Posts Tagged ‘intentionality’

Think Like a Leader

Several years ago, I taught a lesson titled, “How Leaders Think.” Like a lot of my older lessons, there is plenty about the content that I would have to change if I were to present it today—after all, I’ve grown over the years, and what I think about thinking has changed quite a bit. But…

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Mark Cole: The 30-Second Rule

One of the first lessons that John Maxwell taught me, many years ago, was the “30-Second Rule”. One night around a dinner table with several other colleagues, John leaned over to me and said, “Mark, if you really want to win with people, say something encouraging within the first thirty seconds of every conversation.” I’ve…

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The Secrets of Success, Week Two: Personal Growth

Have you ever noticed how small children spend a lot of time talking about “one day”? “One day, I’ll be big enough to ride that ride.” “One day, I’ll be able to make my own decisions.” “One day, I’m going to have a pony.” When you’re a small child, you want to be a big…

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HOW TO INTENTIONALLY ADD VALUE TO OTHERS THIS CHRISTMAS

I love Christmas because it’s a season for giving – so people tend to focus on others more at this time of year. Whether we’re shopping for gifts for loved ones, or looking for ways to give financially to people in need, many of us are seeking ways to add value to another person. This…

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The Key to a Life that Matters

There’s a secret to filling the pages of your life. It’s not hard to decipher, but sometimes it takes a little practice. Take me, for example. Back in 1976, I received a gift from Eileen Beavers, who was my assistant at that time. As I unwrapped it, I saw it was a book with the…

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Accelerating Teamwork

Communicate John’s leadership principles to your team with these beautifully designed infographs. Each infograph visually expresses John’s concise principles with imagery that makes them unforgettable.

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The Laws of Growth

At what age did you stop growing taller?  The average age when the human body reaches its full height varies, but it’s generally between the ages of 15 and 21.  I often wonder at what age most leaders quit growing. Unfortunately, judging from my observations, most people stop by the end of their 20s.  Rarely…

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The Maxwell Plan for Personal Growth

BET ON YOURSELF & REACH YOUR POTENTIAL Embark on a life-changing journey and choose to become intentional about improving your life by pursuing a plan for personal growth.   Growth is essential to our satisfaction and our success, but it doesn’t just happen. It requires intentionality, focus, and accountability. It also requires a plan. The…

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