Cover image of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast
(1080)

Rank #25 in Education category

Business
Education

The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast

Updated 5 days ago

Rank #25 in Education category

Business
Education
Read more

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.

Read more

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.

iTunes Ratings

1080 Ratings
Average Ratings
969
49
25
25
12

Amazing Podcast

By Sweety Brito - Feb 11 2020
Read more
We all know he is the best, so of course the podcast would be golden too! Every episode is amazing.

Love

By Jhosin - Feb 07 2020
Read more
Love love love!!! What happened to Earn Trust (Part I)?

iTunes Ratings

1080 Ratings
Average Ratings
969
49
25
25
12

Amazing Podcast

By Sweety Brito - Feb 11 2020
Read more
We all know he is the best, so of course the podcast would be golden too! Every episode is amazing.

Love

By Jhosin - Feb 07 2020
Read more
Love love love!!! What happened to Earn Trust (Part I)?
Cover image of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast

The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast

Latest release on Feb 19, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 5 days ago

Rank #1: A Winner's Daily Mindset (Part 1)

Podcast cover
Read more

This week we’re starting a new series called A Winner’s Daily Mindset. In this episode, John Maxwell talks through the first three of six habits. There are many habits that can lead you to success, but the six John shares in this series have helped him in his own 40-year leadership journey.

Then Mark Cole and Richard Chancy discuss why continual learning is key to great leadership. As John points out, the moment you stop learning, you stop leading. That’s because leadership is developed, not discovered.

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

References:

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Mar 27 2019

36mins

Play

Rank #2: Ten Keys to Consistent Growth (Part 1)

Podcast cover
Read more

Leadership is a journey, not a destination. And according to John Maxwell, consistent growth is key to great leadership. Your family, your organization, and your team depend on it. Most people just look at growth as a season or a means to an end, but good leaders don’t stop growing.

In this series, John Maxwell talks about 10 key principles for consistent growth and the difference between being goal conscious and growth conscious. Then Mark and Richard dive deep into how growth equals change, and they share some of the toughest challenges they’ve faced on their own journeys of consistent growth.

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

References:

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

JumpStart Your Growth by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jan 09 2019

49mins

Play

Rank #3: Defining Leadership Blind Spots

Podcast cover
Read more

In this first episode of our four-part series on leadership blind spots, John Maxwell, Mark Cole, and Richard Chancy define what a leadership blind spot is.

Can leaders see their own blind spots? What indicators can leaders examine to identify and understand their own blind spots?

Every leader has at least one blind spot, and the greater a leader’s influence, the greater the effect of that blind spot. For transformational leaders, one of the most profound assets for growth is an external perspective on one’s own leadership. Such a perspective allows us examine the areas in which we are not intuitive.

But no leader can identify his/her blind spot alone. After all, it is called a blind spot. Identifying a blind spot requires consulting those around you for honest feedback. In this series, Mark asks a great question for those whom you lead and those who lead you: “What’s it like being on the other side of me?” 

Our BONUS resource for the “Blind Spot” series is a worksheet on blind spots which you can fill in as you listen to each episode. Visit MaxwellPodcast.com/blindspots and click the "Bonus Resource" button to receive this worksheet as a PDF download.

Resources:

Multipliers by Liz Wiseman

No Limits: Blow the Cap off Your Capacity by John C. Maxwell

Maxwellpodcast.com/blindspots

Aug 01 2018

38mins

Play

Rank #4: The Four Keys to Growth (Part 1)

Podcast cover
Read more

In part one of this new series, John Maxwell shares the first of four keys to growth with humor, candor, and intensity. John reflects on the fact that as we age, our certainties decrease, but the ones that remain grow stronger. He takes this opportunity to share his fervent belief that if you want to win in life, you must commit yourself to personal growth every single day. Growth is the only guarantee that tomorrow will be better!

Mark Cole and Richard Chancy help us think through how to apply the keys to growth that John shares. They challenge us to define what excellence looks like in our lives, as well as to create space for a monthly growth hour when we can evaluate the previous month, dream for the next one, and develop a daily implementation plan. 

