25 Noteworthy John Maxwell Leadership Quotes and Sayings

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John Maxwell Leadership Quotes
John Maxwell Leadership Quotes

About John Maxwell

John Calvin Maxwell is an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership. John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, who has sold more than 26 million books in fifty languages.

In 2014 he was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine.

John C. Maxwell’s book titles include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. [1]

Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company, organizations that have trained more than 5 million leaders worldwide. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations.

Developing the leader within you 2.0 is the 25th-anniversary edition of the classic book. Which also have changed the way people think about leadership. In this book, John C. Maxwell gives an insight into how to create value, vision, influence, and motivation required to be a leader. (Get the audiobook for free.)

Furthermore, developing the Leader within you has not only revolutionized the process of becoming a leader, and the book has sold over 1 million copies due to its influence over people. John C. Maxwell also has published the 2.0 edition after 25 years of further experience and research on leadership, which makes this work more fascinating and compelling. Book also gives insight into the leadership process as the author further added the 25 years experience after his first publication.


John Maxwell Quotes on Leadership

We’ve put together this collection of the best Inspirational John Maxwell Leadership Quotes:

A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.

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A leader who produces other leaders multiples their influences.

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Relational skills are the most important abilities in leadership.

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A successful person finds the right place for himself. But a successful leader finds the right place for others.

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The challenge of leadership is to create change and facilitate growth.

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Real leadership is being the person others will gladly and confidently follow.

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A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

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People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.

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Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.

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anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course. Leaders who are good navigators are capable of taking their people just about anywhere.

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The leader’s Attitude is like a thermostat for the place she works. If her attitude is good, the atmosphere is pleasant, and the environment is easy to work in. But if her attitude is bad, the temperature is insufferable.

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A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

John C. Maxwell

Many people view leadership the same way they view success, hoping to go as far as they can, to climb the ladder, to achieve the highest position possible for their talent. But contrary to conventional thinking, I believe the bottom line in leadership isn’t how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others. That is achieved by serving others and adding value to their lives.

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Everyone is a leader because everyone influences someone.

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The effectiveness of your work will never rise above your ability to lead and influence others. You cannot produce consistently on a level higher than your leadership. In other words, your leadership skills determine the level of your success-and the success of those who work around you.

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Creative leaders inherently know when rules need to be challenged, and they can see when a more flexible approach should be taken.

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A leader is great not because of his or her power, but because of his or her ability to empower others.

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If you are a leader, the true measure of your success is not getting people to work. It’s not getting people to work hard. It is getting people to work hard together. That takes commitment.

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A person who knows how may always have a job, but the person who knows why will always be his boss.

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Leadership is more disposition than position—influence others from wherever you are.

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Outstanding leaders ask great questions that inspire others to dream more, think more, learn more, do more, and become more.

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Great leaders always seem to embody two seemingly disparate qualities. They are both highly visionary and highly practical.

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Nothing will make a better impression on your leader than your ability to manage yourself. If your leader must continually expend energy managing you, then you will be perceived as someone who drains time and energy. If you manage yourself well, however, your boss will see you as someone who maximizes opportunities and leverages personal strengths. That will make you someone your leader turns to when the heat is on.

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We are to: avoid prejudicial first impressions; become less self-centered; withhold initial criticism; stay calm; listen with empathy; be active listeners; clarify what we hear; and recognize the healing power of listening. Then we are to act on what we hear.

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What’s true for a teammate is also true for the leader: If you don’t grow, you gotta go.

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  1. Hello. This post was extremely interesting, particularly because I was looking for thoughts on this subject last Thursday.

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