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"john maxwell" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
"Very simple teachable. Give teachable spirit of teachable. Spirit is the spirit that wants to learn as willing to change and it has to be both wants to learn it in is willing to change see. Learning in itself is not gonna do it for you whole you know the the greatest capsules a gap between knowing and doing so so when a person is while. I'm learning something. Well that's nice. Of course i have is. Are you improve. An improvement is where the application comes in you you you can know something. That's still not do something you've got to flush it out and i think that you were teachable. Which meant that you are. Were you were willing to learn. And and wanting to learn and you're willing to change in boy when you put the combination of. I'm willing to willing to be teachable. Went into learn from you. Got something to teach me. That's going to help me but now is it going to help. I'm going. i'm going to help myself. I'm going to apply it to my life. Now you do that. Anyone can have a positive change in anybody grow from the stuff i give them but but you know i don't change anyone. I just give the environment to change in. You know you you. I gave you an environment to change your leadership. Good clay but you're the one made the decision to make change me and because you did you know look what it did for you but but many people they you know they come to hear me or they read a book and they said well. That was interesting man. I learned a lot but again they don't apply it that they're not gonna get any better. That's for sure. I probably oh you residual royalties for all the shameless ideas. I've stolen from you over the years chapter. I'll give you the address you said until chapter four your of your newest moving on there. I don't think we heard that part. So chapter four of your book you. Hey teachable there all right right right right in chapter four of your newest book leader shift. I feel like again. I could highlight the whole chapter but the chapters titled perks to price. Could you break down. What this chapter of your book is all about. yeah well it's very simply Teaches everything worthwhile is uphill as a phenomenal principle. I in fact when i teach It to an audience. I just raise one of my arms. And as you know i just i just hold it for a while and everything that you need to know about. Success in life is visually right before you right now so. The arm raised in the air. I let a let it sink in. Visually and i said everything worthwhile. It's up to. There's nothing in your life or by life klay. That's that's worthwhile that we slid to their there. There's never that we we did. We didn't we didn't slide down to something that was very special precious to us. We had to climb up to and You know that that means you have to have energy made you have to have that means you have to. It takes time they. there are no shortcuts to this And and by the way it's up all the way it's not a party there goes and so to go up hill. You have to be intentional ad and this is this is where it really really becomes huge. you know. No one's ever written a book on accidental achievements and That's the price that you pay you and want to tell people is it's not a it's not a price you pay once and after you pay it then you're on easy street the rest your life. No this is a price that you pay every day. It's up to all way and and and most people don't handle that most people They don't leave their life. They accept their life and because of that they're waiting. They're waiting for a better day and easier a moment and edessa come to them and they never reached their potential and not because they could they they pinch because they would and and what what i tell people all the time is price. The price is is the obstacle between you and your potential is so the question is not. What do you think i can reach my dream. I i'd say well. Yeah yeah i you can the questions. Can you cook quick wishes. Will you see the dream is free. But the journey isn't i. I could not agree with you more. You know to launch podcasts. We've spent ten thousand dollars a month on edwards for a long time to promote this. Have fourteen hundred. Some odd shows just grinding grinding. Work in my partner. People look at us now and say you know you guys bill. Thirteen multi million dollar companies. That's great but they don't realize the uphill battle that we had to fight the entire time and we have our listeners out there who she she's a fighter. She's a hard worker. And i promised her that i would ask you a question on the show. She's longtime reader of all of your books in really. She is huge fans. So john this is. This is a question from laurie. Kelly she she asks you. She says as a leader. There are always people needing you. How do you. Mr john maxwell organiz your day. You can accomplish the things you need to do as well as help what they need to do..
"john maxwell" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
"The opportunity to interview a legendary leadership ship expert and a multiple time new york times bestselling author who has sold over twenty million copies of his books throughout his career. Throughout john maxwell's career he served as senior pastor of multiple churches and he's been the keynote speaker of choice for the united states military academy at west point the national football league williams delta airlines microsoft and countless fortune five hundred companies. I i read john's book. The twenty one. Irrefutable laws of leadership on a seven day caribbean cruise in two thousand and three when my multimillion dollar company. Dj connection was imploding as a result of great marketing in great sales and poor leadership in management skills. John your book sincerely changed my life. Ladies and gentlemen. Let's welcome mr john maxwell onto the show. How are you sir. Oh i'm excited to be with you. Clay my gosh. I mean i with that intro. Why wouldn't i be excited. I think everybody's excited so good. Good to have some time with you and your lesson for sure. John i remember being on the cruise ship. It was a princess cruise line. I'm reading through the book. And as i'm flipping through the pages i'm going. Oh no everything that he's telling people to do. I'm not doing. And so i'd like to start with the wall of the lid. That was the one that i read a. Oh can you explain to the listeners. What the law of the lid is all about. Yeah i sure can't clay life changing all live basically says how well you lead determines how will you succeed and it. The best way i can is if from one to ten. I'm an average leader. I'm five within that. Five represents my lid and what that means is going to be a four three or two or one It's impossible for my organization to go above rise above lit. So whatever i am as a leader is going to contain what i'm leading and You know so but but if that's discourage you took person the encouraging part is that you can learn to lead. You can learn to grow asleep. You could be better so you could go from my if you're averaging five to six to seven to eight and every time everytime i raised my lid i raise the potential of my organization. Also add that law. Has that clear back. When i was twenty five. I became convinced that everything rises and falls on leadership that that you know if leaderships good Good things happen sleeves. Bad bad things happen. And and so that that law has been kind of my life stance and leadership for a lot of years. I just know it's to be a true law and so i love leadership. I love helping people learn deleted and in really helped. Doing this is lifting the lid for people and helping them go higher. So hopefully after you read the book on the cruise You got the lid. Lifted a little bit buddy. Well i highlighted pretty much. Every part of every page during the book i got back to tulsa. And i've got a lot of work to do and one of the things i did. I did deep dive into you because the laws you were teaching worse really really powerful. But i thought. But who is john maxwell. I think a lot of people know your name. But they don't know your background. And i certainly didn't at the time up to share with the listeners. A little bit about your background before becoming the bestselling author in leadership expert. That people now know us today. What were you doing before that. I was a pastor. I i'm not a log and And grew up in a leadership home but grew up at home or my father was a pastor and so When i graduated from college. I went to my first little church. And he'll have any end and had three people the first day in two more of a wife margaret bid. Away we i. Of course. I didn't know anything about leadership and But but i realized very quickly. I want to grow. That church is gonna have to build a lot about leadership and so I began to. I began to be consumed by it and read it and study it and practice it and did more than i did. Dive into leadership tomorrow realized that That was central so by the time i was twenty nine. I had the tenth largest church in america and People were coming to me and ask me how i did it and and really i. I did it by leadership principles and by the way everything i know Klay about leadership. Everything is on the bible every In fact when. I'm in a secular conference. I build some interactive cuna. Whatever it sometimes not often my fake will come up or whatever. And i'll just basically telling them you know everything i know about ship for the bible at an. I'll see this kind of this. You know disappointment. Look on their face. Now let me explain to you. Catch everything you know about. Leadership came out of the bible to and one. It's a huge exercise. I'll say okay. Give me your greatest leadership. Thought and i'll give you a biblical principle right off and It is oh my gosh. It's it's like magic because all they're saying well you made this has biblical roots. yes So i was a pastor and i started writing books to help pastors learn how to lead because at three degrees and never had a leadership course in any of my three studies degrees. So i thought i've gotta be. Somebody's got teachers..
"john maxwell" Discussed on Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast
"John is a number one new york times bestselling author. He's written over a hundred books. Who in the world does that. He's the founder of the john. Maxwell company john maxwell team and equip a nonprofit that is trained more than five million leaders in one hundred and eighty different countries. He's got a brand new book out called. Change your world. How anyone can make a difference. John welcome to the podcast is great to have you with us. It's my joy. I've been looking forward to this for a long time. Hey before Before i start picking your brain on all things leadership a couple of stories. And i just wanna say. Thank you for your impact in My leadership and our whole organization and it goes back to. I think it was nineteen ninety six or nineteen ninety seven and you had the tape of the month club. I realized probably some people listening right now. That don't know that that was There was a message on us wondering if you remember at the research. I don't know what the title was. But you talked about the leader's or like eagles do you know yes. i do. Remember it very well in fact with that cassette club you're talking about. I did that. Cassette club for twenty five years so every month. So you just take twelve times. Twenty-five how many leadership teachings i did. But yes i. It was called searching for eagles. And what does the nagel look like and and you know. How do you identify them. So you don't end up with the you know where the buzzard or something now so. We probably had three or four staff members at the time and we sat around a little table. I can still visualize it and listen to that. And that helped us to identify the right leaders course and It was fantastic teaching. And so that was when i first started following you and have followed you since and then on a funny note you you were in our hero to me and so i've always looked up to admired you and learn from you and years later i received a phone call from a friend that we both knows name pastor gerald it was his number and i picked it up and there is a voice on the other side. Hi this is john. Maxwell of thought i thought gerald planet trick on me so i just hung up the phone. That's right call you again..