We have a special BONUS resource for this series: The 4 Keys to Growth is a keynote address John did for the Live2Lead event. He provides more great content than we can share on the podcast, so we’re providing you with a video of the entire keynote. You can access the video by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Live2Lead and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Live2Lead 2019 Registration

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn by John C. Maxwell

The 15 Laws of Growth Online Course

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jun 19 2019

41mins

Play

Rank #5: Most Common Leadership Blind Spots (Part 1)

Podcast cover
Read more

In the second installment of our four-part series on Blind Spots, John Maxwell discusses the most common blind spots he sees in leadership. This episode covers three of the six most common blind spots. We’ll cover the remaining three in our next episode.

You will learn the importance of perspective, how to spot an insecure leader, the symptoms of living in “The Danger Zone” of insecure leadership, and the importance of valuing those you lead.

Valuing others is not only a key aspect of John’s proven method for successful leadership; it is also the biggest value we try to model in this podcast. That’s why we offer a bonus resource for every episode or series.

Our FREE tool for the “Blind Spot” series is a worksheet on blind spots which you can fill in as you listen to the episodes. Visit MaxwellPodcast.com/blindspots and click the "Bonus Resource" button to receive this worksheet as a PDF download.

Resources:

The John Maxwell Store

Maxwellpodcast.com/blindspots

Aug 01 2018

49mins

Play

Rank #6: Ten Maxims for Motivation (Part 1)

Podcast cover
Read more

What’s the difference between a leader and a manager? Well, there are quite a few. But one attribute that makes leaders stand out from managers is a leader's ability to motivate their team without using position.

In this new series, John shares ten maxims for motivating the people you lead to accomplish the vision and goals of your organization. John has gathered these maxims from what he has experienced motivates others and motivates himself.

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

References:

The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The Mentor’s Guide to Building a Championship Team Audio Series by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Nov 13 2019

44mins

Play

Rank #7: The Law of Intentionality

Podcast cover
Read more

John Maxwell teaches the “Law of Intentionality” as the foundation to his 15 Laws of Growth online course. For this episode, we’re sharing the entire first lesson from this online course, and we have a special offer for the course exclusively for our podcast listeners! So be sure to listen.

In this episode, John begins by reminding us that growth is the only guarantee that tomorrow is going to get better. He provides the framework for your own personal growth plan and explains the role of intentionality in learning to live it out.

Mark Cole follows up by asking us to articulate what it is that we’re doing right now to develop ourselves, and Richard Chancy challenges us to make sure our growth goals are specific and relevant to what we’re doing. They encourage us to follow John’s advice and pick one skill and one choice to intentionally work on. Everything we want to achieve is dependent on our commitment to intentionally grow!

Our BONUS resource for this series is the complete video of John’s lesson on the “Law of Intentionality” from The 15 Laws of Growth online course. You can access the video by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Intention and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”  

References: 

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

The 15 Laws of Growth Online Course

The John Maxwell Online Store 

Aug 07 2019

41mins

Play

Rank #8: Attitude: The Difference Maker (Part 1)

Podcast cover
Read more

This episode kicks off a three-part series on attitude. John starts us off by clearly reminding us that attitude is NOT everything, but it IS the difference maker. John shares a list of what attitude cannot substitute for, as well as a list of what attitude can do for us. He encourages us to make attitude our greatest asset.  

Mark Cole, Richard Chancy, and Jason Brooks offer perspective on what choosing and maintaining a positive attitude looks like for different personality types. Introverts and extroverts have different challenges with keeping a positive attitude, but two things ring true for all types and help develop a positive attitude over the long haul: the need for positive self-talk and a commitment to embracing resistance.  

Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Attitude Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Attitude and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”      

References:   

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell

Winning with People by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store 

Oct 16 2019

48mins

Play

Rank #9: Earning Trust (Part 1)

Podcast cover
Read more

John Maxwell says that the number one responsibility of a leader is to earn trust with his or her people. Trust is an attitude that allows people to rely on, have confidence in, and feel sure about people and things. This week on The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, we’re starting a new series called “Earning Trust,” in which you’ll learn seven keys to gaining the confidence of your team.

Part one covers the first two keys. John shares the importance of consistency and accurate, open communication. He begins with these two points because they establish a foundation of confidence and security.   

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

References:

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John C. Maxwell

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jan 08 2020

29mins

Play

Rank #10: Why the Best Are the Best

Podcast cover
Read more

John Maxwell says, “Leadership determines the success of the team,” and in this episode, he dissects what makes the best leaders the best. He offers two main ideas: The best leaders give their best to their people, and the best leaders are able to get the best from their people. You’re going to want to download the notes and follow along as John dives deep into these two characteristics of the best leaders.

