The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast

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The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast is a regular examination of what it means to be a transformational leader—someone who daily influences people to think, speak, and act to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others. This podcast will teach you the principles, practices, and process of becoming a transformational leader because leadership isn’t an event—it’s an uphill journey. Every week we will offer a free tool to help you on this journey, so let leadership authority Dr. John C. Maxwell show you the way.

Episode Date
Candid Conversations: Live from Las Vegas
51:10

In this installment of Candid Conversations, John Maxwell and Mark Cole update us on their incredible experience in Washington D.C. where John received the Horatio Alger Award. John reflects on this experience to discuss the importance of partnership.

John also teaches on two essentials of developing leaders: equipping and empowering. He points out that equipping leaders results in incremental, positive return; but empowering the people you equip results in exponential return.

For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode.

References:

The Horatio Alger Association

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Apr 19, 2019
Your Influence Inventory
43:18

John C. Maxwell says, “Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.” Everyone has some level of influence, which is why John points out that everyone is a leader. But just because you have influence doesn’t mean you’re a good leader.

If you want to influence more people and grow your leadership capacity, you must evaluate the quality of your influence. So, in this episode, we’re helping you do exactly that! (This is one episode when you’ll certainly want to have the bonus resource in hand.)

John will walk you through five questions and exercises to take inventory and give you a big picture of your influence. At the end of the episode, you’ll have the opportunity to add up your answers and get a score to determine your measure of influence.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Influence Inventory Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes and exercises from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/influence and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Becoming a Person of Influence by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Apr 17, 2019
Find Your Way with Carly Fiorina
01:00:34

In this special episode, John Maxwell sits down with his good friend Carly Fiorina (former CEO of Hewlett Packard and 2016 U.S. presidential candidate). John and Carly discuss the role that courage plays in leadership and the most common reasons people fail to reach their full potential.

Carly’s new book Find Your Way was released April 9, 2019. In the book, Carly points out, “Human potential is the only limitless resource in the world.” If you want to learn how to reach your full potential, Carly’s conversation with John and her new book will inspire and empower you to take this journey.

You can order Find Your Way by Carly Fiorina here.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Find Your Way Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John and Carly’s conversation. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/fiorina and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Find Your Way by Carly Fiorina

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

CarlyFiorina.com

Unlocking Potential Foundation

The John Maxwell Online Store

Apr 10, 2019
Candid Conversations: From the Desk of John C. Maxwell
44:58

In this installment of Candid Conversations, John Maxwell and Mark Cole sit down in John’s home office to update you on the incredible transformation happening around the world through The John Maxwell Enterprise and its partners.

John also shares his gratitude and excitement for being awarded the prestigious Horatio Alger award, an accomplishment that has been a long-time bucket list item for John. 

For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode.

References:

The John Maxwell Team

Maria Christina Foundation

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Apr 05, 2019
A Winner's Daily Mindset (Part 2)
34:15

Success happens when you add value to yourself. But significance happens when you add value to others. That’s what John Maxwell talks about in part two of our series, A Winner’s Daily Mindset.

Mark and Richard dive into the difference between successful and unsuccessful people. Then they discuss how good habits and disciplines in a leader’s life compound into success that can lead to significance.

Our BONUS resource for this series is A Winner’s Daily Mindset Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/mindset and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” 

References:

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven

The John Maxwell Online Store

Apr 03, 2019
A Winner's Daily Mindset (Part 1)
36:31

This week we’re starting a new series called A Winner’s Daily Mindset. In this episode, John Maxwell talks through the first three of six habits. There are many habits that can lead you to success, but the six John shares in this series have helped him in his own 40-year leadership journey.

Then Mark Cole and Richard Chancy discuss why continual learning is key to great leadership. As John points out, the moment you stop learning, you stop leading. That’s because leadership is developed, not discovered.

Our BONUS resource for this series is A Winner’s Daily Mindset Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/mindset and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Mar 27, 2019
Candid Conversations: Trained Leader to Transformational Leader
42:31

Last week we announced the addition of new, occasional, bonus episodes called “Candid Conversations” to The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast. We’ve already heard great feedback from our podcast community about the first installment.

This week we have another Candid Conversation for you between John Maxwell and Mark Cole. In this conversations John and Mark sit in front of a live-stream social media audience to discuss one of the shifts in John’s newest book, Leadershift. This shift is the “Impact Shift,” which involves shifting from being a trained leader to a transformational leader (a leader who makes a positive impact on the lives of those they influence).

