Almost fifty years ago, John Maxwell heard Zig Ziglar say something at an event that changed the way John viewed leadership: “If you help people get what they want, they will help you get what you want.” That day John realized that the heart of leadership is serving others. And boy, am I glad that…

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I’ve often said there are no two consecutive good days in the life of a leader. It’s a statement designed to get people’s attention, and it usually does—I often have a lot of people wanting to follow up with me after I’ve shared it during a teaching. What it boils down to is this: the…

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Character is every leader’s most important asset. And like any good asset, it can be developed. With each choice that you make, you are creating your character. To bend the truth, or to bear the weight of it? To avoid the pain, or to persevere through it? To seek comfort, or to seek growth? Adversity…

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What are you doing with the opportunities in front of you? This might be the most important question for you to ask as a leader. I know that’s a bold statement, but here’s why I believe it’s true: no one can guarantee tomorrow and yesterday is too late. You don’t know when you will run…

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The other day, Mark Cole, the CEO of all our companies, asked a question to our leadership team that I thought was powerful. Looking around the room at our executive vice presidents, he asked, “Who would fill your chair if you weren’t here?” Mark is one of the best and most capable leaders I know,…

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There was a popular song in the 90’s called “I Believe I Can Fly.” The song has made its way around the world, inspiring millions of people to believe in themselves. It’s of a similar theme to the old saying you’ve probably heard many times from a parent, mentor, or teacher: “If you believe it,…

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Do you know people that are just a little bit better than everyone around them? Have you ever wondered what their secret is? It reminds me of a scene in the movie Space Jam, starring Michael Jordan, where the Tune Squad is losing by a large margin at halftime and go into the locker room…

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This week on the John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, we’re talking about dreams. Specifically, your dreams. John is taking us through the first question from his digital course Put Your Dream to the Test, which is The Ownership Question: Is your dream really your dream? Most people don’t live out their own dreams. They find it…

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