This workshop, based on the work of Dr. John C. Maxwell, covers 26 Leadership Principles mined from nearly 40 years of leading. Gaining leadership insight is a lot like mining for gold. You don’t set out to look for dirt, you look for nuggets. You’ll find them here.
Loneliness isn’t a requirement of leadership; it’s a consequence of selfishness.
To be successful in any endeavor, we need to learn how to get out of our own way.
The choices we make in critical moments form us and inform others about our true nature.
When you are at the front of the pack, everything you do attracts attention.
Passion keeps leaders going when others quit.
Leaders dignify their followers by paying attention to their input and concerns.
Success begins by knowing your purpose in life and growing to your maximum potential in your strength zone.
Good leaders balance their dreams with a sturdy dose of realism.
If you want to know whether a leader is successful and effective, don’t look exclusively at her; look to the health of the people she leads.
Recognize that people differ in the level of their natural abilities, and do not treat everyone the same.
You will wear yourself out trying to be an expert at everything. For leaders, it is better to know the most important things than to know everything.
Leaders who are willing to learn from their mistakes seldom repeat them.
Time is an equal-opportunity employer; everyone gets 24 hours a day—no more, no less—but not everybody gets the same return on their 24 hours.
The secret to success can be found in people’s daily agendas.
The best leaders prove their merit in the crucibles of life. They step forward to make tough choices, and they assume responsibility for the decisions they make.
The desire to leave for greener pastures is often motivated by the need to escape someone. People quit leaders, not companies.
The best basis for a leader’s influence comes from the relationships he or she establishes with followers.
Let go of what you have so that you can reach for something new.
Anytime you ignore the reality of change and try to control relationships you will have problems.