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The John 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 John 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.

    The Third Option with Miles McPherson

    The Third Option with Miles McPherson

    In this episode, John Maxwell Zooms with Miles McPherson, pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego, California, and author of The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation. They discuss the importance of celebrating what different races have in common, the often-overlooked paradox of being “colorblind” to race, and the value of confronting our own blind spots.
    Mark Cole is joined by Traci Morrow for the application portion of the episode to discuss John and Miles’s conversation. They each share how maintaining a learning posture has challenged and changed their own perspectives.
    Our BONUS resources for this episode are the Third Option Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching, and the live video of the entire discussion between John, Miles, and Mark. You can download the worksheet and find the video link by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/ThirdOption.
    References:
    The Third Option by Miles McPherson
    MilesMcPherson.com
    Miles McPherson on Anderson Cooper 360°
    Leadershift by John C. Maxwell
    The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell
    The John Maxwell Online Store

    • 40 min
    Vision and Values with Casey Crawford

    Vision and Values with Casey Crawford

    Casey Crawford is the co-founder and CEO of Movement Mortgage. When Movement Mortgage launched in the middle of the 2008 financial crisis in the U.S., their goal was to become a financial services company that people could trust.
    In this episode we share two key clips from a conversation between Casey, John Maxwell, and Mark Cole about what it means to be a values-based organization in the midst of crisis. Mark Cole and Jason Brooks offer their insights on these clips and share how adversity reveals more opportunities to serve others.
    Our BONUS resources for this episode are the Vision and Values Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching, and the live video of the entire discussion between John, Simon, and Mark. You can download the worksheet and find the video link by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Vision.
    References:
    The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
    Ethics 101 by John C. Maxwell
    Movement Mortgage
    The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation
    The John Maxwell Online Store

    • 44 min
    Leaders Listen with Simon Sinek

    Leaders Listen with Simon Sinek

    This week on the podcast, we’re discussing two key clips from a recent conversation between John Maxwell, Simon Sinek, and Mark Cole. They discuss the importance of listening and empathy when it comes to leading and connecting with people––especially those unlike us.
    During the application portion of this episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss what we can accomplish by listening to others and stepping out of our own perspective. During times of tension, we often avoid the most pertinent conversations because we find them uncomfortable. But this episode will encourage you to lean into the discomfort that growth requires of us.
    Our BONUS resources for this episode are the Leaders Listen Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching, and the live video of the entire discussion between John, Simon, and Mark. You can download the worksheet and find the video link by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/LeadersListen.
    References:
    Watch the entire Facebook Live video here.
    How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlishprovide
    The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
    Leadershift by John C. Maxwell
    The John Maxwell Online Store

    • 46 min
    Courage to Continue

    Courage to Continue

    The best leaders have the courage to change when it’s easier to remain comfortable. In this episode, John Maxwell shares an insightful lesson on courage and how to keep moving forward in the midst of fear and uncertainty. He reminds us that courage is a choice and requires us to act.
    Mark Cole and Chris Goede join the discussion and provide application to help us embrace John’s principles in our own leadership. Chris points out that this teaching is not just for the times we’re in now but for all leadership obstacles and opportunities. We hope you walk away from this episode empowered to lead because progress requires courageous leadership.
    Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Courage to Continue Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Continue and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    References:
    The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell
    Leadershift by John C. Maxwell
    Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell
    The John Maxwell Online Store

    • 49 min
    Bonus Episode: Adding Value to Others

    Bonus Episode: Adding Value to Others

    Hi Podcast Family! Today we have a special message for you from John Maxwell. Last Monday, John shared a timely message about leadership in light of the civil unrest and racial injustice we’re seeing in America right now. We wanted to share this message as a reminder that what you focus on expands. With so much going on around us, figuring out where to focus can be hard. But John encourages us to focus on being a leader who adds value to others and who listens before you blame others. We believe you’ll be impacted by this message and we encourage you to use it to impact your community and your world.
    We hope you take this message to heart and do exactly what John encourages us to do in this lesson… reflect. As John said in a recent Candid Conversation, hope causes you to act, and action brings traction. In a world that seems to be standing still, we could use a little traction! So, we encourage you to reflect on the ways you can act and add value to those you lead. Together, let’s create a world where everyone is valued and treated as an equal. The time is now. So, let’s lead.
    For more episodes of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, visit MaxwellPodcast.com/episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you can receive updates on new episodes and direct links to the free bonus resources we offer for every regularly scheduled episode.
    References:
    Leadership When It Matters Most Series on Facebook Live
    Today Matters by John C. Maxwell
    Leadershift by John C. Maxwell
    The John Maxwell Online Store

    • 38 min
    Five Stretches to Help You Grow

    Five Stretches to Help You Grow

    In this episode, John Maxwell teaches five ways that leaders need to stretch themselves in order to grow. He sets up this lesson by teaching the Law of the Rubber Band, which says, “Growth stops when you lose the tension between where you are and where you can be.”
    Mark Cole is joined by Traci Morrow for the application portion of the episode to discuss the areas of their lives they’ve had to take out of “automatic” and how their roles as leaders have required them to stretch their perspectives.
    Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Five Stretches to Help You Grow Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Stretch and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    References:
    Minute with Maxwell
    The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell
    The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

    • 56 min

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Thank you

This podcast is so helpful. The last entry was the most articulate and beautiful leadership lesson. I’m deeply moved by John’s candid response to our current state of our country. I appreciate everyone who works diligently to share this content with the masses.

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Covid 19 encouragement

John, has made time weekly to share hope and encouragement during this Covid 19 world crisis. Thanks pouring into business owners who are facing so many challenges and trying figure out new nitch to service there clients base.

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Where have I been?

I just found this podcast and I am in awe! What great words for a middle management leader such as myself. Mr. Maxwell's guidance is sorely needed in the military, and I definitely can use this as I continue to lead service members on my level. Thank you for providing this free resource for those of us trying to find our place in leadership.
I actually sent this to my son so he can understand what an unforgettable leader is!

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