35 seconds
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The Leader's Greatest Gift (Part 2)

In part 2 of The Leader’s Greatest Gift series, John shares the final three points on passionate commitment and the potential for transformation when passion and commitment are combined. During the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow talk about the “leadership malpractice” of leading everyone the same; how we often confuse passion with other personality traits such as charisma and woo; and the importance of understanding yourself before trying to understand your team members. Our BONUS resource for this series is The Leader’s Greatest Gift worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/GreatestGift and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Change Your World by John C. Maxwell <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Leader-Shift--11-Essential-Changes-Every
02/12/202029 minutes 57 seconds
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The Leader's Greatest Gift (Part 1)

This week we’re starting a new two-part series on The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast! In this series John talks about what he calls the leader’s greatest gift––passionate commitment. He discusses the individual importance of passion and commitment, then describes the potential for transformation when these two leadership characteristics are combined. In the application portion of part one, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow discuss maintaining passion during tough times, what happens when you allow your passion to rest on someone else’s commitment, and how the two characteristics depend on each other in leadership. Our BONUS resource for this series is The Leader’s Greatest Gift Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/GreatestGift and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Change Yo
25/11/202036 minutes 25 seconds
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The Six Types of Working Genius with Patrick Lencioni

Podcast family, we have something very special for you on the podcast this week! We are joined by our good friend Patrick Lencioni, founder of The Table Group and author of the upcoming book The Six Types of Working Genius. In this episode, Pat talks about the new assessment that his team has created, titled after the upcoming book. John took this assessment, and Patrick walks through John’s results and shows how valuable this insight is to any leader who takes the assessment. Patrick’s team is generously offering this assessment for 50% off for our podcast listeners. Be sure to listen and learn how you can take this valuable assessment! Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Working Genius Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John and Patrick’s conversation. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/WorkingGenius and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href="https://www.workinggenius.c
18/11/202032 minutes 33 seconds
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Three Dimensions of Expectation

In this week’s episode, John Maxwell shares the three dimensions of expectation: expectations that we have of ourselves, that we have of others, and that others have of us. More often than not, you won’t get what you don’t expect. That’s why leaders need to set high and realistic expectations for themselves and others. For the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss the expectations they set for themselves and the importance of exceeding––not just meeting––the expectations others place on them. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Three Dimensions of Expectation Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Expect and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Change Your World by John C. Maxwell <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Developing-th
11/11/202049 minutes 3 seconds
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Bonus Episode: Live2Lead 2020 Takeaways

If you attended out first-ever virtual Live2Lead on October 9th, you probably walked away feeling like you just drank from a fire hydrant! Each speaker offered an impactful teaching that added value to tens of thousands of leaders that day. A couple of those messages came from John Maxwell himself, but John doesn’t just attend Live2Lead to teach. He attends to learn just like you, and he gleaned some helpful takeaways from each of our wonderful speakers. So, today we’re bringing you a bonus episode in which John Maxwell shares his greatest takeaways from Live2Lead 2020. For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode. References: Elevate Your Communication with
06/11/202029 minutes 47 seconds
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Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets with Andy Stanley

This week on the podcast, we have something very special for you! We are joined by Andy Stanley to talk about his new book Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets and to ask him and John Maxwell about how we can make better decisions in our own lives. You’ll learn how to see beyond your own perspective, discern wise decisions from unwise decisions, and get a sneak peek into Andy’s new book! ­­­ This is an episode you definitely don’t want to miss! Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Better Decisions Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John and Andy’s conversation. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/BetterDecisions and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Better-Decisions-Fewer-Regrets-Questions/dp/0310537088/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&gclid=CjwKCAiA-f78BRBbEiwATKRRBASAHwJxdoYIbwBOgovmoB-8YwkwaUsbjFVanF7WfE3jpzL5w7ClQxoC0bEQAvD_BwE&hvadid=459744375545&hvdev=c&hvl
04/11/202035 minutes 18 seconds
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Inside Out Leadership

When you’re better and bigger on the inside, you will become greater on the outside. That’s what this lesson is all about. John Maxwell teaches how the inside influences the outside, and what the life of an inside-out leader looks like. In the application portion of the episode Mark Cole and Jason Brooks define what John means by “inside” and “outside,” what makes inside out leadership so powerful, and how they’re applying John’s principles in the John Maxwell Enterprise. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Inside Out Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/InsideOut and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Developing-the-Leader
28/10/202048 minutes 50 seconds
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Tests of Timing (Part 2)

In part two of our Tests of Timing series, John Maxwell shares the role that mentors and past victories play in helping you make timing decisions. He also shares that well timed decisions require courage, emotional stamina, passion, and ownership. In the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks share what they are learning from their mentors right now, the strategies they’re using to generate momentum, and how they discern courageous decisions from reckless decisions. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Test of Timing Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Timing and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell <a href= "https
21/10/202041 minutes 38 seconds
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Tests of Timing (Part 1)

Knowing when to lead is just as important as knowing what to do and where to go. That’s why we’re beginning a new series on the Tests of Timing. John Maxwell explains that, when it comes to making good timing decisions, environment is everything. So, throughout this two-part series, he walks us through a step-by-step guide complete with key questions at every step to help you test whether the environment is right for the decision you need to make.   During the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss how they’ve implemented these tests in the John Maxwell Enterprise and how the courage to make big decisions comes from giving yourself permission to fail. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Tests of Timing Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Timing and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References:</p
14/10/202043 minutes 14 seconds
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Best of John Maxwell at Live2Lead: The Leader's Greatest Return

Today we’re releasing another Best of John Maxwell at Live2Lead! This talk is from last year when John was preparing to release his latest book, The Leader’s Greatest Return. This is one of our favorite messages from John, and we’re confident you’ll learn so much as you listen! Don’t forget, this year’s Live2Lead is on October 9, 2020, and for the first time we’re going virtual! We have an amazing speaker lineup that we’re stoked to share with you. Get your tickets and learn all about Live2Lead 2020 at JohnMaxwell.com/Virtual! Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Leader’s Greatest Return Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Greatest and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: JohnMaxwell.com/Virtual <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Leaders-Greatest-Return-A
07/10/202035 minutes 17 seconds
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Steve Harvey: Elevate Your Communication

Podcast family! We are so excited to bring you the hardest working man in entertainment together with the hardest working man in motivation––Steve Harvey and John Maxwell. Steve is a man who needs no introduction and we are beyond excited to have him as a speaker at Live2Lead 2020! In fact, he and John sat down to record this episode and talk about a new digital product they’ve created together, Elevate Your Communication! This new digital course will be available for sale at Live2Lead, so if you haven’t yet grabbed your ticket, go to JohnMaxwell.com/Virtual and make sure you join us on October 9th! Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Elevate Your Communication Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John and Steve’s talk. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Elevate and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: JohnMaxwell.com/Virtu
30/09/202033 minutes 19 seconds
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Best of John Maxwell at Live2Lead: How to Leadershift Successfully

As we’ve mentioned in the past few episodes, on October 9th Live2Lead is going virtual! Recently, we’ve been sharing some great conversations from John and content from our speaker line-up for this year’s event. But, we also wanted to add something else to the mix to help you on your leadership journey. We wanted to offer you some of John’s best of Live2Lead lessons here on the podcast, so you can get a taste of what you’re in for this year! Today we’re releasing “The Best of Live2Lead: How to Leadershift Successfully!” This is from one of John’s sessions from our 2018 event in which John talks about the book he was preparing to release at the time, Leadershift! We’ll be releasing another Best of Live2Lead episode a couple Fridays from now as well. But in the meantime, we hope you enjoy this episode about what it takes to make successful leadership adjustments. And, be sure to get your tickets to Live2Lead 2020 at <a href= "https://leaderpass.com/pass/live2lead-2020/
23/09/202039 minutes 24 seconds
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Alan Mulally: Driving Ford Through Crisis

Hey Podcast listeners! As you know, we’re setting aside a few episodes over the next few weeks to highlight some of the incredible speakers who will join us for Live2Lead 2020. Today, we’re excited to share a talk from Alan Mulally, former CEO of Boeing and the Ford Motor Company. Alan’s leadership helped Ford beat bankruptcy and become the only Big Three car company that didn’t take a federal bailout in the early 2000s. We’ve pulled this talk from 2015 when Alan joined us for our event Exchange to share his journey with Ford and the leadership lessons he learned along the way. Be sure to get your ticket and hear Alan Mulally live on October 9th for Live2Lead 2020 at JohnMaxwell.com/Virtual. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Driving Ford Through Crisis Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from Alan’s talk. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Ford and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a hre
16/09/202032 minutes 35 seconds
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Change Your World – Together We Are the Answer

On January 26, 2021, John C. Maxwell will release his next book Change Your World! John himself says that this is the book he was created to write! So, we are very excited to give you a behind the scenes look into why John wrote the book in this one-on-one conversation between Mark Cole and John Maxwell. Change Your World aims to show people how to be a positive change agent in the lives of others. Here are the facts: our world is in trouble, there is an answer, and you are a part of that answer. Join us in this episode to hear John’s inspiration behind the book, AND be sure to join us virtually on October 9th for Live2Lead 2020, where you will learn how be a positive change agent in your world. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Change Your World Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Live2Lead and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” Refe
09/09/202030 minutes 34 seconds
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Calling and Purpose

Yes, today is Tuesday. And, yes, we are releasing this podcast episode a day early. So, please rest assured that Tuesday did not somehow pass you by without your knowledge, and that you are, indeed, NOT going crazy! We wanted to release this episode early because we just couldn’t wait another 24 hours to share the news… We’re excited to announce that, this year, you can attend Live2Lead virtually! If you haven’t heard, Live2Lead is our live annual leadership conference, and once again we have quite the lineup of speakers. So, in this episode, Mark Cole and John Maxwell have a timeless conversation about what it means to have a calling and purpose, and they share all the details you need to buy your tickets to Live2Lead 2020! Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Calling and Purpose Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Live2Lead and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource
01/09/202023 minutes 15 seconds
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You Can Lead Now!

We say often on the podcast that there is a leadership deficit in our country and in the world. That means there is a huge need for leaders to step up and make change. But so many leaders talk themselves out of leading because they feel they don’t have enough influence or opportunities. In this episode, John encourages everyone that you can lead right now by starting wherever you are, using what you have, and doing what you can. He talks about influence and opportunities, and how to gain more of each. Join Mark Cole and Traci Morrow in the application portion of the episode as they share their own stories of stepping into leadership and discuss the great things that happen when you lean into the leadership needs around you. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Lead Now Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Now and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” R
26/08/202054 minutes 22 seconds
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Halftime Adjustments (Part 2)

In the second part of our series “Halftime Adjustments,” John Maxwell shares two more adjustments that leaders need to make to effectively lead in the second half of this year. He discusses the importance of embracing unchanging values in an unpredictable world and the need for emotional strength during challenging times. For the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Chris Goede dive into the values of The John Maxwell Enterprise and how those values have helped the organization navigate the challenges of 2020. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Halftime Adjustments Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Halftime and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Leadershift by John C. Maxwell <
19/08/202053 minutes 13 seconds
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Halftime Adjustments (Part 1)

In this new, two-part series, John Maxwell talks about the difference between good coaches and great coaches, and he gives guidance on how we can apply effective “halftime adjustments” to our leadership and organizations in the second half of the year. Mark Cole is joined by Chris Goede during the application portion of this episode to discuss the first two adjustments that John teaches. They discuss common thinking hang-ups that stifle fluid progress and the importance of leadership adjustments and agility.  Our BONUS resource for this series is the Halftime Adjustments Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Halftime and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Leadershift by John C. Maxwell <a href= "https
12/08/202043 minutes 59 seconds
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A Month of Melvin Maxwell (Part 4)

In the final installment of “A Month of Melvin Maxwell,” John shares the remaining life and leadership lessons he learned from his father, Melvin. John tells us how his father was a shining example of a person who prioritized his life, always gave his best, and enthusiastically devoted himself to a life of growth and gratitude. For the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss how to determine where to focus your energy, and Mark shares the key to maintaining his enthusiasm and passion, even when difficulties arise. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Month of Melvin Maxwell Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Melvin and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Melvin Maxwell Memorial Service <a href=
05/08/20201 hour 5 minutes 30 seconds
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A Month of Melvin Maxwell (Part 3)

In part three of our series on the lessons John Maxwell learned from his father, Melvin, John shares the importance of giving God the credit, living a generous life, and being intentional every day. Mark Cole and Jason Brooks continue their discussion on what they’re learning from this series. They discuss why knowing and investing in the strengths of your team members matters and different ways that leaders can be generous aside from money alone. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Month of Melvin Maxwell Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Melvin and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Melvin Maxwell Memorial Service Ful
29/07/202055 minutes 44 seconds
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A Month of Melvin Maxwell (Part 2)

