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493 Powerful Christian Leadership Quotes by John Maxwell

1. Talent is a gift, but character is a choice. Life is a matter of choices, 


2. “Leaders are meant to help others become the people God created them to be. ” John C. Maxwell


3. “What you are going to be tomorrow, you are today.” John C. Maxwell


4. “Earn the right to be heard by listening to others. Seek to understand a situation before making judgments about it.” John C. Maxwell


5. Your attitude and your potential go hand in hand


6. “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” John C. Maxwell


7. “We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.” 


8.  “When people respect you as a person, they admire you. When they respect you as a friend, they love you. When they respect you as a leader, they follow you. ” – John C. Maxwell


9. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. ” Sometimes leaders have a strong vision, they even step up and set the example, but their vision or example doesn’t move others to action or change. Some people believe that if the cause is good enough, people will automatically buy into it and follow. But that’s not how it works. People don’t follow worthy causes. They follow worthy leaders who promote causes they can believe in. People buy into the leader first, then the leader’s vision


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11. Many times we have been guilty of viewing our future challenges as the sunset of life rather than the sunrise of a bright new opportunity


12. “Don’t let your mandate come from the grumbling of the crowd. Get your cues from God and the mission He has given you. ” 


13. “You have to live with the people to know their needs, and you have to live with God to know how to solve them.” 


14. Margaret Maxwell (m. 1969)


15. “If you start today to do the right thing, you are already a success even if it doesn’t show yet. ” – John C. Maxwell


16. And it's a continuing choice. . . . A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, 


17. “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. ”


18. “I’m not going to teach it unless I live it.”


19. “3. People buy into the leader before they buy into the plan. ” 


20. “When the leader lacks confidence, the followers lack commitment. ” – John C. Maxwell


21. An uncommonly positive perspective is able to help us accomplish some uncommon goals


22. “You need to laugh at yourself a lot more because everyone else is.”


23. “What you are going to be tomorrow, you are today. ” John C. Maxwell


24. “Look for the best in others, even when it’s obscured. Positivity begets more positivity.” 


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26. “Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them. ” John C. Maxwell


27. “Model: Ezra committed himself first to study God’s Word, then to practice it, then to communicate it to the rest of Israel.” 


28. “We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are. ”


29. “Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.” John C. Maxwell


30. “Every time I extended myself, took a risk, and succeeded, followers had another reason to trust my leadership ability – and to listen to what I had to say.”


31. “Seven Steps to Success 1) Make a commitment to grow daily. 2) Value the process more than events. 3) Don't wait for inspiration. 4) Be willing to sacrifice pleasure for opportunity. 5) Dream big. 6) Plan your priorities. 7) Give up to go up. ”


32. “8But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 


33. “I prepare a message and then I prepare myself. Do I live this?”


34. “The more seriously you take your growth, the more seriously your people will take you” – John C. Maxwell


35. Here are the best John Maxwell quotes and sayings to read that will inspire you as well. John


36. “Don't let your mandate come from the grumbling of the crowd. Get your cues from God and the mission He has given you. ” “• Leaders gain credibility when they suffer with those they lead. ” “Productive leaders communicate the superiority and the benefits of their ideas. ”


37. “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. ” John C. Maxwell


38. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters


39. “I don’t tell my vision. I live my vision.”


40. “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.” 


41. “The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying” 


42. Leadership is evoking in others the capacity to dream


43.  “If you want to be a leader, the good news is that you can do it. Everyone has the potential, but it isn’t accomplished overnight. It requires perseverance. ” – John C. Maxwell


44. “The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. ” John C. Maxwell


45. “Success each day should be judged by the seeds sown, not the harvest reaped. ” John C. Maxwell


46. • Leaders gain credibility when they suffer with those they lead


47. “A leader is great, not because of his or her power, but because of his or her ability to empower others. ” John C. Maxwell


48. “Your ultimate goal as a leader should be to work hard enough and strategically enough that you have more than enough to give and share with others. ” John C. Maxwell


49. 3. People buy into the leader before they buy into the plan


50. “Doing the right thing daily, compounds over time. ” John C. Maxwell


51. “If you want to be a leader, the good news is that you can do it. Everyone has the potential, but it isn’t accomplished overnight. It requires perseverance. ” – John C. Maxwell


52. “Authenticity in and of itself doesn’t guarantee success. But a lack of authenticity guarantees failure.” – Jamie Lee Kerma


53. “The Cost and Expectation of Leadership Leviticus 7:33–35 Aaron, like many leaders throughout history, received a divine calling. God chose Aaron and his sons to serve as Israel’s priests and charged them with carrying out rituals and sacrifices on behalf of all Israelites. Scripture gives meticulous detail to their ordination and calling. Their conduct was to be beyond reproach—and God made it crystal clear that failure to uphold His established guidelines would result in death. Numerous accounts in the Book of Leviticus demonstrate the high cost and expectation that goes with a holy calling to leadership positions. As the high priest, Aaron was the only one authorized to enter the Most Holy Place and appear before the very presence of God. The Lord set Aaron apart for his holy work. Despite his high calling, Aaron struggled with his authority and later caved in to the depraved wishes of the people. He failed at a crucial juncture and led Israel in a pagan worship service, an abomination that led to the deaths of many Israelites. Aaron had been set apart for God’s service, but he chose to live and lead otherwise. The failure of a leader usually results in consequences far more grave than the fall of a non-leader. On the day Aaron failed, “about three thousand men of the people fell [died]” (Ex. 32:28). When leaders fail, followers pay the price.” 


54. “Good leaders know when to display emotions and when to delay them. ” John C. Maxwell


55.  “Learn to say no to the good so you can say yes to the best. ” – John C. Maxwell


56. “Earn the right to be heard by listening to others. Seek to understand a situation before making judgments about it. ” John C. Maxwell


57. Leadership is your heart speaking to the hearts of others


58. “The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying.” John C. Maxwell


59. Productive leaders communicate the superiority and the benefits of their ideas


60. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. ” – John C. Maxwell


61. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. · “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. · “Where your treasure 


62. “Leadership is influence—nothing more, nothing less. If you are being salt and light as Jesus commanded, then you have begun to obey God’s call to leadership. ” 


63. “Keep first things first; distraction is the enemy of direction. ” 


64. “People buy into the leader, then the vision. ” ~ John C Maxwell


65. “Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best.” 


