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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
Leadership Lessons from Michael Jordan's "The Last Dance"
01:01:29

Recently ESPN released a 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls entitled “The Last Dance.” John Maxwell watched this series and gleaned several important leadership lessons that he shares with you here on the podcast.

Mark Cole and Chris Goede join in for the application portion of the episode to talk about championing the people around you to accomplish great things together. Chris Goede shares what he’s learned about leadership from his years of playing football in both the college and professional arenas.  

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

References:

Watch the full video of John’s lesson here

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Episode 1: Winning Is an Inside Job

JohnMaxwellSpeaker.com

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jul 08, 2020
The Third Option with Miles McPherson
40:14

In this episode, John Maxwell Zooms with Miles McPherson, pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego, California, and author of The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation. They discuss the importance of celebrating what different races have in common, the often-overlooked paradox of being “colorblind” to race, and the value of confronting our own blind spots.

Mark Cole is joined by Traci Morrow for the application portion of the episode to discuss John and Miles’s conversation. They each share how maintaining a learning posture has challenged and changed their own perspectives.

Our BONUS resources for this episode are the Third Option Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching, and the live video of the entire discussion between John, Miles, and Mark. You can download the worksheet and find the video slink by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/ThirdOption.

References:

The Third Option by Miles McPherson

MilesMcPherson.com

Miles McPherson on Anderson Cooper 360°

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jul 01, 2020
Vision and Values with Casey Crawford
44:29

Casey Crawford is the co-founder and CEO of Movement Mortgage. When Movement Mortgage launched in the middle of the 2008 financial crisis in the U.S., their goal was to become a financial services company that people could trust.

In this episode we share two key clips from a conversation between Casey, John Maxwell, and Mark Cole about what it means to be a values-based organization in the midst of crisis. Mark Cole and Jason Brooks offer their insights on these clips and share how adversity reveals more opportunities to serve others.

Our BONUS resources for this episode are the Vision and Values Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching, and the live video of the entire discussion between John, Simon, and Mark. You can download the worksheet and find the video slink by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Vision.

References:

The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek

Ethics 101 by John C. Maxwell

Movement Mortgage

The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jun 24, 2020
Leaders Listen with Simon Sinek
46:20

This week on the podcast, we’re discussing two key clips from a recent conversation between John Maxwell, Simon Sinek, and Mark Cole. They discuss the importance of listening and empathy when it comes to leading and connecting with people––especially those unlike us.

During the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss what we can accomplish by listening to others and stepping out of our own perspective. During times of tension, we often avoid the most pertinent conversations because we find them uncomfortable. But this episode will encourage you to lean into the discomfort that growth requires of us.

Our BONUS resources for this episode are the Leaders Listen Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching, and the live video of the entire discussion between John, Simon, and Mark. You can download the worksheet and find the video slink by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/LeadersListen.

References:

Watch the entire Facebook Live video here.

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlishprovide

The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jun 17, 2020
Courage to Continue
49:08

The best leaders have the courage to change when it’s easier to remain comfortable. In this episode, John Maxwell shares an insightful lesson on courage and how to keep moving forward in the midst of fear and uncertainty. He reminds us that courage is a choice and requires us to act.

Mark Cole and Chris Goede join the discussion and provide application to help us embrace John’s principles in our own leadership. Chris points out that this teaching is not just for the times we’re in now but for all leadership obstacles and opportunities. We hope you walk away from this episode empowered to lead because progress requires courageous leadership.

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

References:

The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jun 10, 2020
Bonus Episode: Adding Value to Others
38:23

Hi Podcast Family! Today we have a special message for you from John Maxwell. Last Monday, John shared a timely message about leadership in light of the civil unrest and racial injustice we’re seeing in America right now. We wanted to share this message as a reminder that what you focus on expands. With so much going on around us, figuring out where to focus can be hard. But John encourages us to focus on being a leader who adds value to others and who listens before you blame others. We believe you’ll be impacted by this message and we encourage you to use it to impact your community and your world.

We hope you take this message to heart and do exactly what John encourages us to do in this lesson… reflect. As John said in a recent Candid Conversation, hope causes you to act, and action brings traction. In a world that seems to be standing still, we could use a little traction! So, we encourage you to reflect on the ways you can act and add value to those you lead. Together, let’s create a world where everyone is valued and treated as an equal. The time is now. So, let’s lead.

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 slinks to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode.

References:

Leadership When It Matters Most Series on Facebook Live

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jun 05, 2020
Five Stretches to Help You Grow
56:12

In this episode, John Maxwell teaches five ways that leaders need to stretch themselves in order to grow. He sets up this lesson by teaching the Law of the Rubber Band, which says, “Growth stops when you lose the tension between where you are and where you can be.”

Mark Cole is joined by Traci Morrow for the application portion of the episode to discuss the areas of their lives they’ve had to take out of “automatic” and how their roles as leaders have required them to stretch their perspectives.

Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Five Stretches to Help You Grow Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Stretch and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Minute with Maxwell

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

Jun 03, 2020
Candid Conversations: Leadership Themes During Crisis
33:53

After a two-month break from Candid Conversations due to the COVID-19 crisis, John Maxwell and Mark Cole meet up to discuss three themes during the crisis that John has observed in the great leaders he knows.

They also talk about the role hope plays in crisis, the difference between hope and hype, and how to remain hopeful during a crisis without becoming irrelevant as a leader.

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 Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

May 29, 2020
Episode 100: A Lesson in Growth and Consistency
35:27

Podcast family, this is our 100th episode! We’ve only made it this far because of you. So, for this special occasion, Mark Cole and John Maxwell meet up in Highlands, North Carolina, to reflect on the impact The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast has had around the world, what they’ve learned from being with you each week, and how they’ve grown through this journey.

Since its launch in July of 2018, The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast has been downloaded 7.2 million times and has become one of the top leadership podcasts in the world. But John teaches that milestones are not markers to rest on––they are launching pads for more impact and more transformation. Even though there’s a lot to celebrate, we’re more excited about impacting even more leaders like you in the future and continuing to bring you more of John Maxwell’s timeless leadership lessons.

For this special episode, instead of offering you a Bonus Resource like we usually do, Mark and John have a couple of special gifts for our podcast listeners that you won’t want to miss! Be sure to listen to this 100th episode and take advantage of these limited-time gifts!

This episode is dedicated to our late friend, Richard Chancy, who was the steam that got this train going. Richard, we are all better because of you.

May 27, 2020
Maximizing the Moment (Part 2)
57:02

In part two of Maximizing the Moment, John shares the words to embrace if you want to prepare now for the future. He also shares the five phases of the “Success Cycle” and reminds us that failure is a part of success because it allows us to learn and improve.

Mark Cole is joined by Jason Brooks for the discussion portion of the episode to talk about the benefits of uncertainty and why uncertain times are great to test and try new things.

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

References:

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

May 20, 2020
Maximizing the Moment (Part 1)
01:22:41

In part one of this series on Maximizing the Moment, John teaches five words that every leader must embrace right now to set ourselves up for success in the future. He demonstrates how crises will take leaders on detours, and he encourages leaders to take advantage of their new route. During detours, leaders experience many new things for the first time, exposing new opportunities to learn and lead.

During the discussion portion of this episode, Mark Cole is joined by Jason Brooks to discuss John’s points. They share the roles humility, adaptability, and generosity have played in their own lives and leadership.

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

References:

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

May 13, 2020
What You Focus on Expands
01:18:50

In this episode of the John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, John Maxwell teaches what you should put before you and what you should put behind you during times of crisis. What you put before you is what you focus on, and what you focus on expands.

Mark Cole is joined by Chris Goede for the discussion portion of this episode to talk about John’s lesson. They remind us the importance of values-based leadership when so much is uncertain and hard decisions need to be made. Mark points out that business always follows values, but values don’t always follow business, while Chris Goede distinguishes between values and beliefs and how changing beliefs is a sign of growth.