In part two of our series on the lessons John Maxwell learned from his dad, Melvin, John talks about the importance of encouraging others, working hard, and maintaining a positive mindset. In the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss the tension between human nature and leader nature, and the importance of authenticity in leadership. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Month of Melvin Maxwell Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Melvin and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Melvin Maxwell Memorial Service Full video of John’s lesson MaxwellFaith.com <a href= "https
22/07/202050 minutes 3 seconds
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A Month of Melvin Maxwell (Part 1)

Whenever John Maxwell is asked who his mentors are, his dad, Melvin is at the top of the list. Melvin’s leadership in John’s life set the example and helped shaped John into the man he is today. As some of you may know, Melvin Maxwell passed away on July 4th, 2020 at the age of ninety-eight. So, to honor Melvin, John Maxwell is sharing a 4-part series on the lessons that he learned from his dad throughout his life. Melvin’s legacy lives on through those he’s impacted both directly and indirectly. As a podcast listener, you certainly have been impacted by Melvin through John’s leadership. We hope you enjoy the series! Our BONUS resource for this series is the Month of Melvin Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Melvin and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/JohnCMaxwell/videos/vb.48357502953/730334407743556/?ty
15/07/20201 hour 2 minutes 48 seconds
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Leadership Lessons from Michael Jordan's "The Last Dance"

Recently ESPN released a 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls entitled “The Last Dance.” John Maxwell watched this series and gleaned several important leadership lessons that he shares with you here on the podcast. Mark Cole and Chris Goede join in for the application portion of the episode to talk about championing the people around you to accomplish great things together. Chris Goede shares what he’s learned about leadership from his years of playing football in both the college and professional arenas.   Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Last Dance Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/LastDance and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Watch the full video of John’s lesson here <a href= "https://st
08/07/20201 hour 1 minute 29 seconds
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The Third Option with Miles McPherson

In this episode, John Maxwell Zooms with Miles McPherson, pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego, California, and author of The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation. They discuss the importance of celebrating what different races have in common, the often-overlooked paradox of being “colorblind” to race, and the value of confronting our own blind spots. Mark Cole is joined by Traci Morrow for the application portion of the episode to discuss John and Miles’s conversation. They each share how maintaining a learning posture has challenged and changed their own perspectives. Our BONUS resources for this episode are the Third Option Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching, and the live video of the entire discussion between John, Miles, and Mark. You can download the worksheet and find the video link by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/ThirdOption. References: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Third-Option-Raciall
01/07/202040 minutes 14 seconds
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Vision and Values with Casey Crawford

Casey Crawford is the co-founder and CEO of Movement Mortgage. When Movement Mortgage launched in the middle of the 2008 financial crisis in the U.S., their goal was to become a financial services company that people could trust. In this episode we share two key clips from a conversation between Casey, John Maxwell, and Mark Cole about what it means to be a values-based organization in the midst of crisis. Mark Cole and Jason Brooks offer their insights on these clips and share how adversity reveals more opportunities to serve others. Our BONUS resources for this episode are the Vision and Values Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching, and the live video of the entire discussion between John, Simon, and Mark. You can download the worksheet and find the video link by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Vision. References: The Infinite Game by Simon S
24/06/202044 minutes 29 seconds
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Leaders Listen with Simon Sinek

This week on the podcast, we’re discussing two key clips from a recent conversation between John Maxwell, Simon Sinek, and Mark Cole. They discuss the importance of listening and empathy when it comes to leading and connecting with people––especially those unlike us. During the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss what we can accomplish by listening to others and stepping out of our own perspective. During times of tension, we often avoid the most pertinent conversations because we find them uncomfortable. But this episode will encourage you to lean into the discomfort that growth requires of us. Our BONUS resources for this episode are the Leaders Listen Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching, and the live video of the entire discussion between John, Simon, and Mark. You can download the worksheet and find the video link by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/LeadersListen. References: <a href= "
17/06/202046 minutes 20 seconds
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Courage to Continue

The best leaders have the courage to change when it’s easier to remain comfortable. In this episode, John Maxwell shares an insightful lesson on courage and how to keep moving forward in the midst of fear and uncertainty. He reminds us that courage is a choice and requires us to act. Mark Cole and Chris Goede join the discussion and provide application to help us embrace John’s principles in our own leadership. Chris points out that this teaching is not just for the times we’re in now but for all leadership obstacles and opportunities. We hope you walk away from this episode empowered to lead because progress requires courageous leadership. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Courage to Continue Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Continue and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Leaders-Greatest-Return-A
10/06/202049 minutes 8 seconds
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Bonus Episode: Adding Value to Others

Hi Podcast Family! Today we have a special message for you from John Maxwell. Last Monday, John shared a timely message about leadership in light of the civil unrest and racial injustice we’re seeing in America right now. We wanted to share this message as a reminder that what you focus on expands. With so much going on around us, figuring out where to focus can be hard. But John encourages us to focus on being a leader who adds value to others and who listens before you blame others. We believe you’ll be impacted by this message and we encourage you to use it to impact your community and your world. We hope you take this message to heart and do exactly what John encourages us to do in this lesson… reflect. As John said in a recent Candid Conversation, hope causes you to act, and action brings traction. In a world that seems to be standing still, we could use a little traction! So, we encourage you to reflect on the ways you can act and add value to those you lead. T
05/06/202038 minutes 23 seconds
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Five Stretches to Help You Grow

In this episode, John Maxwell teaches five ways that leaders need to stretch themselves in order to grow. He sets up this lesson by teaching the Law of the Rubber Band, which says, “Growth stops when you lose the tension between where you are and where you can be.” Mark Cole is joined by Traci Morrow for the application portion of the episode to discuss the areas of their lives they’ve had to take out of “automatic” and how their roles as leaders have required them to stretch their perspectives. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Five Stretches to Help You Grow Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Stretch and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Minute with Maxwell The 15 Invaluable La
03/06/202056 minutes 12 seconds
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Candid Conversations: Leadership Themes During Crisis

After a two-month break from Candid Conversations due to the COVID-19 crisis, John Maxwell and Mark Cole meet up to discuss three themes during the crisis that John has observed in the great leaders he knows. They also talk about the role hope plays in crisis, the difference between hope and hype, and how to remain hopeful during a crisis without becoming irrelevant as a leader. For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode. References: The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell Leadershift by John C
29/05/202033 minutes 53 seconds
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Episode 100: A Lesson in Growth and Consistency

Podcast family, this is our 100th episode! We’ve only made it this far because of you. So, for this special occasion, Mark Cole and John Maxwell meet up in Highlands, North Carolina, to reflect on the impact The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast has had around the world, what they’ve learned from being with you each week, and how they’ve grown through this journey. Since its launch in July of 2018, The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast has been downloaded 7.2 million times and has become one of the top leadership podcasts in the world. But John teaches that milestones are not markers to rest on––they are launching pads for more impact and more transformation. Even though there’s a lot to celebrate, we’re more excited about impacting even more leaders like you in the future and continuing to bring you more of John Maxwell’s timeless leadership lessons. For this special episode, instead of offering you a Bonus Resource like we usually do, Mark and John have a couple of speci
27/05/202035 minutes 27 seconds
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Maximizing the Moment (Part 2)

In part two of Maximizing the Moment, John shares the words to embrace if you want to prepare now for the future. He also shares the five phases of the “Success Cycle” and reminds us that failure is a part of success because it allows us to learn and improve. Mark Cole is joined by Jason Brooks for the discussion portion of the episode to talk about the benefits of uncertainty and why uncertain times are great to test and try new things. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Maximizing the Moment Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Moment and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell Today Matters by John C. Maxwell<
20/05/202057 minutes 2 seconds
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Maximizing the Moment (Part 1)

In part one of this series on Maximizing the Moment, John teaches five words that every leader must embrace right now to set ourselves up for success in the future. He demonstrates how crises will take leaders on detours, and he encourages leaders to take advantage of their new route. During detours, leaders experience many new things for the first time, exposing new opportunities to learn and lead. During the discussion portion of this episode, Mark Cole is joined by Jason Brooks to discuss John’s points. They share the roles humility, adaptability, and generosity have played in their own lives and leadership. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Maximizing the Moment Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Moment and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <em
13/05/20201 hour 22 minutes 41 seconds
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What You Focus on Expands

In this episode of the John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, John Maxwell teaches what you should put before you and what you should put behind you during times of crisis. What you put before you is what you focus on, and what you focus on expands. Mark Cole is joined by Chris Goede for the discussion portion of this episode to talk about John’s lesson. They remind us the importance of values-based leadership when so much is uncertain and hard decisions need to be made. Mark points out that business always follows values, but values don’t always follow business, while Chris Goede distinguishes between values and beliefs and how changing beliefs is a sign of growth. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the What You Focus on Expands Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Expand and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "https://www.facebook.com
06/05/20201 hour 18 minutes 50 seconds
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Maximize Your Mentoring

In this episode, Traci Morrow joins Mark Cole to discuss John’s lesson on Maximizing Your Mentoring. John shares four questions to ask yourself if you want to improve your relationship with your mentors or the people you mentor. Traci and Mark, who are both mentees of John Maxwell, share what they’ve gleaned from John’s method of mentoring, especially during difficult times. They discuss how staying true to your leadership values will help you lead through crisis and beyond it. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Maximize Your Mentoring Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Mentor and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Maximize Your Mentoring Facebook Live Video <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Leader-Shift--11-Essential-Changes-Every-Leader-Must-E
29/04/20201 hour 21 minutes 13 seconds
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Embracing the Benefits of Uncertainty

John Maxwell reminds us time and time again that within every challenge is an opportunity to learn, grow, and lead. The challenge of uncertainty is no different. Uncertainty causes us to think differently and creatively, and to stay focused on the present. It tests our character, our strengths, and our wisdom. In this episode, John teaches us to embrace these benefits of uncertainty, so we can lead when it matters most. In the discussion portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss how to build and not get buried when uncertainty takes us out of “automatic.” Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Embracing the Benefits of Uncertainty Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Benefit and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Intentional Living
22/04/20201 hour 20 minutes 46 seconds
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Candid Conversations: Mentoring Through Crisis

In this installment of Candid Conversations, we’re doing something both exciting and different. Mark and John are practicing social distancing and are unable to sit in a room together to record new Candid Conversations. However, this past week, they were both on a call with over 500 John Maxwell coaches and faculty where they discussed mentoring in times of crisis. Join them in this insightful discussion to learn the keys to mentoring others in both good and bad times. For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode. References: Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell John Maxwell’s Facebook Live page
17/04/20201 hour 9 seconds
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Crisis Leaders: What They Do Well (Part 2)

In this week’s episode, John Maxwell completes his lesson on what great leaders do well in times of crisis. As many leaders are adapting and learning how to lead through the coronavirus pandemic, this timely message offers direction and clarity to navigate the obstacles that often arise during a crisis. Mark Cole and Jason Brooks host again via Zoom conference call as they practice social distancing and talk about how creative leaders believe there is always an answer to any problem. They also emphasize the importance of embracing technology in times of crisis. If you’d like to watch the original Facebook Live video from last week that this series comes from, click here. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Crisis Leaders Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/CrisisLeader and
15/04/202043 minutes 19 seconds
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Crisis Leaders: What They Do Well (Part 1)

As many leaders are adapting and learning how to lead through the coronavirus pandemic, John Maxwell delivers a timely teaching on what great leaders do well in times of crisis­­. John shares seven qualities that great leaders possess during unprecedented times like these. This message from John was originally broadcast on his Facebook page earlier this week. Your hosts, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks, have broken John’s message into a two-part series on the podcast in order to dive deep into John’s points and offer some helpful application. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Crisis Leaders Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/CrisisLeader and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Leadershift by John C. Maxwell<
08/04/20201 hour 10 minutes 56 seconds
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Emotional Intelligence (Part 2)

In part two of our series on Emotional Intelligence, John Maxwell teaches the importance of motivation, empathy, and social skills in an emotionally intelligent leader. John reminds us that, like leadership, emotional intelligence is not something that some people are born with and others aren’t. Emotional intelligence can be learned and developed. Mark Cole and Chris Goede point out the shift throughout John’s lesson from me-focused to others-focused, and they discuss how empathy and social skills ultimately help us serve others well. Mark quotes John by reminding us: “We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are.” Emotional intelligence allows us to be empathetic to others as we see how our personal biases get in the way of healthy developing relationships. Our BONUS resource for this series is The Emotional Intelligence Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/E
01/04/202035 minutes 13 seconds
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Candid Conversations: How to Be an Unforgettable Leader

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27/03/202032 minutes 4 seconds
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Emotional Intelligence (Part 1)

We are so excited to bring you a new series on Emotional Intelligence! In this series, John Maxwell references the book Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman and shares five attributes of an emotionally intelligent leader. In this part of the series, John teaches the first two points and explains the importance of self-awareness and self-regulation. We’re also excited to bring back Chris Goede as the co-host for this series, along with Mark Cole, the CEO of The John Maxwell Enterprise. Chris and Mark emphasize the importance of self-awareness in relation to consistency. The less we know ourselves, the more we roleplay, causing us to behave inconsistently. But the more aware we are of ourselves, the more consistent we are with everyone. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Emotional Intelligence Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Emotion and clicking “Down
25/03/202039 minutes 44 seconds
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People Do What People See (Part 2)