66. 20 February 1947 (age 75 years)


67. “A thought-reader reads the thought and passes is along to someone else. A thought-leader reads a thought and it immerses itself in you.”


68. “‘Failing forward’ is the ability to get back up after you’ve been knocked down, learn from your mistake, and move forward in a better direction. ” John C. Maxwell


69. Ephesians 4:11–13


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71. “Micromanagement happens when you keep power to yourself. Empowerment is when you give power to your team.” 


72. “Poem by Howard A. Walter (Character) I would be true, for there are those who trust me; I would be pure, for there are those who care; I would be strong, for there are those who suffer; I would be brave, for there is much to dare. I would be friend of all--- the foe, the friendless; I would be giving, and forget the gift; I would be humble, for I know my weakness; I would look up, and laugh, and love, and lift. ”


73. “To build trust, a leader must exemplify competence, connection, and character. ” ~ John C Maxwell


74. “If you start today to do the right thing, you are already a success even if it doesn’t show yet. ” John C. Maxwell


75. When our attitude is positive and conducive to growth, the mind expands and the progress begins. 3.  Leadership is inspiring others with a vision of 


76. “The Parable of the Lost Sheep 10“Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven. 11“For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.a 12“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? 13“And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. 14“Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.” 


77. at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father


78. Leadership is taking responsibility while others are making excuses


79. “Don't let your mandate come from the grumbling of the crowd. Get your cues from God and the mission He has given you.” “• Leaders gain credibility when they suffer with those they lead.” “Productive leaders communicate the superiority and the benefits of their ideas.”


80. “A leader who produces other leaders multiplies their influences. ” John C. Maxwell


81. Psalm 78:72


82. Wisdom from Women in the Bible: Giants of the Faith Speak into Our Lives, Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters, Learning from the Giants: Life and Leadership Lessons from the Bible, Developing the Leaders Around You: How to Help Others Reach Their Full Potential


83. “Talent is a gift, but character is a choice. ”


84. Adversity is prosperity to those who possess a great attitude


85. B&H Publishing Group, 2014


86. “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” John C. Maxwell


87. “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” 


88. “3. People buy into the leader before they buy into the plan.” 


89. “People who use time wisely spend it on activities that advance their overall purpose in life. ” John C. Maxwell


90. “The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying. ” – John C. Maxwell


91. “When I teach and mentor leaders, I remind them that if they stop learning, they stop leading. ” John C. Maxwell


92. “People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. ” – John C. Maxwell


93. “If you don’t change the direction you are going, then you’re likely to end up where you’re heading. ” John C. Maxwell


94. “When I teach and mentor leaders, I remind them that if they stop learning, they stop leading.” John C. Maxwell


95. “Leadership is visual. People do what people see.”


96. “Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.” John C. Maxwell


97.  Maxwell is a leader of leaders. The impact he continues to make with his life inspires others to follow suit, using 


98. “Do not be deceived: bad company corrupts good morals. ”


99. “The measure of a leader is not the number of people who serve him but the number of people he serves. ” John C. Maxwell


100. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” John C. Maxwell


101. “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. ”


102. “The respect that leadership must have requires that one’s ethics be without question. A leader not only stays above the line between right and wrong, he stays well clear of the ‘gray areas. ” John C. Maxwell


103. Romans 12:3–8


104. “My Best Message is written on paper, it’s for the moment. It changes with the audienc.”


105. “You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. ” Read More


106. “The bottom line in leadership isn't how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others. ” John C. Maxwell


107. “The thoughts in your mind will always be more important than the things in your life ~John Maxwell #JMTeam


108. “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. ”


109. “Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up.” 


110. No society has ever developed tough men during times of peace


111. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” 


112.  “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. ” – John C. Maxwell


113. “Success is…knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others. ” John C. Maxwell


114. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. ” From the popular Life Wisdom series of inspirational gift books, John Maxwell: 


115. “The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in business. You’ve got to keep working that talent.” John C. Maxwell


116. “• Leaders gain credibility when they suffer with those they lead.” 


117. Don’t forget: in leadership, if you’re through growing, you’re through


118. “14“Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD! 15“And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods” 


119. “The bottom line in leadership isn’t how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others. ” John C. Maxwell


120. “Do not take the agenda that someone else has mapped out for your life.” 


121. “When people respect you as a person, they admire you. When they respect you as a friend, they love you. When they respect you as a leader, they follow you. ” – John C. Maxwell


122. “Model: Ezra committed himself first to study God’s Word, then to practice it, then to communicate it to the rest of Israel. ” 


123. “There are five nonnegotiable characteristics that every effective leader must have: a sense of calling, an ability to communicate, creativity in problem solving, generosity, and consistency. ” John C. Maxwell


124. “Leaders seek to recognize and influence intangibles such as energy, morale, timing, and momentum.”


125. “One of the major keys to success is to keep moving forward on the journey, making the best of the detours and interruptions, turning adversity into advantage.” John C. Maxwell


126. “If you are a leader, the true measure of your success is not getting people to work. It’s not getting people to work hard. It is getting people to work hard together. That takes commitment. ” – John C. Maxwell


127. “The challenge of leadership is to create change and facilitate growth. ” John C. Maxwell


128. “The greater challenges you’ve faced as a leader in the past, the more likely followers are to give you a chance in the present.”


129. “Talent is a gift, but character is a choice. ” John C. Maxwell


130. Acts 20:28


131. “Am I going to wing it or am I going to work for it?”


