“I am still learning. That is an important mark of a good leader… to know you don’t know it all and never will.” ~ Anne Mulcahy
“How does humility manifest itself in leadership and in life? A humble person is more concerned about what is right than about being right, about acting on good ideas than having the ideas, about embracing new truth than defending outdated position, about building the team than exalting self, about recognizing contribution than being recognized for making it.” ~ Stephen M. R. Covey, The Speed of Trust
“Over time, I have come to this simple definition of leadership: Leadership is getting results in a way that inspires trust.” ~ Stephen M. R. Covey, The Speed of Trust
John C. Maxwell has been leading for over forty years and has touched the lives of millions of people. Leadership Gold is his personal collection of leadership advice that he has compiled throughout his years of experience that he has condensed into 26 chapters – each chapter focusing on a different, ‘Leadership Gold Nugget’.
“The more intentional you are about your leadership growth, the greater your potential for becoming the leader you’re capable of being. Never stop learning.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“Your goal as a leader isn’t to be indispensable to the people you lead; it is to leave your people something that is indispensable to them.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“The english word thanks comes from the same root word as think. Maybe if leaders were more ‘think-ful’ about the contribution of others, they would be more ‘thankful’ to them.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“Good leaders understand that they are stewards. They must find the best people they can, giving them the opportunity to join in the journey developing them, and encouraging them to reach their potential. But they must hold on to people lightly. Those who start with you seldom finish with you.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“Now more than ever I am aware that a person’s significant birthdays can either mark the passage of time, or they can mark changes they’ve made in their lives to reach their potential and become the person they were created to be. With each passing year, I want to make good choices that make me a better person, help me become a better leader, and make a positive impact on others.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less. How do you gain influence from people? You invest in them. How do you invest in them? It starts with giving them time.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“People naturally follow leaders stronger than themselves.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others? That’s who we are! We’re not who we say we are, we’re not who we want to be – we are the sum of the influence and impact that we have, in our lives, on others.” ~ Carl Sagan
“Cats do what cats do, ducks do what ducks do, and eagles do what eagles, do. If you take a duck and ask it to do an eagles’ job, shame on you. As a leader, your job is to help your ducks to become better ducks and your eagles better eagles – to put individuals in the right places and help them reach their potential.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“Don’t waste your time trying to turn ducks into eagles. Hire people who already have the motivation and drive to be eagles and then just let them soar.” ~ Jim Rohn
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