How To Make Your 2021 Different From Your 2020
"Let's start with where this practice came from. Because i wanna give credit where credit is due john. Maxwell wrote about this. I want to say. John wrote about this in fifteen invaluable laws of growth. If you have never read that book. I want to ask you to put that. On your your. Tb are pile. That's your to be read pile. I want to ask you to put that in your tr pile immediately. Fifteen invaluable laws of growth by john maxwell is the og personal development book. It's like the gateway drug people read that book and then it makes them go. Oh my gosh. What else should i read. What else should i bring into my life. What podcast should i listen to. That's really a book that gets a lot of people excited about elevating and i'm super freaking blast to have john as a real life mentor and friend but honestly even before he was my life mentor. He was my like author mentor. I followed his work and learn lessons from him long before i ever met him in real life so in that book is when he talks about this idea of doing a calendar audit and there's so much incredible information in that work but for some reason in that book. That was like the thing that really stuck with me. If you don't know this about me. I am always looking for ways to become better. I believe that one of the things. I'm here on this earth to do is figure out a better way to do my life. Like how can. I be a better leader. How could it be a better podcast host house. How can be better with my health. How can it be better as apparent. Like i always want to improve i. I am such a nerd for learning tactics and skills. That will help me to have a better life. And when i saw this idea in his book i was like gosh. I really want to try and i did. This was years ago when i did it for the first time. And it was so freaking powerful. You guys. I'm going to walk you through how i do it but i just want to tell you. My first experience of doing a calendar audit the first time that i did a calendar audit. I really fell in love with the practice. Because i'm gonna be honest. It was the first time that i really did a post mortem on my life. Now if you're not familiar with the idea of a post mortem this is something that we do in business all the time if we have a big project or we have something that we've launched sure we spend a bunch of money on or recreated something for you guys in the community. We meet up as a team afterwards and we do. What's called a post mortem which is like okay. We got through this big thing that we invested time and money and energy into. Let's talk about what was great. And let's talk about what we could improve for next time and let's talk about what straight up was wrong. I had done that in business a million times. It never occurred to me to do it for my life. And when i did it for my life i found frankly the very first time i did it. I was super disappointed. I was super disappointed with myself. Because i realized how much time i was wasting on the wrong things. If you like okay. Are you guys familiar with the twenty principal or prado's principle. If you're not familiar look it up. There's a billion books on this topic. I'll just give you a quick. Like fifty thousand foot view at the idea of the eighty twenty principle eighty twenty. Is this law of like life and business and results and success. That shows again and again and again that twenty percent of your effort produces eighty percent of your results. Twenty percent of your customers equate to eighty percent of your revenue. Twenty percent of the things that you do for your health equal eighty percent of the results that you see. I'm not perfectly explaining this idea but basically the gist is. You're spending all of this time and energy on all of these things when really only twenty percent of the stuff you're doing is actually giving you results. If you can focus in tighter and tighter on the things that are just your twenty percent. And you just focused on those imagine the exponential growth. You would see in your life.
The 6 Types of Working Genius with Patrick Lencioni
"With have different talents than you. Sometimes that can be frustrating. But it's actually a good thing because we all have different strengths and different weaknesses. we have different personality styles. You guys know this. It takes a village but what we do to try to figure out the space and understand our people better. If you're like me you start taking. These assessments disc myers briggs in your graham. All good things. But here's what a lot of those things. Don't tell us. Can this person actually do their job from the ramsey network. This is the entreleadership podcast where we help business. Leaders grow themselves teams and the prophets. i'm your host tardy and my guest. today is paddling. Joni pats the founder and president of the table group where he spends his time speaking and writing about leadership teamwork organizational health. But here's the thing is. He's not just another consultant. We have worked with him. At ramsey solutions and andre leadership for years. We've given every one of his books to oliver team members and would give him out at our entreleadership events because his stuff is so legit. When it comes to team culture values you've got to be reading pellet joni now this is exciting. He and his team have developed a model that helps leaders identify their teams areas of working genius areas of life draining weaknesses. That if they're doing those activities too long they're going to burn out and quit. You don't want that so this is going to be a lot of fun but before we get into the model we have to first start with understanding the foundation of a great team. Well it all starts with trust which is humility based and vulnerability based if people can't come to sit down with their team and say i don't know the answer i need help. I'm sorry i was a jerk yesterday. Or i don't know what to do here somebody else or you. You're smarter than i am at this. I wanna be like you if people can't come work and be emotionally buck naked if you will it then you're done because if people can't come and be raw open honest they're not going to be able to engage in conflict because they're not going to be telling the truth and they're gonna feel like that's too risky. They're not gonna commit to decisions because they never really weighed in. They're not gonna hold each other accountable and say hey. You're my friend but you gotta do better than that on this one which is a great thing on a team. But if you can't be vulnerable you're not going to do that and they're not gonna actually do. What's in the best interest of the team. They're going to look at themselves. So that's the basic way that teams function from trust to results. But in order to do that you really need to be humble hungry. Smart person which is i. I don't think too much myself. I think others are more important than i am. Honor them. I work really hard. I'm hungry and inter personally smart. I know how to deal with human beings and if you can find humble hungry and smart people and put them in an environment where they build trust have good conflict hold each other accountable and do all those things. It's going to work. It's not complicated. I know i just went through that very quick. And i talked about eight different things but it's very simple. Are there blockers to trust aside from not having those people who are hungry humble smart well i would say there's blockers if the league doesn't have that and it's counter cultural by the way i should say that to people don't grow up thinking about being vulnerable they teach you to grow up and you know reveal just the parts of yourself that you think people like and this is. This is a problem. So that's why human beings have a hard time being vulnerable is because we think we're supposed to come into the world and protect ourselves but that's not what makes a team great so i think that if you have people that are humble hungry and smart and the leader gets that and nurtures that i. I don't know that there's other blockers. I'm trying to think what might that be. I mean there's environmental factors. Maybe working a company. That doesn't mike that doesn't reward that but if if the person at the top thinks it's important and crates environment from the top and i will tell you daniel that you know one of the reasons that i work with ceos and their teams because it needs to be modeled from the very top and it's not that they're more fun to party with like. Oh i want to be important. I just think if you can get the people at the very top organization to do that. You have a fighting chance in the rest of it. And when i go into an organization and i start at the at the bottom someplace. They're constantly looking up and going. Do you think they're ever going to get this so it just makes more sense to come. Which is why love talking entrepreneurs could is like you can turn your. You can turn your company into a trustworthy us. Good team quickly if you make that so with you and your leader well it sounds like what you're saying in some ways similar to our friend john maxwell he's has everything rises and falls on leadership absolutely. And if you're not working with the leader you're not working with the highest leveraged point of culture. Yeah that's their job. Yes and when they don't realize that when they think their job is just figuring out the technical parts of the of the operations then it's really difficult. So yeah john. And i would be incomplete alignment around that and that's why the leader is so important but that leader can't believe that they're inherently more important than the people lead their actions and behaviors are just more important. Yeah i think the is that they're more important but not more significant. Yeah you know. It's it's the it's the it's the challenge of humility article years ago called the trouble with humility and that is that as a leader. I have to believe i am just like anybody else here. I'm just a child of god a person. That's i'm no. I don't have more significance as you say. And so i have to believe that. But my words and actions are going to have a disproportionate impact on everything else around here. The problem is when people realize that their words and actions are disproportionately important. Sometimes they start to personalize it and say man. I'm pretty important here similarly people that say. Hey i'm not that important. So they forget
Connecting with Learners Learner Centered Approaches
"Heard. You talk before a bit about teachers centered and Learner centered and I was wondering if you could maybe definer just Kinda. Let us know what that means to you or so yes, you're right. I do have a an interest both from my work and research even personal work on to the topic of connecting with learners and it's one that's important to me I i. think it's important to talk about what we mean by connecting and connection because that could have so many meanings. From me, I like the definition that's used by John Maxwell they. Miss Author coach. Leadership. Coach. Leadership. Development. where he talks about that connecting is really the ability to be able to identify with people and to relate to them in a way that's able to increase your influence with them. So I think that you know teaching and learning is an ultimate form of influence right between individuals and so to begin with this concept of teacher centered verses, Learner centered, which is again something that I've talked about. Before I really think of both as sort of a spectrum and they're both methodologies right of teaching and learning what they represent is more of a paradigm shift in education Today in approaching learning, that's really more based on needs and styles of contemporary learners. So if we take these individually, we can talk about Teachers Center at first what does that mean? Well, typically, that's when we have become from the perspective that the teacher is the authority in the classroom. So this is typically seen more in approaches that utilize more of the lecture style. So the teacher is talking to the students and the students role is more passive that role is to listen and to learn through listening to the teacher. The goal here in the educational setting or environment is for the teacher to transfer or impart their knowledge. Right. The teacher is their knowledge is seen as the most valued source high in the learning exchange. So like that sage on the stage phenomenon, right? So that's what that's more commonly referred to siege on the stage in contrast if we come from a learner centered perspective. That's where as the teacher or the faculty member we really feel more of a personal responsibility to have ownership for an active learning environment. So in a learner centered environment, the learners are actually encouraged to interact to even some cases challenged the teacher's knowledge perspective. But most of all, they're really encouraged to co create and construct meaning around the material along with the teacher. The teacher is not the only authority, not the only source of expertise what learners bring from their own experiences potentially can help in this sort of co construction of meaning around the material and learners are really encouraged in a more of an independent problem solving approach around the material so that they're learning is live and. Just passive not just listening receiving, but contributing and even on critical analysis right. So in this sense, the teacher is the guide who's providing them with Kayak on the side. From sage on the stage guide and the side are some Particular ways that people kind of reference these little broaches I love that. So easy to remember to that sort of shift with those two phrases sage on the stage to guide on the sides I love a lot for me. I think that a key concept in the framework of Learner centered approach is that you're valuing and therefore being very intentional about connecting with the learner
Better Communication Through Letters