132. John Calvin Maxwell


133. “To Stay Focused in Life:


134. “You can work with someone whose skills are weak if their values are good. You can train someone who is inexperienced as long as they value growth. You can trust someone who makes mistakes if the person is honest. But when good values are absent in someone, working with them becomes very difficult. ”


135. “It's not the position that makes the leader; it's the leader that makes the position.” John C. Maxwell


136. “Resilience, simply put, is seeing something through to the end.” 


137. “Don’t let your mandate come from the grumbling of the crowd. Get your cues from God and the mission He has given you.” 


138. “When you decide to serve others as a leader,


139. “Doing the right thing daily, compounds over time. ” – John C. Maxwell


140. “Courage isn’t an absence of fear. It’s doing what you are afraid to do. It’s having the power to let go of the familiar and forge ahead into new territory.” John C. Maxwell


141. “God had to break Jacob to make him useful. In the breaking process, Jacob—the deceiving “heel-catcher”—became Israel, a “prince with God” who purposed to serve God rather than himself. Natural leaders often need to be broken. Consider your natural ability to lead a gift from God, but your character a gift to present back to God. Remember: Every time you stand up under the weight of adversity, you are being prepared, as Jacob was, to better serve God and lead people. ” 


142. “God had to break Jacob to make him useful. In the breaking process, Jacob—the deceiving “heel-catcher”—became Israel, a “prince with God” who purposed to serve God rather than himself. Natural leaders often need to be broken. Consider your natural ability to lead a gift from God, but your character a gift to present back to God. Remember: Every time you stand up under the weight of adversity, you are being prepared, as Jacob was, to better serve God and lead people.” 


143. “One of the beliefs I have is to take care of our people first, and everything else will fall into place,” he said.


144. “The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one. ” – John C. Maxwell


145. “Success for the leader is a single victory. However, when the protg experiences success, it becomes a double win. ” John C. Maxwell


146. “If you really want to be an uncommon leader, you’re going to have to find a way to get much of your vision seen, implemented, and added to by others. ” John C. Maxwell


147. “Whenever I was new to an organization, I always spent a lot of time doing homework before I tried to take the lead.”


148. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” ― John C. Maxwell. tags: inspirational, leadership, management · 299 ...


149. When our attitude is positive and conducive to growth, the mind expands and the progress begins


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151. “Leadership is taking responsibility while others are making excuses. ” – John C. Maxwell


152. “I like having people bigger and better than me around me. If you’re number one in your class, you’re in the wrong class.”


153. “Success is…knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.” John C. Maxwell


154. “You can measure the joy in a person’s life by the amount of joy they invest in others.” 


155. “As Thomas Jefferson proclaimed, “In matters of fashion, swim with the current. In matters of conscience, stand like a rock.” 


156. “As a leader, the first person I need to lead is me. The first person I should try to change is me.” John C. Maxwell


157. “If you don’t change the direction you are going, then you’re likely to end up where you’re heading…” 


158. “if you don't have peace, it isn't because someone took it from you; you gave it away. You cannot always control what happens to you, but you can control what happens in you. ”


159. “As you begin changing your thinking, start immediately to change your behavior. Begin to act the part of the person you would like to become. Take action on your behavior. Too many people want to feel, then take action. This never works. ” – John C. Maxwell


160. “Self-care, simply put, is taking care of yourself. It’s giving yourself time to rest and recharge. When you go long periods of time without self-care, it will not only affect your energy but also your effectiveness as a leader.” 


161. If you are being salt and light as Jesus commanded, then you have begun to obey God's call 


162. “A leader who produces other leaders multiples their influences.” 


163. “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ``What shall we eat?'' or ``What shall we drink?'' or ``What shall we wear?'' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. - Matthew 6:25-34”


164. “If you don’t know how to respond to someone who experienced loss, try putting yourself in that person’s shoes. Ask yourself how you would respond if you were in her situation. Ask yourself what you would want to hear and what you wouldn’t want to hear. It’s possible you wouldn’t want to hear anything. You might just want someone to sit and grieve with you.” 


165. “if you don't have peace, it isn't because someone took it from you; you gave it away. You cannot always control what happens to you, but you can control what happens in you.” 


166. “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” John C. Maxwell


167. “They come to hear you give the Best Message but they’re drawn to the Big Message.”


168.  Maxwell quotes on leadership · 1. “When people respect you as a person, they admire you. · 2. “People may hear your words 


169. “To change your life you need to change your priorities. ” John C. Maxwell


170. “The Law of Connecting says ALL about others.”


171. “Even the most noble endeavors fail with immoral leadership. ” 


172. “Leaders always find a way to make things happen. ” ~ John C Maxwell


173. “Even the most noble endeavors fail with immoral leadership.” 


174. “The Parable of the Lost Sheep 10“Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven. 11“For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. a 12“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? 13“And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. 14“Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. ” 


175. “The Law of Preparation says you cannot deliver what you have not developed.”


176. “To change your life you need to change your priorities.” John C. Maxwell


177. “Each person’s leadership is best exercised in his or her area of giftedness. When we discover our gifts, we will naturally lead in those areas where we are most productive, intuitive, comfortable, influential, and satisfied. ”


178. As Thomas Jefferson proclaimed, In matters of fashion, swim with the current. In matters of conscience, stand like a rock


179. Life wisdom


180. “Growth inside fuels growth outside.” John C. Maxwell


181. “A leader’s potential is determined by those closest to him. ” ~ John C Maxwell


182. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. ” John C. Maxwell


183. “The Law of Credibility says your most effective message is the one you live.”


184. “Courage isn’t an absence of fear. It’s doing what you are afraid to do. It’s having the power to let go of the familiar and forge ahead into new territory. ” John C. Maxwell


185. “If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone. ”


186. “Dreams don’t work unless you do. ” John C. Maxwell


187. Discernment can be described as the ability to find the root of the matter, and it relies on intuition as well as rational thought


188. “The leader’s Attitude is like a thermostat for the place she works. If her attitude is good, the atmosphere is pleasant, and the environment is easy to work in. But if her attitude is bad, the temperature is insufferable. ” John C. Maxwell


189. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. ” –  John C. Maxwell


190. “If you want to be a leader, the good news is that you can do it. Everyone has the potential, but it isn’t accomplished overnight. It requires perseverance. ” John C. Maxwell


191. “Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.” 