This conversation is all about moving, as John says, “from the head to the heart.” Listen now to learn how to be a leader who doesn’t just manage people, but who changes lives.

References:

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Mar 22, 2019
Journey to Greatness with Don Yaeger
43:39

In this special episode, John Maxwell and Mark Cole sit down with their good friend Don Yaeger. Don is an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, 11-time New York Times best-selling author, and longtime associate editor for Sports Illustrated. 

John and Don talk about their journeys to become great communicators, both on stage and on paperas well as favorite books they’ve written and what it means to truly be great.  

Instead of notes, this week’s BONUS resource is a free preview of Don Yaeger’s online courseJourney to Greatness, which you can access by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Greatness or by clicking the link in the references below. 

References: 

Mar 20, 2019
Candid Conversations: Emotional Strength in Challenging Situations
29:11

We’re doing something new with The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast! In addition to our regularly scheduled episodes, we’re giving you occasional, candid conversations with John Maxwell as he travels the world teaching leadership. These behind the scenes episodes will deliver some of John’s freshest thinking on a variety of topics.

In this first installment of Candid Conversations, John Maxwell and Mark Cole (CEO of The John Maxwell Enterprise) discuss their experiences and the leadership lessons they gained at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, held in Pebble Beach, CA. John shares his observations about what it takes to build and maintain emotional strength and stability during challenging situations.

For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode.

Mar 15, 2019
How to Start Successfully (Part 2)
41:53

In part two of How to Start Successfully, John C. Maxwell shares the final three points you must embrace if you want to make your start a success. Whether it’s a business, a book, or a bucket list item, this episode will help you start off on the right foot.

After John’s lesson, your hosts Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss the difference between success and significance, and they explore what fuels procrastination.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the How to Start Successfully Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/start and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The Greatest Story Ever Told by John C. Maxwell

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

Grit by Angela Duckworth

Mar 13, 2019
How to Start Successfully (Part 1)
36:53

John Maxwell says the first person you must learn how to lead is yourself. This week, we’re starting a new series called “How to Start Successfully.” Spring is a time of year when we’re thinking of new beginnings and starting fresh. How you start can set you up for success or set the stage for failure on the rest of your journey.

That’s why, in this episode, we’re not just talking about how to start––we’re talking about how to start off right. John will dive into the importance of starting the journey with yourself and starting early.

Your host, Mark Cole, is joined by Jason Brooks to talk about the roles that setting priorities and developing your life philosophy play in starting a new endeavor successfully.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the How to Start Successfully Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/start and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The Greatest Story Ever Told by John C. Maxwell

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

Grit by Angela Duckworth

Mar 06, 2019
A Conversation with Ed Mylett
01:02:16

Ed Mylett is a bestselling author and peak performance expert, not to mention a friend of John Maxwell. He invited John on his podcast in January for an in-depth conversation about John’s leadership journey and to talk about John’s new book, Leadershift.

Ed’s team was kind enough to let us use this interview on The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast so that you can learn from two of the most influential business leaders as they discuss how to increase your influence and why being intentional with your growth is crucial for your leadership.

Be sure to check out the references below to follow Ed Mylett on his podcast and on social media.

To get the Bonus Resource for this episode, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from this conversation, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/mylett and click “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Ed Mylett’s Website

Ed Mylett on Instagram: @edmylett

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Feb 27, 2019
The Portrait of a Strong Family (Part 2)
42:46

This week we’re continuing our series on The Portrait of a Strong Family. John Maxwell discusses how strong families respond to crisis in a positive way. This episode is for the leader who wants to strengthen their family’s communication and commitment to one another.

Jason Brooks joins Mark Cole again to dive deep into John’s teaching and how to apply it to your own family life. This conversation is crucial for leaders who have mistaken their home life for an escape from leadership and responsibility. In fact, family is where leadership is needed the most and counts the most.

Our BONUS resource for this series is The Strong Family Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/family and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

The Mentor’s Guide to Relationships (download the bonus resource for coupon code)

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Jumpstart Your Priorities by John C. Maxwell

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell

Feb 20, 2019
The Portrait of a Strong Family (Part 1)
55:18

In this episode, we’re talking about family relationships. What makes a strong family? And, what should a leader’s family life look like? In part 1, John discusses the importance of expressing appreciation for each other and structuring your schedule by making family time your priority.