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

References:

What You Focus on Expands Facebook Live Video

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

May 06, 2020
Maximize Your Mentoring
01:21:13

In this episode, Traci Morrow joins Mark Cole to discuss John’s lesson on Maximizing Your Mentoring. John shares four questions to ask yourself if you want to improve your relationship with your mentors or the people you mentor.

Traci and Mark, who are both mentees of John Maxwell, share what they’ve gleaned from John’s method of mentoring, especially during difficult times. They discuss how staying true to your leadership values will help you lead through crisis and beyond it.

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

References:

Maximize Your Mentoring Facebook Live Video

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Apr 29, 2020
Embracing the Benefits of Uncertainty
01:20:46

John Maxwell reminds us time and time again that within every challenge is an opportunity to learn, grow, and lead. The challenge of uncertainty is no different. Uncertainty causes us to think differently and creatively, and to stay focused on the present. It tests our character, our strengths, and our wisdom.

In this episode, John teaches us to embrace these benefits of uncertainty, so we can lead when it matters most. In the discussion portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss how to build and not get buried when uncertainty takes us out of “automatic.”

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

References:

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell

The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John C. Maxwell Online Store

Apr 22, 2020
Candid Conversations: Mentoring Through Crisis
01:00:09

In this installment of Candid Conversations, we’re doing something both exciting and different. Mark and John are practicing social distancing and are unable to sit in a room together to record new Candid Conversations. However, this past week, they were both on a call with over 500 John Maxwell coaches and faculty where they discussed mentoring in times of crisis.

Join them in this insightful discussion to learn the keys to mentoring others in both good and bad times.

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:

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell

John Maxwell’s Facebook Live page

The John Maxwell Online Store

Apr 17, 2020
Crisis Leaders: What They Do Well (Part 2)
43:19

In this week’s episode, John Maxwell completes his lesson on what great leaders do well in times of crisis. As many leaders are adapting and learning how to lead through the coronavirus pandemic, this timely message offers direction and clarity to navigate the obstacles that often arise during a crisis.

Mark Cole and Jason Brooks host again via Zoom conference call as they practice social distancing and talk about how creative leaders believe there is always an answer to any problem. They also emphasize the importance of embracing technology in times of crisis. If you’d like to watch the original Facebook Live video from last week that this series comes from, click here.

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

References:

Crisis Leaders: What They Do Well Facebook Live Video

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Apr 15, 2020
Crisis Leaders: What They Do Well (Part 1)
01:10:56

As many leaders are adapting and learning how to lead through the coronavirus pandemic, John Maxwell delivers a timely teaching on what great leaders do well in times of crisis­­. John shares seven qualities that great leaders possess during unprecedented times like these.

This message from John was originally broadcast on his Facebook page earlier this week. Your hosts, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks, have broken John’s message into a two-part series on the podcast in order to dive deep into John’s points and offer some helpful application.

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

References:

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Apr 08, 2020
Emotional Intelligence (Part 2)
35:13

In part two of our series on Emotional Intelligence, John Maxwell teaches the importance of motivation, empathy, and social skills in an emotionally intelligent leader. John reminds us that, like leadership, emotional intelligence is not something that some people are born with and others aren’t. Emotional intelligence can be learned and developed.

Mark Cole and Chris Goede point out the shift throughout John’s lesson from me-focused to others-focused, and they discuss how empathy and social skills ultimately help us serve others well. Mark quotes John by reminding us: “We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are.” Emotional intelligence allows us to be empathetic to others as we see how our personal biases get in the way of healthy developing relationships.

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

References:

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell

Multipliers by Liz Wiseman

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Apr 01, 2020
Candid Conversations: How to Be an Unforgettable Leader
32:04

This Candid Conversation was recorded several weeks ago while John Maxwell and Mark Cole were in Israel spending time with some of The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation’s top donors. John wanted to make this trip unforgettable for those who support his vision and mission so faithfully, and he took this opportunity to share on the podcast what it takes to be an unforgettable leader. 

He also reflects on what he learned from his late friend Jack Welch about how to get yourself out of “the people pile” and set yourself apart from others. By asking how you can separate yourself from others in a positive way, you push yourself to be intentional, creative, curious, and confident.

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 Leadership Foundation

The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Mar 27, 2020
Emotional Intelligence (Part 1)
39:44

We are so excited to bring you a new series on Emotional Intelligence! In this series, John Maxwell references the book Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman and shares five attributes of an emotionally intelligent leader. In this part of the series, John teaches the first two points and explains the importance of self-awareness and self-regulation.

We’re also excited to bring back Chris Goede as the co-host for this series, along with Mark Cole, the CEO of The John Maxwell Enterprise. Chris and Mark emphasize the importance of self-awareness in relation to consistency. The less we know ourselves, the more we roleplay, causing us to behave inconsistently. But the more aware we are of ourselves, the more consistent we are with everyone.

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

References:

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell

Multipliers by Liz Wiseman

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Mar 25, 2020
People Do What People See (Part 2)
34:27

In part two of this series, John covers the final qualities of a good role model: friendship and support, as well as competence. He ends this lesson by painting a picture of what a growth environment looks like. This picture will help you, as a role model, asses if your environment contributes to the growth of others. If you’re someone looking for a role model, this picture will help you identify if your environment cultivates growing leaders.

Mark Cole and Traci Morrow follow up John’s lesson by sharing how they exhibit care and support to those they lead. Traci also points out why seeing your own value should precede setting your priorities.

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

References:

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Mar 18, 2020
Candid Conversations: Leading Through the Coronavirus
40:58

Great leadership stands out in times of crisis because great leaders have prepared themselves for the moment. Their voice is one that responds, not reacts. In this episode, John Maxwell and Mark Cole invite their long-time friends Kevin Myers and Chris Hodges to talk about how leaders should be voices of hope during crisis without neglecting the earnestness of a serious circumstance.

They remind us that all crises are opportunities to lead and that there is a distinction between preparing yourself and preparing for the event. Being intentional about both is what affects your ability to lead in the moment.

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:

John Maxwell’s Leading in Difficult Times FREE Online Event

The John Maxwell Online Store

Mar 13, 2020
People Do What People See (Part 1)
40:09

John Maxwell’s Law of Modeling says that it’s hard to improve when you have no one but yourself to follow. In this series, which we’re calling People Do What People See, John Maxwell shares five qualities that make a good role model. In part one, John shares the first three qualities and explains why teaching is much easier than modeling. Modeling requires practicing what you preach. It gives you integrity as a leader and establishes you as a credible role model and authority.

In the discussion portion of this episode, we’re excited to introduce Traci Morrow to you! Traci is a shining example of what it means to be a product of John Maxwell’s teaching and leadership. She’s a great addition to this discussion, as she shares what she’s gleaned from her experience a leader, entrepreneur, and coach.

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

References:

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Mar 11, 2020
Don't Just Communicate, Connect (Part 2)
46:06

In part two of Don’t Just Communicate, Connect, John Maxwell shares the final disconnect he experienced early in his leadership journey that kept him from connecting with those he led. John then closes the lesson by sharing what he does well when it comes to connecting with people. These include valuing others, living with integrity, and simplifying his message.

Mark Cole and Chris Goede reveal the importance of having tough conversations in a timely manner. They show how squandered opportunities to have hard conversations may jeopardize more than what you think is at stake.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Don’t Just Communicate, Connect Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Connecting and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell

Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell

The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek

The John Maxwell Online Store

Mar 04, 2020
Candid Conversations: What Are You Reading?
35:06

In the last Candid Conversation, John C. Maxwell shared a sneak peek of the book he’s currently writing. In this episode, he shares powerful insights from the book he’s most recently finished reading: Atomic Habits by James Clear. John shares a few of his key takeaways from this book and how they have challenged him in his leadership.

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:

Atomic Habits by James Clear

The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Feb 28, 2020
Don't Just Communicate, Connect (Part 1)
53:54

This week we’re starting a series on connecting with others. Based loosely on his book Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, John Maxwell shares four of what he calls his “disconnects.” These are areas early on in his leadership journey that kept him from connecting with the people he led. This series will help you become a leader who draws people into your ideas and captures them with your vision.

