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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The young girl skipped onto the stage of the dilapidated, half-filled theater hall, her thin voice competing with the noise of an unruly audience. Midway through the first verse of her first song, a beer bottle smashed onto the floor just a yard or so in front of her. The child’s voice quaked momentarily, but…

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What do you think of when you hear the word, HONOR? Respect, recognition, reward, position? Or is it something else? Today’s post features a Minute with Maxwell on HONOR. See what I think of when I hear it: If you’re having difficulty viewing the video, try clicking here or here. The Minute with Maxwell is…

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Greetings from another hemisphere! As you read this, I’m in South Africa speaking to thousands of people about leadership. (See Events in the sidebar for details.) For today’s post, I thought I’d do something a little different. Over the years, many people have asked me how I find so much information and material for my…

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A few years ago, I published a book called Ethics 101. In it, I proposed that ethics was not a changeable thing, based on your situation or personality or industry. Instead, I explained that I believe that ALL ethics boils down to one thing: The Golden Rule. Essentially, asking the question, “How would I like…

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“To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.”~George MacDonald In the Law of Solid Ground in my 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, I asserted that trust is the foundation of leadership. But that’s not all. In reality, trust is necessary in ALL good relationships. Good marriages, business relationships, and friendships all require…

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Recently, I was asked a question that I hear pretty often. Usually the questioner is young, perhaps newly-graduated from school. They’re almost always new to their current job. And I can often hear their frustration when they ask: Please tell me, how can someone just entering the workforce create change? Maybe you’re familiar with this…

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