Last week, during our Maxwell Leadership Virtual Summit, my very first lesson was on leading during a crisis. If you haven’t seen the video, I want to recommend you set aside some time and watch it on YouTube. It’s full of practical teaching designed to help you navigate our current situation. This week’s blog post…

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With the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, leaders of all kinds are being challenged to lead in uncertain times. What we’ve experienced over the last few weeks, specifically in the United States, is absolutely unprecedented. There aren’t many events in history that compare to the difficulties this pandemic has presented. The setbacks have…

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Over the past two days, my team and I have been broadcasting live on Facebook at 12:00PM Eastern, sharing messages of hope and leadership during this unprecedented time in our world. If you haven’t been able to join us yet, we’ll have a message today, and tomorrow we’ll have a special Q&A session as well.…

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The past few days have been busy. I’m in Israel on a trip with several people, and while we’ve enjoyed our time touring this great country, we’ve been impacted like the rest of the world by the Covid-19 virus. Everywhere you go, it’s the subject of conversations and concerns; it is quite literally the focus…

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Almost fifty years ago, John Maxwell heard Zig Ziglar say something at an event that changed the way John viewed leadership: “If you help people get what they want, they will help you get what you want.” That day John realized that the heart of leadership is serving others. And boy, am I glad that…

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I’ve often said there are no two consecutive good days in the life of a leader. It’s a statement designed to get people’s attention, and it usually does—I often have a lot of people wanting to follow up with me after I’ve shared it during a teaching. What it boils down to is this: the…

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Character is every leader’s most important asset. And like any good asset, it can be developed. With each choice that you make, you are creating your character. To bend the truth, or to bear the weight of it? To avoid the pain, or to persevere through it? To seek comfort, or to seek growth? Adversity…

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What are you doing with the opportunities in front of you? This might be the most important question for you to ask as a leader. I know that’s a bold statement, but here’s why I believe it’s true: no one can guarantee tomorrow and yesterday is too late. You don’t know when you will run…

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The other day, Mark Cole, the CEO of all our companies, asked a question to our leadership team that I thought was powerful. Looking around the room at our executive vice presidents, he asked, “Who would fill your chair if you weren’t here?” Mark is one of the best and most capable leaders I know,…

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