Jason Brooks (Content Director of John Maxwell Enterprise) makes his debut on the podcast by guest hosting along with Mark Cole. Both Mark and Jason share the intentional practices they implement in order to keep their families strong, close, and growing together.

Our BONUS resource for this series is The Strong Family Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/family and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

The Mentor’s Guide to Relationships (download the Bonus Resource for coupon code)

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Jumpstart Your Priorities by John C. Maxwell

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell

Feb 13, 2019
Leadershift with Ed Bastian
31:38

In the final installment of this week’s mini-series on John’s new book, Leadershift, we have Ed Bastian, the CEO of Delta Airlines, on the show! John and Ed sit down to discuss Ed’s methods for developing people and creating a healthy culture. Ed also shares some key leadership lessons he’s learned throughout his career and how he prepares himself and his team for crisis situations.  

By now, you’ve heard that John C. Maxwell’s new book, Leadershift, is out and already in the hands of growth-minded leaders.  

If you missed either of the previous episodes in this mini-series with Rachel Hollis or Trent Shelton, just visit MaxwellPodcast.com/leadershift and click the link to the episode you missed. 

Our BONUS resource for this series is The Leadershift Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/leadershift and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” 

References: 

Feb 06, 2019
Bonus Episode: Leadershift with Rachel Hollis
18:11

Today, we’re continuing our mini-series on John’s new book Leadershiftand we’ve got blogger and New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hollis on the show! In this episode, John and Rachel talk about their perspectives on failure and how to stop making excuses. They each pull from principles in their new books, Leadershift and Girl, Stop Apologizing 

To purchase John Maxwell’s new book, Leadershiftclick here! 

To purchase Rachel Hollis’s new book, Girl, Stop Apologizing, which releases in March of 2019, click here! 

We hope you enjoyed John Maxwell’s interview with Trent Shelton yesterday. If you missed that interview or you want to get the notes for this series, you can go to MaxwellPodcast.com/leadershift.  

Our BONUS resource for this series is The Leadershift Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/leadershift and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” 

References: 

Feb 05, 2019
Bonus Episode: Leadershift with Trent Shelton
15:01

We are so excited about John’s new book, Leadershift, which releases on February 5, 2019, that we wanted to give you a little something extra this week to celebrate. Recently, John hosted an event with Ed Bastian (the CEO of Delta Airlines), Rachel Hollis (blogger and New York Times bestselling author), and Trent Shelton (former NFL player and motivational speaker). John sat down with each of these leaders for a podcast interview on some of the key principles in the new book.

We wanted to celebrate John’s new book by giving you these three interviews over the next three days. In this first bonus episode, John sits down with Trent Shelton to talk about what it takes to inspire and connect with people, how to face your biggest fears, and the secret to Trent’s social media success.

Stay tuned tomorrow for John’s interview with Rachel Hollis.

Click here to order John’s book, Leadershift.

Our BONUS resource for this series is The Leadershift Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/leadershift and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

Good to Great by Jim Collins

The John Maxwell Online Store

The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast

Feb 04, 2019
Ordinary to Extraordinary (Part 2)
38:55

Are you a leader or just a manager? According to John C. Maxwell, a manager’s goal is to do things right. A leader’s goal is to do the right things.

In this episode, we’re continuing our discussion on moving from ordinary to extraordinary as a leader. John touches on the importance of realism, change, thinking, attitude, and planning in the journey to becoming extraordinary.

Mark and Richard follow up with a discussion on the balance between realism and creativity. How does a leader embrace realistic thinking without smothering the creative fire? They also explore why most people have the “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” mentality––a mentality that thwarts innovation and change.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Ordinary to Extraordinary Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/extraordinary and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell

No Limits by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell (pre-order)

The John Maxwell Online Store

The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast

Jan 30, 2019
Ordinary to Extraordinary (Part 1)
44:29

The only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is the word extra. In this series, John teaches you eight things you need a little extra of in order to be extraordinary. In part one, John tells you the first three things you need to increase your respect, value, compensation, and perception. 

Going the extra mile may be the one thing that makes you and your organization stand out among the rest.

During Mark and Richard’s discussion, you’ll learn that you cannot exceed expectations if you don’t set them first. You’ll be challenged to identify the areas where you can invest more time and effort so you can become extraordinary.  

