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235 Inspirational John Maxwell Leadership Bible Quotes

1. “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


2. “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


3. Psalm 78:72


4. “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”


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


6. “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.”


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


8. “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


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


10. “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.”


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


18. “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.” 


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


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


21. Quotes from John Maxwell: Insights on Leadership


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


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


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


25. “To risk is to live.”


26. 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. 


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


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


29. “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


30. “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


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


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


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


34. “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


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


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


37. “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


38. “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


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


40. “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


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


42. Luke 12:48


43. “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


44. “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


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


46. “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


47. “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


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


49. “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 ...


50. Ephesians 4:11–13


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


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


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


54. 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. 


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


56. “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


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


58. “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 ...


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


60. “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


61. “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.” 


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


63. “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.


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


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


66. “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


67. “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


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


69. “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.” 


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


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


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


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


74. “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” 


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


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


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


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


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


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


81. “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


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


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


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


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


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


87. 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. 


88. 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. 


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


90. “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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


97. “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.”


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


99. James 3:1


100. “The Inevitable Return”


101. “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.


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


103. “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.”


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


105. Philippians 2:3–4


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


107. “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.” 


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


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


111. “8But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 


112. Life wisdom


113. “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


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


115. “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.”


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


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


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


119. John 13:13–17


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


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


123. Matthew 20:26–28


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


125. “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


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


127. “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


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


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


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


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


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


133. “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


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


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


136.  He made the stars also


137. “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.” 


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


139. “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


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


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


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


143. “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


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


145. “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


146. “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]”


147. “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


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


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


150. “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


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


152. “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.


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


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


155. “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.” 


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


157. “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.”


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


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


160. “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


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


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


163. “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


164. “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.” 


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


166. “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!


167. “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


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


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


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


171. “‘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


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


173. “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.” 


174. “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


175. And God saw that it was good


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


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


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


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


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


181. “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”


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


183. Proverbs 11:14


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


185. “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.”


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


187. Romans 12:3–8


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


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


190. “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.”


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


192. “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: ...


193. “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 ...


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


195. How Should Christian… on FAITH AND WORK: Connecting Sun…


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


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


198. 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. 


199. “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


200. “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


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


202. “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


203. Acts 20:28


204. “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” 


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


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


207. “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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


217. “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.”


218. “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


219. “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


220. “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.”


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


222. “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.”


223. “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.”


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


225. “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


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


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


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


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


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


231. “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?


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


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


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


235. 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 

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