192. Maxwell Quotes on Leadership & Motivation


193. “There are two reasons someone might follow a leader: Obligation or inspiration. Obligation is when you have to follow a leader. Inspiration is when you want to follow a leader.” 


194. “Seven Steps to Success


195. “We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are. ” – John C. Maxwell


196. “Leadership is influence—nothing more, nothing less. If you are being salt and light as Jesus commanded, then you have begun to obey God’s call to leadership.” 


197. “Do you know the difference between leaders, followers, and losers? Leaders stretch with challenges. Followers struggle with challenges. Losers shrink from challenges. ” John C. Maxwell


198. “2. God commanded both male and female to have dominion (v. 27). Both men and women have been given the ability and authority to lead. Leadership is not gender specific.” 


199. “At their peak, they were producing a shield every fifteen seconds,” Maxwell and Hoskins write. “Everyone had a sense that they were making a real difference. They were saving lives.”


200. “Leadership has less to do with position than it does disposition. ” John C. Maxwell


201. “EVERY BELIEVER NEEDS TO CAREFULLY, PRAYERFULLY READ THIS TIMELY BOOK. ”


202. “If you wouldn’t follow yourself, why should anyone else?” John C. Maxwell


203. “To those whom much is given, much is expected. ”


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206. “It is no good pretending that as Christian leaders we have little or no power. We do. Power and power differentials are givens in leadership. Being realistic about this is essential if we are to grasp how we affect others. We need to be as insightful as possible if we want to ensure that we use our power and authority in right and godly ways.” 


207. “I want you to see your possibilities. I want you to know your value.  I want you to feel empowered.  I want you to apply and multiply.” – Applying the four questions.


208. “As a leader, you will never get ahead until your people are behind you. ” John C. Maxwell


209. People do what people see. ” The 6-Step Credibility Journey. I have to find myself. Knowing yourself. Be 


210. “You cannot give what you do not have.”


211. “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails. ” John C. Maxwell


212. “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. ” 


213. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” John C. Maxwell


214. “If you are a leader, you should never forget that everyone needs encouragement. And everyone who receives it - young or old, successful or less-than-successful, unknown or famous - is changed by it. ” It’s crucial to understand and remember the universal laws of leadership. This is one of them that works with anyone you come into contact with. The Oxford Dictionary defines the word “encourage” as “give support, confidence, or hope to someone”. Leaders need to give encouragement constantly and they should be looking for anything and everything to notice and point out. If you are not sure where to start, count how many encouraging words you give out to your team, family, and / or friends, then triple it. Watch the changes that happen with them, and with you!


215. “To lead any way other than by example, we send a fuzzy picture of leadership to others. If we work on improving ourselves first and make that our primary mission, then others are more likely to follow. ” John C. Maxwell


216. “Setting boundaries isn’t just about saying no to things we don’t want to do. Sometimes it’s saying no to things that we want to do. However, having boundaries can help us say yes to what is really important.” 


217. “Discernment is the ability to see people for who they really are. It’s discerning safety from harm. When you have discernment, you can identify who is a sheep, who is a wolf, and even who is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.” 


218. Maxwell (PODCAST) – Finding Brave


219. “Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who don’t.” John C. Maxwell


220. James 3:1


221. And God saw that it was good


222. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. ” The greatest leadership is by example. You must do, act, say, and be the person you want your team to be. Leadership is a visual thing. You cannot take others on a journey with an unknown destination. Know where you are going, and how you are going to get there. When you are showing people how to get the vision, you do it with them; you keep them close


223. “The bottom line in leadership isn't how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others.” John C. Maxwell


224. “Leaders are meant to help others become the people God created them to be.” John C. Maxwell


225. “Learn to say no to the good so you can say yes to the best. ” – John C. Maxwell


226. “The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying. ” John C. Maxwell


227. “Leaders don’t rise to the pinnacle of success without developing the right set of attitudes and habits; they make every day a masterpiece. ” John C. Maxwell


228. In ancient Israel when Goliath came up against the Hebrews, the soldiers all thought, He’s so big we can never kill him. David looked at the same giant and thought, He’s so big I can’t miss


229. “Many things in life just happen, but positive change isn’t one of them. Changing anything in our world requires someone to be the catalyst.”


230. “The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. ” – John C. Maxwell


231. “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” John C. Maxwell


232. “We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.” John C. Maxwell


233. “It’s not the position that makes the leader; it’s the leader that makes the position. ” John C. Maxwell


234. “A physical cross is the death of our bodies. A spiritual cross is the death of our will. While you might not be called to take up a physical cross in your lifetime, you are still called to take up a spiritual cross every day.” 


235. “The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.” John C. Maxwell


236. “True leadership always begins with the inner person.”


237. Good leaders motivate others by their listening skills. We are to: avoid prejudicial first impressions; become less self-centered; withhold initial criticism; stay calm; listen with empathy; be active listeners; clarify what we hear; and recognize the healing power of listening. Then we are to act on what we hear 


238.  “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. ” – John C. Maxwell


239. “Growth inside fuels growth outside. ” John C. Maxwell


240. “Productive leaders communicate the superiority and the benefits of their ideas.” 


241. “If you start today to do the right thing, you are already a success even if it doesn’t show yet.” John C. Maxwell


242. “If you want to be the best leader you can possibly be, no matter how much or how little natural leadership talent you possess, you need to become a serving leader. ” John C. Maxwell


243. “Don’t be ordinary; strive for extraordinary. Demand excellence in everything.” 