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Ordinary to Extraordinary Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/extraordinary and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell

No Limits by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell (Pre-order)

The John Maxwell Online Store

The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast

Jan 23, 2019
Ten Keys to Consistent Growth (Part 2)
33:44

In this episode, John covers points six through ten in his lesson on consistent growth. Leaders who take responsibility for their own intentional growth don’t find themselves constantly playing catch-up in a changing world. And, it all start with growth on the inside. John points out that, while many leaders invest in growing in their weaknesses, those who invest in their strengths make the biggest strides in their personal growth.

After John’s lesson, Mark and Richard expand on the idea of perfectionism––one of a leader’s greatest obstacles in getting started. How can a leader overcome perfectionist tendencies, and how should a leader look back on past mistakes? 

Our BONUS resource for this series is The Consistent Growth Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/consistent and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

JumpStart Your Growth by John C. Maxwell

Jan 16, 2019
Ten Keys to Consistent Growth (Part 1)
49:33

Leadership is a journey, not a destination. And according to John Maxwell, consistent growth is key to great leadership. Your family, your organization, and your team depend on it. Most people just look at growth as a season or a means to an end, but good leaders don’t stop growing.

In this series, John Maxwell talks about 10 key principles for consistent growth and the difference between being goal conscious and growth conscious. Then Mark and Richard dive deep into how growth equals change, and they share some of the toughest challenges they’ve faced on their own journeys of consistent growth.

Our BONUS resource for this series is The Consistent Growth Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/consistent and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

JumpStart Your Growth by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jan 09, 2019
You Gotta Have a System
34:21

We hope you had a great holiday and that you enjoyed our last series, The Domino Effect. If you stepped up to Mark and Richard’s challenge last week to perform a year-end review, you’ll find this episode extremely helpful and practical. This lesson walks though the systems that John Maxwell has set in place in his own life to maximize his time, increase his capacity, and connect with others. 

There’s so much practical, helpful content in this episode that Mark and Richard are going to sit back and let John take the wheel.

If you listened to our previous series where we talked about The Domino Effect of personal changes, this lesson falls under the category of performance. If you didn’t listen to that series, you’ll want to check it out at MaxwellPodcast.com/domino.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Create a System Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/system and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

The Domino Effect Series

No Limits by John C. Maxwell

JumpStart Your Priorities by John C. Maxwell

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jan 02, 2019
The Domino Effect (Part 2)
36:16

It’s our last episode of the year, and you won’t want to miss it! In part two of The Domino Effect Series, John Maxwell continues his lesson on the personal qualities that compound into a successful life. This week, we’re talking about attitude, behavior, and performance.

After John’s lesson, Mark and Richard share how these qualities have improved their own lives and leadership. You’ll learn that practice doesn’t make perfect. Instead, practice makes permanent. That’s why the most significant practice you can exercise in your leadership at the end of this year is reflecting back and evaluating your successes, failures, and priorities.

Reflection turns experience into insight. So, don’t miss this opportunity to make next year your best year yet!

Our BONUS resource for this series is The Domino Effect Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/domino and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

The Thought Boosters or Thought Busters Series

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

The Seven Levels of Change by Rolf Smith

The John Maxwell Online Store

Dec 26, 2018
The Domino Effect (Part 1)
48:01

One of John Maxwell’s favorite leadership exercises is his year-end review. This is the time John takes every year to reflect on what he’s learned, what worked, and what needs to change. In the spirit of reflection, we put this series together to set you up for your own year-end review.

 

We’re calling this series The Domino Effect because John is going to walk you through the areas of your life that affect everything else. And you know what? It all starts with thinking and reflection. We hope this series puts into perspective the value of reflection, because reflection turns experience into insight.

 

At the end of John’s lesson, Mark and Richard pick up the discussion on the importance of change in light of The Domino Effect.

 

If you want to begin the next year more equipped to make the necessary changes in your life and your organization, don’t miss this episode. And mark your calendar for part two, which releases next week.

 

Our BONUS resource for this series is The Domino Effect Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/domino and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

 

References:

The Thought Boosters or Thought Busters Series

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

The Seven Levels of Change by Rolf Smith

The John Maxwell Online Store

Dec 19, 2018
Growth and Gratitude (Part 2)
42:37

What you appreciate appreciates; what you depreciate depreciates. In this episode, we’re talking about gratitude as John discusses the final three laws of achieving lifetime growth.

