Posts by Mark Cole

Winning IS Everything

To say that winning is in my blood is an understatement. From my 85-year-old mother who plays a mean game of ping pong to my 7 year-old daughter, Maci, who loves to win at everything, including who can get to the mail box first. The Cole name is spelled C O M P E T…

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What Wisdom? What Wisdom!

Last month we focused on Gifts of Wisdom.  I wanted to blog about one of the wisest things John Maxwell has taught me.  “Invest in yourself more than others.”  Two things I have learned from John’s insight.  First, is one of capacity.  Spend more time, energy and resources developing yourself.  If you want to have…

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Giving Intentional Thanks

This Monday at The John Maxwell Company we had our annual “work family” Thanksgiving dinner.  It was enjoyable, incredible, and phenomenal to say the least. What made it even more special were the people we had there. Although, the thought did cross my mind as I saw the turkey and dressing continue to diminish what…

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What Do You Think of Me?

At The John Maxwell Company, we commonly refer to the idea of the 360 degree leader.  John has helped people realize everyone is a leader because each of us has the opportunity to lead up, lead across and perhaps lead down. All month, we have been discussing the value of assessment.  I want to take…

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Leading Other Leaders

Leaders can only succeed if they are able to influence people at various levels in relation to them; above, below and side-by-side.  Leadership is influence and every leader has the opportunity to influence people at every level of a business, corporation or organization. At The John Maxwell Company, we call this leading from the middle…

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5 Results from Implementing the Rule of 5

This month we have been focusing on the concept of the Rule of 5.  My team and I hope that it has been helpful to you personally and to your organization’s ability to capture the 5 things that are imperative to do day in and day out.  I have enjoyed reading the postings, watching your…

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What Drives Growth?

One of my top five values is Growth!  I work for John Maxwell, so how could I not love growth?    It demonstrates progress, it seems synonymous with life (especially living  life to the fullest), and it is often  wrapped in passion (another one of my values). I am privileged to work with a team that…

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