We’re also excited to introduce Chris Goede to you as the co-host throughout this series! Chris leads the Corporate Leadership Solutions team for the John Maxwell Enterprise. In this series, he and Mark discuss their own journeys from simply communicating to connecting.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Don’t Just Communicate, Connect Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Connecting and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell

Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell

The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek

The John Maxwell Online Store

Feb 26, 2020
Leading Through Change (Part 2)
38:57

In part two of our series on Leading Through Change, John Maxwell shares the four key principles of change that every individual experiences. These keys are important as you lead through change. They’ll help you and your team cultivate an environment that is conducive to change, rather than hold onto the past and stifle progress.

Mark Cole and Jason Brooks pick up the discussion on how to lead on an individual basis when change comes, and they offer insights from their own leadership experience.

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

References:

The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Feb 19, 2020
Candid Conversations: What Are You Writing?
27:19

John Maxwell often gets asked, “Which of your books is your favorite?” His answer is always whichever book he is currently writing. In this installment of Candid Conversations, John C. Maxwell and Mark Cole talk about the book John is currently working on and the ideas he’s most excited about sharing.  

He just released his newest book, The Leader’s Greatest Return, in January, but he’s already at work on his next book, which will come out in 2021. John and Mark give you an exclusive early look at what this book is all about and what inspired John to write it.

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

References:

The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Feb 14, 2020
Leading Through Change (Part 1)
35:51

We’re starting a new series this week on Leading Through Change! It’s easy to lead when everything is consistent and your job is to simply maintain. But John Maxwell says maintaining is not leading; it’s managing. Great leaders are faced with change every day, and they lead through it with clarity and confidence.

In part one of Leading Through Change, John talks about the first three of five points that we’ll cover throughout the series. He reminds us that different people respond to change differently, and he lays out the killers of change so we can identify and avoid them.

Mark Cole and Jason Brooks follow up this lesson with a discussion on how the differences in peoples’ responses to change can help you lead better, while emphasizing the importance of listening to your people to know how to lead them individually.

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

References:

The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Feb 12, 2020
Put Your Dream to the Test (Part 2)
35:12

Owning your dream means betting on yourself and not solely relying on others to make it happen. In this episode John Maxwell covers what it truly means to own your dream. He shares that one sign you own your dream and are betting on yourself is that you invest in it.

Mark Cole and Jason Brooks continue their discussion by sharing the ways they’ve bet on themselves and invested in their own dreams. They encourage you to start owning your dream and to evaluate what might be keeping you from investing in it.

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

References:

Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell

Put Your Dream to the Test Online Course

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

The John C. Maxwell Online Store

Feb 05, 2020
Candid Conversations: John's Word for 2020
35:02

Every year, after John Maxwell’s year in review process of reflecting on the past year, John chooses a word that encompasses the main area of focus that he wants to the accomplish in the coming year. In this Candid Conversation, John Maxwell and Mark Cole talk about their words for the year and why they chose them.

Based on their words for the year, John and Mark discuss what it means to put something behind you in order to move forward. This means resolving issues and facing them head on instead of suppressing or neglecting them.

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:

Your Year End Review Episode

The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jan 31, 2020
Put Your Dream to the Test (Part 1)
37:24

Do you own your dream for your life? Do you even have a dream for your life? Those are a couple of the questions John C. Maxwell asks in this new series, Put Your Dream to the Test, based on his book of the same title. Many people don’t have a dream for their life or they give up too quickly on the one they do have. Sometimes their dream isn’t actually their dream––it’s someone else’s dream for them.

In John’s book and online course, he asks 10 questions that will help you make your dream a reality. This series covers the first of those 10 questions––the ownership question––which asks, “Is your dream really your dream?” This episode will help you identify if you truly own your dream and how you can make it a reality.

During the discussion, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks point out that having a dream takes courage and hard work. They challenge you to start betting on yourself, take an inventory of your dream(s), and ask, “Do I own my dream?”

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

References:

Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell

Put Your Dream to the Test Online Course

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

The John C. Maxwell Online Store

Jan 29, 2020
Courage: Leading a Life of Few Regrets
44:41

In this episode, John Maxwell shares seven thoughts on the impact courage has on leadership. John cites that courage is the most important of all virtues, according to Maya Angelou, because it’s required in order to exercise all other virtues consistently.

During the discussion portion, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks examine instances from their own experiences when they needed to practice courage and how it has shaped their leadership today.

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

References:

The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jan 22, 2020
Candid Conversations: The Infinite Game with Simon Sinek
26:38

In this installment of Candid Conversations, John Maxwell and Mark Cole chat with author and speaker Simon Sinek about his new book, The Infinite Game. Simon shares what inspired him to write the book, as well as five practices that you need to continually embrace in order to play the “infinite game.”

John and Simon discuss the implications of capitalism’s priority shift to putting profits before people and, alternately, the impact on business culture when capitalism is used to serve the people.  

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 Infinite Game by Simon Sinek

SimonSinek.com

The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jan 17, 2020
Earning Trust (Part 2)
39:58

In this episode, John Maxwell concludes his lesson on earning trust––the number one responsibility of a leader. John discusses the important roles that competent leadership, empowerment of others, courage to risk in relationships, and integrity all play in gaining the trust of your team.

John also digs into a common misconception that many leaders have about empowering others: Empowering others does not mean giving up control. It means giving others the ability to do more so that you can accomplish what you alone can achieve.

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

References:

The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell (Pre-order)

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John C. Maxwell

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jan 15, 2020
Earning Trust (Part 1)
29:30

John Maxwell says that the number one responsibility of a leader is to earn trust with his or her people. Trust is an attitude that allows people to rely on, have confidence in, and feel sure about people and things. This week on The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, we’re starting a new series called “Earning Trust,” in which you’ll learn seven keys to gaining the confidence of your team.

Part one covers the first two keys. John shares the importance of consistency and accurate, open communication. He begins with these two points because they establish a foundation of confidence and security.   

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

References:

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John C. Maxwell

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jan 08, 2020
Candid Conversations: Make the Most of the Middle
40:10

John Maxwell and Mark Cole sit down in this installment of Candid Conversations to reflect on the recent Exchange event in London. Hosted by John, Exchange is an annual, three-day, immersive event that puts attendees face-to-face with leadership experts in top industries and side-by-side with world-class thinkers.

This year, Exchange took place in London. John talks about how, this year, he wanted to take the attendees to the historic home of John Wesley, a place John himself visits every time he’s in London. However, after not being granted permission to visit Wesley’s home on this trip, John used the opportunity to talk with the Exchange attendees about what leaders must do when they’re unable to provide what they know is best for their people.

John retells that lesson in this episode and shares why, as leaders, it’s important to make the most of “the middle”––that place of tension between the ideal and reality.   

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:

Exchange 2020

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jan 03, 2020
Reaching Your Potential
49:01

Happy New Year, podcast listeners! We wanted to start off right by encouraging you to pursue the changes and goals you’ve set! This year has so much potential for you and your organization, whether you know it or not. So, in this episode, we’re talking about how to reach your potential by avoiding the pitfalls that often come with achieving big things. 

John Maxwell shares four key reasons people don’t reach their full potential. In light of John’s lesson, Mark Cole references our episode with Marcus Buckingham and reminds us of a misunderstanding that many people possess about potentialThe truth isPotential is not something that some people have and others don’t. There’s no such thing as high and low potential. Instead, every individual has their own unique path to growth.  

So, as we talk about potential, we’re really talking about your own unique path to growth. Keep that in mind as you listen to this episode. 

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

References: 

Talent Is Never Enough by John C. Maxwell 

Jan 01, 2020
The Leader's Greatest Return
46:48

Merry Christmas, podcast listeners! As we’re releasing this, we know you’re probably sitting around the Christmas tree unwrapping gifts with friends and family. So, we wanted to give you a gift as well!

Are you ready for this? On January 28th, John Maxwell will release his new book, The Leader’s Greatest Return. But, today on the podcast, we’re giving you the entire first chapter from the audio book, read by the man himself! As our podcast listener, you get to be the first to hear John read from his new book!