244. “5. Each person’s leadership is best exercised in his or her area of giftedness (v. 31). When we discover our gifts, we will naturally lead in those areas where we are most productive, intuitive, comfortable, influential, and satisfied. ” 


245. 5. Each person’s leadership is best exercised in his or her area of giftedness (v. 31). When we discover our gifts, we will naturally lead in those areas where we are most productive, intuitive, comfortable, influential, and satisfied


246. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. ” From the popular Life Wisdom series of inspirational gift books, John Maxwell: Insights on Leadership gathers the most powerful sayings from the world’s recognized expert on the best practices of leadership. In this volume, readers can more easily draw from his vast collection of business, personal, and spiritual insights on a regular basis.  An experienced pastor and groundbreaking author whose leadership books have sold more than 19 million copies, Maxwell regularly speaks to Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, military personnel, and international leaders alike. With his success, John has founded faith-based leadership organizations around the world so that effective Christian leaders can help fulfill the Bible’s Great Commission in every nation


247. “Would you consider yourself to be a creative person? You might not make art, music, or stories. However, that does not mean you aren’t creative. The creation story shows that God is an inherently creative being. Because we are made in His image, we are also creative beings.” 


248. “The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” 


249. “All true leaders have learned to say no to the good in order to say yes to the best. ” John C. Maxwell


250. “The measure of a leader is not the number of people who serve him but the number of people he serves. ” John C. Maxwell


251. “You don’t overcome challenges by making them smaller but by making yourself bigger. ” – John C. Maxwell


252. So the evening and the morning were the first day


253. “The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in business. You’ve got to keep working that talent. ” John C. Maxwell


254. “If you help people get what they want, they will help you get what you want.” - Zig Ziglar


255. “A leader is great, not because of his or her power, but because of his or her ability to empower others. ” – John C. Maxwell


256. “My name is John and I’m your friend.”


257. “If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then realize that you are its author. Every day you have the chance to write a new page in that story. I want to encourage you to fill those pages with responsibility to others and yourself. If you do, in the end you will not be disappointed. ” John C. Maxwell


258. “Not on the sideline, not in the spotlight”: COSBOA’s Matthew Addison reviews the budget for small business


259. Maxwell Quotes on Change, Growth, and Gratitude


260. Effective leaders who reach their potential spend more time focusing on what they do well than on what they do wrong


261. “Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have. ” John C. Maxwell


262. “Every time I speak I have two messages – my Best Message and Big Message.”


263. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” John C. Maxwell


264. Maxwell Quotes on Leadership & Success


265. “Every day is an opportunity to work on our legacy.” 


266. “The problem with giftedness is there is a tendency to take shortcuts. The problem is you can do it and get by with it.”


267. MUSIC REVIEWS and NE… on MUSIC REVIEWS and NEWS


268. “The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying. “- John C. Maxwell


269. “Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. ” John C. Maxwell


270. The promotions did not give that individual an outstanding attitude, but an outstanding attitude resulted in promotions


271. “People naturally follow leaders stronger than themselves. ” ~ John C Maxwell


272. “Failure’s nothing more than an opportunity for greater success.” 


273. John 13:13–17


274. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. ” John C. Maxwell


275. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. ” John C. Maxwell


276. “The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one. ” John C. Maxwell


277. “I’ve spoken over 13,000 times.”


278. “The greatest enemy of learning is knowing. ” John C. Maxwell


279. “A legacy is created only when a person puts his organization into the position to do great things without him. ” ~ John C Maxwell


280. A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.  John C. · 2. Leadership is not about titles, positions or 


281. 2. God commanded both male and female to have dominion (v. 27). Both men and women have been given the ability and authority to lead. Leadership is not gender specific


282. “Productive leaders communicate the superiority and the benefits of their ideas. ” 


283. “The only thing that limits us in a time of crisis is our lack of creativity,” Yoder said. “That and recognizing that we all need one another. ”


284. Philippians 2:3–4


285. “• Leaders gain credibility when they suffer with those they lead. ” 


286. “Being against something isn’t attractive,” they write. “It doesn’t draw positive people who want to work for positive change. If you want to create positive change in the world, you have to be for something.”


287. “Honor is when you show public appreciation for someone else. If you don’t take the time to honor your team and their work, then they have no way of knowing whether you appreciate them. This is why honor is important.” 


288. “A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. ” John C. Maxwell


289. Becoming a better leader pays dividends, but it takes great effort. Leadership requires a lot from a person. It is demanding and complex


290. “If you enjoy yourself, they enjoy you. If you can’t get over yourself, we are tired of you.”


291. “All true leaders have learned to say no to the good in order to say yes to the best.” John C. Maxwell


292. “Smoke and Mirrors”: Startups react to the 2023 budget


293. Maxwell Quotes on Success (LEADERSHIP)


294. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. ”


295. All rights reserved.  Privacy Policy.  Permissions. Designed by circles+co


296. “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up. ” – John C. Maxwell


297. “People who use time wisely spend it on activities that advance their overall purpose in life.” John C. Maxwell


298. “Do you know the difference between leaders, followers, and losers? Leaders stretch with challenges. Followers struggle with challenges. Losers shrink from challenges. ” – John C. Maxwell


299. Your capacity will all be in vain. ” John Maxwell 


300. “Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them.” John C. Maxwell


301. “Relational skills are the most important abilities in leadership.” 


302. In Awake, My Heart, J. Sidlow Baxter wrote, “What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty and every difficulty has an opportunity. ”


303. “Change requires a diversity of talents and skills in order to be accomplished,” the book says. “Your job is to give everyone who joins you permission to operate in their gifting and invite them to be in the story. If you aren’t a good public speaker, find someone who is. If you tend to be a skeptic, balance yourself by inviting someone who’s optimistic. Why? None of us is as smart as all of us.”


304. “A successful person finds the right place for himself.  But a successful leader finds the right place for others.  John C. Maxwell


305. “Each person's leadership is best exercised in his or her area of giftedness. When we discover our gifts, we will naturally lead in those areas where we are 


306. “Many things in life just happen, but positive change isn’t one of them. Changing anything in our world requires someone to be the catalyst. ”


307. Garden City, Michigan, United States


308. So the evening and the morning were the second day


309. “Purposeful living is a strong indicator of happiness. Live big. Believe bigger. Thrive always.” 