In part two of this series, John covers the final qualities of a good role model: friendship and support, as well as competence. He ends this lesson by painting a picture of what a growth environment looks like. This picture will help you, as a role model, asses if your environment contributes to the growth of others. If you’re someone looking for a role model, this picture will help you identify if your environment cultivates growing leaders. Mark Cole and Traci Morrow follow up John’s lesson by sharing how they exhibit care and support to those they lead. Traci also points out why seeing your own value should precede setting your priorities. Our BONUS resource for this series is the People Do What People See Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/RoleModel and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/15-Invalu
18/03/202034 minutes 27 seconds
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Candid Conversations: Leading Through the Coronavirus

Great leadership stands out in times of crisis because great leaders have prepared themselves for the moment. Their voice is one that responds, not reacts. In this episode, John Maxwell and Mark Cole invite their long-time friends Kevin Myers and Chris Hodges to talk about how leaders should be voices of hope during crisis without neglecting the earnestness of a serious circumstance. They remind us that all crises are opportunities to lead and that there is a distinction between preparing yourself and preparing for the event. Being intentional about both is what affects your ability to lead in the moment. For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode. References: <a href= "https://www.johnmaxwellacademy.com/candid-conversations-leading-through-di
13/03/202040 minutes 58 seconds
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People Do What People See (Part 1)

John Maxwell’s Law of Modeling says that it’s hard to improve when you have no one but yourself to follow. In this series, which we’re calling People Do What People See, John Maxwell shares five qualities that make a good role model. In part one, John shares the first three qualities and explains why teaching is much easier than modeling. Modeling requires practicing what you preach. It gives you integrity as a leader and establishes you as a credible role model and authority. In the discussion portion of this episode, we’re excited to introduce Traci Morrow to you! Traci is a shining example of what it means to be a product of John Maxwell’s teaching and leadership. She’s a great addition to this discussion, as she shares what she’s gleaned from her experience a leader, entrepreneur, and coach. Our BONUS resource for this series is the People Do What People See Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by vi
11/03/202040 minutes 9 seconds
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Don't Just Communicate, Connect (Part 2)

In part two of Don’t Just Communicate, Connect, John Maxwell shares the final disconnect he experienced early in his leadership journey that kept him from connecting with those he led. John then closes the lesson by sharing what he does well when it comes to connecting with people. These include valuing others, living with integrity, and simplifying his message. Mark Cole and Chris Goede reveal the importance of having tough conversations in a timely manner. They show how squandered opportunities to have hard conversations may jeopardize more than what you think is at stake. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Don’t Just Communicate, Connect Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Connecting and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Everyone C
04/03/202046 minutes 6 seconds
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Candid Conversations: What Are You Reading?

In the last Candid Conversation, John C. Maxwell shared a sneak peek of the book he’s currently writing. In this episode, he shares powerful insights from the book he’s most recently finished reading: Atomic Habits by James Clear. John shares a few of his key takeaways from this book and how they have challenged him in his leadership. For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode. References: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735211299/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?imprToken=4oJGQnRXt94kaCx
28/02/202035 minutes 6 seconds
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Don't Just Communicate, Connect (Part 1)

This week we’re starting a series on connecting with others. Based loosely on his book Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, John Maxwell shares four of what he calls his “disconnects.” These are areas early on in his leadership journey that kept him from connecting with the people he led. This series will help you become a leader who draws people into your ideas and captures them with your vision. We’re also excited to introduce Chris Goede to you as the co-host throughout this series! Chris leads the Corporate Leadership Solutions team for the John Maxwell Enterprise. In this series, he and Mark discuss their own journeys from simply communicating to connecting. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Don’t Just Communicate, Connect Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Connecting and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "http
26/02/202053 minutes 54 seconds
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Leading Through Change (Part 2)

In part two of our series on Leading Through Change, John Maxwell shares the four key principles of change that every individual experiences. These keys are important as you lead through change. They’ll help you and your team cultivate an environment that is conducive to change, rather than hold onto the past and stifle progress. Mark Cole and Jason Brooks pick up the discussion on how to lead on an individual basis when change comes, and they offer insights from their own leadership experience. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Leading Through Change Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Change and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Developing-the-Leader-Within-You-20--Hardcover_p_
19/02/202038 minutes 57 seconds
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Candid Conversations: What Are You Writing?

John Maxwell often gets asked, “Which of your books is your favorite?” His answer is always whichever book he is currently writing. In this installment of Candid Conversations, John C. Maxwell and Mark Cole talk about the book John is currently working on and the ideas he’s most excited about sharing.   He just released his newest book, The Leader’s Greatest Return, in January, but he’s already at work on his next book, which will come out in 2021. John and Mark give you an exclusive early look at what this book is all about and what inspired John to write it. For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode. References: The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell <a href=
14/02/202027 minutes 19 seconds
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Leading Through Change (Part 1)

We’re starting a new series this week on Leading Through Change! It’s easy to lead when everything is consistent and your job is to simply maintain. But John Maxwell says maintaining is not leading; it’s managing. Great leaders are faced with change every day, and they lead through it with clarity and confidence. In part one of Leading Through Change, John talks about the first three of five points that we’ll cover throughout the series. He reminds us that different people respond to change differently, and he lays out the killers of change so we can identify and avoid them. Mark Cole and Jason Brooks follow up this lesson with a discussion on how the differences in peoples’ responses to change can help you lead better, while emphasizing the importance of listening to your people to know how to lead them individually. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Leading Through Change Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can d
12/02/202035 minutes 51 seconds
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Put Your Dream to the Test (Part 2)

Owning your dream means betting on yourself and not solely relying on others to make it happen. In this episode John Maxwell covers what it truly means to own your dream. He shares that one sign you own your dream and are betting on yourself is that you invest in it. Mark Cole and Jason Brooks continue their discussion by sharing the ways they’ve bet on themselves and invested in their own dreams. They encourage you to start owning your dream and to evaluate what might be keeping you from investing in it. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Put Your Dream to the Test Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Dream and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell <a href="https://johnmaxwell.com/d
05/02/202035 minutes 12 seconds
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Candid Conversations: John's Word for 2020

Every year, after John Maxwell’s year in review process of reflecting on the past year, John chooses a word that encompasses the main area of focus that he wants to the accomplish in the coming year. In this Candid Conversation, John Maxwell and Mark Cole talk about their words for the year and why they chose them. Based on their words for the year, John and Mark discuss what it means to put something behind you in order to move forward. This means resolving issues and facing them head on instead of suppressing or neglecting them. For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode. References: Your Year End Review Episode <a href="https://johnmaxwe
31/01/202035 minutes 2 seconds
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Put Your Dream to the Test (Part 1)

Do you own your dream for your life? Do you even have a dream for your life? Those are a couple of the questions John C. Maxwell asks in this new series, Put Your Dream to the Test, based on his book of the same title. Many people don’t have a dream for their life or they give up too quickly on the one they do have. Sometimes their dream isn’t actually their dream––it’s someone else’s dream for them. In John’s book and online course, he asks 10 questions that will help you make your dream a reality. This series covers the first of those 10 questions––the ownership question––which asks, “Is your dream really your dream?” This episode will help you identify if you truly own your dream and how you can make it a reality. During the discussion, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks point out that having a dream takes courage and hard work. They challenge you to start betting on yourself, take an inventory of your dream(s), and ask, “Do I own my dream?” Our BONUS resource for th
29/01/202037 minutes 24 seconds
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Courage: Leading a Life of Few Regrets

In this episode, John Maxwell shares seven thoughts on the impact courage has on leadership. John cites that courage is the most important of all virtues, according to Maya Angelou, because it’s required in order to exercise all other virtues consistently. During the discussion portion, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks examine instances from their own experiences when they needed to practice courage and how it has shaped their leadership today. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Courage Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Courage and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Ma
22/01/202044 minutes 41 seconds
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Candid Conversations: The Infinite Game with Simon Sinek

In this installment of Candid Conversations, John Maxwell and Mark Cole chat with author and speaker Simon Sinek about his new book, The Infinite Game. Simon shares what inspired him to write the book, as well as five practices that you need to continually embrace in order to play the “infinite game.” John and Simon discuss the implications of capitalism’s priority shift to putting profits before people and, alternately, the impact on business culture when capitalism is used to serve the people.   For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode. References: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/073521350X/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=s0a94f-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=073521350X&linkId=f15648adb4c3484dd6d479d7af
17/01/202026 minutes 38 seconds
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Earning Trust (Part 2)

In this episode, John Maxwell concludes his lesson on earning trust––the number one responsibility of a leader. John discusses the important roles that competent leadership, empowerment of others, courage to risk in relationships, and integrity all play in gaining the trust of your team. John also digs into a common misconception that many leaders have about empowering others: Empowering others does not mean giving up control. It means giving others the ability to do more so that you can accomplish what you alone can achieve. Our BONUS resource for this series is The Earning Trust Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Trust and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell (Pre-order) <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/The-21-Irrefutab
15/01/202039 minutes 58 seconds
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Earning Trust (Part 1)

John Maxwell says that the number one responsibility of a leader is to earn trust with his or her people. Trust is an attitude that allows people to rely on, have confidence in, and feel sure about people and things. This week on The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, we’re starting a new series called “Earning Trust,” in which you’ll learn seven keys to gaining the confidence of your team. Part one covers the first two keys. John shares the importance of consistency and accurate, open communication. He begins with these two points because they establish a foundation of confidence and security.    Our BONUS resource for this series is the Earning Trust Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Trust and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/The-21-Irrefutable-Laws-of-Leadership-10th-Anniversary-Edition-Hardcover_p
08/01/202029 minutes 30 seconds
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Candid Conversations: Make the Most of the Middle

John Maxwell and Mark Cole sit down in this installment of Candid Conversations to reflect on the recent Exchange event in London. Hosted by John, Exchange is an annual, three-day, immersive event that puts attendees face-to-face with leadership experts in top industries and side-by-side with world-class thinkers. This year, Exchange took place in London. John talks about how, this year, he wanted to take the attendees to the historic home of John Wesley, a place John himself visits every time he’s in London. However, after not being granted permission to visit Wesley’s home on this trip, John used the opportunity to talk with the Exchange attendees about what leaders must do when they’re unable to provide what they know is best for their people. John retells that lesson in this episode and shares why, as leaders, it’s important to make the most of “the middle”––that place of tension between the ideal and reality.    For more
03/01/202040 minutes 10 seconds
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Reaching Your Potential

Happy New Year, podcast listeners! We wanted to start the year off right by encouraging you to pursue the changes and goals you’ve set! This year has so much potential for you and your organization, whether you know it or not. So, in this episode, we’re talking about how to reach your potential by avoiding the pitfalls that often come with achieving big things. John Maxwell shares four key reasons people don’t reach their full potential. In light of John’s lesson, Mark Cole references our episode with Marcus Buckingham and reminds us of a misunderstanding that many people possess about potential. The truth is: Potential is not something that some people have and others don’t. There’s no such thing as high and low potential. Instead, every individual has their own unique path to growth. So, as we talk about potential, we’re really talking about your own unique path to growth. Keep that in mind as you listen to this episode. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Rea
01/01/202049 minutes 1 second
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The Leader's Greatest Return

Merry Christmas, podcast listeners! As we’re releasing this, we know you’re probably sitting around the Christmas tree unwrapping gifts with friends and family. So, we wanted to give you a gift as well! Are you ready for this? On January 28th, John Maxwell will release his new book, The Leader’s Greatest Return. But, today on the podcast, we’re giving you the entire first chapter from the audio book, read by the man himself! As our podcast listener, you get to be the first to hear John read from his new book! Sit back, grab some hot chocolate, and enjoy chapter one of John’s new book, The Leader’s Greatest Return! Be sure to preorder your copy of The Leader’s Greatest Return by visiting JohnMaxwell.com/GreatestReturn. You will not be disappointed! References: The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell (preorder) The
25/12/201946 minutes 48 seconds
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Candid Conversations: The Meeting Before the Meeting

In this Candid Conversation, John Maxwell and Mark Cole dive into the importance of preparing for important meetings and moments, especially when they’re with people who are, as John says, “bigger, better, and faster” than you. John calls this preparation “the meeting before the meeting.” If you and your team want to walk away from meetings with confidence in each other, a clear vision, and the biggest return on your investment possible, this episode will equip you for your next meeting. John shares five strategies to implement in your meeting before the meeting, and he reminds us that the best meetings are paired with preparation on the front end and reflection on the back end. For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode. References: <a href=
20/12/201937 minutes 5 seconds
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Your Year in Review

