One More Chance to Join the Movement
Today is a historic day for the United States of America; for the 59th time in our country’s history, we inaugurated a new president and vice-president, and began another chapter in our leadership history. As is common for inaugurations, there were a lot of words spoken about where our country finds itself and where the…Read More
Mark Cole: Can We Change the World?
Is it really possible for us to change the world? What a big question! Have you ever thought about it? John Maxwell and I are on a worldwide trip for the next few weeks with eight different stops, literally all over the globe, adding value to leaders who influence hundreds of thousands of people. As…Read More
Mark Cole: Transformational Leadership Applied
In his blog post this week, John Maxwell talked about transformational leadership. I love this topic. Helping others become transformational in their leadership lights a fire in me like nothing else does. John is right in saying, “We need men and women who are committed to take action in order to make a difference in…Read More
Your Leadership Can Transform the World
Recently, my team at the John Maxwell Company introduced a new offering for beginning leaders called Permission Granted. The purpose behind it was helping new or aspiring leaders understand that they have permission to lead—from themselves, the people around them, and the world at large. We felt comfortable launching that product because we believe it…Read More
Transformation is within me (Transformación Está en Mí)
How do you create positive change? How do you help others do so? How do you help an entire nation embrace transformation? Just a few weeks ago, my team and I had an amazing opportunity to be part of a transformational movement with the goal of impacting an entire country. On August 31 and September…Read More
Ask most people about their company’s mission statement, and you’ll receive a blank stare. It’s probably hanging on the wall somewhere, but no one even realizes it’s there. Pausing to consider the organization’s mission may help to orient a leadership team. However, in terms of day-to-day operations, the organization’s stated purpose is practically worthless. Leaders…Read More
Traveling to Infinity and Beyond Means Leaving Self-Centeredness Behind
Forty-five years ago, on July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin accomplished a feat considered impossible for much of human history. Escaping the gravitational pull of the earth, and soaring beyond its atmosphere, they were the first persons to set foot on the moon. Their successful mission was the crowning achievement of NASA’s…Read More
In Praise of Climate Change
“It is winter in Narnia, and it has been for ever so long…and we both shall catch cold if we stand here talking in the snow.” ~ Mr. Tumnus In C.S. Lewis’, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, a young girl, Lucy, wanders through a magical wardrobe and into another world. She meets one of…Read More
Are You Busy Building Sandcastles?
Anyone who has constructed sandcastles knows how fragile they can be. Minutes after they’re made, incoming waves swoop in to swallow them up and wash them away. Sadly, many leaders’ legacies suffer the same fate. They diligently build an organization for years only to see it disintegrate as soon as they’ve gone. There is no…Read More
Did you miss my live call last week?
Last Monday, I shared about an exciting opportunity. I invited you to join me on a live call that evening on the subject of Transformational Leadership. Did you take part? Over 10,000 people did join me. But I don’t want anyone to miss out. So if you weren’t able to be on the call (or…Read More