"Debbie Ronca is President of Sequoia coaching a Certified Life Coach. Speaker and disc profile trainer with John Maxwell team she is also the author of the family letter how to intentionally develop a culture of honor encouragement and value with your loved ones a bestseller in nine relationship in Harrington Categories Ronco wants start a global movement. So other families also benefit on the family wetter. We're going to talk about this today with Debbie. Debbie welcome to the show. Thank you so much for coming on. You are locked them. And thank you for having me of course so debbie for a lot of our listeners. That might not know what a family letter is. Could you go ahead and tell them what the impact of a family letter is and really what they could get out of it? That's a great question. Read on the family letter was basically something that we started as a tradition in our family years ago when our kids were growing up we had the intention of teaching them how to use their words To be encouraged others to be able to use the words to bless another person. And you know. Sometimes it's really hard for kids especially to verbalize. They feel a little embarrassed or uncomfortable. So we've found that using a letter was the safe way to go. That's great So I myself actually have done something like a family letter before in my family. It's not quite what you do But it really helped teach me how to express myself to my family in a healthy way and really be able to communicate and open wider doors. Is that the same hope that you are looking for with your letter. Absolutely the whole intent really is to let the other person know why their loved valued in celebrated and when you hear that from other family members it really just builds wonderful foundation of trust and connection and a bond and read what we did specifically is. We made it a tradition on our birthdays. We thought why not birthdays the day. Everyone is celebrated right so why not let that be the day that we received this letter and so we taught our children from the time they were young and of course we made the what the intent that had to be in the letter? Simple so they could do it and you know when I speak at women's events I always tell the moms don't worry about the grammar. Don't worry about the punctuation year teaching them how you used the words and you don't ever want to make them feel it has to be perfect because it's coming from their heart and of course as our family grew and I say read. We've been doing this now for over thirty years and after thirty years our children thirty eight thirty seven and thirty five. They still want their letters. I mean it is a big tradition in our house. Love that I love that. That's fantastic. Could you dive a little deeper into the content of these family letters absolutely well like in the beginning we make it really simple for the kids because we want them to right so it really? You need to not just tell the person you love them but why because when you specifically say why it goes deeper you know. It's just not the Cliche I love you but when you hear why and then you want to celebrate their gifts and talents you wanNA recognize Any celebrations in their life and of course as we got older we expanded that. So Ah Chris. Reflecting on the past year of this person's life were on their birthday. And you know everybody walks through a dark time trial a difficulty and we write about that in the letter like Geez. Jonathan I remember when you were going through that difficult relationship and the way that you handle bit really made us proud of you. You showed a lot of kindness and compassion and so we actually recognize encourage. The person helping walk through difficult times as well. That's really nice to hear. I think a struggle that a lot of families go through not just with something like this but milestones for any of their children is. When do we start you know? When do we put him on a bike? When do we teach them how to do this? When would you say is a good time to get your children to start being engaged in this? When we started the letter read. Our children were five and seven while and then we had an remind you that the letters were short but they were learning how to communicate and we had our third child when he turned five. We would always do this moment of re writing letters and reading the letters at our dining room table so he grew up here in his father received letters his mother his brother and sister so when he turned five he said. I WANNA DO LETTERS. I want in and so he actually turned from the Observer to the writer so he started as early as five and I believe the power in at read is the consistency like we chose birthdays. And so we know every birthday we're gonNA gather and have letters and of course being a mother and a father. We've added the mother and father's day letter in there too. Oh of course you have to make sure that you've got a little extra recognition for all the hard work you do for raising your children It's the best gift. Jerry Seib really love those letters absolutely so I think like anybody else. Not all of our lives are rainbows and lollipops. Right kind of goes through a hard time and sometimes that hard time is reflected onto our family. How can the letter be used as a catalyst for accomplishing forgiveness? Or even reconciling some things in the past one of the best ways that I think he can open up. The line of Communications is through the power of a letter. I would think that you would agree with me read. Don't you feel that when a relationship is broken? One of the most difficult things is to be able to come back and talk face to face because there's so much hurt and there's so much wounding and you still wind up fighting and you don't reconcile but I feel when you can write in a letter. What you like about that person. What you love about that person that you've missed the relationship that you're sorry that they disagreed you know. Can we start again? I believe you can maybe crack a door open. That has been slammed shut for years and that could be the beginning of the communication. Because it's a safe place to see if you can open that door again and we have a great story with our children. They were seven and five at the time at that time. We were doing Christmas letters as well. And you know how children are they. Can they argue? They fight and they wrote their letters and nobody knows what's written in the letter to you. Read it and my daughter wrote a letter to her brother saying that she was so sorry that he was mean to her and he she wished that he could be a nicer brother and my son and in his letter to his sister wrote. I know I haven't been a great brother and I know I've been hard on you. I'm really sorry. When they both read their letters. They looked at each other and they ran over and they hugged each other and Oracle. The letter gave the voice to the prop room. And so I know children can do that. I really believe adults can do that. And you know in this crisis time read. I'm really thinking hearts are being tender is D- A lot of people are klaren teen. A lot of people are thinking about really what is important in life now. This may be a great time to write that letter to that broken relationship and try to restore it absolutely. I think as many people would agree with me. A family is very important especially during these times. That's really who you're GONNA hold dear. You have close. I know I personally have been talking to my mother way more than I have before during this little walk down. I'm sure this letter can go even further pass. Your family can not absolutely you know. I believe everybody in life should receive a letter from someone so I really think if you sat down and thought about it you may have that teacher that mentor that business partner that neighbor that Fran and somebody who's impacted your life that you could just take time and write them a letter to let them know how they impacted your life. It would mean the world to them
Leadership Starts At The Top...But The Middle & Below Takes It Across The Goal Line
"Hey welcome does the leadership so happy you tune in week is off to a great start. Thought I'd start the week off with a solo episode talking about how to become influential from the middle of that. You have way more influence than you think. I've talked about this topic a couple of times before episode three fourteen. It's called stop bitching about your boss. You have way more influence and you think is along the same theme but I thought it would be fresh. Take to talk about it again. It comes up time and time again. In fact it came up with dose of leadership. University Group of this topic came up about how much impact you can have from the middle and below. I've seen it time and time again with the organizations that I've consulted in the ones that I've worked in and had leadership roles in certainly saw it in the Marine Corps in fact that was the Marine Corps is whole idea was about spreading the leadership responsibility throughout the entire organization getting everybody to think and act like leader and I've brought that into the corporate arena. And that's what really what led to dose of leadership because it is around that central theme that we have way more way more impact influenced him. We see ourselves where we believe. It is one of probably one of the biggest myths out there when it comes to leadership one of the biggest misconception people have about what it means to be a leader in leadership in general when I ask people in keynotes hey how many people here see themselves leaders and it's always about less than a third and I think it's because we have this belief that ship comes from having a position having a title it's the Position Myth the number one leadership myth that if you can't be the one in charge the one driving the bus or leading from the top that you can't be a leader and that is a huge lie huge myth it's eroding think that leadership is position. It's it's all about influence. Leadership is influence nothing more. Nothing left one of my favorite quotes from John Maxwell and to be a person of influence. How do you do that? How do you become a leader of influence? And I remember having I think I told the story before about a CEO that I was coaching and he was frustrated. He said I can't. I'm just I have no influence and goes. Show me the checklist. So many show me the way that I can become more influential. And he wasn't getting it and finally said look the best way that you can become. A leader of influence is to simply start adding value every transaction. Everything that you do has to be about. How can I add value to the situation and when you look at it in that context you realize that leadership is a choice if it's about adding value then it becomes a one hundred percent choice no matter where you're at in the organization when you understand the dynamics of that gaining influence and you realize that position has little to do with real leadership then you can lead from anywhere within the organization? Think about that. When you grasp the concept that gaining influence is about adding value and you realize that leadership has little to do with your position and you can weed from anywhere and when you do you make a huge impact organization in fact. I would argue that if you want to move the engagement needle new organization if you wanted to change the culture needle in your organization in other words when you if you want to become intentional defining your culture. You already have a culture but if you wouldn't become intensified defining leadership culture and you got to focus on the middle and below. Yeah I know. Leadership starts from the top. It really does. But leadership crosses the finish line from the middle and blow it can start at the top but it will never cross the finish line unless the middle and below grasping the concepts of leadership. It just won't happen so the bottom line is this leadership is a choice. It's not where you sit. Anybody and I mean anybody can choose to be a leader. Wherever you're at you can make a difference. You can make an impact no matter where you sit in fact if you're in the middle of an organization right now and you're not doing anything to become a better leader or try to plant seeds and leadership and organization. You're kind of like dead weight and I don't care if your leader is dysfunctional. Doesn't understand it doesn't have the basics of leadership that doesn't assuage you from your responsibility to do everything you can from the middle and below. Think about this if you're in the middle and below and you have direct reports. If you've got people reporting to you I don't care the number you have way more impact and influence over those people directly report to you than any leader above you think about that. Nobody impacts the lives more directly than those than you and your and your direct reports. That's a tremendous amount of influence took a tremendous amount of responsibility and accountability. That you may not know that you have and particularly if you have customer facing roles if you want to impact the culture of your organization and what you WanNa change it you want to change it for the better and you better be focusing on. Us customer facing roles. They're the ones that are going to change the culture. Yeah it certainly can help them. Start from the top and it's GonNa make it easier if everybody is aligned on the same. This is where we're going and this is why we're going this way. I'll give you that but remember what I said. The leadership crosses the finish line from the middle and below starts at the top but the minimum below takes it across the goal line to do nothing. If you're in the middle is dead weight. And so even though you're in the middle of the middle of the organization or you don't have position you don't have the title you need to be prepared. I think it dives into that other myth that well I'll start leading once I the position once I get to the top then. Learn how to lead. That's not gonNA happen. You know just because you got a master's degree in management and leadership doesn't give you qualify you to become successful in life or in an organization at some point you're gonNA have to get your hands dirty and get down in the trenches and that's where we're leadership happens by the way it happens in the trenches with the challenges that happened with the customer with on the shop floor. That's where the real leadership happens in so leading as well as you can no matter where you're at no matter what your situation. That's the proving ground that prepares you for more and greater accountability and responsibility down the path and so a certificate title. A degree isn't GonNa give you the experience and the knowledge that you need to become a great leader so if you have aspirations to be at the top which is great but if you're not there start leading from wherever you're at volunteer for those crappy. Assignments do the things that nobody else wants to do. Develop a reputation to be consistent. Right remember one of my foresees composed confident consistent and courageous. Do those foresees. No matter we be consistent. Get a reputation that you're always going to do what you say you're GonNa do particularly things that nobody else wants to do. As the fastest way to start gaining more leadership influence and I get it leaders like the front more than the middle. And so you WANNA be fulfilled. You WanNa you know. It's not natural to Kinda WanNa stay put and maybe feel stuck. You WANNA be out front leading but you have to learn how to be a follower. What's the old saying that if you if you're in the middle of the pack? It's you know what is that like a dog sled thing if you're in the middle if you never changes if you're in the front it changes all the time but remember the leader in the dog. Pack isn't the one out front. It's the person driving the sled someone. That's actually in the back. You have way more influence than you think the key is. You've got to be prepared when those opportunities come your
"john maxwell" Discussed on The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish
"Thing to encourage people to reach their potential. What would you do what I would do is I would? I would be able to show them how I got started I they. I would be able to put on the video where they would hear me speak when I wasn't a good speaker At where they would see me making my mistakes at end and questioning what I was thinking or what I was doing and they would see my hesitations and they would they would. They would hear my apologies with the people in Sight Lips. I'm sorry I missed that We gotTA do a little. You turn here. We got a backup. Because if they could see me. At my beginning days they would understand the power process Compelling that because I would be very encouraged because I was exceptional the beginning thinkers anything exceptional about me. If there's anything exceptional about me it would be my attitude. I think my attitude was way above most people's as far as not quitting getting back up and being my best friend encourage myself so I I think that I think they would see a pretty amazing attitude young age but they wouldn't see amazing leadership but they would see adhere amazing communication. And I think what the the reason I hate that? This can't they can't see this is that they don't get a complete picture. They just have the finished product in the finished. Product looks lot better than what really the life was all about so I feel as a leader compelled literally to let people know about my failures by mistakes at. Let them know that you know. I didn't always make the right decisions. And in fact I'm not even certain making the right decisions is is is even right. I mean what I look at my failures mistake Shane. Honestly I you know. What would you like to go back and do the more I? Would you like to have another chance? Then endure a lot of things I should do over. Of course there are but I don't think what over I I really. I just don't think it. Here's why when I look by failures of mistake said Mrs. What I learned from those difficult hours in that dark times. What I learned really helped develop character and and it all wins. No losses would be a person that in the long run would lack character because character is is is is literally birthed out of adversity at. You really never know much about a person to your watch go through adversity. And then all of a sudden quote. The true colors began to show. And so you know what I liked. It made all right decisions I suppose for the EGO I would happen but I think I'm a better person because of my mistakes and failures at what. I've learned from them that if I wouldn't have the mistakes failures. I think it makes me more human toward other people. I think it makes me more. Understanding to there was a leader. I think it removes the gap and And I think that's port helps you connect and develop relationships no question all the time. Shea. How do you go about learning from your past experiences? Do you have a process? Do you like what is reflection. Look like to you. How do you walk me through that? Well I'll be glad to. We hear a lot. People say that of like experiences the best teacher well. It's a wonderful statement. It's just not true. If experience were the best teacher than everybody is they got older would be getting better and so I would. I think of experience being the best teacher I look at say no. A lot of people go through experiences. They learned nothing and they don't approve themselves. I think you've valuated experiences. The best teacher I think after the experience we pulled ourselves away. Ask ourselves what. What did I learn from that? What what what did that? Experience have to teach me my children when they were growing up. When we have an experience. I'd ask two questions. What did you love? What did you learn? I'd always starting with? What do you love because kids migrate owed at that was so much fun? Okay that you'd like that. What did you learn from? It will what I was doing but those two questions is. I was training my children to evaluate every experience as they go through and at its. It's the what is evaluation due to experience it again. It brings in a wear this to us at anything that awakens our awareness or brings it into a of Of much more clear light. It's a real benefit to us and so I look at where I've come through it and what I've done in we're going. There's without any question about it. The ability to reflect reflection turns experience insight and so the moment that I realized that if I spent some time reflecting I go to pull out what that experience taught me so I tell people get beyond. You know how you felt. That's yourself you know. What what did you learn? What did you know what you know? What what what what. What did you experience? It has potential to to make you a better person. I think that's great. I WanNa thank you for the time. John I wanNA end on maybe a more philosophical question in the sense of what does a fulfilled life. Look like to you why I love the question and I love it for two reasons. Fulfiled Life I love that question because I think it's possible to have one and I think many people do not and I love that question because I think it's possible to have what but I. I love that question because I believe that most people don't know the process to have fulfilled life and So anybody asked me a question that I think is within reach of a person. I get very excited because it it improved so I think fulfilled. Life is a life is lived for others and that It's not about me I you know I teach a lot of communication and With people say I want to be a great communicator rule or law number. One is very simple. If you want to be a great communicator. Get over yourself. Just get over yourself. If I haven't gotten over who I am but I have got will help. They like me out by sound good. I hope they think I could teacher. I hope I'm cuts depth by the mullet that I'm concerned about how people perceive me is the moment that I began to put limitations on my communication skills and so I tell people all the time if you'll be great communicator. Get over yourself well. If you want to live a full life get over yourself. The reason for that is is that we are created designed to be people that help each other society culture works best when we are. Our brother's keeper works best with we Foul you other people it so a fulfilled life is one. I've I have I have forgot myself for a forgot I've gotten over myself. I didn't think we'd forget ourselves. I don't think that's what I want to go to. But but but what I have the ability to realize that Focus has got to be on the others myself. If you if you put that with valuing people because what happens what I value people. I doubt began to respect them. In such a way that I will add value to the Erg. Remember this. You only add value to the things that you value. You only add value to the people that you've so valuing people is core to living a fulfilled life so it's not about me. It's about others edits about others because they have value at dead. You put on top of those two thoughts this would regret. This is huge and I love this. It's not only that they value others but they value them in such a way that they want to add value to it. And now all of a sudden you're not only your brother's keeper your your brothers lifter at at at now every time they are around you and every time they see you inexperience.
"john maxwell" Discussed on The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish
"That's just life changing once you realize that that you know I am beginning. Leadership correct just tried maker by happy. I was helping. People tried to get the ball to me like what I say and what. Dad came to the realization that You know I'm I'm supposed to be a leader not a clown. So let's let's just be honest with people at hey do it. In the right way to privately always have their best interest at heart. I be there. I give you a whole list of ways to approach people but you don't. We don't help people by letting them stay in their areas of blind spots awareness. There's no improvement to be made there. It and people say well I think as they get older. They're going to get better not know if it's a blind spot. There's not going to get better as they get older. Go to get a little more blind and so I think we really help people when we when we are opened with some kind at obviously you do. There's a right way to do that. There's a robb way to do that. Seems like a great lesson to learn so much today. Seems actually about learning and learning and relearning? What have you uncovered though learning? Well I that this learning learning relearning process is essential to person success and back in fact I wrote another book leader shift and in that I talk about this process of learning learning and relearning a Harvard Business Review in the last year has come out with the statement. That if you have a bachelor's degree in five years that Bass guilty has about a five year shelf like that. And what does that say that be true? I've gotta keep learning new things at at what I learned in college I've gotTa unlearn and then I gotta turn around and reeler get and that cycle never stops of learning on learning at relearning haddish. Its high have a I have A. We've wonderful company called the John. Maxwell team coachee company. We have thirty thousand plus coaches hundred sixty two countries around the world at A. It's just been the fastest growing largest successful coaching. Kevin who world if people feel the time out. How how's that been successful? Will we have a cycle of success that we go through and in that cycle has five parts to it? I mean the first part is to task you know came to Scoot Trysofi or not even really sure that work but but we we need some new ideas so let's try it right behind. The test is the failure. We if you test a lot of new things. You're on a lot of because of You'd never tried it before you often. I say we're never the first time in so you test and you fail at the review test is to find out what works. Find out what doesn't work now. Would we fail a by the way Phil here? I think people miss this all the time to shame not the opposite of success. It's it's not like one their their their way apart in your either succeed or you're failing and if you're failing you're not succeeding and and failure of success go together. They're even supposed to be a part. You know I. It's not like I succeeded. Never failed or I always failed. Never succeeded in in all success. There's quite a bit of failure and at that highly successful people fail. A lot is because they learn from it that you know the the value of of failing is learning so when people talk to this Jonah while I you know I I messed up this area it failed. I can hardly wait for Finish the story so I ask a very simple question. What did you learn from that? Because it's in the learning from our failures that really allow us to do very well into just really to excel. So you test you fail you at prove and learn at the value of learning is to improve learning is overrated. Less it brings pasta change in our life and Edwin. You approve at get better. Guess what than you reenter? And you're back in the game and when you reenter. Guess what do again. You'RE YOU'RE GONNA test fail alerted proofs at reenter and that learning a learning regarding cycle. Really really never once never stops. You ever wanted to stop you because you've got to continually Do the testing Pushing the envelope to have some failure to learn from it to approve. It makes better so they can get back in the game. The process is so important for where you end up said the process for just sort of not being focussed necessarily the goal is obviously important. But it's the actual process by which you accomplish that goal totally. You're exactly right. In fact I think the mistake. Most people make is their goal oriented instead of growth-oriented and who you become along the way that matters at six exactly right you know it would ruin your goal oriented basically are looking for a number or a time and the date and you judge how. Whoa you did buy your. Did you hit that gold or did you? Did you reach that time line? And we began to lose sight of the fact that if we're growth oriented we're continually developing ourselves. We'll hit all of our goals. Growth helps you reach your milestone to life but the difference is that if you're continually growing if you reach one of those milestones it's not the finish line saw like okay. Now what do I do with real life? How many times up I see people? Who are gory added? They worked hard. They've finally hit that goal that they kind of almost lost their way instead of understanding the value of growth. Now when I started off as a young leader I personal growth. Kid I had was a was a goal setting growth kid out out of Waco Texas with a seven hundred dollar. Yeah yes at center daughter. Can It on goal setting in? I saw very grateful. I took the course listening to all the tapes. Did all the exercises and it helped me immensely and so I started off being very goal oriented but remember if I go back to the story of my mentored and you said he wrote books in which people if I want to influence while I write about came up with relationships equipping attitude leadership. The moment I began to focus on being a person that relationship connects with people being a person that develops teams. Being a person has an attitude that did just absolutely gets me through the dark times. Ah being persecuted. Influences lead the moment that I tried to be that kind of person. I left the goal side and I went to the gross side and that was life changing for me to this day. You know if your goal oriented. There's a finish line if you're growth-oriented there is no finish line at all. Yeah and and I and the you know the leaders greatest return again takes us back to the fact that we want. We want to grow ourselves. Said we WANNA grow our people and if we're just committed be committed to growing Ourselves than we have potential of having a very high return. But you're in the game for the process you don't again. We overestimate shade. What we can do in the day we overestimate the event. And we underestimate the process and again develop leaders is all about not just for today equipment him to do something in leadership right now but it's all about building people and developing people and expanding their life so that they are bigger people at their bigger people at their better people and that just makes everything bigger and better for you as far as the return. Yeah totally totally agree with that point. I WANNA come back to two things one. You mentioned dark times and things seemed to come so easy for you from turns of phrase to connecting with people. I'm sure there's times when you felt like nothing is working. How did you persevere in those times what did you do well? I have you had those times. Oh I've had so many of those types. That's why I've laughing Shane. You know first of all when you see a body and you just say I think things come easy for the They see be quite. You know simple. You're not seeing the total picture. You may be seeing a person that's just produce something wonderful or at a high return era a terrific result. So yeah you that that you may be see. But but it's it's it's like the iceberg. You know two thirds of the issues out of the water you you just. You may be seeing the tip of the iceberg and it all looks good but but trust me of one of the things. I teach people all the time. Is that Everything worthwhile is up. Hill and it just is and. I think the greatest way to build tenacity in person's life is to is to let them know in the beginning that it's not easy because I think that would we assume that success should be easy or that. There is a secret to success which there is. I think we set people up for failure and the moment that I no longer a wooded. Hey the moments no longer easier. I'm not no longer finding that secret. I began to question myself and so I think it all begins with a with with a mindset of of life is difficult. Everything worthwhile is uphill. I think we also have to teach with this mindset. Donnelly is everything worthwhile. It's up hill but I think we need to teach the value of a failure and the value of of mistakes and shortcomings in the humid. I I don't think that failure is the opposite of success at all and I think this is a big mistake. People make I think this guy like failures in one corner successes. The opposite quartered boy. You still want to update will do me. And they not only meet. They left together with every success inside of that. Success is failure I've never met anybody who just said you know I? I built the company honest to God. It was easier than I thought. That'd we we built it quicker that I saw it and we've made more money than I thought you know that person building a company there are drugs. I mean they're delusional. It's just a possible and so if I believe that everything worthwhile is uphill it gives me a mindset that I will always be Such thing as it's uphill then it's downhill. No No. It's all it's all up and so I now I start my life based on the fact that I have consistently now if I also help people understand the successive failures. They go together. And so that that would I am succeeding. There will be some Mrs and when I'm missing if my spirit and attitude is right they'll August some hits at it. Stop like my life has been all mrs no hits or it's been all hits though. Mrs It's been hit sued. Mrs And I think that a mistake that leaders make Shane is they. Don't talk enough about the MRS and so what happens. Is People people see a successful person and they began the idealized way too quickly and that bothers me greatly. I tell people I mean they're see me at a good time of my life and High Return Time in my life and my biggest disappointment if somebody said John if you could do one thing. One thing.