Sit back, grab some hot chocolate, and enjoy chapter one of John’s new book, The Leader’s Greatest Return! Be sure to preorder your copy of The Leader’s Greatest Return by visiting JohnMaxwell.com/GreatestReturn. You will not be disappointed!

References:

The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell (preorder)

The John Maxwell Online Store

Dec 25, 2019
Candid Conversations: The Meeting Before the Meeting
37:05

In this Candid Conversation, John Maxwell and Mark Cole dive into the importance of preparing for important meetings and moments, especially when they’re with people who are, as John says, “bigger, better, and faster” than you. John calls this preparation “the meeting before the meeting.”

If you and your team want to walk away from meetings with confidence in each other, a clear vision, and the biggest return on your investment possible, this episode will equip you for your next meeting. John shares five strategies to implement in your meeting before the meeting, and he reminds us that the best meetings are paired with preparation on the front end and reflection on the back end.

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:

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Exchange 2020

The John Maxwell Online Store

Dec 20, 2019
Your Year in Review
34:17

We’ve got something very special for you this week! As many of you know, John Maxwell sets aside the last week of every year to reflect on the previous 365 days. He calls this his “Year in Review.” This annual exercise provides John the clarity to identify what he did well this past year and what he needs to improve in the year to come.

John has talked about his week of reflection in previous episodes, but we’ve never shared an episode in which John tells you, step-by-step, his process for this exercise. Until now. This week, John walks you through his process for his Year in Review, so you can set aside time for yourself and apply this proven practice to your life.

John has made some of his biggest life and business decisions during this week. So, we wanted to add value to you by giving you this powerful process. It’s changed John’s life, it’s changed the lives of our team members, and we believe it’ll change your life too.

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

References:

Maximum Impact Mentoring with John C. Maxwell

Leadership Gold by John C. Maxwell

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

Dec 18, 2019
You Are Worth It with Kyle Carpenter
48:52

In this very special episode of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, we’re joined by two of John’s good friends: Kyle Carpenter, the youngest living recipient of the Medal of Honor, and Don Yaeger, journalist and New York Times best-selling author.

Kyle and Don have recently written the book You Are Worth It: Building a Life Worth Fighting For, which was released in October and tells the incredible story of Kyle’s recovery from a grenade blast in Afghanistan. Kyle shares his story with us, along with his wisdom on what it takes to live a fulfilling life, while John Maxwell shares how Kyle’s story has impacted him so deeply.

Our BONUS resource for this episode is a collection of notes from this conversation. You can download the notes by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/WorthIt and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

You Are Worth It: Building a Life Worth Fighting For by Kyle Carpenter and Don Yaeger

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Dec 11, 2019
Candid Conversations: A Tribute to Richard Chancy
36:57

In this Candid Conversation, John Maxwell and Mark Cole reflect on the impact Richard Chancy had on their lives and leadership. Mark shares several words that Richard embodied, while John Maxwell gives short lessons on each word and how Richard truly exemplified the leadership qualities that John, Mark, and Richard have taught in the podcast.

As a reminder, if you would like to share how Richard’s role on the podcast has affected your life and leadership, please go to MaxwellPodcast.com/Richard, and leave a comment.

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:

Today Matters 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

Dec 06, 2019
Moral Authority: Why Do People Listen to You? (Part 2)
42:42

In this week’s episode, John Maxwell continues his lesson on how to gain the influence of those you lead. He points out that as you climb to higher levels in your influence, you don’t leave behind the previous levels, but instead, you build off of them.

John also talks about the importance of consistent growth as a leader. In his words, “When you stop growing, your people stop going.” Consistency gives your team a reason to trust you and depend on your guidance.

Mark Cole and Jason Brooks pick up the discussion portion of this episode with an insightful conversation about how leaders can sense, seize, and implement the value they see in others and those they lead to harness and exercise those qualities within them.

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

References:

Maximum Impact Mentorship

The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

Developing The Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Dec 04, 2019
Moral Authority: Why Do People Listen to You? (Part 1)
44:47

Do people listen to you because they have to? Or do they listen because they want to? Much of the time, the answer to this question is a reflection of your level of influence.

In this new series on what John Maxwell calls “moral authority,” John dives into five levels of influence that determine if and why those you lead are willing to listen to your guidance and leadership. This series will show you how to gain influence with your team based on the person you are, not the position you hold.

Your hosts Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss what this looks like within the John Maxwell Enterprise, while Mark reflects on how these principles gained him the influence to become John Maxwell’s CEO.

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

References:

Maximum Impact Mentorship

The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Nov 27, 2019
Candid Conversations: When You're in Over Your Head
34:39

In this Candid Conversation with John C. Maxwell and Mark Cole, John shares five principles for how to lead when you’re in over your head. These are principles John has gleaned throughout his career as he has taken on challenges necessary to accomplish a vision bigger than himself.

John points out: “The principles of survival are not the same as the principles of success.” Too often, leaders resort to the former in times of stress, and they allow obstacles and situations to stall progress and growth. Listen to this episode to learn what great leaders do when they’re in over their heads.

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 Mentor’s Guide to Everyday Challenges audio series 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

Nov 22, 2019
Ten Maxims for Motivation (Part 2)
49:19

In part two of our series on motivation, John Maxwell shares his final maxims for motivating your team and organization. John discusses key ideas like, “What gets rewarded gets done,” and he teaches you how to create an environment that is conducive to motivation.

Mark Cole and Richard Chancy share what they’ve learned from their leadership experiences. You’ll also hear a refreshing, new perspective on why failure should not thwart motivation, despite the discouragement that so often accompanies mistakes and missteps.

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

References:

The John Maxwell Team

The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The Mentor’s Guide to Building a Championship Team audio series by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Nov 20, 2019
Ten Maxims for Motivation (Part 1)
44:39

What’s the difference between a leader and a manager? Well, there are quite a few. But one attribute that makes leaders stand out from managers is a leader's ability to motivate their team without using position.

In this new series, John shares ten maxims for motivating the people you lead to accomplish the vision and goals of your organization. John has gathered these maxims from what he has experienced motivates others and motivates himself.

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

References:

The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The Mentor’s Guide to Building a Championship Team Audio Series by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Nov 13, 2019
Candid Conversations: Turn Setbacks into Setups
30:34

John Maxwell says that one of a leader’s greatest assets is the perspective of others. That’s why he incorporates what he calls “Learning Lunches” in his schedule regularly. Learning lunches are a time for John to learn from those with different backgrounds and experiences by asking them seven key questions, which John shares in this episode.

John and Mark Cole then share a recent Learning Lunch story in which a new friend tells John how he was able to turn a $100 million setback into the most significant setup for success in his organization’s history.

This is not an episode you want to miss.

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:

Good Leaders Ask Great Questions by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Nov 08, 2019
Live in Atlanta with Marcus Buckingham
01:00:40

Mark Cole said it himself – this is one of our best episodes yet! We’re making John Maxwell Leadership Podcast history this week for two reasons: 1) We recorded this episode in front of a live audience, and 2) John Maxwell and Mark Cole sat down to discuss leadership with Marcus Buckingham!

If you’re not familiar with Marcus Buckingham, he is the author of two of the best-selling business books of all time, has two Harvard Business Review’s most circulated, industry-changing cover articles, and has been the subject of an in-depth profile in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, The Today Show, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. But most of you may know him from his work with Gallup’s StrengthsFinder tool, which has impacted and equipped countless lives and leaders around the world.

In this episode, John and Marcus discuss their definitions of strengths and weaknesses, bust common leadership myths, and Marcus discusses his new book Nine Lies About Work. We say this all the time… “You don’t want to miss this episode.” But, listeners, you really don’t want to miss this episode.

Our BONUS resource for this episode is the fill-in-the-blank notes from this conversation. You can download these notes by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Strength and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References: 

Nine Lies About Work by Marcus Buckingham

MarcusBuckingham.com

FreeThinkingLeader.org

How Successful People Think Online Course

iLead Youth Curriculum by John C. Maxwell

Nov 06, 2019
Attitude: The Difference Maker (Part 3)
44:36

In this episode on attitude, John encourages us to overcome five common challenges of maintaining a positive attitude. These challenges are discouragement, problems, change, fear, and failure. John addresses each potential threat to a positive attitude and offers sage advice on how to overcome it.