Mark Cole and Richard Chancy direct our attention to the application side of John’s lesson. There’s a lot of great information to consume, but the goal is to slow down so we can do something with what we’re learning. Mark encourages us to choose one idea to pursue and focus on living it out over the next week.

Our BONUS resource for this episode is the Why the Best Are the Best Worksheet. You can access the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Best and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”      

References:

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store  

Oct 09 2019

48mins

Play

Rank #11: Fatal Flaws of a Leader (Part 1)

Podcast cover
Read more

In part one of this series, John Maxwell shares three of six fatal flaws of a leader. Whether you define the top as a professional position or a personal best, a leader who overlooks these traits will never make it to the top. John defines the first three fatal flaws of a leader as a lack of sensitivity towards people, a betrayal of trust, and the inability to develop people.

Mark Cole candidly shares three recent experiences that relate to each of these flaws, and he helps us see how they can play out in our everyday experiences if we’re not careful. Then Richard Chancy jumps in and provides a practical five-point plan for developing leaders. Mark and Richard end the hour with a challenge to use the next week to think through which fatal flaw we need to address. Then tell someone about it and take action!

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

References: 

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Live2Lead 2019 Tickets

The John Maxwell Online Store

The Leadershift Online Course

Jul 03 2019

41mins

Play

Rank #12: Reaching Your Potential

Podcast cover
Read more

Happy New Year, podcast listeners! We wanted to start the year off right by encouraging you to pursue the changes and goals you’ve set! This year has so much potential for you and your organization, whether you know it or not. So, in this episode, we’re talking about how to reach your potential by avoiding the pitfalls that often come with achieving big things.

John Maxwell shares four key reasons people don’t reach their full potential. In light of John’s lesson, Mark Cole references our episode with Marcus Buckingham and reminds us of a misunderstanding that many people possess about potential. The truth is: Potential is not something that some people have and others don’t. There’s no such thing as high and low potential. Instead, every individual has their own unique path to growth.

So, as we talk about potential, we’re really talking about your own unique path to growth. Keep that in mind as you listen to this episode.

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

References:

Talent Is Never Enough by John C. Maxwell

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn by John C. Maxwell

No Limits by John C. Maxwell

Live in Atlanta with Marcus Buckingham

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jan 01 2020

49mins

Play

Rank #13: How to Start Successfully (Part 1)

Podcast cover
Read more

John Maxwell says the first person you must learn how to lead is yourself. This week, we’re starting a new series called “How to Start Successfully.” Spring is a time of year when we’re thinking of new beginnings and starting fresh. How you start can set you up for success or set the stage for failure on the rest of your journey.

That’s why, in this episode, we’re not just talking about how to start––we’re talking about how to start off right. John will dive into the importance of starting the journey with yourself and starting early.

Your host, Mark Cole, is joined by Jason Brooks to talk about the roles that setting priorities and developing your life philosophy play in starting a new endeavor successfully.

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

References:

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The Greatest Story Ever Told by John C. Maxwell

Intentional Living by John C. Maxwell

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

Grit by Angela Duckworth

Mar 06 2019

36mins

Play

Rank #14: Choosing Significance (Part 1)

Podcast cover
Read more

This week we’re launching a new series called “Choosing Significance.” In this first episode, John Maxwell shares that selfishness and significance are incompatible. John discusses the three elements that will determine whether we live out of selfishness or significance: motives, maturity, and mindset.

Mark Cole and Richard Chancy follow-up with a discussion about how motives, maturity, and mindset play out in our day-to-day lives, and they share examples of what these elements look like in their own lives at work and at home. They discuss the role of accepting responsibility in becoming a mature leader and end with a challenge to create meaning for someone in a way they can’t do for themselves.

Our BONUS resource for this series is the Choosing Significance Worksheet that includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/significance and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

References:

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

May 01 2019

47mins

Play

Rank #15: Ordinary to Extraordinary (Part 1)

Podcast cover
Read more

The only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is the word extra. In this series, John teaches you eight things you need a little extra of in order to be extraordinary. In part one, John tells you the first three things you need to increase your respect, value, compensation, and perception. 

Going the extra mile may be the one thing that makes you and your organization stand out among the rest.

During Mark and Richard’s discussion, you’ll learn that you cannot exceed expectations if you don’t set them first. You’ll be challenged to identify the areas where you can invest more time and effort so you can become extraordinary.  

