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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.

    How to Gather Great People Around You

    How to Gather Great People Around You

    As most of you know, tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the U.S. In fact, if you’re listening to this episode on the day it releases, today is one of the biggest travel days of the year. That’s because many people are traveling to gather with friends and family to spend time celebrating the things they’re grateful for. Well, this holiday got our podcast team thinking about what it takes to gather great people around you. And we’ve come up with a great lesson from John on 9 tips for attracting top players to your team.
    After John’s lesson, Mark Cole will be joined by Traci Morrow to talk about what practices they put in place to attract great people onto their teams and how to apply the principles in this lesson to your own leadership.
    Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “How to Gather Great People Around You Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Gather and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    This episode is sponsored by BELAY––the incredible organization revolutionizing productivity with their virtual assistants, accounting services, social media managers, and website specialists for growing businesses just like yours. And to help you get started on reclaiming your time, BELAY is offering an exclusive VIP promotion to our podcast listeners. To claim this offer, just text MAXWELL to 55123. Get out of the administrative weeds, and back to casting vision for Your Next Big Thing with BELAY.
    References:
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    Relevant Episode: Impact Players with Liz Wiseman
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    • 38 min
    Transferring the Vision to the Heart and the Head

    Transferring the Vision to the Heart and the Head

    When your people understand the vision, it gives them direction and confidence. These are two critical elements if you and your team want to create powerful, positive impact. In this lesson, John is going to talk about the two ways your vision needs to appeal to your people: emotionally (that deals with the heart), and logically (that deals with the head).
    For the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole is joined by Traci Morrow to discuss the importance of transferring vision to their teams, and how they live out these principles within their own leadership. 
    Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Transferring Vision to the Heart and the Head Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Heart and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    References:
    Watch this episode on YouTube!
    The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell (use code PODCAST at checkout for 15% off this week only)
    Relevant Episode: Leader-Vision: How to See and Sculpt the Future
    Sign up for the Maxwell Leadership Growth Plan!
    Shop the Maxwell Leadership Online Store

    • 40 min
    How to Handle Resistance (Part 2)

    How to Handle Resistance (Part 2)

    Last week, we talked about how resistance is inevitable, and how to leverage your team through resistance. This week, John Maxwell concludes his lesson and offers seven new ways to handle resistance in your organization, your team, and your life. 
    For the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Becky Bursell will help you navigate this impactful lesson by John and offer ways to apply this to your own life and leadership! 
    Our BONUS resource for this series is the “How to Handle Resistance Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Resistance and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    References:
    Watch this episode on YouTube
    Enroll in the new 21 Laws of Leadership Online Course
    The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
    Relevant Episode: Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess with Dr. Caroline Leaf
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    • 36 min
    How to Handle Resistance (Part 1)

    How to Handle Resistance (Part 1)

    Today we’re talking about something that every leader has experienced, is currently experiencing, and will experience throughout their life. We’re talking about resistance. One fundamental law of physics says that movement creates friction. So, if you’re a growing leader, a leader who is creating powerful, positive change, then you will experience resistance as well. But, as Jon Kabat-Zinn says, “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” The same goes for resistance––it’s inevitable. But are you the kind of leader who will succumb to it, or will you work through it?
    In this series, John Maxwell teaches thirteen ways to handle resistance. Then Mark Cole and Becky Bursell dig into some of the ways resistance has shaped their leadership and has taught them to be better leaders.
    Our BONUS resource for this series is the “How to Handle Resistance Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Resistance and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    References:
    Watch this episode on YouTube
    Enroll in the new 21 Laws of Leadership Online Course!
    Sign up for the Maxwell Leadership Growth Plan
    Shop the Maxwell Leadership Online Store

    • 34 min
    Impact Players with Liz Wiseman

    Impact Players with Liz Wiseman

    It’s leaders like you who help us make an impact in our world. So, it’s our joy each and every week to have you learn and grow with us as leaders. This week, we get to learn from an incredible first-time guest on the podcast, Liz Wiseman!
    Liz is a world-renown researcher and best-selling author of the book Multipliers. She teaches leaders and executives all around the world to sharpen their skills and transform their organization. Liz is also the CEO of The Wiseman Group where they help transform organizations by maximizing impact and multiplying intelligence. Today, we’re going to dive into Liz’s new book, Impact Players, and how it can help leaders identify those on their team who possess the qualities that will take their organization to the next level.
    Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Impact Players Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from Liz and Mark’s conversation. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/ImpactPlayers and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    References:
    Watch this episode on YouTube
    Impact Players by Liz Wiseman
    TheWisemanGroup.com
    Relevant Episode: Ten Tools for Gaining a New Perspective
    Sign up for the Maxwell Leadership Growth Plan!
    Shop the Maxwell Leadership Store

    • 39 min
    The Leader Who Motivates

    The Leader Who Motivates

    Today, we’re talking about Motivation. Leaders who are skilled at motivating their people have higher employee retention, see more success in their businesses, and have teams that believe in their vision. That’s why John Maxwell is going to share three things you need to embrace to become a leader who motivates.
    After John’s lesson, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow discuss how they use these principles to motivate their own teams.
    Our BONUS resource for this episode is “The Leader Who Motivates Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Motivated and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    References:
    Watch this episode on YouTube
    Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell (Use code PODCAST at checkout for 15% off this week only)
    Relevant Episode: Goal Conscious vs. Growth Conscious
    Sign up for the Maxwell Leadership Growth Plan!
    Shop the Maxwell Leadership Online Store

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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Richspirit ,

One of the best top tier places to learn leadership

I have been listening to this podcast now for 4 years now and there is no measure to the amount of healthy and applicable leadership knowledge I have absorbed. Both for personally my own self-growth and a growth within an organization (job) I am a part of.

DenLMartin ,

Needs more John and less Mark

Needs to be mostly real content by John or someone else with valuable thoughts. The fact that most of it is just Mark Cole and misc others gushing and rambling about the first few minutes of real content is disgusting. Mark Cole must go if the Maxwell organization will remain worthwhile after John.

Mike O’Connell ,

Great guide

John, Mark, Chris and all the other speakers give you the nudge to bring yourself to higher standards. everybody wants to quick fix or the pill that changes them. Change comes from within and this podcast tries to give you that incentive to make your life and communication much better. take some ownership and use this as a tool to better your communication.

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