"john maxwell" Discussed on The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish
"But but they're not waiting on that for because they now have experienced some success themselves until they have that self confidence that really allows us to achieve on a higher level. I like that a lie and I think part of it comes down to yourself too right like before you. You can lead others you in some ways. Have to learn to lead yourself absolutely get results accomplishment which will create competence no question the people asked me what when the greatest leadership challenges that. I always tell them what my grades challenges leaders lead me. You know it's easy to tell other people what to do or a you know it's easy to say. Go ahead and charged that hill but I gotta go charge that health and I gotta make these improvements and the teacher to tell somebody what to do the do it yourself so I think all great leadership with others begins with a personal leadership myself. The first victory would have life is is a personal. And if I've got a few of those can help you get victories in your life. Also but I. I definitely believe the the credibility of leadership. The confidence SALITA ship all begins. Would I when I leave myself? Well if I could leave myself well that I've got potentially you out but if I can't lead myself well you know why. Why why would I want someone else to follow the to be honest with you? A lot of people they wouldn't be able to afford. WanNa follow yourselves. Because they haven't done that. What are some mistakes that we make when we're trying to lead ourselves that getting our own? Why take that most of my sabotaging self leadership issues has been the fact that I was unaware by? I don't think people purposely you had a blind spot. Yeah Yeah I don't think they purposely go down the wrong path. I just think that they're aware at somebody has to come alongside in helping to deceive myself at you know. I told so by Blind spots means that they're blind spots. You have no idea. You're totally surprised with all the sudden. You see something that you've never seen before. And one of the greatest things we could do for others is to come alongside the and the health of those areas again in the leaders greatest return. I talk about that. I talk about the fact that you know with people that are on your team they need. They need to make the tweaking any to make Justin and I can either them go and not quote offended or can Basically look upset. Look I care enough you that I'm GonNa confront you. Are this issue. I've gotta I cared enough for you to be honest with you. You know Max to preset first. Responsibility of a leader is to is to define reality at the first Definition of reality. I have to have as a leader is for myself at the moment that I can do that. I built a foundation privy to now build leadership on at. That's big difference said. Don't tell people what they want to reach their dreams. Make sure your foundation is is solid realistic. I've talked with a lot of people and one of the things that surprises me is. Nobody's ever come up to anybody that I know of and said here's the one thing that's holding you back at work. I work with you. I know it I believe in You. I WANNA help you. Nobody ever does that. Why do you think that is why takes it? I think a lot of times. We don't speak another person's life because we you know we don't WanNa hurt them. Maybe we want him to like us as as a young leader one of my greatest weaknesses was. I wanted to make everybody happy tonight and I mistakenly thought good leaders made everybody happy and so I was. I was much for On making them happy that it was a helping them and fact. I remember when I wrote the twenty one irrefutable laws of leadership that I was citing book Shane. So this guy brought up twenty one laws book to me and I started cited Neesa Johnny. So that I've read the book and it should. I disagree with with with with one of your loss and I smiled will at Your K- assigned book and added the back to it. They never moved. They said wait settled. Thank you have tippy said. I read the twentieth laws I disagree with one of those loss and I said I said in. It's okay. It took you. Don't you don't have to agree with all the laws okay. Well I was okay with that. But he wasn't okay with that so he's Kinda you know kind of what the press me a little bit more It's it's it's kind of like somebody coming up to machine instead. They don't agree with the law. Grafitti Whitehall Took I guess it's okay? Here's what I do know if you go up to top of a four story building jump off for quickly. You buy into the laws of gravity. The the the law of gravity doesn't ask you by twitter. You agree with it uses it. It's it's it's it's just a law and I looked at him that day and I said you know I said. I don't write books to make you happy. I write books to help you and that. That's that's just.
"john maxwell" Discussed on The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish
"And it's not about me. It's about improving the lives of others head up at you do too. I know a lot of successful people. They're not happy mean they have a lot of stuff but they're not happy but I've never known a person that committed significance which is adding value intensive the others on a consistent basis. I've never known anybody that significant life which was all about others that that was unhappy and all of a sudden I realized that our unhappiness subtypes disappointment dissolution is based on the fact that we thought that if we would take care of ourselves our life would be fulfilling at snot where we're too small our It's got to be more than just about me and the moment that I kinda lose myself and poured into others. I honestly start to find myself. That's been a that's been a major transition growth theory of my life also but I mean there there are so many. It's an amazing answer at sort of see things very similarly to what you do. I mean happiness aside one of the areas of the spent a Lotta time researching. You've spent a Lotta time with successful people and curious as to not only what successful people do that other people don't do but also what a successful people avoid doing that other people seem to do. I had a meditative story editor and he wrote books and I hadn't written any books. In fact I didn't have any desire to write any books. You'll have one day and so I asked him. I said last you write books. He said what I write books to influence people that that are beyond my personal touch. You so I want to have influence and help people that I'll never get it now. And when he told me that something was enemy just clicked Said within. I'M GONNA write books too. I I wrote books because I wanted to write a book. I wrote books because I wanted to expand and extend my influence beyond me and so literally that that's that was the catalyst to get me to write the books and then after that discussion. I thought well if I if I'm going to ask the people that I've never gotten to know I mean what is it that I could say. What what what is it that the reader needs to hear for me to do that for the end and you know how can I help? People Be Successful so about sixteen eighteen months for that period of time I studied success and observed successful people a Lotta Q. And A. and in I just dived into this area of of. What does it take to be successful? I came up the conclusion that the successful people do four things really well regardless of what their occupation is or career. Those four things Shane. Our relationships hiding successful. People are just. Are there good with people and people will go along with. You can't get along with you so I said Okay that I'm GonNa ride on relationship. I'M GONNA I'M GONNA help. People learn how to connect with other people and the second thing I discovered about. Successful people is they had the ability to to form teams and get people on the team and then to equip them in mobilized and began to empower them to to help for the cause and so. I said okay. I'm going to write books about relationships how to get along with people About EQUIP IAN and how to train and develop people to now the out of bill teams and then the third area. I came to the conclusion after much study. Was that successful. People have a what I would call an attitude too acidy that allows them to get through it overcome adversity. I said okay. I need to help people do that. I need to write about the attitude which the attitude isn't everything but it's the main site it's the main thing and you know attitude always shows up during difficult times attitude attitude gives you know advantage during good times because during good times. Everybody has a good attitude. I mean when things are going my way I mean. I'm a my attitudes fine but it's Woodley. Adversity comes in the challenges. Come that's when my attitude becomes what I call the difference Baker so I said Okay that I'm going to write books that that will help. People have an attitude overcome adversity difficulty challenges so now. I've got relationships. I've got equipment. I've got an attitude and then the fourth area I came to the conclusion was successful. People influence others in and know how to lead and So I said okay. I'm GONNA write leadership. Bill won't teach people how to influence others in and out to make their influence. Really a count so that was clear back when I first came out. Nineteen seventy nine for forty years by books. Have that continual theme of relationships equivalent to leadership and what I discovered. Was that when I did that. You know what what is your thirty four billion books later. I I was. I was every time variety right not only felt needed a person but in something that was gonna make a difference for that person that if they truly could do these four things develop in these four areas and improve these for airs their life their business. Everything was going to be vastly improved. So I've stayed in those lanes with auto by books and You know some lean made me more torch leadership than anything else others lean or two relationships or attitude but pretty much those books are GonNa continue to be in those four areas. Because I think that's successful. People do those things you know really well and I do think that sets apart for many types from people that are not success. All those things seem like choices or different a different way of thinking is that a is that a good way to think about them. That their choices. Yeah you choose to engage in relationships with people you choose your attitude Shane. The most exciting thing about what I do it writing books. Is that what I write about? If a person truly makes a choice to to improve themselves that area they'll have improvement. It's it's you know I only want to write about things that people can grow and develop it. I mean it's there's no need for me to write something that's unachievable or unreachable. I it needs to be something. Where a person I when I write a book I WANNA person to pick up that book and basically say I can do this and the moment that they have confidence that they can that they could begin to do this now. I become their best friend and again the books that I ride. I wanted to be simple. The practical applicable. So everybody can look at it. You not only understand them but they can do something with and I think that's a lot of the joy of a variety. Is that what I write about is within the choice realm up with individual and they can choose if they want to to approve themselves at those who do choose that. They're they're mcadoo people. They're the ones I keep writing for. Talk to me a little bit of good. A confidence is is that something were born with something we acquire if we acquire it. How do we go requiring it? Well I think I I. I believe that there are people that some people over in comparison to others have a natural leaning towards being a confident person. I think that there are some people that just okay. There's a there's a a a naturalness about to them that they they're not working hard on it or someone else that you'd have to say his may be born in were trait so. I think that there's a part of that in a person's life whether to leadership or confidence or whatever but even if it's a natural inclination or leaning that a person has to be self confident they have to develop it. You know no matter. What kind of natural gifts and talents you and I have. They're still responsible. We have hours to maximize. Those talents are growing proof and You know order our life so that we're going to continue to grow and so when it comes to leadership and in all of these what. I would call successes US alive. It's Kinda like what are you doing with your life now to make it better or to improve it and I think that we all to improve our life have to be committed to a process. There's no quick way to get to the top and it's a it's an uphill steady. Cli- leaders are not made in a day. There may daily and I think that I help people buy into that process of every day. I'm getting better but it's not like it's twenty or Twen- moat that all of a sudden cloak made me. I think it's in the Consistence consistency compounds. And I think it's in the consistency of doing the right things over a period of time that one day you wake up and you just say wow look. Look what's happening in my life either. I could say that to be true in my life at seventy two I look back at. I honestly shame that I could hardly believe these things have happened to me but as I look back and reflect on what has happened to me. I do know this. They didn't happen all at once. They didn't happen was a secret formula. They were a combination of day in day. Out Making today count and and learning in and And staying the course in in all of a sudden there's a compounding on the back end this premium. That's pretty amazing. But it only happens on the back end because you were consistent on the front one of the most under appreciated things I think about com pending. Is that most of the results. Come at the end not at the beginning. That's right and we're always looking for the results of the beginning and rarely at the that. That's