We’ve got something very special for you this week! As many of you know, John Maxwell sets aside the last week of every year to reflect on the previous 365 days. He calls this his “Year in Review.” This annual exercise provides John the clarity to identify what he did well this past year and what he needs to improve in the year to come. John has talked about his week of reflection in previous episodes, but we’ve never shared an episode in which John tells you, step-by-step, his process for this exercise. Until now. This week, John walks you through his process for his Year in Review, so you can set aside time for yourself and apply this proven practice to your life. John has made some of his biggest life and business decisions during this week. So, we wanted to add value to you by giving you this powerful process. It’s changed John’s life, it’s changed the lives of our team members, and we believe it’ll change your life too. Our BONUS resource for this episode i
18/12/201934 minutes 17 seconds
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You Are Worth It with Kyle Carpenter

In this very special episode of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, we’re joined by two of John’s good friends: Kyle Carpenter, the youngest living recipient of the Medal of Honor, and Don Yaeger, journalist and New York Times best-selling author. Kyle and Don have recently written the book You Are Worth It: Building a Life Worth Fighting For, which was released in October and tells the incredible story of Kyle’s recovery from a grenade blast in Afghanistan. Kyle shares his story with us, along with his wisdom on what it takes to live a fulfilling life, while John Maxwell shares how Kyle’s story has impacted him so deeply. Our BONUS resource for this episode is a collection of notes from this conversation. You can download the notes by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/WorthIt and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Worth-Building-Fighting/dp/006289854X/ref=sr_1_1?gclid=Cj0KCQiAiNnuBRD3
11/12/201948 minutes 52 seconds
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Candid Conversations: A Tribute to Richard Chancy

In this Candid Conversation, John Maxwell and Mark Cole reflect on the impact Richard Chancy had on their lives and leadership. Mark shares several words that Richard embodied, while John Maxwell gives short lessons on each word and how Richard truly exemplified the leadership qualities that John, Mark, and Richard have taught in the podcast. As a reminder, if you would like to share how Richard’s role on the podcast has affected your life and leadership, please go to MaxwellPodcast.com/Richard, and leave a comment. For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode. References: Today Matters by John C. Maxwell <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Think
06/12/201936 minutes 57 seconds
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Moral Authority: Why Do People Listen to You? (Part 2)

In this week’s episode, John Maxwell continues his lesson on how to gain the influence of those you lead. He points out that as you climb to higher levels in your influence, you don’t leave behind the previous levels, but instead, you build off of them. John also talks about the importance of consistent growth as a leader. In his words, “When you stop growing, your people stop going.” Consistency gives your team a reason to trust you and depend on your guidance. Mark Cole and Jason Brooks pick up the discussion portion of this episode with an insightful conversation about how leaders can sense, seize, and implement the value they see in others and those they lead to harness and exercise those qualities within them. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Moral Authority Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Listen and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” R
04/12/201942 minutes 42 seconds
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Moral Authority: Why Do People Listen to You? (Part 1)

Do people listen to you because they have to? Or do they listen because they want to? Much of the time, the answer to this question is a reflection of your level of influence. In this new series on what John Maxwell calls “moral authority,” John dives into five levels of influence that determine if and why those you lead are willing to listen to your guidance and leadership. This series will show you how to gain influence with your team based on the person you are, not the position you hold. Your hosts Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss what this looks like within the John Maxwell Enterprise, while Mark reflects on how these principles gained him the influence to become John Maxwell’s CEO. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Moral Authority Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Listen and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href=
27/11/201944 minutes 47 seconds
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Candid Conversations: When You're in Over Your Head

In this Candid Conversation with John C. Maxwell and Mark Cole, John shares five principles for how to lead when you’re in over your head. These are principles John has gleaned throughout his career as he has taken on challenges necessary to accomplish a vision bigger than himself. John points out: “The principles of survival are not the same as the principles of success.” Too often, leaders resort to the former in times of stress, and they allow obstacles and situations to stall progress and growth. Listen to this episode to learn what great leaders do when they’re in over their heads. For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode. References: The
22/11/201934 minutes 39 seconds
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Ten Maxims for Motivation (Part 2)

In part two of our series on motivation, John Maxwell shares his final maxims for motivating your team and organization. John discusses key ideas like, “What gets rewarded gets done,” and he teaches you how to create an environment that is conducive to motivation. Mark Cole and Richard Chancy share what they’ve learned from their leadership experiences. You’ll also hear a refreshing, new perspective on why failure should not thwart motivation, despite the discouragement that so often accompanies mistakes and missteps. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Maxims for Motivation Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Motivate and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: The John Maxwell Team The 5 Levels of
20/11/201949 minutes 19 seconds
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Ten Maxims for Motivation (Part 1)

What’s the difference between a leader and a manager? Well, there are quite a few. But one attribute that makes leaders stand out from managers is a leader's ability to motivate their team without using position. In this new series, John shares ten maxims for motivating the people you lead to accomplish the vision and goals of your organization. John has gathered these maxims from what he has experienced motivates others and motivates himself. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Maxims for Motivation Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Motivate and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/The-Mentors-Guide-to-Building-a-Championship-Team_p_2842.html
13/11/201944 minutes 39 seconds
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Candid Conversations: Turn Setbacks into Setups

John Maxwell says that one of a leader’s greatest assets is the perspective of others. That’s why he incorporates what he calls “Learning Lunches” in his schedule regularly. Learning lunches are a time for John to learn from those with different backgrounds and experiences by asking them seven key questions, which John shares in this episode. John and Mark Cole then share a recent Learning Lunch story in which a new friend tells John how he was able to turn a $100 million setback into the most significant setup for success in his organization’s history. This is not an episode you want to miss. For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode. References: <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Good-Leaders-Ask-Great-Questions-Hardcover_p_1107
08/11/201930 minutes 34 seconds
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Live in Atlanta with Marcus Buckingham

Mark Cole said it himself – this is one of our best episodes yet! We’re making John Maxwell Leadership Podcast history this week for two reasons: 1) We recorded this episode in front of a live audience, and 2) John Maxwell and Mark Cole sat down to discuss leadership with Marcus Buckingham! If you’re not familiar with Marcus Buckingham, he is the author of two of the best-selling business books of all time, has two Harvard Business Review’s most circulated, industry-changing cover articles, and has been the subject of an in-depth profile in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, The Today Show, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. But most of you may know him from his work with Gallup’s StrengthsFinder tool, which has impacted and equipped countless lives and leaders around the world. In this episode, John and Marcus discuss their definitions of strengths and weaknesses, bust common leadership myths, and Marcus discusses his new b
06/11/20191 hour 40 seconds
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Attitude: The Difference Maker (Part 3)

In this episode on attitude, John encourages us to overcome five common challenges of maintaining a positive attitude. These challenges are discouragement, problems, change, fear, and failure. John addresses each potential threat to a positive attitude and offers sage advice on how to overcome it. Mark Cole, Richard Chancy, and Jason Brooks talk through their personal challenges with maintaining a winning attitude, and they offer various ways to reframe our perspective in a positive way. They talk about the fact that the “Success Cycle” John is fond of teaching includes failure, and they discuss the role failure can have in success. They encourage us to lean into the tension we feel around failure and see it as a part of the growth process rather than allow it to dampen our attitude. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Attitude Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Attitude and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”        <
30/10/201944 minutes 36 seconds
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Candid Conversations: How to Separate Yourself from the Competition

In this Candid Conversation, John Maxwell shares the insights he’s gleaned from his friends at Movement Mortgage––a company that has learned how to separate themselves from their competition by solving a common problem within their industry. John shares his insights in five key points, which, if implemented into your leadership will help you rise above your competition and allow your organization or team to make an even greater impact in your industry and, ultimately, your community. For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode. References: No Limits by John C. Maxwell <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Put-Your-Dream
25/10/201931 minutes 53 seconds
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Attitude: The Difference Maker (Part 2)

In episode two of this three-part series on attitude, John Maxwell dives right into specific steps we can take to develop a winning attitude. He’s quick to remind us that choosing to make your attitude your greatest asset is the starting point. You’ll want to share this helpful, practical lesson!   Mark Cole, Richard Chancy, and Jason Brooks help us with the application of this lesson as they share the issues they’ve had to wrestle as they work to consistently live out positive attitudes. Mark closes the lesson with a seven-day challenge to take ownership of your attitude. Bad traffic happens, relationships can be challenging, and work can
23/10/201938 minutes 39 seconds
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Attitude: The Difference Maker (Part 1)

This episode kicks off a three-part series on attitude. John starts us off by clearly reminding us that attitude is NOT everything, but it IS the difference maker. John shares a list of what attitude cannot substitute for, as well as a list of what attitude can do for us. He encourages us to make attitude our greatest asset.   Mark Cole, Richard Chancy, and Jason Brooks offer perspective on what choosing and maintaining a positive attitude looks like for different personality types. Introverts and extroverts have different challenges with keeping a positive attitude, but two things ring true for all types and help develop a positive attitude over the long haul: the need for positive self-talk and a commitment to embracing resistance.   Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Attitude Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Attitude and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”       References:    <a href= "https://store.jo
16/10/201948 minutes 37 seconds
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Why the Best Are the Best

John Maxwell says, “Leadership determines the success of the team,” and in this episode, he dissects what makes the best leaders the best. He offers two main ideas: The best leaders give their best to their people, and the best leaders are able to get the best from their people. You’re going to want to download the notes and follow along as John dives deep into these two characteristics of the best leaders.    <
09/10/201948 minutes 46 seconds
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Candid Conversations: The Art of Mentoring

You will feel like you are sitting around the table as you listen to this Candid Conversation between John Maxwell and a group of men whom he has spent the last several days with. Each person shares the mentoring lessons they have learned from John and what their key takeaways are. John encourages us to have eyes to see the mentoring opportunities all around us. We all have occasion to learn from one another, and we all have opportunity to help others. John shares how he looks for teaching and touching moments where he can be intentional to add value to others, as well as his desire to listen well and learn from the people around him. To maximize our growth we need to be learning from others, as well as pouring into people. For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled epi
04/10/201927 minutes 11 seconds
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Focused Thinking (Part 2)

In part two of this series on focused thinking, John Maxwell helps us narrow down our focus as he shares what we need to focus on. We get the greatest return on investment when we focus on our strengths, our key people, and our team’s development. John concludes by providing a Rule of Five for developing your own team. Jason Brooks and Mark Cole discuss what it looks like to live out this lesson, and Mark encourages us to get very clear on what we’re good at. Jason defines teachability as a combination of hungry, humble, and hustle. Mark challenges us to rate ourselves on each of those attributes and allow that to help us see where we need to focus.  Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Focused Thinking Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Focus and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”      References:   Thinking fo
02/10/201932 minutes 52 seconds
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Candid Conversations: Fear and Faith

In this Candid Conversation John shares his reflections about a recent encounter he had with Nik Wallenda of the famous Flying Wallendas who have performed audacious feats such as tight rope walking over Niagara Falls.  When asked by John how he overcomes fear, Nik shared that he respects the danger and believes preparation is the greatest way to handle fear. He also acknowledges that fear is not something that will ever be eliminated but that a proper perspective allows you to focus on the positive. John points out that action minimizes fear! John and Mark also take a few minutes to share about their time in Texas and what it looked like for John to maximize his time with a key team member by being present and intentional. For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly schedu
27/09/201934 minutes 20 seconds
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Focused Thinking (Part 1)

As a high-energy, high-capacity leader, John Maxwell has a natural bias for action and has to be intentional to develop his focused thinking skills. He committed to put in the effort, and since then his effective practice of focused thinking has had a global impact. In this episode, John shares some of what he has learned to help us maximize our focused thinking skills. The starting point, he says, is to verbalize and visualize what it is that we’re going to focus on. He goes on to provide a process for thinking through any idea.  Mark Cole and Jason Brooks share how they’re applying what John teaches, and they address some of the common challenges to consistently being a focused thinker. Mark encourages us to be intentional in scheduling both proactive and reactive thinking time. The episode ends with a challenge to take an hour to practice focused thinking before coming back next week for part two of this series.  Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Foc
25/09/201941 minutes 21 seconds
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The Make-Up that Makes Up a Leader (Part 2)

In part two of this series, John Maxwell continues to teach on characteristics to look for that make up a potential leader. He talks about the importance of two necessary attributes of a high capacity leader: a positive attitude and teachability. Building on John’s principle of a teachable spirit as the key to growing as a leader, Mark Cole and Richard Chancy talk about how teachability can look different in various personalities. They provide practical advice on how to be teachable and convert that into measurable growth in your daily life as a leader. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Makeup That Makes Up a Leader Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Makeup and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”      We also have a discount for you this week in exchange for helping us stay teachable! When you pop into the quick survey linked below in the references, you’ll get $20 off your purchase of one of John’s popular Mentor
18/09/201934 minutes 5 seconds
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Candid Conversations: Live from Dubai

