Leadership Gold: Lessons I've Learned from a Lifetime of Leading
John C. Maxwell
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Smart leaders learn from their own mistakes. Smarter ones learn from others’ mistakes―and successes.
John C. Maxwell wants to help you become the smartest leader you can be by sharing Leadership Gold with you. After nearly forty years of leading, Maxwell has mined the gold so you don’t have to. Each gold nugget is contained in one of twenty- six chapters designed to be a six-month mentorship from the international leadership expert. Each chapter contains detailed application exercises and a “Mentoring Moment” for leaders who desire to mentor others using the book.
Gaining leadership insight is a lot like mining for gold. You don’t set out to look for the dirt. You look for the nuggets. You’ll find them here.
together. Some of the people I invite to go along pass me and climb higher than I do. That doesn’t bother me. If I know I was able to give them a hand and pull them up along the way, then I feel very fulfilled. Sometimes they return the favor and pull me up to their level. I’m grateful for that too. If you’re a leader and you feel isolated, then you’re not doing something right. Loneliness on the part of a leader is a choice. I choose to take the journey with people. I hope you do too. IF IT’S
few minutes communicating what has happened in the organization since the last official meeting. These items didn’t require discussion or comment. Study Items: This second part of the agenda would contain issues that were to be discussed openly and honestly. However, there was never to be any kind of decision or vote on these items at this time. At the close of discussion, a determination would be made whether the items would be put into the final category during the next meeting. Action Items:
my first “stewardship month.” And to my great delight, it was a tremendous success! Our attendance grew, our finances increased, and people began volunteering. It was a transforming experience for our small church and a huge momentum maker. And the results could be seen in the annual report when the church’s numbers jumped dramatically. The word soon got out that something exciting had happened at our church. And it wasn’t long before other church leaders were asking me to teach them how to do
One of the ways to help you gain perspective is to give praise and credit to others; do that at least once a day, every day. 3. How can you become a better climber? Ancient Greek historian Herodotus said,“The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.” If you have connections with others but no influence, then you may be wasting your potential. Increase your ability to climb by doing the following: Define your purpose. Devote some time to the strategic side of the
his leadership getting better or getting worse? Are they going up or going down? Is their future getting brighter or darker? As I travel to developing countries, I encourage leaders to ask themselves this question. Sadly, in many of these places things are getting better only for the leaders and a few of their favorites. But it is wrong for any leader to better himself while others suffer. Every day I remind myself that my mission as a leader is to add value to others. That is the only reason