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The Maxwell Leadership Podcast is a regular examination of what it means to be a transformational leader—someone who daily influences people to think, speak, and act to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others. This podcast will teach you the principles, practices, and process of becoming a transformational leader because leadership isn’t an event—it’s an uphill journey. Every week we will offer a free tool to help you on this journey, so let leadership authority Dr. John C. Maxwell show you the way.

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The Maxwell Leadership Podcast is a regular examination of what it means to be a transformational leader—someone who daily influences people to think, speak, and act to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others. This podcast will teach you the principles, practices, and process of becoming a transformational leader because leadership isn’t an event—it’s an uphill journey. Every week we will offer a free tool to help you on this journey, so let leadership authority Dr. John C. Maxwell show you the way.

    Experience Breakthrough (Part 2)

    Experience Breakthrough (Part 2)

    Breakthroughs are transformative moments that shape and empower our lives. These breakthroughs often come when we challenge our limits, confront our fears, and find the strength to overcome challenges. This week, we continue to explore the journey of breakthroughs in leadership growth and the pursuit of dreams. 
    During John’s lesson, he shares the remaining 4 breakthroughs everyone needs to experience to reach success. He recounts a personal episode of overcoming a life-threatening challenge, about living his dream, striving for continuous improvement, and the transformative power of our dreams in shaping who we are. 
    Mark Cole and Traci Morrow cover why self-care is paramount for leaders to effectively take care of others. Mark shares the importance of working from a place of rest instead of resting from a place of work—a crucial mindset for any leader’s mental health. Traci highlights one challenge faced by many leaders — the temptation to serve from an empty cup — and how self-care helps us serve others better.
    You’ll also hear how one 76-year-old proved there's no finish line in dreaming. As Terrell Owens once wisely put it, it's about focusing on “breakthroughs, not breakdowns.” 
    Stick around as we also preview our Day to Grow event and dive into the significance of personal and team growth. This is an episode brimming with wisdom on the four types of breakthroughs that all leaders must navigate to achieve success. 
    Get ready to be inspired to experience your own breakthroughs. Let's grow together on this episode of the Maxwell Leadership Podcast. 
    Our BONUS resource for this series is the “Experience Breakthrough Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Breakthrough and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    Breakthrough is the bridge between who you are and who you want to become. Experience your breakthrough at Day to Grow on March 9th in fun-filled Orlando, Florida. Secure your tickets here!
    References:
    Watch this episode on YouTube!
    Join the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team
    Enroll in the Put Your Dream to the Test Online Course for just $79 (reg. $399)
    Put Your Dream to the Test book by John C. Maxwell
    Sign up for the Maxwell Leadership Growth Plan
    Shop the Maxwell Leadership Online Store

    • 36 min
    Experience Breakthrough (Part 1)

    Experience Breakthrough (Part 1)

    This week, we kick off a two-part series on Experiencing Breakthrough! Breakthrough is the thing that separates who you are from who you want to be. And speaking of breakthrough, if you want to experience it for yourself, get your tickets to Day2Grow on March 9th in Orlando, Florida! Join John Maxwell and other inspiring speakers, and breakthrough into the person you’re meant to be! You can find out more about this opportunity at Day2Grow.com. 
    Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Experience Breakthrough Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Breakthrough and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    References:
    Watch this episode on YouTube!
    Join the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team
    Enroll in the Put Your Dream to the Test Online Course for just $79 (reg. $399)
    Put Your Dream to the Test book by John C. Maxwell
    Sign up for the Maxwell Leadership Growth Plan
    Shop the Maxwell Leadership Online Store

    • 43 min
    How to Hire the Right People

    How to Hire the Right People

    Jim Collins said, “People are not your most important asset; the right people are.” So, this week, John Maxwell teaches how to hire the right people. You’ll learn the 4 C’s of building a team that will take you to the next level. After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Chris Goede join to discuss John’s lesson and offer practical ways you can apply it to your life and leadership. 
    Key Takeaways:
    -       The 4 C’s of Building a Team
    -       If you get to the top alone, you didn’t climb a very high hill.
    -       Without a good hiring process, your emotional challenges will show up in your hiring realities.
    Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “How to Hire the Right Team Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/RightPeople and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    Breakthrough is the bridge between who you are and who you want to become. Experience your breakthrough at Day to Grow on March 9th in fun-filled Orlando, Florida. Secure your tickets here!
    References:
    Watch this episode on YouTube!
    Purchase the Mentor’s Guide to Building a Championship Team for just $39 (reg. $97)
    Join the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team
    Relevant Episode: The Grounded Leader
    Sign up for the Maxwell Leadership Growth Plan
    Shop the Maxwell Leadership Online Store