310. “A leader with confidence is a leader who brings out positive changes in people. ” John C. Maxwell


311. “2. God commanded both male and female to have dominion (v. 27). Both men and women have been given the ability and authority to lead. Leadership is not gender specific. ” 


312. “The rewards leaders give are counterbalanced by the results that their people give in return. ” John C. Maxwell


313. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. ” John C. Maxwell


314. When God wants to educate someone, He does not send him to the school of graces but to the school of necessities


315. Asked which of his works he would select as his masterpiece, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, at the age of eighty-three, replied, “My next one. ”


316. “The better leader you are, the better leaders you will attract. ” ~ John C Maxwell


317. “Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” John C. Maxwell


318. “The greatest enemy of learning is knowing.” John C. Maxwell


319. “The only thing that limits us in a time of crisis is our lack of creativity,” Yoder said. “That and recognizing that we all need one another.”


320. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the plan. ”


321. Certainly aptitude is important to our success in life. Yet success or failure in any undertaking is caused more by mental attitude than by mere mental capacities


322. “Leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand. ” ~ John C Maxwell


323. “A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. ” – John C. Maxwell


324. Maxwell quotes on leadership


325. “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” 


326. “To risk is to live. ”


327. “Whatever we let influence us, is what we let lead us.” 


328. “Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. ” John C. Maxwell


329. “You don’t enjoy the experience until you get over yourself.”


330. “What do I want the people to see, know, feel and to do?” – 4 separate questions fo know your Big Message


331. “As Thomas Jefferson proclaimed, “In matters of fashion, swim with the current. In matters of conscience, stand like a rock. ” 


332. “Hopeless times call for hopeful leaders.” 


333. “The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” John C. Maxwell


334. “Success is. . . knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others. ”


335. “As a leader, you will never get ahead until your people are behind you. ” – John C. Maxwell


336. “It’s true that charisma can make a person stand out for a moment, but character sets a person apart for a lifetime. ” John C. Maxwell


337. We are individually responsible for our view of life


338. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. ”


339. “‘Failing forward’ is the ability to get back up after you’ve been knocked down, learn from your mistake, and move forward in a better direction.” John C. Maxwell


340. “Keep first things first; distraction is the enemy of direction.” 


341. “Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course. ” ~ John C Maxwell


342. “Being against something isn’t attractive,” they write. “It doesn’t draw positive people who want to work for positive change. If you want to create positive change in the world, you have to be for something. ”


343. “Leaders who are effective are leaders who are disciplined in their daily lives. ” John C. Maxwell


344. “Conflict is inevitable. As a leader, you have the choice to either avoid it or address it... Even though conflict isn’t easy, the longer you avoid it, the harder it is to address later.” 


345. “Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” John C. Maxwell


346. “Question for God every morning:


347. “Build the right kinds of relationships with the right people, and you can become the real leader in an organization.”


348. “I want friends, not fans. Success is a terrible separator.”


349. “8But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ” 


350. “People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. ” When you speak about your vision or goal, people do not just listen to the content of your speech but they also focus on the passion and determination with which you utter your words. Your attitude towards your vision or goals can be felt in your words and seen in your eyes, which is why communication specialists stress the importance of both verbal and non-verbal communication


351. “A leader who produces other leaders multiplies their influences.” John C. Maxwell


352. “Just as a church is known by its people, it is also known by its practices.” 


353. Matthew 20:26–28


354. “The Inevitable Return”


355. “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. ”


356. “Motivation is overrated; environment matters more. We become like the people we spend our time with.”


357. The impact he continues to make with his life inspires others to follow suit, using their strengths and sphere 


358. “The measure of a leader is not the number of people who serve him but the number of people he serves.” John C. Maxwell


359. “Have you ever worked with a leader who didn’t allow mistakes? Perhaps he would say things like, 'Failure is not an option!' There are three problems with this mindset. The first problem with this is that we are human. Meaning, we’re bound to make mistakes. The second problem is it stifles creativity and innovation. People will not risk doing anything original or adaptive if they are afraid of being reprimanded if it doesn’t work. Finally, the third problem with a 'Failure is not an option' mindset is that mistakes can often be great teachers.” 


360. Leadership is influence—nothing more, nothing less. If you are being salt and light as Jesus commanded, then you have begun to obey God’s call to leadership


361.  “A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. ” – John C. Maxwell


362. Few people knew Abraham Lincoln until the great weight of the Civil War showed his character


363. Leadership is the ability to submerge your ego for the sake of what is best


364. “Self-awareness is knowing your strengths and your weaknesses. It’s knowing what energizes you and what drains you. It’s knowing how you lead when you’re calm versus how you lead when you’re stressed.” 


365. “Motivation is overrated; environment matters more. We become like the people we spend our time with. ”


366. “Everything rises and falls on leadership. ” John C. Maxwell


367. Leadership is being dissatisfied with the current reality


368. “Great leaders always seem to embody two seemingly disparate qualities. They are both highly visionary and highly practical. ” John C. Maxwell


369. “Make your first impression the true expression of who you are.”


370. Reflections on the I… on FAITH AND WORK: Connecting Sun…


371. Maxwell Quotes for Leadership Success


372. “While your workplace might not be your favorite place to be. God cares about your work ethic. Because of this, your leadership in your workplace should reflect Him.” 


373. “You find your voice only when you’re authentic.”


374.   


375. “We feel unhappy and confused with our life when we don't do the focus or calling that God has on our life.” 


376. “It’s true that charisma can make a person stand out for a moment, but character sets a person apart for a lifetime.” John C. Maxwell


377. “If you are a leader, the true measure of your success is not getting people to work. It’s not getting people to work hard. It is getting people to work hard together. That takes commitment. ” John C. Maxwell


378. “Enjoy every experience. It’s just difficult when the communicator is not enjoying the experience.”