Mark Cole, Richard Chancy, and Jason Brooks talk through their personal challenges with maintaining a winning attitude, and they offer various ways to reframe our perspective in a positive way. They talk about the fact that the “Success Cycle” John is fond of teaching includes failure, and they discuss the role failure can have in success. They encourage us to lean into the tension we feel around failure and see it as a part of the growth process rather than allow it to dampen our attitude.

Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Attitude Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Attitude and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”       

References:

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell

Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

The John Maxwell Online Store 

Oct 30, 2019
Candid Conversations: How to Separate Yourself from the Competition
31:53

In this Candid Conversation, John Maxwell shares the insights he’s gleaned from his friends at Movement Mortgage––a company that has learned how to separate themselves from their competition by solving a common problem within their industry.

John shares his insights in five key points, which, if implemented into your leadership will help you rise above your competition and allow your organization or team to make an even greater impact in your industry and, ultimately, your community.

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:

No Limits by John C. Maxwell

Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Oct 25, 2019
Attitude: The Difference Maker (Part 2)
38:39

In episode two of this three-part series on attitude, John Maxwell dives right into specific steps we can take to develop a winning attitude. He’s quick to remind us that choosing to make your attitude your greatest asset is the starting point. You’ll want to share this helpful, practical lesson!

 

Mark Cole, Richard Chancy, and Jason Brooks help us with the application of this lesson as they share the issues they’ve had to wrestle as they work to consistently live out positive attitudes. Mark closes the lesson with a seven-day challenge to take ownership of your attitude. Bad traffic happens, relationships can be challenging, and work can be demanding, but you choose your attitude.

   

Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Attitude Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Attitude and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”       

   

References: 

Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store 

Oct 23, 2019
Attitude: The Difference Maker (Part 1)
48:37

This episode kicks off a three-part series on attitude. John starts us off by clearly reminding us that attitude is NOT everything, but it IS the difference maker. John shares a list of what attitude cannot substitute for, as well as a list of what attitude can do for us. He encourages us to make attitude our greatest asset.  

Mark Cole, Richard Chancy, and Jason Brooks offer perspective on what choosing and maintaining a positive attitude looks like for different personality types. Introverts and extroverts have different challenges with keeping a positive attitude, but two things ring true for all types and help develop a positive attitude over the long haul: the need for positive self-talk and a commitment to embracing resistance.  

Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Attitude Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Attitude and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”      

References:   

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell 

Winning with People by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store 

Oct 16, 2019
Why the Best Are the Best
48:46

John Maxwell says, “Leadership determines the success of the team,” and in this episode, he dissects what makes the best leaders the best. He offers two main ideas: The best leaders give their best to their people, and the best leaders are able to get the best from their people. You’re going to want to download the notes and follow along as John dives deep into these two characteristics of the best leaders.

 

Mark Cole and Richard Chancy direct our attention to the application side of John’s lesson. There’s a lot of great information to consume, but the goal is to slow down so we can do something with what we’re learning. Mark encourages us to choose one idea to pursue and focus on living it out over the next week.

 

Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Why the Best Are the Best Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Best and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”      

 

References:

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store 

Oct 09, 2019
Candid Conversations: The Art of Mentoring
27:11

You will feel like you are sitting around the table as you listen to this Candid Conversation between John Maxwell and a group of men whom he has spent the last several days with. Each person shares the mentoring lessons they have learned from John and what their key takeaways are.

John encourages us to have eyes to see the mentoring opportunities all around us. We all have occasion to learn from one another, and we all have opportunity to help others. John shares how he looks for teaching and touching moments where he can be intentional to add value to others, as well as his desire to listen well and learn from the people around him. To maximize our growth we need to be learning from others, as well as pouring into people.

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

References:  

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell 

The 15 Laws of Growth Online Course

The John Maxwell Online Store 

Oct 04, 2019
Focused Thinking (Part 2)
32:52

In part two of this series on focused thinking, John Maxwell helps us narrow down our focus as he shares what we need to focus on. We get the greatest return on investment when we focus on our strengths, our key people, and our team’s development. John concludes by providing a Rule of Five for developing your own team.

Jason Brooks and Mark Cole discuss what it looks like to live out this lesson, and Mark encourages us to get very clear on what we’re good at. Jason defines teachability as a combination of hungry, humble, and hustle. Mark challenges us to rate ourselves on each of those attributes and allow that to help us see where we need to focus. 

Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Focused Thinking Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Focus and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”     

References:  

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store 

The Podcast Survey

Oct 02, 2019
Candid Conversations: Fear and Faith
34:20

In this Candid Conversation John shares his reflections about a recent encounter he had with Nik Wallenda of the famous Flying Wallendas who have performed audacious feats such as tight rope walking over Niagara Falls. 

When asked by John how he overcomes fear, Nik shared that he respects the danger and believes preparation is the greatest way to handle fear. He also acknowledges that fear is not something that will ever be eliminated but that a proper perspective allows you to focus on the positive. John points out that action minimizes fear!

John and Mark also take a few minutes to share about their time in Texas and what it looked like for John to maximize his time with a key team member by being present and intentional.

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

*Disclaimer: This episode contains a brief story containing content that some listeners may find upsetting. To skip over this story, please stop at 19:33 and continue at 21:54.

References: 

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Company Executive Leadership Podcast

The John Maxwell Online Store

Sep 27, 2019
Focused Thinking (Part 1)
41:21

As a high-energy, high-capacity leader, John Maxwell has a natural bias for action and has to be intentional to develop his focused thinking skills. He committed to put in the effort, and since then his effective practice of focused thinking has had a global impact.

In this episode, John shares some of what he has learned to help us maximize our focused thinking skills. The starting point, he says, is to verbalize and visualize what it is that we’re going to focus on. He goes on to provide a process for thinking through any idea. 

Mark Cole and Jason Brooks share how they’re applying what John teaches, and they address some of the common challenges to consistently being a focused thinker. Mark encourages us to be intentional in scheduling both proactive and reactive thinking time. The episode ends with a challenge to take an hour to practice focused thinking before coming back next week for part two of this series. 

Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Focused Thinking Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Focus and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”    

References: 

The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast Survey

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Sep 25, 2019
The Make-Up that Makes Up a Leader (Part 2)
34:05

In part two of this series, John Maxwell continues to teach on characteristics to look for that make up a potential leader. He talks about the importance of two necessary attributes of a high capacity leader: a positive attitude and teachability.

Building on John’s principle of a teachable spirit as the key to growing as a leader, Mark Cole and Richard Chancy talk about how teachability can look different in various personalities. They provide practical advice on how to be teachable and convert that into measurable growth in your daily life as a leader.

Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Makeup That Makes Up a Leader Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Makeup and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”     

We also have a discount for you this week in exchange for helping us stay teachable! When you pop into the quick survey linked below in the references, you’ll get $20 off your purchase of one of John’s popular Mentor’s Guide Audio Series. You’ll automatically get your discount at the end of the 3-minute survey! 

References: 

The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast Survey 

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Sep 18, 2019
Candid Conversations: Live from Dubai
31:14

This Candid Conversation features John Maxwell and Mark Cole providing a rundown of their incredible 17-day, six-country trip. They spent 96 hours traveling to Myanmar, Ghana, Oman, Iran, and Vietnam to add value to leaders who are multiplying value to others.

John shares five key takeaways: 1) His books preceded him. 2) Everywhere he went people wanted iLead (the values-based, leadership curriculum for students). 3) Mark Cole has developed into an excellent communicator. 4) John Maxwell team coaches are all over the world and eager to make a difference. 5) We are seeing transformation happen in real time.  

It’s an exciting time to be a part of the tribe, and we’re so glad you’re on the journey with us. You’ll want to take time to listen as John shares inspiring stories of transformation from all around the world! 

