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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, a…

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    The Value of Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 37:15

    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 Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John's teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Value and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”  References:  Watch this episode on YouTube!  Good Leaders Ask Great Questions by John C. Maxwell  Questions I Ask Myself as a Leader  Change Your World  The John Maxwell Online Store 

    Three Components of Cultivating Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 37:40

    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 families and within the John Maxwell Enterprise. If you want to cultivate a healthy, thriving culture within your business, you definitely don't want to miss this episode.  Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Three Components of Cultivating Culture Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John's teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Culture and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”   References:  Watch this episode on YouTube!  How I Learned to Connect with People  People Do What People See  The Leader's Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell  Share how the podcast has impacted you!  Change Your World  The John Maxwell Online Store 

    Focus on the Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 32:13

    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.   In addition to our Bonus Resource this week, we are offering a free PDF of John Maxwell's Holiday Conversation Starters, which will help you create meaningful conversations and lasting memories around the table with your loved ones this holiday season. Click here to download the free PDF.  Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Focus on the Future Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John's teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Future and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”  References:  John Maxwell Holiday Conversation Starters  Today Matters by John C. Maxwell  Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell  Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell  ChangeYourWorld.com  The John Maxwell Online Store 

    Leader-Vision: How to See and Sculpt the Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 37:55

    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 this episode is the Leader-Vision Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John's teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/LeaderVision and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell Know What You're FOR with Jeff Henderson A Better Way to Lead with Joel Manby Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership with Tim Elmore ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store

    Engaging and Developing Others

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 21:57

    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.” References: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell The Leader's Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell Building Relationships: Working Together Means Winning Together Core Values of a Winning Team ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store

    The Formula for Healthy, Effective Leadership

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 31:16


    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 Bonus Resource.” References: Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell Leadershift by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store


    Trust Busters and Trust Builders

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 36:45

    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/BuildTrust and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Earning Trust Series – The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast The Self-Aware Leader by John C. Maxwell Leadershift by John C. Maxwell Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Executive Leadership Podcast ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store

    The DNA of Great Decision Making

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 41:35

    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 and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Executive Leadership Podcast Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets by Andy Stanley ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store

    What Your Attitude Can Do for You (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 34:05

    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 The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store

    What Your Attitude Can Do for You (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 34:42

    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 MaxwellPodcast.com/MyAttitude and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store Live2Lead Tickets

    How to Have Tough Conversations

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 35:39


    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 “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell Winning With People by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store


    Self-Sabotage: Getting Out of Your Own Way (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 45:41

    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: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell Leadershift by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store

    Self-Sabotage: Getting Out of Your Own Way (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 40:57

    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 Resource.” References: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell Leadershift by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store

    Achieving the Legacy You Want to Leave

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 35:50

    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.  Our BONUS resource for this episode is the fill-in-the-blank worksheet from John's lesson. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Legacy and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”  References:  Developing The Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell  Change Your World by John C. Maxwell  ChangeYourWorld.com  MaxwellPodcast.com/Melvin  MaxwellPodcast.com/Identify  The John Maxwell Online Store 

    How to Become a Life-Long Learner

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 38:37

    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 The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell Leadershift by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store

    Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership with Tim Elmore

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 29:12


    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/Paradox and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: The Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership by Tim Elmore Live2Lead 2021 Tickets Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store


    A Better Way to Lead with Joel Manby

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 34:20

    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 BONUS resource for this episode is a worksheet for taking notes so you can capture your thoughts while you listen. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Manby and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Love Works by Joel Manby Get Your Tickets to Live2Lead 2021! Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store

    Know What You're FOR with Jeff Henderson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 30:07

    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 clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Know What You're FOR by Jeff Henderson JeffHenderson.com Live2Lead.com Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store

    Questions I Ask Myself as a Leader (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 42:55

    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 Good Leaders Ask Great Questions by John C. Maxwell Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store

    Questions I Ask Myself as a Leader (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 36:21

    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: Live2Lead 2021 Good Leaders Ask Great Questions by John C. Maxwell Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store

    The Leader's Greatest (Part 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 39:17


    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 Greatest Worksheet. It includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John's teaching and provides ample room for additional notes. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/LeadersGreatest and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” This is the final episode in this series, so don't miss out on the wisdom John and Mark have to share. It's the perfect way for you to experience “The Leader's Greatest” in your own life! References: Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell Leadershift by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Online Store


