Posts by David Hoyt

Attitude – It’s a Choice!

As I shared in my last post, one of the teachings from John that has caused me to grow the most is How to be a REAL Success.  Previously I wrote on Relationship principles that I’ve learned from John over my career working with him.  Today I’ll share on the A in REAL – Attitude.…

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Modeling REAL Success

One of my favorite teachings from John Maxwell is his principles on How to be a REAL Success.  The foundation of this teaching came from John realizing critical components for success that were not overtly taught in the educational system. Through reflection, John realized that successful people excelled in four areas: • Relationships • Equipping…

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Are You Maximizing Today?

In just 2.5 weeks I turn 40.  As I enter a new decade one of the areas where I’m working on being more intentional is in my daily reflection.  The older I get the greater level of accountability I feel to steward my time wisely.  No matter your age we all have a finite number…

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My Growth Journey So Far This Year

I love growth. I love growing both personally and professionally. I love seeing growth in people. I love seeing growth in organizations. In fact, growth is one of my values as well as one of The John Maxwell Company values. Did I mention that I LOVE growth?? My growth goal is 1 percent daily improvement.…

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The Marathon of Life

On Saturday I ran and completed the Kiawah Island Marathon.  I must be a glutton for punishment because this was actually my 7th marathon.  As I was running on Saturday I was thinking about the parallels between training for a marathon and running the race of life.  Following are a couple of lessons that I’ve…

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Finding Common Ground

Finding common ground with others can at times be challenging.  One of my favorite chapters in all of John’s books is his chapter on “Connectors Connect on Common Ground” from Everyone Communicates Few Connect.  In the realm of leadership, one way to connect with others and find common ground is by leading them according to…

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Assess Yourself | By: David Hoyt, VP of The John Maxwell Company

At The John Maxwell Company we are constantly striving to develop world-class tools and resources that will help our clients develop themselves and others as leaders.  Critical in the development of any leader is receiving 360° feedback.  In evaluating our products and services, we knew that a way we could serve our customers was to…

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Living Out the Laws of Leadership

I’ve personally really enjoyed this month’s blog posts on The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.  I’ve had the privilege of working with John Maxwell since 1998, the same year that he published the 21 Laws.  While a lot has changed in 15 years, one of the things that I appreciate about the Laws of Leadership…

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Why I Love Exchange

Do you remember how you felt on Christmas Eve when you were a child?  If you were like me you probably had butterflies in your stomach.  You couldn’t sleep because of anticipation.  Your dreams were full of images of what Christmas morning would be like. Trust me, I still love Christmas and I get excited…

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5 Things We Do Each Day: The John Maxwell Co. Rule of 5

One of our main areas of focus at The John Maxwell Company is that we want to “live out” the principles John teaches.  One that has been paramount to John’s success is his consistent practice of the “Rule of 5”. The Rule of 5 is simply a series of activities that you do EVERY DAY…

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