October 2011

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s giveaway of cases of The 5 Levels of Leadership. It was wonderful to read all the comments and book reviews from everyone. And on Friday, we were happy to choose two winners at random (via random.org) from everyone who both...

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have read the exciting news that The 5 Levels of Leadership made it onto the Wall Street Journal hardcover business bestseller list. What an honor. I know a lot of that is because of you, and...

“This is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft and…we didn't have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track." ~ President Barack Obama Has America gotten soft? Lost its edge? Wandered off track? In...

President Harry S. Truman readily took responsibility for his decisions, and he was famous for saying, “The buck stops here.” Though his approval ratings were only 20-30% for much of his presidency, Truman didn’t waver. “I know the public is against me,” he’d say, “but they’ll come...

What do you think of when you hear the word, HONOR? Respect, recognition, reward, position? Or is it something else? Today's post features a Minute with Maxwell on HONOR. See what I think of when I hear it: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv9pvKYKtfg[/youtube] If you're...

What level are you on as a leader at work? At home? With a new employee? I hope you've had the chance to assess yourself on the 5 Levels of Leadership, either through the book or the free iPhone app. (Search 5 Levels and John Maxwell to find it in the App...

Ernest Kent Coulter walked away from a promising career as a newspaperman to serve as clerk in the New York Children’s Court. He was disturbed by the procession of juveniles streaming through the state’s penal system. Time and again, he witnessed the same pattern: a youth got into...

“What [a person] knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is not the knowledge of formulas or forms of words, but of people, places, actions—a knowledge gained by touch, sight, sound, victories, failures, sleeplessness, devotion, love—the human experiences and emotions of this earth and of...

  The 5 Levels of Leadership will be available for purchase starting TOMORROW (October 4, 2011)! I can’t wait! Why? Well, as I’ve told anyone who asks, “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.” People who have known me for...