To help you apply these laws, Richard and Mark talk about the importance of knowing your purpose and practicing gratitude in your leadership. Their challenge to you this week is to reflect on your leadership and examine the impact you’re making on your team and those closest to you.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Growth and Gratitude Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/growth and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

The Laws of Lifetime Growth by Dan Sullivan and Catherine Nomura

Falling Upward by Richard Rohr

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell

25 Ways to Win with People by John C. Maxwell

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Dec 12, 2018
Growth and Gratitude (Part 1)
49:14

Today, we’re launching a new series called Growth and Gratitude! In this series, John adapts six laws from The Laws of Lifetime Growth by Dan Sullivan and Catherine Nomura to his own principles for growth. These laws are like mirrors––tools that allow you to reflect on your behavior and determine if you’re supporting or undermining your personal growth.

If you’re looking toward the future with apprehension, this lesson will help you begin to look forward with anticipation. Next week, we’ll continue the series by discussing gratitude.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Growth and Gratitude Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/growth and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

The Laws of Lifetime Growth by Dan Sullivan and Catherine Nomura

25 Ways to Win with People by John C. Maxwell

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Dec 05, 2018
Frustration to Fulfillment (Part 2)
38:59

In Episode 20, we’re picking back up on last week’s impactful discussion on fulfillment. John continues his teaching by talking about the final questions you need to ask yourself in order to move from frustration to fulfillment.

Mark and Richard begin their discussion by clarifying and expanding on the idea that now is the time to make your move and step into the vision you have for your life. They challenge you to find a close confidant to help you examine how well you’ve answered John’s fulfillment questions for yourself so that you continue on your journey fully equipped for the climb. 

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Frustration to Fulfillment Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/fulfilled and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell

No Limits by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Nov 28, 2018
Frustration to Fulfillment (Part1)
53:47

As John says, “Everything worthwhile is uphill.” That climb is what keeps so many individuals and leaders grounded––it’s intimidating, and it’s hard work. But the climb is necessary if you want to shift your life from a place of frustration to a place of fulfillment.

This week, we’re starting a two-part series that will guide you on your journey of fulfillment. Whether you’re aspiring to work your dream job or you’re already doing what you love but are ready for the next level,  you’ll leave this series inspired and ready to take the first (or next) step in your journey to becoming fulfilled.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Frustration to Fulfillment Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/fulfilled and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell

No Limits by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Nov 21, 2018
Thought Busters or Thought Boosters (Part 2)
39:18

Leadership begins between the ears, as Mark Cole points out in this second part of our Thought Boosters series. If you listened to Episode 17 last week, you know John Maxwell teaches that a healthy environment is vital for thoughts and ideas to reach their full potential.

In this episode, we’re talking about how to boost your thinking. You may be asking, “What’s at stake if I don’t boost my thinking?” The answer is your leadership capability. If you don’t take the time to boost your thinking, you’re not giving yourself sufficient creative space to increase your capabilities.

This episode will walk you through nine thought boosters and leave you with a clear picture of how to boost your thinking so you can lead with more clarity, capacity, and room for creativity.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Thought Boosters Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/boosters and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

 

References:

How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell (Formerly Thinking for a Change)

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell (Pre-Order)

5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

Nov 07, 2018
Thought Busters or Thought Boosters (Part 1)
47:50

If you’re familiar at all with John Maxwell, you know the secret ingredient to his leadership and success is the time he takes to think. That’s why we’re excited to bring you this two-part series on practices that can either boost or bust your thinking.

Thoughts and ideas are fragile in the beginning, and they can only reach their full potential in a healthy environment. In this episode, John talks about five thought busters that can harm your thought life.

Mark and Richard then expand on the discussion by sharing their own strategies for maintaining a healthy thought environment and how implementing those strategies has developed their leadership capabilities.

 In next week’s episode, we’ll pick the discussion back up with nine thought boosters that will maximize your ability to think creativity and critically so you get the most out of your think time.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Thought Boosters Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/boosters and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell (Formerly Thinking for a Change)

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork  by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell (Pre-Order)

5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

Oct 31, 2018
The Crisis Leader
45:32

Many leaders fall into the trap of thinking that crisis is what makes a leader. But as John Maxwell says, crisis does not make a leader; crisis reveals a leader.

Good leaders are prepared when crisis hits, and their preparation is what sustains them and reveals their character under pressure. In this episode, Mark Cole and Richard Chancy share their experience with crisis in their own leadership journeys.

