Tag Archives: John Maxwell

On Beginnings

Every day is a new beginning. Those simple words bring excitement or dread to the possibilities the beginnings hold. William James wrote, “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect … Continue reading

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Living Your Story

John Maxwell said, “It’s easier to tell a story than to live a story. Most people go through life just telling a story…. To tell a story is to be in the second or third person. To live a story … Continue reading

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To Manage… or Lead

At times, great leaders pause to reflect on their leadership. They see an intermingling of their leadership and management. While not the same, they are complementary and linked, purposefully serving each other in their vision and its actualization. Reflection on … Continue reading

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You Cannot Give What You Do Not Have

In his podcast, The Law of Intentionality, John Maxwell speaks of the critical importance of intentionality in the great leaders’ journey of continued growth and learning. He beautifully captures the importance of growth in the great leaders’ life saying: “You … Continue reading

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On Enough

Enough is defined as, “as much or as many of something as required.” It is a word used when something is exhausted or finished, time for example. John Maxwell asks the question, “How do I know that I have given … Continue reading

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On the Joy of Yes

“Everything in the world began with a yes. One molecule said yes to another molecule and life was born,” wrote Clarice Lispector. Yes opens the door to possibilities. It creates a mindset of adventure and challenge, an invitation to explore … Continue reading

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On the Value of Poise

John Wooden defined poise as, “Just being yourself. Being at ease in any situation. Never fighting yourself.” John Maxwell relates a story about him at one of his ten NCAA Championships in basketball. “There were thirty seconds before the game … Continue reading

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Grit Wins!

“Grit many times wins over the best…. Grit wins, almost always, over giftedness. Grit takes you where others don’t go…. It’s that grit that’ll get you to the finish line.” said John Maxwell. It is a magical sauce that takes … Continue reading

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The Joy of Being Limitless

Gordon Hinckley reminds great leaders, “Limitless is your potential. Magnificent is your future.” We are filled with possibilities undreamed. They are bound only by our self-limitations, limits learned from the words of others, personal experiences viewed as setbacks or a … Continue reading

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On the Law of Navigation

In his book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell writes of the Law of Navigation. The law states that “Anyone can steer a ship but it takes a leader to chart the course, carefully, seeing where they want … Continue reading

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