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

References:

Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell

No Limits by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell (Pre-order)

The John Maxwell Online Store

The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast

Jan 23 2019

44mins

Play

Rank #16: Building Relationships: Working Together Means Winning Together (Part 1)

Podcast cover
Read more

John Maxwell teaches that people won’t go along with you unless they can get along with you! It’s as simple (and as difficult) as that. In this episode, John describes the reasons for conflict, the types of team relationships, and why working together increases our chances of winning together. 

Mark Cole, the CEO of The Maxwell Enterprise, and Richard Chancy follow John’s lesson with some insights into how this plays out in their day-to-day leadership. They encourage us to recognize the value in all levels of relationships, as well as to think through the type of people we need to be working to build relationships with.

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

References:

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

25 Laws to Win with People by John Maxwell and Dr. Les Parrott

Winning with People: Discover the People Principles that Work for You Every Time by John Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

May 22 2019

36mins

Play

Rank #17: Put Your Dream to the Test (Part 1)

Podcast cover
Read more

Do you own your dream for your life? Do you even have a dream for your life? Those are a couple of the questions John C. Maxwell asks in this new series, Put Your Dream to the Test, based on his book of the same title. Many people don’t have a dream for their life or they give up too quickly on the one they do have. Sometimes their dream isn’t actually their dream––it’s someone else’s dream for them.

In John’s book and online course, he asks 10 questions that will help you make your dream a reality. This series covers the first of those 10 questions––the ownership question––which asks, “Is your dream really your dream?” This episode will help you identify if you truly own your dream and how you can make it a reality.

During the discussion, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks point out that having a dream takes courage and hard work. They challenge you to start betting on yourself, take an inventory of your dream(s), and ask, “Do I own my dream?”

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

References:

Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell

Put Your Dream to the Test Online Course

No Limits: Blow the Cap Off Your Capacity by John C. Maxwell

The John C. Maxwell Online Store

Jan 29 2020

37mins

Play

Rank #18: The Price Tag of Leadership (Part 1)

Podcast cover
Read more

In this new series, John Maxwell discusses the price tag of leadership. If you’re familiar with John at all, you’ve likely heard him say, “Everything worthwhile is uphill––all the way.” That means there is always a cost associated with leadership and success. The hard truth is that the cost is self-discipline. 

As John says, the hardest person to lead is yourself. But self-discipline makes all the difference. In part one of this series, John walks through the first three of five truths about self-discipline so you can see what makes it the biggest gamechanger in your own leadership.

After John’s lesson, Mark Cole (CEO of The John Maxwell Enterprise) and Richard Chancy consider the role that discipline plays when leaders face criticism. Then they share how self-discipline determines whether your habits serve you or whether you serve your habits.

Our BONUS resource for this series is The Price Tag of Leadership Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/PriceTag and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

This series comes from a portion of John’s Developing the Leader Within You online course. Listen through to the end to hear an exclusive offer on the course for our podcast listeners!

References:

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jun 05 2019

37mins

Play

Rank #19: Courage: Leading a Life of Few Regrets

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, John Maxwell shares seven thoughts on the impact courage has on leadership. John cites that courage is the most important of all virtues, according to Maya Angelou, because it’s required in order to exercise all other virtues consistently.

During the discussion portion, Mark Cole and Jason Brooks examine instances from their own experiences when they needed to practice courage and how it has shaped their leadership today.

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

References:

The Leader’s Greatest Return by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jan 22 2020

44mins

Play

Rank #20: You Gotta Have a System

Podcast cover
Read more

We hope you had a great holiday and that you enjoyed our last series, The Domino Effect. If you stepped up to Mark and Richard’s challenge last week to perform a year-end review, you’ll find this episode extremely helpful and practical. This lesson walks though the systems that John Maxwell has set in place in his own life to maximize his time, increase his capacity, and connect with others. 

There’s so much practical, helpful content in this episode that Mark and Richard are going to sit back and let John take the wheel.

If you listened to our previous series where we talked about The Domino Effect of personal changes, this lesson falls under the category of performance. If you didn’t listen to that series, you’ll want to check it out at MaxwellPodcast.com/domino.

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

References:

The Domino Effect Series

No Limits by John C. Maxwell

JumpStart Your Priorities by John C. Maxwell

Today Matters by John C. Maxwell

The John Maxwell Online Store

Jan 02 2019

34mins

Play