This Candid Conversation features John Maxwell and Mark Cole providing a rundown of their incredible 17-day, six-country trip. They spent 96 hours traveling to Myanmar, Ghana, Oman, Iran, and Vietnam to add value to leaders who are multiplying value to others. John shares five key takeaways: 1) His books preceded him. 2) Everywhere he went people wanted iLead (the values-based, leadership curriculum for students). 3) Mark Cole has developed into an excellent communicator. 4) John Maxwell team coaches are all over the world and eager to make a difference. 5) We are seeing transformation happen in real time.   It’s an exciting time to be a part of the tribe, and we’re so glad you’re on the journey with us. You’ll want to take time to listen as John shares inspiring stories of transformation from all around the world!  For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe, so you can receive updates o
13/09/201931 minutes 14 seconds
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The Make-Up that Makes Up a Leader (Part 1)

John Maxwell teaches that the greatest responsibility of a leader is to raise up more leaders, and this episode is dedicated to helping you do that by showing you how to spot potential leaders. What makes up a good leader? John shares three key characteristics to evaluate a person’s leadership capacity: character, desire, and discipline. He breaks down each characteristic to make them readily identifiable.  Mark Cole and Richard Chancy zoom out and share helpful ways to look for these characteristics in the hiring process. Then Mark zooms in, turns the spotlight on the listener, and encourages us to live out discipline on a daily basis. He shares that every major good decision costs more than expected and takes longer than hoped for, but is worth it. Let the guidance in this episode help you keep growing as a leader while you’re intentional to raise up new leaders.  Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Makeup That Makes Up a Leader Worksheet. You can access the w
11/09/201936 minutes 42 seconds
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Climb Further and Faster: An Interview with Chris Hogan

We’re deviating from our regular format to bring you this special episode featuring John C. Maxwell and Chris Hogan both being interviewed by the CEO of the Maxwell Enterprise, Mark Cole.   In this episode, John and Chris share essential wisdom for those wanting to grow in their leadership. Chris reveals his journey to success, and John opens up about his current vision to add value to leaders in a way that helps them go beyond him. Both men offer key principles that have served them well and have the potential to help you climb higher and faster! Our BONUS resource for this episode is the outlined notes from this conversation. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Hogan and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”    References:   Live2Lead Tickets ChrisHogan360.com <a href= "https://www.chrishogan360.com/store/product/retire-inspire
04/09/201939 minutes 43 seconds
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Candid Conversations: Advice for People Starting Their Career (Part 2)

In this Candid Conversation, John Maxwell continues to offer guidance for people who are getting started in their careers. However, you’ll quickly realize the advice is applicable to all of us in any stage of our leadership journey. This is wisdom John has acquired through years of practice, and he’s excited to share it with you. Be sure to listen to the entire episode to catch all of John’s counsel, but three standout principles are: Exceed expectations, find an advocate, and consistently add value. If you apply his actionable advice, you can be confident it will help you advance in your career.   <p class="paragraph" style= "margi
30/08/201935 minutes
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Possibility Thinking (Part 2)

In part two of this series, John Maxwell shares that possibility thinking is the mindset that allows energy to build. He describes the four P’s of energy: possibility thinking, passion, praise, and progress. Tapping into all of these resources creates an ongoing cycle of energy, results, and growth. Mark Cole and Richard Chancy ask the question, “What possibility is in your life, which with a little bit of thinking, could lead you to experiencing significance?” Mark shares the example of John entertaining the possibility of developing curriculum for youth just a few years ago, and now six million students are impacted by it around the world. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Possibility Thinking Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Possible and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”   References:  <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/How-Successful-People-Think-Change-Your-Thinking-Change-Your-Life-Hardcover_
28/08/201930 minutes 29 seconds
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Candid Conversations: Advice for People Starting Their Career (Part 1)

John Maxwell and Mark Cole begin this Candid Conversation with an update on two projects John is currently hard at work on. The first is The Power of 5 for network marketing. The second is iDo, a values-based, leadership-roundtable curriculum designed specifically for students. These resources have the potential to have a huge impact, and you get to be among the first to hear about them. For the rest of the conversation, John shares with Mark five pieces of advice he would offer to those just starting their careers or beginning new leadership roles. He looks back at mistakes he made and shares the lessons he has learned to help you avoid the success gap. You’ll have to listen to hear all of them, but our favorite is: “Be nice, but don’t try to please everybody.” In this conversation, you’ll hear John’s desire for you to win and be successful. In fact, he was on a roll and has agreed to continue this conversation, so be on the lookout for more advice from your
23/08/201929 minutes 26 seconds
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Possibility Thinking (Part 1)

In part one of this two-part series, John Maxwell looks at how we can unleash our enthusiasm and hope to solve problems that seem impossible. John says that unsuccessful people allow circumstances to limit them, while successful people see possibility everywhere. John encourages us to have a positive life stance that acknowledges challenges as they happen but allows us to focus on the positive.   Mark Cole and Richard Chancy follow up John’s talk with a discussion on what it looks like to condition your mind to embrace possibility thinking and how to create environments that foster innovation for your teams.   Possibility thinking is an investment in creating the future of your dreams, so get ready to think big!  Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Possibility Thinking Workshee
21/08/201930 minutes 3 seconds
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Candid Conversations: The Power of 5

In this Candid Conversation, you’ll hear John’s desire to be a ladder holder at this stage in his life, as well as his commitment to add value to leaders who multiply value to others. John and Mark Cole discuss John’s latest book, which he wrote for that express purpose: to add value to network marketers who are multiplying value to others. Mark and John share how and why the book came to be, and they give a taste of what’s inside. In The Power of 5, John lays out five essential priorities for successful network marketers: Growth, Connecting, Mindset, Leadership, and Significance. He also defines four necessary actions that help you stay on course with your priorities. Living out these right actions and priorities produces incredible results! For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for e
16/08/201934 minutes 33 seconds
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Failure is not Final

Failure is a natural part of life, but we can learn how to make the most out of those inevitable failures. In this episode, John Maxwell asks why some people allow failure to build them up and others allow it to derail them. John offers four observations about how people view failure, as well as four alternatives that will allow us to maximize our misses. Mark Cole shares how learning from failure has made him the man he is today, and provided the experience needed to lead at a higher level. Richard follows up with a reminder that we need to be intentional in thinking about failure, not only in the past, but also, in the future. Mark and Richard challenge us not to shy away from an opportunity because it has low odds. We may fail, but we can learn from that failure and turn it into tomorrow’s success. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Failure Is Not Final Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Fi
14/08/201937 minutes 34 seconds
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The Law of Intentionality

John Maxwell teaches the “Law of Intentionality” as the foundation to his 15 Laws of Growth online course. For this episode, we’re sharing the entire first lesson from this online course, and we have a special offer for the course exclusively for our podcast listeners! So be sure to listen. In this episode, John begins by reminding us that growth is the only guarantee that tomorrow is going to get better. He provides the framework for your own personal growth plan and explains the role of intentionality in learning to live it out. Mark Cole follows up by asking us to articulate what it is that we’re doing right now to develop ourselves, and Richard Chancy challenges us to make sure our growth goals are specific and relevant to what we’re doing. They encourage us to follow John’s advice and pick one skill and one choice to intentionally work on. Everything we want to achieve is dependent on our commitment to intentionally grow! Our BONUS resource for this series 
07/08/201941 minutes 21 seconds
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Candid Conversations: Do it Now

In this Candid Conversation you will hear a behind-the-scenes discussion between John Maxwell and his CEO, Mark Cole, on a leader’s propensity for action and the importance of “doing it now.” John also shares news from his trip to Dubai and on the impact the John Maxwell Enterprise is having around the globe. John is known for his call to intentionality and he reminds us that we cannot wait for things to happen to us. We must start moving towards what we want because as we act, we attract. If you don’t act on what you know, you will never receive all that is potentially yours. John ends the conversation with a 24-hour challenge to help you commit to your purpose and calling.  For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode. References: <a href= "https:/
02/08/201932 minutes 35 seconds
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A Story of Success with Tyler Perry

In this episode, we’re sharing an impactful conversation between John C. Maxwell and Tyler Perry from last year’s Live2Lead event in Atlanta, Georgia. You’ll be inspired and encouraged as you hear Tyler’s story of overcoming adversity, finally making it, and then realizing the opportunity he has to create a positive impact on so many other lives. John sums it up well when he says, “Success is what I do for myself. Significance is what I do for others.” We have a special BONUS resource for you and your team with this episode: a video of the following year’s interview with John and Tyler at the Live2Lead event in 2018. You can access this free video by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Perry and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”   References:  Live2Lead Tickets and Info <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Higher-Waiting-Tyler-Perry/dp/0812989341/ref=sr_1_1?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpfeH68LQ4wIViZ-fCh0J5AWWEAAYASAAEgIItfD_BwE&h
31/07/201935 minutes 20 seconds
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Six Temptations of Successful Organizations (Part 2)

In part two of this series on the six temptations of successful organizations, John Maxwell talks about four challenges common to leaders in successful organizations. He explains each pitfall and offers sound practices to counteract these temptations that have the power to derail our success. He reminds us that successful organizations today struggle to remain successful organizations tomorrow, and they require discipline to continue positive momentum. Mark Cole and Richard Chancy dive into the mix and highlight specific ways we can maintain excellence. They remind us that values and habits must stay the same even in our success, and we must become brilliant in the basics. The greatest threat to tomorrow’s success is today’s success, so we must be intentional and embrace change as growth. Mark ends the podcast with a reminder that a leader has a stewardship responsibility to lead well and not fall asleep at the wheel. Our BONUS resource for this series is The Six Tempt
24/07/201941 minutes 8 seconds
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Six Temptations of Successful Organizations (Part 1)

There’s a lot of great content in this episode, and you do not want to miss it! John Maxwell talks about the temptations that successful organizations face, and he offers business maxims to counteract them. The first key idea he shares is that you and your business never arrive. He ties that into our need to be growth-oriented rather than goal-oriented. Goals have a finish line, but growth does not. Mark Cole is quick to point out that goals are not bad, but they do need to be a part of an ongoing growth process. In a successful organization, leaders can be tempted to stop thinking big. John compares this challenge in business organizations to sports teams that switch from playing to win to playing to protect what they have. He points towards organizations that do something well and then want to stick to that same process for every venture moving forward. Richard Chancy reminds us that leaders make things happen! Our motivation may be a desire to win or a strong fear o
17/07/201944 minutes 5 seconds
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Fatal Flaws of a Leader (Part 2)

In part two of this series, John Maxwell continues to teach about the six fatal flaws that can sabotage a leader. To the three he shared in the last episode, he adds a lack of flexibility, an inability to meet goals consistently, and an inability to think strategically. John explains when these flaws are most likely to show up, as well as what to do when confronted with a potentially fatal flaw in your leadership life.   Mark Cole and Richard Chancy shar
10/07/201941 minutes 49 seconds
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Fatal Flaws of a Leader (Part 1)

In part one of this series, John Maxwell shares three of six fatal flaws of a leader. Whether you define the top as a professional position or a personal best, a leader who overlooks these traits will never make it to the top. John defines the first three fatal flaws of a leader as a lack of sensitivity towards people, a betrayal of trust, and the inability to develop people.   Mark Cole candidly shares three recent experiences that relate to each of the
03/07/201941 minutes 26 seconds
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Candid Conversations: Never Stop Sowing in Others

In July of 1976, John realized his calling in life was to add value to leaders. In this new Candid Conversation, John reflects on five major events he has participated in over the last eight days. He shows how they’re examples of and the fulfillment of his call to add value to leaders who multiply value to others. Are you ready to live out your calling?   John adds value to people because he values people. He wants to sow seeds of potential into them. His goal has always been to sow seeds and not worry about the harvest. In this candid conversation, he shares a powerful takeaway</
28/06/201932 minutes 32 seconds
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The Four Keys to Growth (Part 2)

In part two of this series, John Maxwell focuses on the second key to growth, which states that growth means change. To reach for something new requires us to let go of something old. We must learn to embrace the process of learning, unlearning, and relearning if we want to make the most of our tomorrows. At 72 years old, John continues to live out this concept of growth as change. His example of getting rid of his treasure trove of notes and adopting new technology will inspire you to think through where you might need to let go of something you rely on so you can move towards something you want. Mark Cole (CEO of The John Maxwell Enterprise) and Richard Chancy share examples of how intentional change has resulted in significant growth in their lives. They also provide a series of questions to help you assess where you might need to change in order to grow. We have a special BONUS resource for this series: The Four Keys to Growth is a keynote address John did f
26/06/201933 minutes 13 seconds
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The Four Keys to Growth (Part 1)

In part one of this new series, John Maxwell shares the first of four keys to growth with humor, candor, and intensity. John reflects on the fact that as we age, our certainties decrease, but the ones that remain grow stronger. He takes this opportunity to share his fervent belief that if you want to win in life, you must commit yourself to personal growth every single day. Growth is the only guarantee that tomorrow will be better! Mark Cole and Richard Chancy help us think through how to apply the keys to growth that John shares. They challenge us to define what excellence looks like in our lives, as well as to create space for a monthly growth hour when we can evaluate the previous month, dream for the next one, and develop a daily implementation plan.  We have a special BONUS resource for this series: The 4 Keys to Growth is a keynote address John did for the Live2Lead event. He provides more great content than we can share on the podcast, so we’re providing you wit
19/06/201941 minutes 55 seconds
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Candid Conversations: Father's Day