that is just absolutely true at so in the area as you talked about confidence for a moment I think this is. I think this is a big mess for a lot of people. I may happen natural bent to being confident. So therefore that gives me a little. Bit of a of Edgy. Look the confidence game. But here's what I know if I don't backup that confidence that I feel with success. That confidence become very shallow and very hollow after. Why and that's why I tell people you know you could like for a parent you can affirm your children tell their wonderful any other. Do Amazing thanks but it can attach something that they need to do. Some amazing things The more I tell personnel good. They are without them proving it to themselves. The more that those words just have lacked a meaning and they lack influence and so I think it in a one of the things. I love about the leader's greatest return is that I really talk about developing the leadership culture in that book and leadership cultures is all about behavior. It's Kinda like vision is is you see for your future but cultures who you are now at might behavior today is determined what. I would come tomorrow and I think that I think that in confidence developing leadership culture where people have an opportunity in one chapter. I talk about come to the leadership table where they have an opportunity to get into leadership environment at at and get a ship discussion and ask leadership questions at leadership interaction. It's at that table that they kind of get emboldened to practice leadership at an how person rookie develops their leadership skills or develops skills. Leadership of others is by by practice by doing it. And here's what I know. If I have some successively another's get some wins under my belt. All of a sudden I replaced the confidence that has been given to me by affirmation. I replace that was confidence that is given to me by accomplishment. And if you're just affirming me but I've not seen results in my life That that confidence gets shaken very quickly. But but if I've lived in an offer me affirming kind of a culture and then I've started to see some success getting so winsome rebel. Now all of a sudden this confidence be get I get it. It's not borrowing belief from sub. What else I've I've now experiencing believe from what I've seen accomplish. Did I think Jane that is a big turn for a lot of people are like that once they once. They do the things that that they need to do to get a few winter about data that they own it now I have to continually give them affirmation. I take approbation to report..
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"What surprised you the most during that time? I think the biggest surprise is that most people don't qualify themselves as leader. They think of it as a title or position so whenever I talk about leadership. It's kind of like well. I'm not one of those and yet what I do is I teach. Leadership influence nothing more. Nothing less and every person has influenced and then they kind of get excited. Because I said I can help you to increase your influence. You know that appeals to Apparent of children okay. I could increase by influence. Which as you do that. It's basically you're increasing your ability to lead people successfully so. I think what's been really up a wonderful surprise. Is that once? People understand. Any quite leadership influence together. Then they're all percent. Hey Okay I may have leadership position but I would certainly like to be able to be an influential person. So they kind of dive into the leadership. Pool are their levels of influence. I think you've written about them. What are those levels five? Oh I wrote a book called the five levels of Leadership. The what makes the book so helpful to people as they begin to understand that leadership is her down and that there are different degrees of leadership and that they can kind of find out where they are at then if they want to they could have a game plan to go to the next level so it begins at the very bottom what we call the lowest level leadership was which is the position level where you have a job title job description. That says your leader. Maybe they even call you. The Earth supervisors or whatever. What's I think? Most insightful about level one the position level is that it's the lowest level of leadership and yet eighty percent of the people. Never get off of level number one at and I think they never get off because nobody's ever made him aware that there are other levels. It's kind of like wow. I am now a leader in effect Last week became a leader John I know that immediately that they did being happy to position. Ship makes leader which doesn't so level what is physician level. And that's where we that's where we normally all star said let it gives us a leadership shot at a level two is the permission level which is all about relationships in fact it's level to that That the people the people that you leave your permission believe because they like you and you like that. But so there's relationships synergy that began to level number to get a lot more energy at that level for a people level number three the production level and I often say that this is where the credibility of leadership really begins because people if they're gonNA follow you. They have hopes that their life is going to get better. If you haven't been successful yourself how are you gonNa make other people successful? You cannot give what you do not happen so level. Three is all about being personally successful so I have the credibility and the moral authority to lead other people level fours the people without level. This is where I know only know how to lead myself but I know how to help other people learn how to lead. Of course. That's that's the main purpose of my book. The leaders greatest return. It's it's all about the fact that if you WANNA compound influence in order to our come POW time energy money anything like that really WANNA come out at. You have to do with others through others. Which is a level four level? Five as pinnacle of where you've done it so well for so long good after a while you just kind of become bigger life and why I teach these levels of leadership is to help people understand and be aware that no matter where you are. It's it's a journey it's verb you've got keep moving and no matter where you are You certainly can continue to grow and develop it hopefully go up to another level. Is it easy for us to gain awareness of where we are in this? Do we just like intuitively look these. We're like okay. I know where I am or is are there. Signs are accused that we should be paying attention to know. I think that there's a lack of awareness affect. I wrote that book because most people weren't aware that there were levels of leadership. They weren't aware that leadership is a continual growth process and that leaders develop daily Nada. The day so I wrote the book to help a person become aware. Because you can't grow yourself unless you know yourself and so I think it's very important to as a leader doubt people with awareness of where they are you know where they could be at what people talk about being self aware. I always say I. I don't think so. I think that we all have blind spots high too. I have things that I don't see about myself. And that's why I need other people to come around who care for me but but one seamy obviously reach my potential and so they sometimes the only self-awareness. I have is the awareness that would go to me by someone else until I understood. It may be a teachable spirit. So can't go to work all this area now. Now that I see it now that I know it so I think a lot of my leadership frightening in lot of my dealership teaching really just help. be self aware where they are and it's kind of like once you know where you are now you can kind of get going in the right direction. But but sometimes I have to find myself before I can can move where I wanna be so that you know. The leaders greatest return the five levels of Leadership. The develop nuclear with you two point. Oh these earliest books I've written. There's a lot of awareness at where it's kind of like I know that once you're aware you're going to be able to improve yourself so let me just kind of a hold up. Mir for you let you see yourself so that you can say you've said in the past that if your level of influence is higher with the followers than the leaders. You're in trouble. Can you expand on that? While I can of first of all most leaders never develop other leaders they just have followers and and the reason for that is very simple. Followers are looking for somebody to lead the up modestly. They're looking for the Li- where do I get in and where we're going? And how can you help me get there whereas if you try to develop leaders? They're not as needy and they're not as hungry to get into line of body Cata show the way. In fact they kind of want to put people in their line. I used to laugh at say leading leaders like hurting cats. So what I wrote. I wrote this book all of years. Greatest Return. It's kind of like if you read this book. I I don't I don't promise you it's going to be easy but I do promise you'll be worthwhile. I wrote the book because has a young leader in people that have are starting off in trying to build businesses that they have so many things that demand in call for their attention. It's kind of like. I don't have time to invest in my people. I I don't have time to metric them because I've got to keep you know. Just try to keep the store open here and it's a huge mistake because if you invest in people they'll help you keep that door open in. You'll have to be doing all yourself. But if people just don't see the return or the the fact that they have so many other pressing needs right now that they they see the return but they say I don't have time to to go there right now and it's only too late. You realize that you. Oh Yeah Yeah. Well that happened to me Shane when Iowa. When I turned forty I did a kind of a review of my first half and became discouraged because I had really developed and grown myself in the eyes of a lot of people have been successful but but I hadn't achieve yet what I wanted to achieve in so I can just roll. Why am I not where I WANNA BE? And I came to the conclusion I had not spent enough time developing and investing in other leaders and so in fact it was out of that experience wrote the book the Twenty Winter refutable also leadership. It was that experience that I wrote the law. The inner circle those who are closest to you determine the level of your success at what I discovered was did that I hadn't reached my potential because I hadn't spent the invested the time of the people around me enough so they could help me Raise that level in so I made a commitment at forty. I'm now seventy two and that was the rest of my life. I was going to that in Investing in my people and and developing them and helping them learn how to lead at. It was the greatest business decision I ever made. Because the last thirty two years The returns of been pretty pretty huge. But it's been a huge return because all of a sudden I took vision for me to we and I created a leadership culture empowering firemen and what I did that. These people came along side of me and help me lift the load. Help me do things that could have done it? That's really interesting. I love to hear more about that sort of audit. You did it forty like how did you define success when you said you weren't as successful as you wanted to be. Well I think every person has kind of an idea. You've got a dream and you're not sure how it's all going to end up but it forty when I kinda was checking in with what I knew was the one. I work very hard and number two. Is that people that from the outside? It will look at me with already considered me to probably be successful but I felt within me that I had not yet achieved near the level of potential yet. I looked at myself. I said I'm working very hard. Not a lazy person at all. It's a why am I not satisfied or why am not to the level. I think I WANNA be my conclusion after. Not all time of a few days of just inventory. Was that my team that I had. I brought them in to do a workload or to carry a workload for me but I hadn't developed and so they weren't getting any better and if they weren't getting any better than the company wasn't getting any pattern and so I said okay. I know what to do. Now go to support my life these people and help them to get better which is going to increase their capacity to help other people to grow to and that's what. I did forty and in the last thirty two years Just incredible but they've been incredible because I I made a change I you know I called inaudible forty and said Okay John. Your number one priority. For now honest developing other people and the leaders. Greatest return is really a result. It's kind of like the end of the story of what I began At the age of forty two. And now I'm looking at it and said Oh my goodness I wish when when I was twenty I would have somebody talk about developing the people around me and showed me how to do it because now I know where the return is when I was young. I just I just thought were card as you stay focused and you'll get everything that you want to have that you need to happen. That's not true. That's a really interesting insight. Have you had any other Sort of insights as you've gotten older with how you determine success or satisfaction or happiness in low. Of course. It'll mean Shane a when I started off it was all about inability my career and I did that. I did that but I began to realize as the years have matured me that that success significance are not the same thing success. Pretty righteous is about me in about what I've done in my career in in taking care of my family the money I made you know wouldn't house that I have cetera and and I also I realized that there's a higher level of living there that was what we call living a life of significance. It's significance is is all about others. It's it's it's outed. I add value to you today. Shane. How Adding value to your listeners..