Listen now to learn John Maxwell’s leadership practices in times of crisis.

Our BONUS resource for this episode is The Crisis Leader Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/crisis and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell (pre-order)

Oct 24, 2018
The Picture of Leadership (Part 3)
42:16

In the final installment of The Picture of Leadership series, John Maxwell, Mark Cole and Richard Chancy discuss the final two C’s of great leadership: Convince and Cause. As a leader, you can’t do either if you lack belief in your product or are unable to gauge your organization’s momentum.

Richard and Mark talk about believing in what you’re selling and how to gauge momentum in order to determine if your team is fully engaged with its mission and growth. This lesson is a reminder to challenge yourself to identify a place in which to grow so that you can lead your team towards success.

Our BONUS resource for this series is The Picture of Leadership Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/picture and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

17 Indispensable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell (pre-order)

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras

The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner

Oct 17, 2018
The Picture of Leadership (Part 2)
39:44

Leaders are creators.

In last week’s episode of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, we discussed how leaders choose. This week, in Part 2 of this 3-part series, we’re talking about how leaders create.

According to John, good leaders create four major things within their teams and organizations: confidence, strategy, ideas, and­­­ options. But, not only do great leaders create these four things; they foster an environment where others contribute to the creation process.

Mark and Richard reflect on how this idea has helped their leadership and shaped their teams. They also challenge you this week to apply this principle by encouraging and boosting the confidence of someone within your team.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Picture of Leadership Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/picture and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

17 Indispensable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell (pre-order)

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras

The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner

Oct 10, 2018
The Picture of Leadership (Part 1)
48:40

Leaders have the privilege and responsibility to choose the vision of the organization. That’s what John discusses in the first episode of a new, three-part series we’re calling The Picture of Leadership.

Throughout this series, John will dive into the “4 Cs” of leadership and provide a clear picture of what great leadership looks like. This week is all about how leaders choose.

If you’ve ever struggled with finding a clear vision for your organization, or if you have a difficult time leading your team to own that vision, John’s teaching will be especially helpful to you.

According to John, your ability to take the vision from “me to we” defines you as a leader. In this episode, Mark and Richard examine their experiences with this teaching as they’ve led their own teams to hold the organization’s vision.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Picture of Leadership Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/picture and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

 

References:

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

17 Indispensable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell (pre-order)

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras

The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner

Oct 03, 2018
The Best Advice I Ever Got
46:47

This is going to be a fun one! We’ve spent a lot of time on some in-depth leadership discussions over the last 11 episodes. So, we decided we would use Episode 12 to have a fun discussion about the best advice John, Mark, and Richard have ever received.

John shares some of the best advice he’s gotten over the years from reading, asking questions, observing, and through his personal relationships. He also shares the best advice he’s received from teachers and influencers who have shaped his leadership, career, and character.

Mark and Richard take the opportunity to discuss not only the best advice, but also the worst advice they’ve ever received. Let’s just say...there are a couple “don’t try this at home” moments.

Our BONUS resource for this episode is The Best Advice Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes for you to complete throughout John’s teaching. You can download this worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/BestAdvice and clicking the “Bonus Resource” button.

References:

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins

The John Maxwell Online Store

Sep 26, 2018
Core Values of a Winning Team (Part 2)
38:59

In the second and final episode of our Core Values of a Winning Team series, John, Mark, and Richard dive into core values 4-10 of what makes a winning team.

John also touches on five areas of communication that will help your team operate at their maximum potential, while Mark and Richard have an insightful conversation about communication that connects team members.

Even the healthiest teams have conflict. It’s inevitable if your team is growing because movement causes friction. The key is not to avoid conflict, but to resolve it quickly. In this episode, you’ll learn eight basic keys to conflict resolution.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Winning Team Worksheet, which contains fill-in-the-blanks for John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Winning and clicking on the bonus resource button.

References:

Thinking for a Living by Joey Reiman

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell

Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars by Patrick Lencioni

The John Maxwell Team – Certification Program

The John Maxwell Online Store

Core Values of a Winning Team Series Page

Sep 19, 2018
Core Values of a Winning Team (Part 1)
29:44

The Law of High Morale: When you’re winning, nothing hurts.

We made it to Episode 10! To celebrate, we’re using this episode to kick off an amazing two-part series on The Core Values of a Winning Team. In this series, John teaches on the ten fundamentals that make a winning team.