In this conversation between John Maxwell and Mark Cole you will have the opportunity to hear John express his overflowing appreciation for his wonderful Dad, as well as talk about what it means for him to be a father figure in this season of his life and career.   “Father” was John’s word for the year in 2018, and again in 2019. He lives this out by being intentional to bless and empower leaders, love them unconditionally, revel in their successes and provide fatherly coun
14/06/201924 minutes 30 seconds
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The Price Tag of Leadership (Part 2)

In part two of The Price Tag of Leadership Series, John walks through the final two truths about self-discipline that explain what makes it the biggest gamechanger in leadership. He reminds us that “Everything worthwhile is uphill––all the way.” But success doesn’t come just by climbing. It’s also dependent on consistency, which is why John warns us in this episode about coasting. Mark Cole and Richard Chancy elaborate on John’s idea that self-discipline is most easily developed in your strengths and passions. They point out that passion is not simply enthusiasm or drive. Instead, it’s what keeps you up at night. As John would say, your passion is the thing that you sing about, cry about, and dream about. The questions is: Are you willing to pay the price to attain it? Our BONUS resource for this series is The Price Tag of Leadership Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Pri
12/06/201935 minutes 41 seconds
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The Price Tag of Leadership (Part 1)

In this new series, John Maxwell discusses the price tag of leadership. If you’re familiar with John at all, you’ve likely heard him say, “Everything worthwhile is uphill––all the way.” That means there is always a cost associated with leadership and success. The hard truth is that the cost is self-discipline.  As John says, the hardest person to lead is yourself. But self-discipline makes all the difference. In part one of this series, John walks through the first three of five truths about self-discipline so you can see what makes it the biggest gamechanger in your own leadership. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole (CEO of The John Maxwell Enterprise) and Richard Chancy consider the role that discipline plays when leaders face criticism. Then they share how self-discipline determines whether your habits serve you or whether you serve your habits. Our BONUS resource for this series is The Price Tag of Leadership Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes fro
05/06/201937 minutes 37 seconds
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Building Relationships: Working Together Means Winning Together (Part 2)

In this episode, John Maxwell shares five characteristics of a solid relationship. You can use these five characteristics to build a fledgling relationship, repair a damaged one, or sustain a lifelong friendship. The characteristics apply equally to personal and professional relationships, but John is quick to point out that one of the key ingredients to a winning team is the ability to get along. Mark Cole and Richard Chancy talk through each characteristic and how it might look at work, at home, and in their lives as leaders of leaders. They challenge you to be intentional around building positive relationships. The payoff is seeing your team win at higher levels. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Building Relationships Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Relate and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”  References: <a href="https://leadershiftboo
29/05/201929 minutes 31 seconds
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Building Relationships: Working Together Means Winning Together (Part 1)

John Maxwell teaches that people won’t go along with you unless they can get along with you! It’s as simple (and as difficult) as that. In this episode, John describes the reasons for conflict, the types of team relationships, and why working together increases our chances of winning together.  Mark Cole, the CEO of The Maxwell Enterprise, and Richard Chancy follow John’s lesson with some insights into how this plays out in their day-to-day leadership. They encourage us to recognize the value in all levels of relationships, as well as to think through the type of people we need to be working to build relationships with. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Building Relationships Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Relate and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Leadershift by Joh
22/05/201936 minutes 15 seconds
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Candid Conversations: The Key to Sustaining Your Passion

You are going to want to take notes on this one! By all measures, John has attained the highest levels of success – he has written 106 books and sold 31 million copies of those books, trained leaders in every country in the world, and is working to literally see entire countries transformed! Yet he is not satisfied. John is driven by a passion to add value to people and a sense of anticipation about where he’s going and what he’s going to do next.  In this episode, John shares his secrets to sustaining passion and staying driven. Mark Cole, the CEO of the John Maxwell Enterprise, follows up with a challenge to make sure you not only are inspired by what John teaches, but also will take action on it! For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode. Refer
17/05/201926 minutes 31 seconds
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The Communication Shift: Directing to Connecting

We recently released a brand-new digital course called “Leadershift,” where John C. Maxwell teaches on the 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace. The Communication Shift is one of those important changes. In fact, it’s so important that we want to share it with you now. This episode includes John’s lesson from the online course, as well as Mark Cole and Richard Chancy walking through how to apply it.  John readily admits that making the communication shift was not a natural one for him. His upbringing, profession, and personality meant he leaned towards being a leader who directed rather than connected. However, he successfully made the shift, and now he shares the seven keys to connecting, as well as the difference it makes in the effectiveness of your leadership and your organization.  Being highly relational requires a great deal of intentionality. One must be intentional to listen, encourage, ask questions, and be generous—all to build authentic connection
15/05/201956 minutes 29 seconds
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Candid Conversations: The Tiger Woods Comeback

The John Maxwell Company has just wrapped up its third year of hosting the Maxwell Leadership Pro-Am at the beautiful TPC Sugarloaf. Join us for this unplugged conversation as John Maxwell and Mark Cole reflect on the event, Tiger’s monumental win at the Masters, and leadership principles that can be gleaned from the game of golf.   In today’s conversation, John delves into some key lessons, such as the ability to shift and make adjustments, why Tiger’s comeback was so epic, and what it means to be a rainmaker for your team or organization. It goes beyond charisma and extends to a practice John shares often: “Do something to create an opportunity for someone that they cannot do for themselves.” You don’t want to miss this conversation about golf, leadership, and competing at your best! For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and d
10/05/201939 minutes 27 seconds
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Choosing Significance (Part 2)

This week we’re sharing part two of a series called “Choosing Significance.” In this second episode, John Maxwell walks through the five areas where we need to get beyond ourselves to experience significance. As John says, one is too small a number for greatness. Mark Cole and Richard Chancy offer insights into how we as leaders can get and grow beyond ourselves. They offer advice on how to develop a purpose that sets us on a course to pursue something bigger than ourselves. Then they ask hard questions like how we get beyond the idea of “I deserve this.” John began this series with the idea that selfishness and significance are incompatible, and we end with the reminder that all leadership begins with giving, not getting.  Our BONUS resource for this series is the Choosing Significance Worksheet that includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/si
08/05/201950 minutes 45 seconds
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Choosing Significance (Part 1)

This week we’re launching a new series called “Choosing Significance.” In this first episode, John Maxwell shares that selfishness and significance are incompatible. John discusses the three elements that will determine whether we live out of selfishness or significance: motives, maturity, and mindset. Mark Cole and Richard Chancy follow-up with a discussion about how motives, maturity, and mindset play out in our day-to-day lives, and they share examples of what these elements look like in their own lives at work and at home. They discuss the role of accepting responsibility in becoming a mature leader and end with a challenge to create meaning for someone in a way they can’t do for themselves. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Choosing Significance Worksheet that includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/significance and clicking “
01/05/201947 minutes 36 seconds
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Candid Conversations: Live from Costa Rica

If you haven’t already heard, we’re sharing occasional, “Candid Conversations” with John as he travels the world teaching leadership. These behind-the-scenes episodes will deliver some of John’s freshest thinking on a variety of topics. Today’s Candid Conversation takes place in Costa Rica, where John, Mark Cole (CEO of The John Maxwell Enterprise), and the team are in the middle of launching country transformation. John shares what is driving transformation, introduces us to several of the leaders making it happen, and offers a challenge for how you can be part of something bigger than yourself. For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer with every regular episode. References: The John Maxw
26/04/201925 minutes 9 seconds
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Redefining Failure

Fear of failure is often the toughest hurdle to jump in leadership. In this episode, John Maxwell, Mark Cole, and Richard Chancy flip the idea of failure on its head. Rather than allowing failure to slow down progress or even prevent us from starting in the first place, leaders can use the power of failure to “fail forward.” In this episode, you’ll learn four steps to fail forward. Failure, as Richard points out, is the first step in starting a business. It’s the first step is starting most things. The people you lead are counting on your ability to turn failure into resilience, and it’s a requirement for your growth as a leader. Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Redefining Failure Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/failure and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Failing-Forward-Paperbac
24/04/201950 minutes 46 seconds
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Candid Conversations: Live from Las Vegas

In this installment of Candid Conversations, John Maxwell and Mark Cole update us on their incredible experience in Washington D.C. where John received the Horatio Alger Award. John reflects on this experience to discuss the importance of partnership. John also teaches on two essentials of developing leaders: equipping and empowering. He points out that equipping leaders results in incremental, positive return; but empowering the people you equip results in exponential return. For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode. References: The Horatio Alger Association Leadershift by John C. Maxwell <a href="https://store.johnma
19/04/201951 minutes 10 seconds
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Your Influence Inventory

John C. Maxwell says, “Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.” Everyone has some level of influence, which is why John points out that everyone is a leader. But just because you have influence doesn’t mean you’re a good leader. If you want to influence more people and grow your leadership capacity, you must evaluate the quality of your influence. So, in this episode, we’re helping you do exactly that! (This is one episode when you’ll certainly want to have the bonus resource in hand.) John will walk you through five questions and exercises to take inventory and give you a big picture of your influence. At the end of the episode, you’ll have the opportunity to add up your answers and get a score to determine your measure of influence. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Influence Inventory Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes and exercises from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com
17/04/201943 minutes 18 seconds
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Find Your Way with Carly Fiorina

In this special episode, John Maxwell sits down with his good friend Carly Fiorina (former CEO of Hewlett Packard and 2016 U.S. presidential candidate). John and Carly discuss the role that courage plays in leadership and the most common reasons people fail to reach their full potential. Carly’s new book Find Your Way was released April 9, 2019. In the book, Carly points out, “Human potential is the only limitless resource in the world.” If you want to learn how to reach your full potential, Carly’s conversation with John and her new book will inspire and empower you to take this journey. You can order Find Your Way by Carly Fiorina here. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Find Your Way Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John and Carly’
10/04/20191 hour 34 seconds
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Candid Conversations: From the Desk of John C. Maxwell

In this installment of Candid Conversations, John Maxwell and Mark Cole sit down in John’s home office to update you on the incredible transformation happening around the world through The John Maxwell Enterprise and its partners. John also shares his gratitude and excitement for being awarded the prestigious Horatio Alger award, an accomplishment that has been a long-time bucket list item for John.  For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode. References: The John Maxwell Team Maria Christina Foundation Leadershift by John C. Maxwell The Joh
05/04/201944 minutes 58 seconds
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A Winner's Daily Mindset (Part 2)

Success happens when you add value to yourself. But significance happens when you add value to others. That’s what John Maxwell talks about in part two of our series, A Winner’s Daily Mindset. Mark and Richard dive into the difference between successful and unsuccessful people. Then they discuss how good habits and disciplines in a leader’s life compound into success that can lead to significance. Our BONUS resource for this series is A Winner’s Daily Mindset Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/mindset and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”  References: Leadershift by John C. Maxwell Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Developing-the-
03/04/201934 minutes 15 seconds
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A Winner's Daily Mindset (Part 1)

This week we’re starting a new series called A Winner’s Daily Mindset. In this episode, John Maxwell talks through the first three of six habits. There are many habits that can lead you to success, but the six John shares in this series have helped him in his own 40-year leadership journey. Then Mark Cole and Richard Chancy discuss why continual learning is key to great leadership. As John points out, the moment you stop learning, you stop leading. That’s because leadership is developed, not discovered. Our BONUS resource for this series is A Winner’s Daily Mindset Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/mindset and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Leadershift by John C. Maxwell <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Thinking-for-a-Change-11-Ways-Highly-Successful-People-Approach-Life-a
27/03/201936 minutes 31 seconds
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Candid Conversations: Trained Leader to Transformational Leader

Last week we announced the addition of new, occasional, bonus episodes called “Candid Conversations” to The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast. We’ve already heard great feedback from our podcast community about the first installment. This week we have another Candid Conversation for you between John Maxwell and Mark Cole. In this conversations John and Mark sit in front of a live-stream social media audience to discuss one of the shifts in John’s newest book, Leadershift. This shift is the “Impact Shift,” which involves shifting from being a trained leader to a transformational leader (a leader who makes a positive impact on the lives of those they influence). This conversation is all about moving, as John says, “from the head to the heart.” Listen now to learn how to be a leader who doesn’t just manage people, but who changes lives. References: Leadershift by John C. Maxwell <a href= "https
22/03/201942 minutes 31 seconds
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Journey to Greatness with Don Yaeger

In this special episode, John Maxwell and Mark Cole sit down with their good friend Don Yaeger. Don is an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, 11-time New York Times best-selling author, and longtime associate editor for Sports Illustrated.  <span data-contras
20/03/201943 minutes 39 seconds
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Candid Conversations: Emotional Strength in Challenging Situations