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

References:  

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell  

The John Maxwell Online Store 

JMLF.org/ilead

Sep 13, 2019
The Make-Up that Makes Up a Leader (Part 1)
36:42

John Maxwell teaches that the greatest responsibility of a leader is to raise up more leaders, and this episode is dedicated to helping you do that by showing you how to spot potential leaders. What makes up a good leader? John shares three key characteristics to evaluate a person’s leadership capacity: character, desire, and discipline. He breaks down each characteristic to make them readily identifiable. 

Mark Cole and Richard Chancy zoom out and share helpful ways to look for these characteristics in the hiring process. Then Mark zooms in, turns the spotlight on the listener, and encourages us to live out discipline on a daily basis. He shares that every major good decision costs more than expected and takes longer than hoped for, but is worth it. Let the guidance in this episode help you keep growing as a leader while you’re intentional to raise up new leaders. 

Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Makeup That Makes Up a Leader Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Makeup and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”   

We also have a survey for our podcast listeners because we want to know how to serve you better. Please take the survey linked below in the references, and we’ll even give you $20 off your purchase of one of John’s Mentor’s Guide Audio Series. Just finish the 3-minute survey to get the discount!

References:

The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast Survey

The Possibility Thinking Series

Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell

Sep 11, 2019
Climb Further and Faster: An Interview with Chris Hogan
39:43

We’re deviating from our regular format to bring you this special episode featuring John C. Maxwell and Chris Hogan both being interviewed by the CEO of the Maxwell Enterprise, Mark Cole.  

In this episode, John and Chris share essential wisdom for those wanting to grow in their leadership. Chris reveals his journey to success, and John opens up about his current vision to add value to leaders in a way that helps them go beyond him. Both men offer key principles that have served them well and have the potential to help you climb higher and faster!

Our BONUS resource for this episode is the outlined notes from this conversation. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Hogan and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”   

References:  

Live2Lead Tickets

ChrisHogan360.com

Retire Inspired by Chris Hogan

Everyday Millionaires by Chris Hogan

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Sep 04, 2019
Candid Conversations: Advice for People Starting Their Career (Part 2)
35:00

In this Candid Conversation, John Maxwell continues to offer guidance for people who are getting started in their careers. However, you’ll quickly realize the advice is applicable to all of us in any stage of our leadership journey. This is wisdom John has acquired through years of practice, and he’s excited to share it with you. Be sure to listen to the entire episode to catch all of John’s counsel, but three standout principles are: Exceed expectations, find an advocate, and consistently add value. If you apply his actionable advice, you can be confident it will help you advance in your career.

 

John and Mark begin the conversation with an update on John’s latest happenings. We learn one of the ways that John is being intentional to add value to people every year, and we hear about some huge projects that are positively impacting children all around the world.

 

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

 

References: 

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell 

The John Maxwell Online Store

Aug 30, 2019
Possibility Thinking (Part 2)
30:29

In part two of this series, John Maxwell shares that possibility thinking is the mindset that allows energy to build. He describes the four P’s of energy: possibility thinking, passion, praise, and progress. Tapping into all of these resources creates an ongoing cycle of energy, results, and growth.

Mark Cole and Richard Chancy ask the question, “What possibility is in your life, which with a little bit of thinking, could lead you to experiencing significance?” Mark shares the example of John entertaining the possibility of developing curriculum for youth just a few years ago, and now six million students are impacted by it around the world.

Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Possibility Thinking Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Possible and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”  

References: 

How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

Move Ahead with Possibility Thinking by Robert Schuller

The John Maxwell Online Store 

iLead Youth Curriculum by The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation

Aug 28, 2019
Candid Conversations: Advice for People Starting Their Career (Part 1)
29:26

John Maxwell and Mark Cole begin this Candid Conversation with an update on two projects John is currently hard at work on. The first is The Power of 5 for network marketing. The second is iDo, a values-based, leadership-roundtable curriculum designed specifically for students. These resources have the potential to have a huge impact, and you get to be among the first to hear about them.

For the rest of the conversation, John shares with Mark five pieces of advice he would offer to those just starting their careers or beginning new leadership roles. He looks back at mistakes he made and shares the lessons he has learned to help you avoid the success gap. You’ll have to listen to hear all of them, but our favorite is: “Be nice, but don’t try to please everybody.”

In this conversation, you’ll hear John’s desire for you to win and be successful. In fact, he was on a roll and has agreed to continue this conversation, so be on the lookout for more advice from your mentor, John C. Maxwell, in the upcoming Part Two of this Candid Conversation next Friday.

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

References: 

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Good Leaders Ask Great Questions by John C. Maxwell

15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

 

Aug 23, 2019
Possibility Thinking (Part 1)
30:03

In part one of this two-part series, John Maxwell looks at how we can unleash our enthusiasm and hope to solve problems that seem impossible. John says that unsuccessful people allow circumstances to limit them, while successful people see possibility everywhere. John encourages us to have a positive life stance that acknowledges challenges as they happen but allows us to focus on the positive.  

Mark Cole and Richard Chancy follow up John’s talk with a discussion on what it looks like to condition your mind to embrace possibility thinking and how to create environments that foster innovation for your teams.  

Possibility thinking is an investment in creating the future of your dreams, so get ready to think big! 

Our BONUS resource for thisepisode is the Possibility Thinking Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Possibleand clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”   

References: 

How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell 

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell 

Move Ahead with Possibility Thinking by Robert Schuller 

The John Maxwell Online Store 

Aug 21, 2019
Candid Conversations: The Power of 5
34:33

In this Candid Conversation, you’ll hear John’s desire to be a ladder holder at this stage in his life, as well as his commitment to add value to leaders who multiply value to others. John and Mark Cole discuss John’s latest book, which he wrote for that express purpose: to add value to network marketers who are multiplying value to others.

Mark and John share how and why the book came to be, and they give a taste of what’s inside. In The Power of 5, John lays out five essential priorities for successful network marketers: Growth, Connecting, Mindset, Leadership, and Significance. He also defines four necessary actions that help you stay on course with your priorities. Living out these right actions and priorities produces incredible results!

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

References: 

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell 

The John Maxwell Online Store 

MaxwellPowerOf5.com

Aug 16, 2019
Failure is not Final
37:34

Failure is a natural part of life, but we can learn how to make the most out of those inevitable failures. In this episode, John Maxwell asks why some people allow failure to build them up and others allow it to derail them. John offers four observations about how people view failure, as well as four alternatives that will allow us to maximize our misses.

Mark Cole shares how learning from failure has made him the man he is today, and provided the experience needed to lead at a higher level. Richard follows up with a reminder that we need to be intentional in thinking about failure, not only in the past, but also, in the future. Mark and Richard challenge us not to shy away from an opportunity because it has low odds. We may fail, but we can learn from that failure and turn it into tomorrow’s success.

Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Failure Is Not Final Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Final and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”  

References: 

The Quick-Start Guide to Failing Forward Audio Series

Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store 

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Aug 14, 2019
The Law of Intentionality
41:21

John Maxwell teaches the “Law of Intentionality” as the foundation to his 15 Laws of Growth online course. For this episode, we’re sharing the entire first lesson from this online course, and we have a special offer for the course exclusively for our podcast listeners! So be sure to listen.

In this episode, John begins by reminding us that growth is the only guarantee that tomorrow is going to get better. He provides the framework for your own personal growth plan and explains the role of intentionality in learning to live it out.

Mark Cole follows up by asking us to articulate what it is that we’re doing right now to develop ourselves, and Richard Chancy challenges us to make sure our growth goals are specific and relevant to what we’re doing. They encourage us to follow John’s advice and pick one skill and one choice to intentionally work on. Everything we want to achieve is dependent on our commitment to intentionally grow!

Our BONUS resource for this series is the complete video of John’s lesson on the “Law of Intentionality” from The 15 Laws of Growth online course. You can access the video by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Intention and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”  

References: 

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

The 15 Laws of Growth Online Course

The John Maxwell Online Store 

Aug 07, 2019
Candid Conversations: Do it Now
32:35

In this Candid Conversation you will hear a behind-the-scenes discussion between John Maxwell and his CEO, Mark Cole, on a leader’s propensity for action and the importance of “doing it now.” John also shares news from his trip to Dubai and on the impact the John Maxwell Enterprise is having around the globe.