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"Number to become excellent in your field of business in other words with fellow believers the relationship. We have through Christ pulls us together. That's not true in the business community. What you you don't get a relationship? I you get respect I and then you get the relationship and you get respect from being able to help. People end provide meet needs and being a excellent and exceeding expectations. So Oh unconditional out. People get respect exceeding expectations at number three intentionally. Add value to them every day at and and this is what connects you relationship people when they wake up one day and say no John is just. He's an asset just east an asset to. He's constantly helping me and making a difference in in in my life. And that's the relational connection you get ed. Hopefully in the right time the right place you have an opportunity to share faith with them but those three things are essential John Maxwell I appreciate you so so much for taking time out of your schedule to invest in the lives of our half a million listeners. It's just been an honor for John Maxwell part to again thank you so much. Thank you Clark have a great day. Blessings dog your listeners. And if you're out there today and you've learned something I encourage you to buy the leaders. Greatest return maybe. Maybe you need to not by a regrettable burrito today at your local convenience store. Maybe you need to Fast for one day in a row. Save the twenty bucks by the book the leaders this greatest return. I'M NOT GONNA say John. I'm not going to say our people out. There are being cheap. If they don't buy the book but I I would I would just say some would suggest I should say that. You're being cheap if you don't buy the leaders greatest return. What an incredible book pick it up right now? John you take care of my friend. Thank you collect blessings happy. New Year Thrive nation that was the goat of leadership development. The number one the greatest of all time in the field leadership development John Maxwell. Well you know a lot of times people get fired up about what somebody says and then they wanna get a or if they want to get a tattoo of their favorite Bible. Verse that our favorite quote. I want to embroider those knowledge bombs on my forehead. The stuff just taught was awesome. I mean he talks about how as a leader. You've gotTa Turn Your smartphone off in your staff meetings. So you're being discourteous discourteous or poor. You're prioritizing he talked about turning your phone off in the meetings. He talked about how to develop leaders. He just explained to you that he gets up at four in the morning to write his books he just explained to you every day. He does five things every single day. This show Oh was hot however it was Napoleon Hill that once said that that action is the real measure of intelligence can action is the real measure. You're of intelligence so don't be just a hearer of this show. Because because a Thomas Edison once said that vision without execution is hallucination remember member action is the real measure of intelligence according to Napoleon Hill and vision without execution is hallucination. According to Thomas Edison so let's not hallucinate hallucinate. Let's not be unintelligent. Let's go out there and implement what we've learned. Let's be both of these words and doers of these words. And I just I encourage you to take notes today put into your calendar. What gets scheduled gets done? You can absolutely live incredible epic super successful life life or you can just the guy who knows a little bit about everything but who never actually implements anything. Let's go out there and be hearers and doers share or the show at the friend and now it's funny further ado. Let's end this show with a big thrive time boom a big boom because boom stands for big overwhelming overwhelming optimistic momentum. It's big overwhelming optimistic momentum and now without any further ado here we go.
"john maxwell" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
"The world became the largest leisure trading company in the world. It's amazing and and when we finish that We went back to the table and Said said okay. That's how these leaders know how to lead now so so they know leadership skills leisure principles. Let's let's let's help them become transformation and bring positive change into people's lives which is beyond just knowing how lead so we we now are focused just on transformation. In countries we started seven years ago in Guatemala's first country week only come into the country when the president of the country invites us in and We're now in three countries. WE'RE GONNA go into two more this year and we have twenty two presidents and prime ministers of countries that have invited despite letter into committed. ADMITTED DO Leadership Transformation and so we do that through small groups through What what we call transformation tables group of six or eight and over the course of time? They discuss sixteen different values. And what we've discovered is what people learn good values and they live it. It begins to make them more. Valuable makes them more valuable to themselves makes them more valuable to their family to their community. And so we're doing country transformation and I and then next year I'm going to launch community. Transformation in America and I have a coaching company. That has thirty thousand awesome coaches. It's the largest coaching company of the world. One hundred sixty two countries and We we we add. Oh my gosh. We had a hundred fifty new coaches every week. Wow Wow it's it's so it's it's amazing If if your listeners WanNa know more about just tell them to the John Maxwell Dot Com and look up the you know we have what calls. It's called the John Maxwell team but I'm mobilizing those people that you know. They're Jack Welsh and and I had a conversation several years ago which we were talking about legacy and he and I came to the same agreement that legacy is not an accompanying organization. It's in people. You continue your legacy people and so. I literally started the John Maxwell team. Which is our coaching company to literally literally to develop a legacy of leadership in values? And so we're GONNA start community transformation next year in in America and we're going to mobilize those coaches to be catalytic in their communities to bring about transformation we've got curriculum of roundtables for adults. We have we have leadership curriculum for junior high kids. We've got over a million a half kids going through our curriculum in junior high right now in its value. It's also about values and so that's my passion Corey. That's you know. That's the if there's one thing I put my time in is is transformation of countries and and then I wanNA bring it back to America because the answer is not going to happen in in government or in DC. It's going to happen when people take their communities back and say I'm going to be. I WANNA make a difference right here where I am with people that I already know and so it's very exciting. corey is good night. As much as you reading here my step you need to become one of my coaches. You need to quit fooling around. uh-huh maybe get busy right now. John Ser I want to ask real quick on the talk. A lot about the power of intentional living. I've heard you talk about it right about it. Definitely talked about it and what happens that I find as a as a consultant for people I work with a lot of churches and business owners is a the business owner. Says you know what. I'm going to be intentional. The pastor says you know what I'm going to be intentional and then they get to work. Let's say seven. AM they're bombarded with thirteen hours a week of e mails on average. They're bombarded by Ghada minute meetings they're bombarded by everyone's got a different opinion. Engine what advice would you have for the pastors out. There who have a church thousand plus members and they've become reactive. They used to be proactive. Now they're very reactive because you come from the ministry world. What advice would you have specifically for the pastors out there about being intentional about their church after they grow over one thousand members and it can become easy to become reactive bite by default? Well it's a great question Clark in the answer is that you had to be attention on your priorities Just limited intentional life. I can intentionally go to errands every day and say I know what I'm doing. I'm doing errands intentionally. But there there may be no return there so the this this is GonNa be very helpful. Would I When I went to when I went to San Diego and and for fourteen years I've pastored a large church? In fact it was written up as one of the ten MONCTON hundred churches in America and I sat down with the search committee before ever became the lead pastor there and they asked me questions for three hours and I answered their questions oceans and finally. They said we're having questions. I said. Well I just have one said you. You know we've covered most of the stuff but I said this is a very important question it it may take us a while to answer it tonight but I gotTa have an answer. I said if I become the lead pastor this church what do I have to do that. No one else can do except me. That's the question now. This is a huge question. There's this this'll change everybody's all all your listeners out care what business. Whatever you're doing this question change your life at and and of course in the beginning they gave me a whole bunch? The stuff that I had to do and and I followed the founding pastor so by knows anything about a founder founders. Everything and I knew I couldn't build food their church had stagnated for a dozen years. I knew the problem. The problem was that that they you know they weren't intentionally priorities. Enough it was it. Ah became a two hour discussion car and when we finished when we finished basically they said I had to be responsible for the the health of the church. That's fair they said I had to be the primary communicated runs on the weekends that as fair. They said that I had obviously be responsible for to live a good life. Good moral life Cetera. That only I can do that. That's fair and then then they he said I needed to be responsible to develop the staff. And that's fair and it's only four things. I had to do do that. I couldn't delegate equipped in power. Someone else to do so now. That's on my list that's Melissa. Maxwell Maxwell has to do those every day. Be Intentional with with everything else is not on my list. Everything else I'm gonNA find. People equip them develop them as leaders. And they're going to happen. It's going to be there and and so I spent the first eighteen months getting all those other things handled by other people of which I didn't do any of it didn't do any of it and then I stayed in my sweet spot of those of those four things and and I never had to be reactionary. Because because because I had you get reactionary when when you don't have anybody else to carry the load Sept- Jew and that's a leadership issue. Hey that's the reason. I wrote the book leaders greatest. Churn you've gotta a develop other leaders to help you carry that load John You know. The smartphone can make people dump again. A smartphone can make people dumb. According to Awa- Nielson media the average person is now interrupted by or interacting with their smartphone. Eleven hours per day which to me seems just crazy. Eleven hours per day. What would you say to a business owner out there or a leader of some kind? Who has themselves surgically attached to the smartphone? which is interrupting them constantly? What would you say to that to that business owner WHO's trying to lead a staff meeting but can't stop looking at their phone and all the emails coming in all the Inter all the interruptions? What would you say to tell? I would tell them that. They don't prioritize well and they're very discourteous to the people that they're trying to give their attention into. What would you say to that to that business owner WHO's trying to lead a staff meeting but can't stop looking at their phone and all the emails coming in all the all the interruptions? What would you you say to tell? I would tell them that. They don't prioritize well and they're very discourteous to the people that they're trying to get their attention to. What would you say a two to