We’re doing something new with The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast! In addition to our regularly scheduled episodes, we’re giving you occasional, candid conversations with John Maxwell as he travels the world teaching leadership. These behind the scenes episodes will deliver some of John’s freshest thinking on a variety of topics. In this first installment of Candid Conversations, John Maxwell and Mark Cole (CEO of The John Maxwell Enterprise) discuss their experiences and the leadership lessons they gained at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, held in Pebble Beach, CA. John shares his observations about what it takes to build and maintain emotional strength and stability during challenging situations. For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode.
15/03/201929 minutes 11 seconds
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How to Start Successfully (Part 2)

In part two of How to Start Successfully, John C. Maxwell shares the final three points you must embrace if you want to make your start a success. Whether it’s a business, a book, or a bucket list item, this episode will help you start off on the right foot. After John’s lesson, your hosts Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss the difference between success and significance, and they explore what fuels procrastination. Our BONUS resource for this series is the How to Start Successfully Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/start and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Leadershift by John C. Maxwell The Greatest Story Ever Told by John C. Maxwell <a href=
13/03/201941 minutes 53 seconds
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How to Start Successfully (Part 1)

John Maxwell says the first person you must learn how to lead is yourself. This week, we’re starting a new series called “How to Start Successfully.” Spring is a time of year when we’re thinking of new beginnings and starting fresh. How you start can set you up for success or set the stage for failure on the rest of your journey. That’s why, in this episode, we’re not just talking about how to start––we’re talking about how to start off right. John will dive into the importance of starting the journey with yourself and starting early. Your host, Mark Cole, is joined by Jason Brooks to talk about the roles that setting priorities and developing your life philosophy play in starting a new endeavor successfully. Our BONUS resource for this series is the How to Start Successfully Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/start and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” <
06/03/201936 minutes 53 seconds
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A Conversation with Ed Mylett

Ed Mylett is a bestselling author and peak performance expert, not to mention a friend of John Maxwell. He invited John on his podcast in January for an in-depth conversation about John’s leadership journey and to talk about John’s new book, Leadershift. Ed’s team was kind enough to let us use this interview on The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast so that you can learn from two of the most influential business leaders as they discuss how to increase your influence and why being intentional with your growth is crucial for your leadership. Be sure to check out the references below to follow Ed Mylett on his podcast and on social media. To get the Bonus Resource for this episode, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from this conversation, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/mylett and click “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Ed Mylett’s Website <a href="https://www.
27/02/20191 hour 2 minutes 16 seconds
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The Portrait of a Strong Family (Part 2)

This week we’re continuing our series on The Portrait of a Strong Family. John Maxwell discusses how strong families respond to crisis in a positive way. This episode is for the leader who wants to strengthen their family’s communication and commitment to one another. Jason Brooks joins Mark Cole again to dive deep into John’s teaching and how to apply it to your own family life. This conversation is crucial for leaders who have mistaken their home life for an escape from leadership and responsibility. In fact, family is where leadership is needed the most and counts the most. Our BONUS resource for this series is The Strong Family Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/family and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: The Mentor’s Guide to Relationships (download the
20/02/201942 minutes 46 seconds
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The Portrait of a Strong Family (Part 1)

In this episode, we’re talking about family relationships. What makes a strong family? And, what should a leader’s family life look like? In part 1, John discusses the importance of expressing appreciation for each other and structuring your schedule by making family time your priority. Jason Brooks (Content Director of John Maxwell Enterprise) makes his debut on the podcast by guest hosting along with Mark Cole. Both Mark and Jason share the intentional practices they implement in order to keep their families strong, close, and growing together. Our BONUS resource for this series is The Strong Family Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/family and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: The Mentor’s Guide to Relationships (download the Bonus Resource for coupon code
13/02/201955 minutes 18 seconds
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Leadershift with Ed Bastian

In the final installment of this week’s mini-series on John’s new book, Leadershift, we have Ed Bastian, the CEO of Delta Airlines, on the show! John and Ed sit down to discuss Ed’s methods for developing people and creating a healthy culture. Ed also shares some key leadership lessons he’s learned throughout his career and how he prepares himself and his team for crisis situations.   By now, you’ve heard that John C. Maxwell’s new book, Leadershift, is out and already in the hands of growth-minded leaders.    Click here to get your copy!  <div style="font-weigh
06/02/201931 minutes 38 seconds
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Bonus Episode: Leadershift with Rachel Hollis

Today, we’re continuing our mini-series on John’s new book Leadershift, and we’ve got blogger and New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hollis on the show! In this episode, John and Rachel talk about their perspectives on failure and how to stop making excuses. They each pull from principles in their new books, Leadershift and Girl, Stop Apologizing.   To purchase John Maxwell’s new book, Leadershift, click here!  To purchase Rachel Hollis’s new book, Girl, Stop Apologizing, which releases in March of 2019, <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Girl-Stop-Apologizing-Shame-Free-Embracing/dp/1400209609/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?hvadid=323251890612&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9010814&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=b&hvrand=17170651422486126457&hvtargid=aud-589
05/02/201918 minutes 11 seconds
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Bonus Episode: Leadershift with Trent Shelton

We are so excited about John’s new book, Leadershift, which releases on February 5, 2019, that we wanted to give you a little something extra this week to celebrate. Recently, John hosted an event with Ed Bastian (the CEO of Delta Airlines), Rachel Hollis (blogger and New York Times bestselling author), and Trent Shelton (former NFL player and motivational speaker). John sat down with each of these leaders for a podcast interview on some of the key principles in the new book. We wanted to celebrate John’s new book by giving you these three interviews over the next three days. In this first bonus episode, John sits down with Trent Shelton to talk about what it takes to inspire and connect with people, how to face your biggest fears, and the secret to Trent’s social media success. Stay tuned tomorrow for John’s interview with Rachel Hollis. Click here to order John’s book, Leadershift. Our
04/02/201915 minutes 1 second
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Ordinary to Extraordinary (Part 2)

Are you a leader or just a manager? According to John C. Maxwell, a manager’s goal is to do things right. A leader’s goal is to do the right things. In this episode, we’re continuing our discussion on moving from ordinary to extraordinary as a leader. John touches on the importance of realism, change, thinking, attitude, and planning in the journey to becoming extraordinary. Mark and Richard follow up with a discussion on the balance between realism and creativity. How does a leader embrace realistic thinking without smothering the creative fire? They also explore why most people have the “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” mentality––a mentality that thwarts innovation and change. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Ordinary to Extraordinary Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/extraordinary and clicking “D
30/01/201938 minutes 55 seconds
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Ordinary to Extraordinary (Part 1)

The only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is the word extra. In this series, John teaches you eight things you need a little extra of in order to be extraordinary. In part one, John tells you the first three things you need to increase your respect, value, compensation, and perception.  Going the extra mile may be the one thing that makes you and your organization stand out among the rest. During Mark and Richard’s discussion, you’ll learn that you cannot exceed expectations if you don’t set them first. You’ll be challenged to identify the areas where you can invest more time and effort so you can become extraordinary.   Our BONUS resource for this series is the Ordinary to Extraordinary Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/extraordinary and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” Re
23/01/201944 minutes 29 seconds
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Ten Keys to Consistent Growth (Part 2)

In this episode, John covers points six through ten in his lesson on consistent growth. Leaders who take responsibility for their own intentional growth don’t find themselves constantly playing catch-up in a changing world. And, it all start with growth on the inside. John points out that, while many leaders invest in growing in their weaknesses, those who invest in their strengths make the biggest strides in their personal growth. After John’s lesson, Mark and Richard expand on the idea of perfectionism––one of a leader’s greatest obstacles in getting started. How can a leader overcome perfectionist tendencies, and how should a leader look back on past mistakes?  Our BONUS resource for this series is The Consistent Growth Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/consistent and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: <a href= "https://store.johnmax
16/01/201933 minutes 44 seconds
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Ten Keys to Consistent Growth (Part 1)

Leadership is a journey, not a destination. And according to John Maxwell, consistent growth is key to great leadership. Your family, your organization, and your team depend on it. Most people just look at growth as a season or a means to an end, but good leaders don’t stop growing. In this series, John Maxwell talks about 10 key principles for consistent growth and the difference between being goal conscious and growth conscious. Then Mark and Richard dive deep into how growth equals change, and they share some of the toughest challenges they’ve faced on their own journeys of consistent growth. Our BONUS resource for this series is The Consistent Growth Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/consistent and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Intentional Living <
09/01/201949 minutes 33 seconds
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You Gotta Have a System

We hope you had a great holiday and that you enjoyed our last series, The Domino Effect. If you stepped up to Mark and Richard’s challenge last week to perform a year-end review, you’ll find this episode extremely helpful and practical. This lesson walks though the systems that John Maxwell has set in place in his own life to maximize his time, increase his capacity, and connect with others.  There’s so much practical, helpful content in this episode that Mark and Richard are going to sit back and let John take the wheel. If you listened to our previous series where we talked about The Domino Effect of personal changes, this lesson falls under the category of performance. If you didn’t listen to that series, you’ll want to check it out at MaxwellPodcast.com/domino. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Create a System Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/system a
02/01/201934 minutes 21 seconds
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The Domino Effect (Part 2)

It’s our last episode of the year, and you won’t want to miss it! In part two of The Domino Effect Series, John Maxwell continues his lesson on the personal qualities that compound into a successful life. This week, we’re talking about attitude, behavior, and performance. After John’s lesson, Mark and Richard share how these qualities have improved their own lives and leadership. You’ll learn that practice doesn’t make perfect. Instead, practice makes permanent. That’s why the most significant practice you can exercise in your leadership at the end of this year is reflecting back and evaluating your successes, failures, and priorities. Reflection turns experience into insight. So, don’t miss this opportunity to make next year your best year yet! Our BONUS resource for this series is The Domino Effect Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/domino and clicking “Download
26/12/201836 minutes 16 seconds
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The Domino Effect (Part 1)

One of John Maxwell’s favorite leadership exercises is his year-end review. This is the time John takes every year to reflect on what he’s learned, what worked, and what needs to change. In the spirit of reflection, we put this series together to set you up for your own year-end review.   We’re calling this series The Domino Effect because John is going to walk you through the areas of your life that affect everything else. And you know what? It all starts with thinking and reflection. We hope this series puts into perspective the value of reflection, because reflection turns experience into insight.   At the end of John’s lesson, Mark and Richard pick up the discussion on the importance of change in light of The Domino Effect.   If you want to begin the next year more equipped to make the necessary changes in your life and your organization, don’t miss this episode. And mark your calendar for part two, which releases next week.  
19/12/201848 minutes 1 second
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Growth and Gratitude (Part 2)

What you appreciate appreciates; what you depreciate depreciates. In this episode, we’re talking about gratitude as John discusses the final three laws of achieving lifetime growth. To help you apply these laws, Richard and Mark talk about the importance of knowing your purpose and practicing gratitude in your leadership. Their challenge to you this week is to reflect on your leadership and examine the impact you’re making on your team and those closest to you. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Growth and Gratitude Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/growth and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: The Laws of Lifetime Growth <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Laws-Lifetime-Growth-Always-Future/dp/16
12/12/201842 minutes 37 seconds
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Growth and Gratitude (Part 1)

Today, we’re launching a new series called Growth and Gratitude! In this series, John adapts six laws from The Laws of Lifetime Growth by Dan Sullivan and Catherine Nomura to his own principles for growth. These laws are like mirrors––tools that allow you to reflect on your behavior and determine if you’re supporting or undermining your personal growth. If you’re looking toward the future with apprehension, this lesson will help you begin to look forward with anticipation. Next week, we’ll continue the series by discussing gratitude. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Growth and Gratitude Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/growth and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: The Laws of Lifetime Growth
05/12/201849 minutes 14 seconds
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Frustration to Fulfillment (Part 2)

In Episode 20, we’re picking back up on last week’s impactful discussion on fulfillment. John continues his teaching by talking about the final questions you need to ask yourself in order to move from frustration to fulfillment. Mark and Richard begin their discussion by clarifying and expanding on the idea that now is the time to make your move and step into the vision you have for your life. They challenge you to find a close confidant to help you examine how well you’ve answered John’s fulfillment questions for yourself so that you continue on your journey fully equipped for the climb.  Our BONUS resource for this series is the Frustration to Fulfillment Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/fulfilled and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Put You
28/11/201838 minutes 59 seconds
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Frustration to Fulfillment (Part 1)

As John says, “Everything worthwhile is uphill.” That climb is what keeps so many individuals and leaders grounded––it’s intimidating, and it’s hard work. But the climb is necessary if you want to shift your life from a place of frustration to a place of fulfillment. This week, we’re starting a two-part series that will guide you on your journey of fulfillment. Whether you’re aspiring to work your dream job or you’re already doing what you love but are ready for the next level,  you’ll leave this series inspired and ready to take the first (or next) step in your journey to becoming fulfilled. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Frustration to Fulfillment Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/fulfilled and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Put
21/11/201853 minutes 47 seconds
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Thought Busters or Thought Boosters (Part 2)

