John C. Maxwell's

21 Indispensable Qualities Of A Leader


Be A Piece Of The Rock

Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence - Bernard Montgomery


The First Impression Can Seal The Deal

Charisma, plainly stated, is the ability to draw people to you. To attract others, love life, expect the best from everyone, give people hope, and share yourself.


It Separates Doers From Dreamers

When it comes to commitment there is only one type of person you should be. An all-out is someone who sets a goal, commits to it, and then pays the price to reach that goal.


Without It You Travel Alone

"Educators take something simpe and make it complicated. Communicators take something complicated and make it simple" - John C. Maxwell


If You Build It, They Will Come

Performing at a high level of excellence is always a choice, an act of will. As leaders, we expect our people to follow through when we hand them the ball. They expect that and a whole lot more from us as their leaders.


One Person With Courage Is A Majority

"Courage deals with principle, not perception. If you don't have the ability to see when to stand up and the conviction to do it, you'll never be an effective leader." - John C. Maxwell


Put An End To Unsolved Mysteries

Can you see the root of the problem? If so, you can solve it. A leader who is in their area of expertise has a stronger sense of intution. That intuition will give them the ability to see the root cause.


The Sharper It Is, The Sharper You Are

Work on yourself first, you are the biggest asset AND liability to having focus. Next, work on your priorities, if you want them, you will have to fight for them.


Your Candle Loses Nothing When It Lights Another

"The measure of a leader is not the number of people who serve him, but the number of people he serves. Generosity requires putting others first. If you can do that, giving becomes much easier." - John C. Maxwell


You Won't Leave Home Without It

"Of all things a leader should fear, complacency should head the list" - John C. Maxwell


To Connect With Their Hearts, Use Your Ears

"A lot of voices are clamoring out there for your attention. As you think about how to spend your listening time, keep in mind that you have two purposes for listening: to connect with people and to learn." - John C. Maxwell


Take This Life And Love It

"Experts spend a lot of time tryingn to figure out what makes people successful. They often look at people's credentials, intelligence, education, and other factors. But more than anything, passion makes the difference" - John C. Maxwell

Positive Attitude

Take This Life And Love It

Achieve a goal everyday. If you feel stuck and negative, then find small wins that will boost your attitude and make you feel great. You attract what you portray.

Problem Solving

Take This Life And Love It

"You can measure a leader by the problem he tackles. He always looks for ones his own size." - John C. Maxwell


Take This Life And Love It

"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people." - John C. Maxwell


Take This Life And Love It

In order to acheive excellenece it doesn't matter how you get to the end goal, as long as you take responsibility along the way.


Take This Life And Love It

The best way to give people security is to pass them the skills you have learned. Only when you pass skills do you get them back ten fold.


Take This Life And Love It

Don't allow yourself to become captive to excuses and lack of results. In order to acheive your goals you must look within first, and then see the bigger picture. Everything else comes later.


Take This Life And Love It

"The true leader serves. Serves people. Serves their best interestes, and in so doing will not always be popular, may not always impress. But because true leaders are motivated by loving concern rather than a desire for personal glory, they are willing to pay the price." - Eugene B. Habecker, Author


Take This Life And Love It

"Value your listening and reading time at roughly ten times your talking time. This will assure you that you are on a course of continuous learning and self-improvement." - Gerald McGinnis CEO of Respironics, Inc.


Take This Life And Love It

"The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious." - John Sculley Former CEO of Apple Computer


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