This episode walks through the first three core values. Mark and Richard rip off the Band-Aid in this discussion by addressing head-on what to do when you’re working with weak players. They also reflect on their strategies for building and leading winning teams.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Winning Team Worksheet, which contains fill-in-the-blanks for John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Winning and clicking on the bonus resource button.

References:

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell

John Maxwell Corporate Leadership Training

The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Core Values of a Winning Team Series Page

 

Sep 12, 2018
Momentum Breakers vs. Momentum Makers (Part 2)
39:44

Where are you growing, and where are you conforming?

This is just one of the great questions discussed in the second episode of our two-part series on momentum. John will walk through the final five categories of momentum breakers and makers, and then Mark and John will pick up the discussion to touch on their own experiences with momentum.

We hope that by the end of this episode, you have a better sense of where you may be breaking the momentum in your organization and relationships, as well as where you’re creating momentum.

Don’t forget about the BONUS resource for this series, the Momentum Worksheet, which also includes a free assessment to help you evaluate your own momentum in both your personal life and your organization. You can download this resource by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Momentum and clicking the “Bonus Resource” button.

References:

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Momentum Series Page

Sep 05, 2018
Momentum Breakers vs. Momentum Makers (Part 1)
51:47

Are you a momentum breaker or a momentum maker?

We hope you’ll be able to answer this question for yourself by the end of our two-part series on momentum. In this series, John discusses how momentum is a leader’s best friend, and then he walks through ten categories of momentum breakers and momentum makers. In this episode, John, Mark, and Richard touch on the first five breakers and makers.

This is a crucial conversation for leaders. Even if you’re a momentum maker, you may have momentum breakers on your team. How do you work with and lead momentum breakers? How do you move from a breaker to a maker? John, Mark, and Richard will discuss these questions and more in this series.

Our BONUS resource for this series is a worksheet on momentum where you can fill in your notes as John teaches. We’ve also included an assessment at the end of the worksheet to help you evaluate your personal momentum, as well as your organization’s momentum. You can download this resource by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Momentum and clicking the “Bonus Resource” button.

 References:

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Momentum Series Page

Aug 29, 2018
Vision – How To See More & See Before
01:03:00

In this episode, we’re talking about vision. But this episode is a little unique. Instead of our usual format, we wanted to give you a taste of an event we host every year called Live2Lead.

This year’s event was incredible. We had an amazing speaker line-up. And so we wanted to give you a taste of what this event is all about.  So in this episode, we’ve taken the audio from both of John sessions from a previous Live2Lead, and pieced them together for you here. You can find out everything you need to know about Live2Lead at Live2Lead.com.

Our bonus resource for this episode is the videos for the sessions you’re about to hear. So if you want to play this for your team, or sit around a conference table and discuss how to apply this, you can visit MaxwellPodcast.com/Live2Lead. To get the videos just visit that page and click the Bonus Resource button. With that being said, this is a great message, and we hope you enjoy it. And we also hope to see you at our next Live2Lead event.

Check out Live2Lead.com for all the info. 

 

Resources:

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Redefining Realistic by Heather Moyse

Live2Lead.com Live Event

The John Maxwell Online Store

Aug 22, 2018
How to Remove Your Leadership Blind Spots
36:08

In the final installment of the Blind Spot series, John Maxwell, Mark Cole, and Richard Chancy discuss how to remove leadership blinds spots.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve had a great time discussing what a blind spot is and what the most common blind spots are in leadership. In this episode, we put this new knowledge to work for the betterment of our teams, our organizations, our relationships, and ourselves.

We’ve learned throughout this series that a blind spot is “an area in the lives of people in which they continually do not see themselves or their situation realistically.” In this episode, Mark and Richard elaborate on John’s teaching in a transparent conversation about their own journeys to eliminate their leadership blind spots.

If you missed the first three episodes in the Blind Spot series, you can get caught up by clicking here.

Our BONUS resource for the Blind Spot series is a worksheet on blind spots with fill-in-the-blanks for each episode. Visit MaxwellPodcast.com/blindspots and click the "Bonus Resource" button to download this worksheet as a PDF.

Resources:

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The Blind Spot Series

The John Maxwell Store

Aug 15, 2018
Most Common Leadership Blind Spots (Part 2)
33:04

What price is your blind spot costing your leadership and your organization?

