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
E22 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
E21 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
E20 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
E19 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
E18 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
E17 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
E16 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
E15 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
E14 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
E13 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
E12 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
E11 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
E10 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
E9 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
E8 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
E7 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
E6 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
E5 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
E4 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
E3 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
E2 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
E1 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