379. “When people respect you as a person, they admire you. When they respect you as a friend, they love you. When they respect you as a leader, they follow you. ” John C. Maxwell


380. “If you wouldn’t follow yourself, why should anyone else?” – John C. Maxwell


381. Don’t try to conquer the world until you’ve taken care of things in your own backyard


382. “We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are. ” John C. Maxwell


383. “If you want to connect with people you have to intentionally connect with their world. You have to find people to lead people.”


384. Proverbs 11:14


385. Leadership is inspiring others with a vision of what they can contribute


386. Maxwell Quotes on Change, Growth, and Gratitude


387. “The Cost and Expectation of Leadership Leviticus 7:33–35 Aaron, like many leaders throughout history, received a divine calling. God chose Aaron and his sons to serve as Israel’s priests and charged them with carrying out rituals and sacrifices on behalf of all Israelites. Scripture gives meticulous detail to their ordination and calling. Their conduct was to be beyond reproach—and God made it crystal clear that failure to uphold His established guidelines would result in death. Numerous accounts in the Book of Leviticus demonstrate the high cost and expectation that goes with a holy calling to leadership positions. As the high priest, Aaron was the only one authorized to enter the Most Holy Place and appear before the very presence of God. The Lord set Aaron apart for his holy work. Despite his high calling, Aaron struggled with his authority and later caved in to the depraved wishes of the people. He failed at a crucial juncture and led Israel in a pagan worship service, an abomination that led to the deaths of many Israelites. Aaron had been set apart for God’s service, but he chose to live and lead otherwise. The failure of a leader usually results in consequences far more grave than the fall of a non-leader. On the day Aaron failed, “about three thousand men of the people fell [died]” (Ex. 32:28). When leaders fail, followers pay the price. ” 


388. Luke 12:48


389. “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone. ” John C. Maxwell


390. “Setting expectations is about helping your team know what they need to do. This is why good hiring managers provide job descriptions. This is why good teachers hand out assignment guidelines.” 


391. “The best leaders are humble enough to realize their victories depend upon their people. ” – John C. Maxwell


392. “Success each day should be judged by the seeds sown, not the harvest reaped.” John C. Maxwell


393. “If you can’t influence people, then they will not follow you. And if people won’t follow, you are not a leader. That’s the Law of Influence. ” John C. Maxwell


394.  “Most good leaders want the perspective of people they trust. ” John C. Maxwell


395. Leadership is the readiness to stand out in a crowd


396. Legacy Conference


397.  “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. ” – John C. Maxwell


398. “No one ever had morale authority quoting someone else.”


399. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” John C. Maxwell


400.  He made the stars also


401. “Choosing your battles is not about avoiding conflict. It’s about deciding which conflicts to engage in.” 


402. “You can work with someone whose skills are weak if their values are good. You can train someone who is inexperienced as long as they value growth. You can trust someone who makes mistakes if the person is honest. But when good values are absent in someone, working with them becomes very difficult.”


403. “If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then realize that you are its author. Every day you have the chance to write a new page in that story. I want to encourage you to fill those pages with responsibility to others and yourself. If you do, in the end you will not be disappointed.” John C. Maxwell


404. “Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course. Leaders who are good navigators are capable of taking their people just about anywhere. ” John C. Maxwell


405. The Parable of the Lost Sheep 10Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven. 11For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. a 12What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? 13And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. 14Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish


406. “Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course. ” ~ John C Maxwell . . . If leadership were easy to develop, a lot more people would be 


407. “The Big Message is written in your heart. The Big Message never changes.  It’s your DNA.  It’s who you are as a communicator.”


408. “There are two paths people can take. They can either play now and pay later, or pay now and play later. Regardless of the choice, one thing is certain. Life will demand a payment.” John C. Maxwell


409. “Leaders see everything with a leadership bias. Their focus is on mobilizing people and leveraging resources to achieve their goals rather than on using their own individual efforts. Leaders who want to succeed maximize every asset and resource they have for the benefit of their organization. For that reason, they are continually aware of what they have at their disposal. ” John C. Maxwell


410. “The bottom line for followers is what a leader is capable of. They want to know whether that person can lead the team to victory.”


411. “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you [Matthew 7:1-2]”


412. “5‘Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. 6‘And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. ” 


413. Ohio Christian University (1969), Azusa Pacific University, Fuller Theological Seminary


414. “God’s never hold us accountable for gifts we don’t have.” – Joyce Meyer


415. “Change requires a diversity of talents and skills in order to be accomplished,” the book says. “Your job is to give everyone who joins you permission to operate in their gifting and invite them to be in the story. If you aren’t a good public speaker, find someone who is. If you tend to be a skeptic, balance yourself by inviting someone who’s optimistic. Why? None of us is as smart as all of us. ”


416. “Keep wise people around you who have similar goals. Iron sharpens iron.” 


417. “Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course.” ~ John C Maxwell ... If leadership were easy to develop, a lot more people would be ...


418. “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” 


419. “The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation.


420. “Stay focused instead of getting offended or off track by others.” 


421. “If you can’t influence people, then they will not follow you. And if people won’t follow, you are not a leader. That’s the Law of Influence. ” – John C. Maxwell


422. Leadership is the capacity to care, and in caring, to liberate the ideas, energy, and capacities of others


423. “5. Each person’s leadership is best exercised in his or her area of giftedness (v. 31). When we discover our gifts, we will naturally lead in those areas where we are most productive, intuitive, comfortable, influential, and satisfied.” 


424. John C. Maxwell


425. “One of the beliefs I have is to take care of our people first, and everything else will fall into place,” he said


426. “Warren Buffet said if there was one skill if people could improve, it would how to connect and communicate.”


427. “The way you live your life today is preparing you for tomorrow. The question is what are you preparing for?” John C. Maxwell


428. “The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda. ” If you make a few key decisions and then manage them well in your daily agenda, you will succeed. You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. Success doesn’t just suddenly occur one day in your life. Conversely, neither does failure. Each is a process. Maxwell says that every day of your life is merely preparation for the next. What you become is the result of what you do today. In other words, you are preparing for something. The question is, what are you preparing for?