In the third installment of the Blind Spots series, John talks about the final three common blind spots in leadership. To listen to the first three most common leadership bind spots, check out our previous episode.

As John Maxwell, Mark Cole, and Richard Chancy touch on these common blind spots (an out of control ego, a lack of character, and living in your weak zone instead of your strength zone), we learn, “The biggest mistake a leader makes in not admitting the leader made the mistake,” and that character is where your values, thoughts, feelings, and actions are aligned.

This is not an episode you’ll want to miss. The stakes are high because your blind spots not only have the potential to affect productivity and profit; they have the power to impact your relationships.

Our BONUS resource for the “Blind Spot” series is a worksheet on blind spots with fill-in-the-blanks for each episode. Visit MaxwellPodcast.com/blindspots and click the "Bonus Resource" button to download this worksheet as a PDF.

Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app. And please be sure to leave a review!

Resources:

The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast

Leadership Gold by John C. Maxwell

Talent is Never Enough by John C. Maxwell

Aug 08, 2018
Most Common Leadership Blind Spots (Part 1)
49:08

In the second installment of our four-part series on Blind Spots, John Maxwell discusses the most common blind spots he sees in leadership. This episode covers three of the six most common blind spots. We’ll cover the remaining three in our next episode.

You will learn the importance of perspective, how to spot an insecure leader, the symptoms of living in “The Danger Zone” of insecure leadership, and the importance of valuing those you lead.

Valuing others is not only a key aspect of John’s proven method for successful leadership; it is also the biggest value we try to model in this podcast. That’s why we offer a bonus resource for every episode or series.

Our FREE tool for the “Blind Spot” series is a worksheet on blind spots which you can fill in as you listen to the episodes. Visit MaxwellPodcast.com/blindspots and click the "Bonus Resource" button to receive this worksheet as a PDF download.

Resources:

The John Maxwell Store

Maxwellpodcast.com/blindspots

 

Aug 01, 2018
Defining Leadership Blind Spots
38:12

In this first episode of our four-part series on leadership blind spots, John Maxwell, Mark Cole, and Richard Chancy define what a leadership blind spot is.

Can leaders see their own blind spots? What indicators can leaders examine to identify and understand their own blind spots?

Every leader has at least one blind spot, and the greater a leader’s influence, the greater the effect of that blind spot. For transformational leaders, one of the most profound assets for growth is an external perspective on one’s own leadership. Such a perspective allows us examine the areas in which we are not intuitive.

But no leader can identify his/her blind spot alone. After all, it is called a blind spot. Identifying a blind spot requires consulting those around you for honest feedback. In this series, Mark asks a great question for those whom you lead and those who lead you: “What’s it like being on the other side of me?” 

Our BONUS resource for the “Blind Spot” series is a worksheet on blind spots which you can fill in as you listen to each episode. Visit MaxwellPodcast.com/blindspots and click the "Bonus Resource" button to receive this worksheet as a PDF download.

Resources:

Multipliers by Liz Wiseman

No Limits: Blow the Cap off Your Capacity by John C. Maxwell

Maxwellpodcast.com/blindspots

Aug 01, 2018
Welcome to The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast
17:48

Welcome to the John Maxwell Leadership Podcast!

In our second episode you’ll get to know two of your hosts, Mark Cole, CEO of the John Maxwell Enterprise, and Richard Chancy, President of the Personal Leadership Solutions Team. Mark and Richard tell you their stories and how they came to work for John Maxwell.

You will also get a better understanding of what this leadership podcast is all about, including the format and what you can expect to get out of each episode.

But that’s not all! In addition to this episode, we’ve released the first two episodes in our four-part series called “Blind Spots” in which John Maxwell, Mark Cole, and Richard Chancy walk you through evaluating and eliminating your leadership blind spots. Plus we’re offering a bonus resource, The Blind Spots Worksheet, which you can download and fill-in as you listen to the series.

Click here to listen to the Blind Spot series

Resources:

Store.johnmaxwell.com

Maxwellpodcast.com

Aug 01, 2018
Winning is an Inside Job
01:00:56

The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast is a regular examination of what it means to be a transformational leader—someone who daily influences people to think, speak, and act to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others. This podcast will teach you the principles, practices, and process of becoming a transformational leader because leadership isn’t an event—it’s an uphill journey. Every week we will offer a free tool to help you on this journey, so let leadership authority Dr. John C. Maxwell show you the way.

Jun 26, 2018