John is known for his call to intentionality and he reminds us that we cannot wait for things to happen to us. We must start moving towards what we want because as we act, we attract. If you don’t act on what you know, you will never receive all that is potentially yours. John ends the conversation with a 24-hour challenge to help you commit to your purpose and calling. 

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

References:

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell

iLead Youth Curriculum

The John Maxwell Online Store

Aug 02, 2019
A Story of Success with Tyler Perry
35:20

In this episode, we’re sharing an impactful conversation between John C. Maxwell and Tyler Perry from last year’s Live2Lead event in Atlanta, Georgia. You’ll be inspired and encouraged as you hear Tyler’s story of overcoming adversity, finally making it, and then realizing the opportunity he has to create a positive impact on so many other lives. John sums it up well when he says, “Success is what I do for myself. Significance is what I do for others.”

We have a special BONUS resource for you and your team with this episode: a video of the following year’s interview with John and Tyler at the Live2Lead event in 2018. You can access this free video by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Perry and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”  

References: 

Live2Lead Tickets and Info

Higher is Waiting by Tyler Perry

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jul 31, 2019
Six Temptations of Successful Organizations (Part 2)
41:08

In part two of this series on the six temptations of successful organizations, John Maxwell talks about four challenges common to leaders in successful organizations. He explains each pitfall and offers sound practices to counteract these temptations that have the power to derail our success. He reminds us that successful organizations today struggle to remain successful organizations tomorrow, and they require discipline to continue positive momentum.

Mark Cole and Richard Chancy dive into the mix and highlight specific ways we can maintain excellence. They remind us that values and habits must stay the same even in our success, and we must become brilliant in the basics. The greatest threat to tomorrow’s success is today’s success, so we must be intentional and embrace change as growth. Mark ends the podcast with a reminder that a leader has a stewardship responsibility to lead well and not fall asleep at the wheel.

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

References: 

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

Up Your Business! by Dave Anderson

The John Maxwell Online Store  

Jul 24, 2019
Six Temptations of Successful Organizations (Part 1)
44:05

There’s a lot of great content in this episode, and you do not want to miss it!

John Maxwell talks about the temptations that successful organizations face, and he offers business maxims to counteract them. The first key idea he shares is that you and your business never arrive. He ties that into our need to be growth-oriented rather than goal-oriented. Goals have a finish line, but growth does not. Mark Cole is quick to point out that goals are not bad, but they do need to be a part of an ongoing growth process.

In a successful organization, leaders can be tempted to stop thinking big. John compares this challenge in business organizations to sports teams that switch from playing to win to playing to protect what they have. He points towards organizations that do something well and then want to stick to that same process for every venture moving forward. Richard Chancy reminds us that leaders make things happen! Our motivation may be a desire to win or a strong fear of losing, but either way we must be willing to work on ourselves, keep growing, and think BIG if we want to be successful over the long haul.

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

References: 

The John Maxwell Online Store 

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

Up Your Business! by Dave Anderson

Jul 17, 2019
Fatal Flaws of a Leader (Part 2)
41:49

In part two of this series, John Maxwell continues to teach about the six fatal flaws that can sabotage a leader. To the three he shared in the last episode, he adds a lack of flexibility, an inability to meet goals consistently, and an inability to think strategically. John explains when these flaws are most likely to show up, as well as what to do when confronted with a potentially fatal flaw in your leadership life.

 

Mark Cole and Richard Chancy share how they’ve had to wrestle with some of these flaws. They bring up an interesting point: Sometimes, what begins as a strength becomes a flaw. They end the episode with a challenge to see if there might be one of these fatal flaws showing up in your story and causing you to plateau. If so, they encourage you to work through the steps John provides.

 

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

 

References: 

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store 

The Leadershift Online Course

Jul 10, 2019
Fatal Flaws of a Leader (Part 1)
41:26

In part one of this series, John Maxwell shares three of six fatal flaws of a leader. Whether you define the top as a professional position or a personal best, a leader who overlooks these traits will never make it to the top. John defines the first three fatal flaws of a leader as a lack of sensitivity towards people, a betrayal of trust, and the inability to develop people.

 

Mark Cole candidly shares three recent experiences that relate to each of these flaws, and he helps us see how they can play out in our everyday experiences if we’re not careful. Then Richard Chancy jumps in and provides a practical five-point plan for developing leaders. Mark and Richard end the hour with a challenge to use the next week to think through which fatal flaw we need to address. Then tell someone about it and take action!

 

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

 

References: 

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Live2Lead 2019 Tickets

The John Maxwell Online Store 

The Leadershift Online Course

Jul 03, 2019
Candid Conversations: Never Stop Sowing in Others
32:32

In July of 1976, John realized his calling in life was to add value to leaders. In this new Candid Conversation, John reflects on five major events he has participated in over the last eight days. He shows how they’re examples of and the fulfillment of his call to add value to leaders who multiply value to others. Are you ready to live out your calling?  

John adds value to people because he values people. He wants to sow seeds of potential into them. His goal has always been to sow seeds and not worry about the harvest. In this candid conversation, he shares powerful takeaway you can apply to your own leadership impact: If you add value to people with the hopes of getting a return, you do not get joy until you get a return. However, if you sow in order to add value to people, you receive joy in the moment! 

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

References: 

Jun 28, 2019
The Four Keys to Growth (Part 2)
33:13

In part two of this series, John Maxwell focuses on the second key to growth, which states that growth means change. To reach for something new requires us to let go of something old. We must learn to embrace the process of learning, unlearning, and relearning if we want to make the most of our tomorrows.

At 72 years old, John continues to live out this concept of growth as change. His example of getting rid of his treasure trove of notes and adopting new technology will inspire you to think through where you might need to let go of something you rely on so you can move towards something you want.

Mark Cole (CEO of The John Maxwell Enterprise) and Richard Chancy share examples of how intentional change has resulted in significant growth in their lives. They also provide a series of questions to help you assess where you might need to change in order to grow.

We have a special BONUS resource for this series: The Four Keys to Growth is a keynote address John did for the Live2Lead event. He provides more great content than we can share on the podcast, so we’re providing you with a video of the entire keynote. You can access the video by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Live2Lead and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” 

References:

Live2Lead 2019 Registration

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

The 15 Laws of Growth Online Course

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jun 26, 2019
The Four Keys to Growth (Part 1)
41:55

In part one of this new series, John Maxwell shares the first of four keys to growth with humor, candor, and intensity. John reflects on the fact that as we age, our certainties decrease, but the ones that remain grow stronger. He takes this opportunity to share his fervent belief that if you want to win in life, you must commit yourself to personal growth every single day. Growth is the only guarantee that tomorrow will be better!

Mark Cole and Richard Chancy help us think through how to apply the keys to growth that John shares. They challenge us to define what excellence looks like in our lives, as well as to create space for a monthly growth hour when we can evaluate the previous month, dream for the next one, and develop a daily implementation plan. 

We have a special BONUS resource for this series: The 4 Keys to Growth is a keynote address John did for the Live2Lead event. He provides more great content than we can share on the podcast, so we’re providing you with a video of the entire keynote. You can access the video by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Live2Lead and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Live2Lead 2019 Registration

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn by John C. Maxwell

The 15 Laws of Growth Online Course

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jun 19, 2019
Candid Conversations: Father's Day
24:30

In this conversation between John Maxwell and Mark Cole you will have the opportunity to hear John express his overflowing appreciation for his wonderful Dad, as well as talk about what it means for him to be a father figure in this season of his life and career.

 

“Father” was John’s word for the year in 2018, and again in 2019. He lives this out by being intentional to bless and empower leaders, love them unconditionally, revel in their successes and provide fatherly counsel to those whom he mentors. Mark shares about the impact this has had on him and many others who have benefited from John’s fatherhood in their life. John and Mark encourage all of us to enjoy and spend time with our families this Father’s Day and to seek out a father figure if we do not have one.