    The Leader's Greatest (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 36:15


    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 MaxwellPodcast.com/LeadersGreatest and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” That's LeadersGreatest—no apostrophe! So grab a pen, grab a seat, and get ready to spend the next half hour on the edge of it as John shares the next five observations from his talk on “The Leader's Greatest.” References: Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell Leadershift by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Online Store


    The Leader's Greatest (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 41:04


    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 MaxwellPodcast.com/LeadersGreatest and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell Leadershift by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Online Store


    The Best of the John Maxwell Leadership Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 35:35

    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: MarcusBuckingham.com Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell Leadershift by John C. Maxwell How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell The Leader's Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store

    Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 42:58

    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: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn by John C. Maxwell Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn for Kids Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn for Teens Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store

    Encouragement Changes Everything (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 34:52


    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 Think on These Things by John C. Maxwell Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Online Store


    Encouragement Changes Everything (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 39:18


    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: Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com Think on These Things by John C. Maxwell Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Online Store


    Leadership, Communication, and Veracity with Rob Hoskins (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 37:09

    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 World by John C. Maxwell and Rob Hoskins ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store

    Leadership, Communication, and Veracity with Rob Hoskins (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 31:16

    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 Change Your World by John C. Maxwell and Rob Hoskins ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store

    First 100 Days of Change Your World

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 34:29

    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 ChangeYourWorld.com Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Online Store

    Takeaways from Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 36:29


    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 ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store


    Four Questions to Identify Potential Leaders

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 36:27

    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: The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John C. Maxwell Developing the Leaders Around You by John C. Maxwell Ethics 101 by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation The John Maxwell Online Store

    Building a Team Environment (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 39:59

    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.   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:  Change Your World by John C. Maxwell  ChangeYourWorld.com  The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell  The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell  The John Maxwell Online Store 

    Building a Team Environment (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 40:10

    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: Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Online Store

    How to Solve Problems (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 43:08


    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.” References: Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Online Store


    How to Solve Problems (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 46:26


    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: Change Your World by John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Online Store


    How I Learned to Connect with People (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 38:54


    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 “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell Change Your World Assessment Elevate Your Communication with John Maxwell and Steve Harvey Elevate Your Communication Podcast Episode The John Maxwell Online Store


    How I Learned to Connect with People (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 44:24


    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: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell Change Your World by John C. Maxwell Change Your World Assessment Elevate Your Communication with John Maxwell and Steve Harvey Elevate Your Communication Podcast Episode The John Maxwell Online Store


    Believe IT with Jamie Kern Lima

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 38:15

    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: Believe IT by Jamie Kern Lima Change Your World by John C. Maxwell Leadershift by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Online Store

    The 5 Levels of Leadership

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 48:53

    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 clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell 5LevelsLeadership.com Change Your World by John C. Maxwell iEQUIP.org The John Maxwell Online Store

    Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess with Dr. Caroline Leaf

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 40:14

    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 Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess by Dr. Caroline Leaf How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Online Store

    The Incomplete Leader (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 38:23

    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. Maxwell The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell The Maxwell Leadership Assessment The John Maxwell Online Store

    The Incomplete Leader (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 44:33

    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 Bonus Resource.” References: Change Your World by John C. Maxwell The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell The Maxwell Leadership Assessment The John Maxwell Online Store

    Transformational Leadership (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 36:13

    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: Change Your World by John C. Maxwell Maximum Impact Mentoring with John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell Leadershift by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Online Store

    Transformational Leadership (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 34:59

    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 Maximum Impact Mentoring with John C. Maxwell ChangeYourWorld.com The John Maxwell Online Store

    Communication that Inspires (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 32:34

    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 Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Online Store

    Communication that Inspires (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 43:41

    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 Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Online Store

    Defining Greatness (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 40:02

    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 John Maxwell’s Transformathon! Learn more at join.changeyourworld.com. References: The John Maxwell Transformathon Change Your World by John C. Maxwell The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell Today Matters by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Online Store

    Defining Greatness (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 40:54

    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 teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Great and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” References: Change Your World by John C. Maxwell The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell Today Matters by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Online Store

    Change Your World: Chapter One

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 62:02

    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 The John Maxwell Online Store

    Making Today a Better Tomorrow (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 38:25


    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 Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell The John Maxwell Online Store


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