When Will Your Organization Have Its “Feel-It Moment”?
How can we build Great Teams within our organizations? And how can we sustain excellence once Greatness is captured? To find answers, where might we turn for a model of success? I suggest you start with USA Basketball. The collection of elite NBA and college basketball talent once known as the Dream Team lost its…Read More
Build Your Team’s Scoreboard
This week’s blog post is a modified lesson on team success from Leader Core, a program designed specifically for leaders of teams. If you’re leading a group of three or more people and want to join a community of other leaders who are living out leadership while being mentored monthly by me, then I encourage…Read More
Mark Cole: Let The Best Idea Win
I was reminded of a valuable lesson in a team meeting recently. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss an event our team will host this year. After setting aside an entire afternoon to prepare ideas, I felt very confident about what I was bringing to the meeting. But soon after the meeting began,…Read More
Mark Cole: The Huddle – A Leadership Lesson From Football
I’m a huge football fan and the Super Bowl is in my town this Sunday. To say that I am excited would be an understatement! Organizations have been pouring in from all over the world all week for this one event. This week alone will bring in over $1 billion for the city of Atlanta.…Read More
4 Leadership Styles That Trigger Peak Performance
Most teams don’t naturally get better on their own. Left alone, they don’t grow, improve, or reach championship caliber. Instead, they tend to wind down. The road to the next level is always uphill, and if a team isn’t intentionally fighting to move up, then it inevitably slides down. The team loses focus, gets out…Read More
What’s In a Name?
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 books I’ve written and how I go…Read More
Great Teams Have Great Depth
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 bench, while the starters sit out.…Read More
How Would You Work With A Difficult Leader Who Doesn’t Like You?
From Good Leaders Ask Great Questions It’s difficult to work with someone you think doesn’t like you, especially when it’s your leader. Most people don’t respond to it well. They often do one of the following: Hide from the person: Many people go into avoidance mode. The good news is that there isn’t direct conflict.…Read More
Who’s the Best? Putting Talent to the Test
What do Peyton Manning, LeBron James, and Lionel Messi have in common? Second-place finishes. Manning’s Broncos were crushed 43-8 in the Super Bowl, the San Antonio Spurs handily defeated Lebron James and the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, and Argentina, led by Messi, lost 1-0 to Germany in the World Cup Final. Each athlete…Read More
The Real MVP
Kevin Durant, Most Valuable Player of the NBA, recognized that receiving a trophy celebrating his individual brilliance gave the false impression that he had earned the accolade on his own. He admitted this during an emotional acceptance speech at his MVP award ceremony. When we see an outstanding performer, we’re awed and amazed by their…Read More