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Can you believe September is here? Is your life speeding up as you enter the fall season? I know when my kids were young, September was an important month, since it meant the start of the new school year. It meant a new level of busyness and responsibility for the... Read more

Culture seems to be the new emphasis for leaders these days. Five years ago if you would have brought up the subject, people would look at you blankly. Now, everyone recognizes its importance. Recently at a conference, I stated that I believe culture eats vision for lunch.  Afterward, someone... Read more

Today I’m excited about the release of my newest book, JumpStart Your Growth. Part of my “JumpStart” series, this book is designed to help anyone take small positive steps every day for 90 days, to experience real and lasting personal growth. As a reader of this blog, you are probably... Read more

A little over six weeks ago, I had the honor of participating in a monumental milestone for EQUIP, the non-profit organization I founded in 1996 to train and mobilize leaders worldwide. Our first training session on the Biblical principles of leadership was held in Kota, India, in 1997. Every year since then,... Read more

Preparing for fall already? Have you noticed that even though August has just begun, many businesses and stores are doing fall-related advertising? Back-to-school supplies, fall clothing, and even autumn decor can be found in your local stores! There’s something about autumn that gets us thinking about new beginnings. Maybe... Read more

What’s the one thing all successful people have in common? Some would say it’s great ability or intelligence. But we all can probably think of someone who’s not particularly talented who’s doing quite well. Others would point to a privileged upbringing. In other words, a head... Read more

Today, I’m going to do something unusual. I’m going to ask for your help in giving a title to an exciting new workshop that The John Maxwell Company has developed. But first, I want to tell you a story about titles. People often ask me questions about the... Read more

Have you ever watched a great team in action? Especially at the end of the game? What I find interesting is that as the game progresses, the “second string” or “bench” becomes more and more important. Down the stretch, you’re likely to see many new players enter from the... Read more

Who deserves the credit for your successes? If you said, “I do,” you may be mostly right. We all must make our own choices and reap the results of those choices. However, I say you’re mostly right because no one succeeds in a vacuum. I believe that all successful... Read more

I heard a story the other day of a man who was driving in the middle of a downpour. The rain came down in sheets and visibility was just terrible. The man was unsure if he should stop or keep going. Suddenly he spotted a set of taillights ahead of... Read more

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