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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.

    Takeaways from Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Takeaways from Doris Kearns Goodwin

    John Maxwell and Mark Cole were recently in Boston to learn from Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of the acclaimed book on Abraham Lincoln, A Team of Rivals. In this episode John and Mark share their biggest takeaways from their time with Goodwin and her insightful wisdom on presidential history and leadership in the United States.
    Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Takeaways from Doris Kearns Goodwin Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Goodwin and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    References:
    A Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Change Your World by John C. Maxwell
    ChangeYourWorld.com
    The John Maxwell Online Store

    • 36 min
    Four Questions to Identify Potential Leaders

    Four Questions to Identify Potential Leaders

    In this episode of the John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, Mark Cole and John Maxwell discuss a recent lesson John created for a special group of young, successful leaders on how to identify potential leaders. John walks through four questions you must ask when trying to identify new leaders for your organization.
    John talks about the importance of a values-based foundation, having the right leadership perspective, and the difference between gratitude and entitlement. This is a valuable lesson for anyone who is growing their organization and wants to find the right leaders capable of achieving growth, impact, and significance.
    Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Four Questions to Identify Potential Leaders Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Identify and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    References:
    The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell
    The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John C. Maxwell
    Developing the Leaders Around You by John C. Maxwell
    Ethics 101 by John C. Maxwell
    Change Your World by John C. Maxwell
    ChangeYourWorld.com
    The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation
    The John Maxwell Online Store

    • 36 min
    Building a Team Environment (Part 2)

    Building a Team Environment (Part 2)

    In part two of Building a Team Environment, John teaches the remaining questions leaders must ask in order to assess if they are building a winning team environment. John discusses removing barriers for your team, providing your team with the freedom to learn, and fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion. 

    During the application portion, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow discuss how to create a team that is both diverse and in alignment, and the challenges that come with being a leader who builds consensus.  

    Our BONUS resource for this series is the Building a Team Environment Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Team and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.” 

    References: 

    Change Your World by John C. Maxwell 

    ChangeYourWorld.com 

    The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell 

    The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell 

    The John Maxwell Online Store 

    • 39 min
    Building a Team Environment (Part 1)

    Building a Team Environment (Part 1)

    You’ve probably heard John say this before, “One is too small of a number to achieve greatness.” In other words, if we’re going to accomplish anything of significance, we need a team around us. In this series, John teaches how to build a team environment for winning. He teaches us the ten questions leaders must ask themselves in order to assess whether or not they’re building a winning team environment.
    In part one, John teaches the first five questions to help you determine if you’re building a winning team. In the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Traci Morrow discuss setting team expectations and how accountability is impossible unless those expectations are crystal clear.
    Our BONUS resource for this series is the Building a Team Environment Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Team and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    References:
    Change Your World by John C. Maxwell
    ChangeYourWorld.com
    The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell
    The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
    The John Maxwell Online Store

    • 40 min
    How to Solve Problems (Part 2)

    How to Solve Problems (Part 2)

    This week on the podcast, John continues his lesson on problem-solving. Last week, John shared some observations about the nature of problems, and this week he’s going to dive into how to solve problems. John teaches seven R’s that will help remind you how to solve problems when they inevitably come your way.
    In the application portion of the episode, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss how hope can bond the optimist and the realist when it comes to problem-solving despite the tensions that often arise between both personality types. They discuss how hope can benefit our attitude, how to get yourself and your team to refocus in the midst of problems, and how your core values act as a constant guide in the midst of problems.
    Our BONUS resource for this series is the How to Solve Problems Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Solve and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    References:
    Change Your World by John C. Maxwell
    ChangeYourWorld.com
    Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell
    The John Maxwell Online Store

    • 43 min
    How to Solve Problems (Part 1)

    How to Solve Problems (Part 1)

    Being an effective problem solver can equip you to removing the barriers that stand in your way of changing your world. This week on The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, we’re beginning a new series on problem-solving effectively. In part one, John shares nine observations about the nature of problems and problem-solving. In part two, he teaches us the seven R’s of effective problem-solving.
    During the application portion of part one, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks discuss their own thoughts on problem-solving, the importance of identifying options, and the roles that hope, optimism, and pessimism can play in solving problems.
    Our BONUS resource for this series is the How to Solve Problems Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Solve and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”
    References:
    Change Your World by John C. Maxwell
    ChangeYourWorld.com
    Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell
    The John Maxwell Online Store

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

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Life changing

Thank you so much for doing this podcast! Literally has changed my life! As I continue to grow each week through this podcast, I’m simply at awe how my life continues to change and grow, but most of all how its spreading to others! Y’all are literally changing the world!

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He talks about nothing

What a waste of time to listen to what this guy has to say. He uses words to keep him talking about himself.

Ben L. 3 ,

Thank you!!!

This podcast is absolutely life changing!!! I see areas where I can improve my skills as a leader in my job every week! Thank you Dr. Maxwell and the wonderful team! Please don’t stop!! We need this now more than ever!!!!

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