    • 32 min
    Think Ahead with Craig Groeschel

    Think Ahead with Craig Groeschel

    We have a special episode for you today! That’s because Mark Cole is joined by John Maxwell’s good friend, Craig Groeschel. Craig hosts an amazing podcast called the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, he’s a pastor, an author, and this month he’s releasing his newest book, Think Ahead: 7 Decisions You Can Make Today for the God-Honoring Life You Want Tomorrow. Whether you’re a person of faith or not, this book has the potential to change your life and your leadership. Today Mark and Craig discuss Craig’s new book and the inspiring insights within it. Pre-order your copy now at CraigGroeschel.com! 

    Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Think Ahead Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from Mark and Craig’s conversation. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/ThinkAhead and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource."

    Breakthrough is the bridge between who you are and who you want to become. Experience your breakthrough at Day to Grow on March 9th in fun-filled Orlando, Florida. Secure your tickets here! 

    References: 

    Watch this episode on YouTube! 

    Pre-order Craig’s book, Think Ahead 

    Join the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team 

    Sign up for the Maxwell Leadership Growth Plan 

    Shop the Maxwell Leadership Online Store 

    • 35 min
    10 Secrets to Success (Part 2)

    10 Secrets to Success (Part 2)

    Today, John Maxwell, Chris Goede and Mark Cole continue a two-part series on 10 secrets to success. After John’s lesson, Mark and Chris join to discuss how you can apply these secrets to success in your own life and leadership. 
    Key takeaways:
    -       A minute of thought is worth more than an hour of talk.
    -       Don’t be afraid to innovate. Be different!
    -       Think long-term and be persistent when others decide to quit.
    Our BONUS resource for this series is the “10 Secrets to Success Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Secrets and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    Breakthrough is the bridge between who you are and who you want to become. Experience your breakthrough at Day to Grow on March 9th in fun-filled Orlando, Florida. Secure your tickets here!
    References:
    Watch this episode on YouTube!
    Join the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team
    Enroll in the Put Your Dream to the Test Online course for just $79 (regularly $399) for a limited time!
    Put Your Dream to the Test book by John C. Maxwell
    Sign up for the Maxwell Leadership Growth Plan
    Shop the Maxwell Leadership Online Store

    • 35 min
    10 Secrets to Success (Part 1)

    10 Secrets to Success (Part 1)

    Today on the Maxwell Leadership Podcast, we begin a two-part series on 10 Secrets to Success. After John Maxwell’s lesson, Mark Cole and Chris Goede join to discuss the lesson and offer practical ways you can apply it to your life and leadership. 
    Key takeaways:
    -       How you think is everything
    -       “Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.” –Tom Hopkins
    -       Success is a marathon, not a sprint
    Our BONUS resource for this series is the “10 Secrets to Success Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Secrets and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    Breakthrough is the bridge between who you are and who you want to become. Experience your breakthrough at Day to Grow on March 9th in fun-filled Orlando, Florida. Secure your tickets here!
    References:
    Watch this episode on YouTube!
    Enroll in the Put Your Dream to the Test Online Course today for just $79 (reg. $399) this week and next week only!
    Join the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team
    Relevant Episode: Goal-Oriented to Growth-Oriented
    Register for Day to Grow on March 9th!
    Sign up for the Maxwell Leadership Growth Plan
    Shop the Maxwell Leadership Online Store

    • 40 min

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AD Rodriguez ,

All Time Favorite Podcast!!!

Always helps me get my mind right for the week

Stephanie-Brown ,

Encouraging

Love and appreciate these impactful teachings.

neighborhoodotaku ,

Daily Encouragement to Make a Difference

Mark, it’s been a privilege to be mentored by you and your team on a daily basis through the podcast! As an autistic JMT member, I’ve received the vision to speak, train, and coach. My success on this journey has come from men and women like you who continually encourage me to grow and to lean into discomfort.

The Scarcity Mindset is far too common in the autistic community and a staggering 85% of individuals on the spectrum with a college degree are unemployed as of 2023. John‘s teaching and your actionable discussions have inspired me to always see abundance and to continually chase significance. I’ve suffered in ways that uniquely qualify me to inspire and bring hope to others.

Again, thank you for believing me through your words on the podcast, your encouragement at IMC, and your advice on the certification calls, Mark!

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