Have you ever driven a car with terrible alignment? Even on a perfectly straight highway, the vehicle will drift into a ditch unless the driver constantly compensates for its misalignment. As part of normal driving, the springs in a car’s suspension system gradually stretch out, and the vehicle’s highly calibrated internal components get knocked off-kilter.…

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With Christmas right around the corner, it’s easy to let the busyness of the season take our focus off of what’s really important. For me, one of my favorite parts of celebrating God’s gift of our Savior, Jesus Christ, is the opportunity to give generously to the people I love. And I make it my…

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Have you ever been a part of a team that doesn’t seem to get anything accomplished? Where the team may work and work, but nothing actually gets done? If so, you’ve probably been on a team that lacked vision. Vision works like a rudder on a ship. Without it, the ship may travel a distance,…

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Hello from the beautiful country of Guatemala! I’m excited to be writing from here this week, because this trip represents the start of a new global initiative for my nonprofit organization, EQUIP. Beginning in Guatemala, EQUIP is focusing on the idea of leadership transformation in countries, states, cities, and communities worldwide. And so far in…

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Happy New Year! I hope your year has begun well. What is your favorite time of year? Is it Christmas? Is it when you celebrate your birthday? Or when flowers bloom in the spring? Or your summer vacation? Or when the children go back to school? Or the beginning of football season? Or when the…

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How important is Vision in leadership? I believe that there’s no such thing as a leader who doesn’t have a vision. What do you think? Today’s post features a Minute with Maxwell on VISION. Click to view the video: I love doing A Minute with Maxwell. It’s my opportunity to coach and empower you a…

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Hello from Harare, Zimbabwe! For the past few days, I’ve been speaking on leadership in cities in Zimbabwe and South Africa. It’s been a wonderful trip, with audiences hungry to grow. And I’m grateful to my host, Dr. David Molapo. He’s taken care of every detail. But today I want to tell you about something…

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Have you ever been part of a team that didn’t seem to make any progress? Maybe the group had plenty of talent, resources, and opportunities, and team members got along, but the group just never went anywhere. If you have there’s a strong possibility that the situation was caused by lack of vision. Great vision…

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Happy New Year! If you’re like me, you spent some time in the past few weeks reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to the coming one. I’m already excited about what’s in store for the next twelve months! What dreams do you have for 2011? Or maybe a better question is, do you…

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What is your destiny? Where will you be in five years? Or 10,  or 30? Of course, no matter how hard we search, no one can answer that question with certainty. But while we can’t know our destiny, we CAN know and change our direction. The journey toward destiny always begins with VISION. Vision is…

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