429. “Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time. ” John C. Maxwell


430. “People never care how much you know until they know how much you care. ” – John C. Maxwell


431. A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. John C. · 2. Leadership is not about titles, positions or ...


432. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrew 11:1 KJV)”


433. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” 


434. “If we are growing we are always going to be outside our 


435. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34”


436. John Rollet on My Review of Guardians of the…


437. We are rewarded when we help others. “I call 


438. Leadership is the passion to make a difference with others


439. “As a leader, the first person I need to lead is me. The first person I should try to change is me. ” John C. Maxwell


440. “Everything begins with a decision. Then, we have to manage that decision for the rest of your life.” 


441. “Fans say only he can do that. Friends say I can do that.”


442. “It's not the position that makes the leader; it's the leader that makes the position. ” John C. Maxwell


443. “As a leader, you don’t earn any points for failing in a noble cause. You don’t get credit for being ‘right’ as you bring the organization to a halt. Your success is measured by your ability to actually take the people where they need to go. But you can do that only if the people first buy into you as a leader. That’s the reality of the Law of Buy-In. ” John C. Maxwell


444. “Doing the right thing daily, compounds over time.” John C. Maxwell


445. “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. ”


446. Leadership is the willingness to put oneself at risk


447. “When the leader lacks confidence, the followers lack commitment. ” John C. Maxwell


448. “If you don’t have peace, it isn’t because someone took it from you; you gave it away. You cannot always control what happens to you, but you can control what happens in you. ” – John C. Maxwell


449. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. ” John C. Maxwell


450. “When I say something to business community I only have to say it once. Because it’s about money.  I’ve made successful people very successful.  The Christian community is about souls.  It’s sad the business community is attracted to money more than the Christian community is attracted to souls.”


451. “A leader is great, not because of his or her power, but because of his or her ability to empower others.” John C. Maxwell


452. “If you don’t change the direction you are going, then you’re likely to end up where you’re heading.” John C. Maxwell


453. “We may idealize the idea of DIY leadership or idolize lone ranger leaders. However, it isn’t an accurate view of leadership. While you might do a lot of things well, you can’t do everything.” 


454. “Stay focused instead of getting offended or off track by others. ” – John C. Maxwell


455. Bill Pence on The Power of Connecting with T…


456. “Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who don’t. ” John C. Maxwell


457. “There are two paths people can take. They can either play now and pay later, or pay now and play later. Regardless of the choice, one thing is certain. Life will demand a payment. ” – John C. Maxwell


458. ‘Failing forward’ is the ability to get back up after you’ve been knocked down, learn from your mistake, and move forward in a better direction.


459. “There are two paths people can take. They can either play now and pay later, or pay now and play later. Regardless of the choice, one thing is certain. Life will demand a payment. ” John C. Maxwell


460. “Good leaders motivate others by their listening skills. We are to: avoid prejudicial first impressions; become less self-centered; withhold initial criticism; stay calm; listen with empathy; be active listeners; clarify what we hear; and recognize the healing power of listening. Then we are to act on what we hear” 


461. “Poem by Howard A. Walter (Character)


462. “5‘Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. 6‘And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” 


463. “When people respect you as a person, they admire you. · 2. “People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. ” – John C. · 3. “A leader 


464. “It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. ” Read More


465. Terry on The Power of Connecting with T…


466. “There was a very cautious man


467. “Success is...


468.  “Everything rises and falls on leadership. ” – John C. Maxwell


469. “Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.” John C. Maxwell


470. “Sometimes it might feel as if you have little to give. The five loaves and two fish didn’t look like much either... If Jesus can feed thousands with five loaves and two fish, imagine what He can do with what you have.” 


471. “Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. ” – John C. Maxwell


472.  “There are two paths people can take. They can either play now and pay later, or pay now and play later. Regardless of the choice, one thing is certain. Life will demand a payment. ” – John C. Maxwell


473. “Real leadership is being the person others will gladly and confidently follow. ” John C. Maxwell


474. “A change of heart is like gratitude. If it is unexpressed, it has little value.”


475. The future not only looks bright when the attitude is right, but also the present is much more enjoyable. The positive person understands that the journey of success is as enjoyable as the destination


476. “At their peak, they were producing a shield every fifteen seconds,” Maxwell and Hoskins write. “Everyone had a sense that they were making a real difference. They were saving lives. ”


477. “Improvement is impossible without a change in leadership. ” ~ John C Maxwell


478. “One of the major keys to success is to keep moving forward on the journey, making the best of the detours and interruptions, turning adversity into advantage. ” John C. Maxwell


479. “The best leaders are humble enough to realize their victories depend upon their people. ” John C. Maxwell


480. “Leaders don’t rise to the pinnacle of success without developing the right set of attitudes and habits; they make every day a masterpiece.” John C. Maxwell


481. “At twenty-five I made the decision I would not preach what I do not believe.”


482. Growth equals change. If you want to get better, you have to keep changing and improving


483. Our attitude is the primary force that will determine whether we succeed or fail


484. “Feedback is empowering your team to ask questions, make suggestions, raise concerns, and/or challenge ideas.” 


485. Leadership is seeing the possibilities in a situation while others are seeing the limitations


486. “The higher you want to climb, the more you need leadership. The greater the impact you want to make, the greater your influence needs to be. ” John C. Maxwell


487. Do you have any good 


488. “There are 5 essentials to communication – Who says it? What is said?  How it is said?  When it is said?  Why it is said?”


489. “A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” 


490. “When leaders fail to empower others, it is usually due to three main reasons: 1. Desire for Job Security 2. Resistance to Change 3. Lack of Self-Worth. ” John C. Maxwell


491. “Managers work with processes-leaders work with people. ” John C. Maxwell


492. Quotes from John Maxwell: Insights on Leadership


493. “If you start today to do the right thing, you are already a success even if it doesn’t show yet.” 

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