 

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

 

References: 

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell 

The John Maxwell Online Store 

Jun 14, 2019
The Price Tag of Leadership (Part 2)
35:41

In part two of The Price Tag of Leadership Series, John walks through the final two truths about self-discipline that explain what makes it the biggest gamechanger in leadership. He reminds us that “Everything worthwhile is uphill––all the way.” But success doesn’t come just by climbing. It’s also dependent on consistency, which is why John warns us in this episode about coasting.

Mark Cole and Richard Chancy elaborate on John’s idea that self-discipline is most easily developed in your strengths and passions. They point out that passion is not simply enthusiasm or drive. Instead, it’s what keeps you up at night. As John would say, your passion is the thing that you sing about, cry about, and dream about. The questions is: Are you willing to pay the price to attain it?

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

This series comes from a portion of John’s Developing the Leader Within You online course. Listen through to the end to hear an exclusive offer on the online course for our podcast listeners!

References:

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jun 12, 2019
The Price Tag of Leadership (Part 1)
37:37

In this new series, John Maxwell discusses the price tag of leadership. If you’re familiar with John at all, you’ve likely heard him say, “Everything worthwhile is uphill––all the way.” That means there is always a cost associated with leadership and success. The hard truth is that the cost is self-discipline. 

As John says, the hardest person to lead is yourself. But self-discipline makes all the difference. In part one of this series, John walks through the first three of five truths about self-discipline so you can see what makes it the biggest gamechanger in your own leadership.

After John’s lesson, Mark Cole (CEO of The John Maxwell Enterprise) and Richard Chancy consider the role that discipline plays when leaders face criticism. Then they share how self-discipline determines whether your habits serve you or whether you serve your habits.

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

This series comes from a portion of John’s Developing the Leader Within You online course. Listen through to the end to hear an exclusive offer on the course for our podcast listeners!

References:

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jun 05, 2019
Building Relationships: Working Together Means Winning Together (Part 2)
29:31

In this episode, John Maxwell shares five characteristics of a solid relationship. You can use these five characteristics to build a fledgling relationship, repair a damaged one, or sustain a lifelong friendship. The characteristics apply equally to personal and professional relationships, but John is quick to point out that one of the key ingredients to a winning team is the ability to get along.

Mark Cole and Richard Chancy talk through each characteristic and how it might look at work, at home, and in their lives as leaders of leaders. They challenge you to be intentional around building positive relationships. The payoff is seeing your team win at higher levels.

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

References:

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

25 Laws to Win with People by John Maxwell and Dr. Les Parrott

Winning with People: Discover the People Principles that Work for You Every Time by John Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

May 29, 2019
Building Relationships: Working Together Means Winning Together (Part 1)
36:15

John Maxwell teaches that people won’t go along with you unless they can get along with you! It’s as simple (and as difficult) as that. In this episode, John describes the reasons for conflict, the types of team relationships, and why working together increases our chances of winning together. 

Mark Cole, the CEO of The Maxwell Enterprise, and Richard Chancy follow John’s lesson with some insights into how this plays out in their day-to-day leadership. They encourage us to recognize the value in all levels of relationships, as well as to think through the type of people we need to be working to build relationships with.

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

References:

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

25 Laws to Win with People by John Maxwell and Dr. Les Parrott

Winning with People: Discover the People Principles that Work for You Every Time by John Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

May 22, 2019
Candid Conversations: The Key to Sustaining Your Passion
26:31

You are going to want to take notes on this one!

By all measures, John has attained the highest levels of success – he has written 106 books and sold 31 million copies of those books, trained leaders in every country in the world, and is working to literally see entire countries transformed! Yet he is not satisfied. John is driven by a passion to add value to people and a sense of anticipation about where he’s going and what he’s going to do next. 

In this episode, John shares his secrets to sustaining passion and staying driven. Mark Cole, the CEO of the John Maxwell Enterprise, follows up with a challenge to make sure you not only are inspired by what John teaches, but also will take action on it!

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

References:

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The Leadershift Online Course

The John Maxwell Online Store

May 17, 2019
The Communication Shift: Directing to Connecting
56:29

We recently released a brand-new digital course called “Leadershift,” where John C. Maxwell teaches on the 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace. The Communication Shift is one of those important changes. In fact, it’s so important that we want to share it with you now. This episode includes John’s lesson from the online course, as well as Mark Cole and Richard Chancy walking through how to apply it. 

John readily admits that making the communication shift was not a natural one for him. His upbringing, profession, and personality meant he leaned towards being a leader who directed rather than connected. However, he successfully made the shift, and now he shares the seven keys to connecting, as well as the difference it makes in the effectiveness of your leadership and your organization. 

Being highly relational requires a great deal of intentionality. One must be intentional to listen, encourage, ask questions, and be generous—all to build authentic connection. Mark Cole and Richard Chancy walk through what it has looked like for them to put John’s advice into practice and make their own shifts from directing to connecting.  

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

References: 

The Leadershift Online Course

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Personality Plus by Florence Littauer

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

May 15, 2019
Candid Conversations: The Tiger Woods Comeback
39:27

The John Maxwell Company has just wrapped up its third year of hosting the Maxwell Leadership Pro-Am at the beautiful TPC Sugarloaf. Join us for this unplugged conversation as John Maxwell and Mark Cole reflect on the event, Tiger’s monumental win at the Masters, and leadership principles that can be gleaned from the game of golf.

 

In today’s conversation, John delves into some key lessons, such as the ability to shift and make adjustments, why Tiger’s comeback was so epic, and what it means to be a rainmaker for your team or organization. It goes beyond charisma and extends to a practice John shares often: “Do something to create an opportunity for someone that they cannot do for themselves.”

You don’t want to miss this conversation about golf, leadership, and competing at your best!

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:

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

May 10, 2019
Choosing Significance (Part 2)
50:45

This week we’re sharing part two of a series called “Choosing Significance.” In this second episode, John Maxwell walks through the five areas where we need to get beyond ourselves to experience significance. As John says, one is too small a number for greatness.

Mark Cole and Richard Chancy offer insights into how we as leaders can get and grow beyond ourselves. They offer advice on how to develop a purpose that sets us on a course to pursue something bigger than ourselves. Then they ask hard questions like how we get beyond the idea of “I deserve this.” John began this series with the idea that selfishness and significance are incompatible, and we end with the reminder that all leadership begins with giving, not getting. 

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

References:

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

May 08, 2019
Choosing Significance (Part 1)
47:36

This week we’re launching a new series called “Choosing Significance.” In this first episode, John Maxwell shares that selfishness and significance are incompatible. John discusses the three elements that will determine whether we live out of selfishness or significance: motives, maturity, and mindset.

Mark Cole and Richard Chancy follow-up with a discussion about how motives, maturity, and mindset play out in our day-to-day lives, and they share examples of what these elements look like in their own lives at work and at home. They discuss the role of accepting responsibility in becoming a mature leader and end with a challenge to create meaning for someone in a way they can’t do for themselves.

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

References:

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

May 01, 2019
Candid Conversations: Live from Costa Rica
25:09

If you haven’t already heard, we’re sharing occasional, “Candid Conversations” with John 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.

Today’s Candid Conversation takes place in Costa Rica, where John, Mark Cole (CEO of The John Maxwell Enterprise), and the team are in the middle of launching country transformation. John shares what is driving transformation, introduces us to several of the leaders making it happen, and offers a challenge for how you can be part of something bigger than yourself.

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

References:

The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Apr 26, 2019
Redefining Failure
50:46

Fear of failure is often the toughest hurdle to jump in leadership. In this episode, John Maxwell, Mark Cole, and Richard Chancy flip the idea of failure on its head.

Rather than allowing failure to slow down progress or even prevent us from starting in the first place, leaders can use the power of failure to “fail forward.” In this episode, you’ll learn four steps to fail forward.

Failure, as Richard points out, is the first step in starting a business. It’s the first step is starting most things. The people you lead are counting on your ability to turn failure into resilience, and it’s a requirement for your growth as a leader.

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

References:

Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Apr 24, 2019
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 (Part 1)
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