Leadership begins between the ears, as Mark Cole points out in this second part of our Thought Boosters series. If you listened to Episode 17 last week, you know John Maxwell teaches that a healthy environment is vital for thoughts and ideas to reach their full potential. In this episode, we’re talking about how to boost your thinking. You may be asking, “What’s at stake if I don’t boost my thinking?” The answer is your leadership capability. If you don’t take the time to boost your thinking, you’re not giving yourself sufficient creative space to increase your capabilities. This episode will walk you through nine thought boosters and leave you with a clear picture of how to boost your thinking so you can lead with more clarity, capacity, and room for creativity. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Thought Boosters Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/boosters
07/11/201839 minutes 18 seconds
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Thought Busters or Thought Boosters (Part 1)

If you’re familiar at all with John Maxwell, you know the secret ingredient to his leadership and success is the time he takes to think. That’s why we’re excited to bring you this two-part series on practices that can either boost or bust your thinking. Thoughts and ideas are fragile in the beginning, and they can only reach their full potential in a healthy environment. In this episode, John talks about five thought busters that can harm your thought life. Mark and Richard then expand on the discussion by sharing their own strategies for maintaining a healthy thought environment and how implementing those strategies has developed their leadership capabilities.  In next week’s episode, we’ll pick the discussion back up with nine thought boosters that will maximize your ability to think creativity and critically so you get the most out of your think time. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Thought Boosters Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank
31/10/201847 minutes 50 seconds
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The Crisis Leader

Many leaders fall into the trap of thinking that crisis is what makes a leader. But as John Maxwell says, crisis does not make a leader; crisis reveals a leader. Good leaders are prepared when crisis hits, and their preparation is what sustains them and reveals their character under pressure. In this episode, Mark Cole and Richard Chancy share their experience with crisis in their own leadership journeys. Listen now to learn John Maxwell’s leadership practices in times of crisis. Our BONUS resource for this episode is The Crisis Leader Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/crisis and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Good to Great by Jim Collins <a href= "
24/10/201845 minutes 32 seconds
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The Picture of Leadership (Part 3)

In the final installment of The Picture of Leadership series, John Maxwell, Mark Cole and Richard Chancy discuss the final two C’s of great leadership: Convince and Cause. As a leader, you can’t do either if you lack belief in your product or are unable to gauge your organization’s momentum. Richard and Mark talk about believing in what you’re selling and how to gauge momentum in order to determine if your team is fully engaged with its mission and growth. This lesson is a reminder to challenge yourself to identify a place in which to grow so that you can lead your team towards success. Our BONUS resource for this series is The Picture of Leadership Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/picture and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: 21
17/10/201842 minutes 16 seconds
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The Picture of Leadership (Part 2)

Leaders are creators. In last week’s episode of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, we discussed how leaders choose. This week, in Part 2 of this 3-part series, we’re talking about how leaders create. According to John, good leaders create four major things within their teams and organizations: confidence, strategy, ideas, and­­­ options. But, not only do great leaders create these four things; they foster an environment where others contribute to the creation process. Mark and Richard reflect on how this idea has helped their leadership and shaped their teams. They also challenge you this week to apply this principle by encouraging and boosting the confidence of someone within your team. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Picture of Leadership Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/picture and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” Refe
10/10/201839 minutes 44 seconds
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The Picture of Leadership (Part 1)

Leaders have the privilege and responsibility to choose the vision of the organization. That’s what John discusses in the first episode of a new, three-part series we’re calling The Picture of Leadership. Throughout this series, John will dive into the “4 Cs” of leadership and provide a clear picture of what great leadership looks like. This week is all about how leaders choose. If you’ve ever struggled with finding a clear vision for your organization, or if you have a difficult time leading your team to own that vision, John’s teaching will be especially helpful to you. According to John, your ability to take the vision from “me to we” defines you as a leader. In this episode, Mark and Richard examine their experiences with this teaching as they’ve led their own teams to hold the organization’s vision. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Picture of Leadership Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching.
03/10/201848 minutes 40 seconds
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The Best Advice I Ever Got

This is going to be a fun one! We’ve spent a lot of time on some in-depth leadership discussions over the last 11 episodes. So, we decided we would use Episode 12 to have a fun discussion about the best advice John, Mark, and Richard have ever received. John shares some of the best advice he’s gotten over the years from reading, asking questions, observing, and through his personal relationships. He also shares the best advice he’s received from teachers and influencers who have shaped his leadership, career, and character. Mark and Richard take the opportunity to discuss not only the best advice, but also the worst advice they’ve ever received. Let’s just say...there are a couple “don’t try this at home” moments. Our BONUS resource for this episode is The Best Advice Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes for you to complete throughout John’s teaching. You can download this worksheet by visiting Maxwel
26/09/201846 minutes 47 seconds
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Core Values of a Winning Team (Part 2)

In the second and final episode of our Core Values of a Winning Team series, John, Mark, and Richard dive into core values 4-10 of what makes a winning team. John also touches on five areas of communication that will help your team operate at their maximum potential, while Mark and Richard have an insightful conversation about communication that connects team members. Even the healthiest teams have conflict. It’s inevitable if your team is growing because movement causes friction. The key is not to avoid conflict, but to resolve it quickly. In this episode, you’ll learn eight basic keys to conflict resolution. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Winning Team Worksheet, which contains fill-in-the-blanks for John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Winning and clicking on the bonus resource button. References: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Li
19/09/201838 minutes 59 seconds
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Core Values of a Winning Team (Part 1)

The Law of High Morale: When you’re winning, nothing hurts. We made it to Episode 10! To celebrate, we’re using this episode to kick off an amazing two-part series on The Core Values of a Winning Team. In this series, John teaches on the ten fundamentals that make a winning team. This episode walks through the first three core values. Mark and Richard rip off the Band-Aid in this discussion by addressing head-on what to do when you’re working with weak players. They also reflect on their strategies for building and leading winning teams. Our BONUS resource for this series is the Winning Team Worksheet, which contains fill-in-the-blanks for John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Winning and clicking on the bonus resource button. References: The 17 Indisputable Laws of
12/09/201829 minutes 44 seconds
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Momentum Breakers vs. Momentum Makers (Part 2)

Where are you growing, and where are you conforming? This is just one of the great questions discussed in the second episode of our two-part series on momentum. John will walk through the final five categories of momentum breakers and makers, and then Mark and John will pick up the discussion to touch on their own experiences with momentum. We hope that by the end of this episode, you have a better sense of where you may be breaking the momentum in your organization and relationships, as well as where you’re creating momentum. Don’t forget about the BONUS resource for this series, the Momentum Worksheet, which also includes a free assessment to help you evaluate your own momentum in both your personal life and your organization. You can download this resource by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Momentum and clicking the “Bonus Resource” button. References: <a href= "https://store.johnmaxwell.com/The
05/09/201839 minutes 44 seconds
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Momentum Breakers vs. Momentum Makers (Part 1)

Are you a momentum breaker or a momentum maker? We hope you’ll be able to answer this question for yourself by the end of our two-part series on momentum. In this series, John discusses how momentum is a leader’s best friend, and then he walks through ten categories of momentum breakers and momentum makers. In this episode, John, Mark, and Richard touch on the first five breakers and makers. This is a crucial conversation for leaders. Even if you’re a momentum maker, you may have momentum breakers on your team. How do you work with and lead momentum breakers? How do you move from a breaker to a maker? John, Mark, and Richard will discuss these questions and more in this series. Our BONUS resource for this series is a worksheet on momentum where you can fill in your notes as John teaches. We’ve also included an assessment at the end of the worksheet to help you evaluate your personal momentum, as well as your organization’s momentum. You can download this resourc
29/08/201851 minutes 47 seconds
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Vision – How To See More & See Before

In this episode, we’re talking about vision. But this episode is a little unique. Instead of our usual format, we wanted to give you a taste of an event we host every year called Live2Lead. This year’s event was incredible. We had an amazing speaker line-up. And so we wanted to give you a taste of what this event is all about.  So in this episode, we’ve taken the audio from both of John sessions from a previous Live2Lead, and pieced them together for you here. You can find out everything you need to know about Live2Lead at Live2Lead.com. Our bonus resource for this episode is the videos for the sessions you’re about to hear. So if you want to play this for your team, or sit around a conference table and discuss how to apply this, you can visit MaxwellPodcast.com/Live2Lead. To get the videos just visit that page and click the Bonus Resource button. With that being said, this is a great message,
22/08/20181 hour 3 minutes
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How to Remove Your Leadership Blind Spots

In the final installment of the Blind Spot series, John Maxwell, Mark Cole, and Richard Chancy discuss how to remove leadership blinds spots. Over the last few weeks, we’ve had a great time discussing what a blind spot is and what the most common blind spots are in leadership. In this episode, we put this new knowledge to work for the betterment of our teams, our organizations, our relationships, and ourselves. We’ve learned throughout this series that a blind spot is “an area in the lives of people in which they continually do not see themselves or their situation realistically.” In this episode, Mark and Richard elaborate on John’s teaching in a transparent conversation about their own journeys to eliminate their leadership blind spots. If you missed the first three episodes in the Blind Spot series, you can get caught up by clicking here. Our BONUS resource for the Blind Spot series is a worksheet on b
15/08/201836 minutes 8 seconds
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Most Common Leadership Blind Spots (Part 2)

What price is your blind spot costing your leadership and your organization? In the third installment of the Blind Spots series, John talks about the final three common blind spots in leadership. To listen to the first three most common leadership bind spots, check out our previous episode. As John Maxwell, Mark Cole, and Richard Chancy touch on these common blind spots (an out of control ego, a lack of character, and living in your weak zone instead of your strength zone), we learn, “The biggest mistake a leader makes in not admitting the leader made the mistake,” and that character is where your values, thoughts, feelings, and actions are aligned. This is not an episode you’ll want to miss. The stakes are high because your blind spots not only have the potential to affect productivity and profit; they have the power to impact your relationships. Our
08/08/201833 minutes 4 seconds
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Most Common Leadership Blind Spots (Part 1)

In the second installment of our four-part series on Blind Spots, John Maxwell discusses the most common blind spots he sees in leadership. This episode covers three of the six most common blind spots. We’ll cover the remaining three in our next episode. You will learn the importance of perspective, how to spot an insecure leader, the symptoms of living in “The Danger Zone” of insecure leadership, and the importance of valuing those you lead. Valuing others is not only a key aspect of John’s proven method for successful leadership; it is also the biggest value we try to model in this podcast. That’s why we offer a bonus resource for every episode or series. Our FREE tool for the “Blind Spot” series is a worksheet on blind spots which you can fill in as you listen to the episodes. Visit MaxwellPodcast.com/blindspots and click the "Bonus Resource" button to receive this worksheet as a PDF download. Resources: The John
01/08/201849 minutes 8 seconds
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Defining Leadership Blind Spots

In this first episode of our four-part series on leadership blind spots, John Maxwell, Mark Cole, and Richard Chancy define what a leadership blind spot is. Can leaders see their own blind spots? What indicators can leaders examine to identify and understand their own blind spots? Every leader has at least one blind spot, and the greater a leader’s influence, the greater the effect of that blind spot. For transformational leaders, one of the most profound assets for growth is an external perspective on one’s own leadership. Such a perspective allows us examine the areas in which we are not intuitive. But no leader can identify his/her blind spot alone. After all, it is called a blind spot. Identifying a blind spot requires consulting those around you for honest feedback. In this series, Mark asks a great question for those whom you lead and those who lead you: “What’s it like being on the other side of me?”  Our BONUS resource for the “Blind Spot” series
01/08/201838 minutes 12 seconds
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Welcome to The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast

Welcome to the John Maxwell Leadership Podcast! In our second episode you’ll get to know two of your hosts, Mark Cole, CEO of the John Maxwell Enterprise, and Richard Chancy, President of the Personal Leadership Solutions Team. Mark and Richard tell you their stories and how they came to work for John Maxwell. You will also get a better understanding of what this leadership podcast is all about, including the format and what you can expect to get out of each episode. But that’s not all! In addition to this episode, we’ve released the first two episodes in our four-part series called “Blind Spots” in which John Maxwell, Mark Cole, and Richard Chancy walk you through evaluating and eliminating your leadership blind spots. Plus we’re offering a bonus resource, The Blind Spots Worksheet, which you can download and fill-in as you listen to the series. <a href= "http://johnmaxwellleadershippodcast.com/episodes/leadership-blind-spots" target="_blank" rel="noopen
01/08/201817 minutes 48 seconds
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Winning is an Inside Job

The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast is a regular examination of what it means to be a transformational leader—someone who daily influences people to think, speak, and act to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others. This podcast will teach you the principles, practices, and process of becoming a transformational leader because leadership isn’t an event—it’s an uphill journey. Every week we will offer a free tool to help you on this journey, so let leadership authority Dr. John C. Maxwell show you the way.
26/06/20181 hour 56 seconds