that to that business owner WHO's trying to lead a staff meeting but can't stop looking at their phone all the emails coming in all the all the interruptions? What would you say to tell? I would tell them. They don't prioritize well and they're very discourteous to the people that they're trying to get their attention to. I mean this isn't. This isn't a complicated gated question. You know every distraction keeps a person from having traction. The traction is to pull in for a cause and distraction is to pull away from the call. Josh and so I mean I have no idea why people would do that. Accept the fact that they're discourteous to the people that there will be when I see people. They tried to talk to me. And they're looking at their phone dozen times fat after a while I ever seen. LMU Just maybe maybe. We need short the conversation. Do you want to talk to the phony. Not Want to talk to me. But let's let's make a decision. You WanNa talk the phone. I gotTa go do. That's you know what's it it. It's ridiculous so I I I WANNA say stupidity but it's probably discourteous. It's a it's an so it and so you know when people have their phone attached to their. I mean I've got got an iphone and I got people wanting at that. You know when you have seven companies you probably have enough people want to have your kitchen right something and and so you gotta you gotTa really you got to say you know for the next three hours. I don't even have my phone with me. I don't you know it's not complicated. It's it's very easy you to do. I always tell people they distract to because they've never gotten enough traction on what they really want accomplish like. When you know what you want to accomplish I should like you really? Don't care about that other stuff through. That is powerful that you are just full of knowledge bombs. I WANNA respect your time and we have a chance here for ninety seconds and a two final questions. Corey got one more question for John Maxwell. Thanks Corey showed a huge fan. Hey in thank you ED. corry you need to go to John Maxwell I'm Gonna I'm GonNa Zoom my Internet there as soon as the show is over I. Hey if you're a coach I'd certify you get all these questions answered a lot quicker being on Clark show go ahead. I'm on there. I'm having fun I I love it I love it. You have moved over into the business world but you're a man of faith. What is the best advice that you would like to share with other businessmen who are also very strong in their faith but they don't work but but they work in a secular world? I you know I I love that question. I honestly wish I had a narrative discussing with you cory because I is the world that I live in and it's the world that I love and and I would say three things quickly one is you unconditionally. Love people period into story and I and some and so I said well what does it mean. Unconditional love some by means that you don't put any conditions love on them. You love them who they are as they are where they are period discussions over. That's the first thing because you can never be salted light into a secular community if you're drawing lines and judging and and and Trying to fix EXP PEOPLE I love. Christians led to fix people. I don't know last time I knew Jesus saved and trying to fix people. So unconditional approval number one.
"john maxwell" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
"For all the chauffeur's out there WANNA put out just look for a beautiful man. Just look for a beautiful man. You'll find your maxwell just look for a beautiful man. Various areas okay back to users look for look for an old man with a smile you have but but but but they they. They didn't find me they just they just put my name up there and and honestly they hoped they hoped I would find an hopes not a strategy but I have other people. You're they pick me up either either. Have a book with my picture in it or you know they got you know they and and and so they're looking for they know what I look like it so you know. Let's say you're John Maxwell. Hey I am. Wow how'd you know me. Well I got your picture here. Well they found me because they knew I looked like in chapter one I talk about. What does the leader look like and I talk about awareness and and I talk about? You know six as they're the kind look for that that just helps you know what a leader looks like. So it's it chapter one is all about helping the reader know what to look leader. Looks like so. Do they know who to go. Get for a guy like pastor. Brian Gibson. I want to harp on this because his church is exploding. I mean it is growing his church to have a campus in Amarillo one in Owensboro to other locations I mean they are just growing on a very practical level and maybe even on a daily schedule level. I know you're a big fan of having a calendar. NDER and a very intentional agenda. How does a guy like pastor? Brian go about developing leaders. Should he have like a weekly class. Is it a monthly classes at a daily thing. How can he develop leaders? Well first of all doesn't try to develop leaders. He develops a leadership culture He creates an environment as of the eater that is conducive for people to learn leadership practice leadership that's also also a kind of magnet that attracts people who liked to lead and you know he sets that leadership culture up in in a leadership culture while it it's kind of it's kind of like a Chick-fil-a who has done such an incredible outstanding gene job developing leadership culture leisure culture is a place where people really can can find leadership development conducive Mark Miller. Who's WHO's a key? Executive Chick played good friend of mine. He literally says their their slogan at Chick Fillet leaders made here. And how does that happen. It's this is a fast food restaurant. How does that happen well? You develop the leadership culture by letting people I talk about this after three a little bit about inviting them to to the leadership table and and and allowing them to come and be a part of of of of An environment of leaders. And you and you develop leaders at development. Here's your culture bike by letting them practice leadership so in a leadership is is you know it's not learned in a classroom. Let me all the can learn characteristics of leader but but leaders are leaders become leaders because they they get a practice leadership at and they get so there's a leadership culture is a place where you take people and give them a chance to lead and say okay. Here's here's your responsibility and I just empower you. Go Go for it and you help them. You really just help them engage in practicing leadership of which they learn what's good. What's what's not good? Let me give you an example that we have a nonprofit organization equipped to profit organizations John Maxwell Bishop Foundation any that does transformation of countries were invited by the presence of countries to come in and and teach values to the country to help outbreak positive change in so we're in three countries now. We're getting ready to go. Into more countries. We have twenty two literally twenty two presidents of countries who have Who have sent US letters? I mean they're they're on the waiting list and we have a very effective process of knowing how to Bring positive change in the community. And and we we start by getting permission. From the top of the streams of influence of president era our government in business education media arts religion Health and sports and we get buy Lyon from them that that they'll let us come in and do these leadership roundtables and we have millions of people in in these roundtables downs. It's it's an amazing story would it but I don't WanNa get sidetracked. I'm talking about this. How leadership culture so one of the things we do? Is We have a junior high curriculum for kids on Three years of creams for seven. Eighth and ninth for on values and the whole thing is when when a person learns good values and then they begin to live them out they become more valuable. They become more valuable to themselves to become more battle with the family. Become more valuable to their community their whole value increases. This is because they're learning a living out good values and so we do them in round tables and so we do in classrooms again around tables of sixty eight but the kids the lead and facilitate the round tables not the teacher. And so what's happening. Is these kids in school and this is not before after school. This is in this is in the in the regular cricket class. They're they're practicing leadership and all of a sudden teachers are just seeing kids kids. Some kids are popping up are saying. Wow this chow. Has Some leadership potential. Well how did they discover that they let them practice leadership. Oh Shit and so when when anybody comes and says I want to have a leadership culture it you gotta give them. You've got to do two things you've got a lot of practice Salita ship and you have to get you have to whip them. Chris Hodges a very close friend of mine and as Church of the Highlands and has enormous enormous church. I think it's the second largest church in America. I think the average about fifty five sixty thousand and they have many campus. You're talking about Brian. In having four he you know he has maybe fifteen and and what they do is at each campus. It's another chance for them to put people in leadership positions to practice leadership and he said John We found two things if we let him practice leadership at then we speak leadership into them. As far far we see these things happening to you as a leader. He said we we just find that. They're just they're just raising up and we're raising up. Oh am you hundreds of hundreds of leaders. So you've got to develop leadership coltart. Leadership Culture is where there's a bias towards leadership at everybody gets is to practice and when you say practice would you advise maybe to let somebody lied. Maybe the youth group service or to lead like a home fellowship group. Ah Yes yes all of it all of it all of it whatever they see what helpers or whatever you're doing has leadership potential and a and leadership is the ability to influence people. So let's look at your job and ask ourselves a simple question. How can you do your job? Well and while you're doing your job well the how can you influence people in a positive way and one of the ways we help people say we want to empower you to make decisions. So you've got a receptionist out there but we say okay. Yes you have a job of kind of directing traffic in this company in and out of the lobby that that that's your job but but let's talk about. How can we outgrew to lead? Well in this job and what I do is I let him have the job for a few months and then we come around and we say okay. Talk to me. What doesn't work here here? You know what I love about you. What's not working you know? What frustrates you this front desk scared and they'll tell you what frustrates them and almost everything frustrates them is because they they haven't been empowered to be a leader in? They may say you know you know I. I've got a personal waiting in the lobby. Sometimes for thirty minutes and You know I'm I'm kind of embarrassed about that and so we said well we're going to empower you to do some leadership with them. You know you know go over there you know. Serve the you know asking you kind of get you a cup of coffee. And and we just empower them to make decisions on the job which possibly influenced people which is practic- she leadership in every job has that and the problem is too many times we look at our job as a job don't CB on the things that we're required hard to do. And in fact I had you know in the book innisbrook. There are so many practical things I have in the leagues return but one of the things I I teach is the fact that In our companies I have seven of them but in our companies we teach our people to we when we give them a job. We say now we want what you do your job with excellence but we really want you to work yourself out of this job when we give them a job we say now we want you do do your job with excellence but we really want you to work yourself out of this job.
"john maxwell" Discussed on Hacking Your Leadership
"Welcome to your leadership guests series where we explored leadership and culture through the eyes of leaders around the world. That's right Chris. We hand selected leaders that we believe are positively. Tivoli influencing leadership in their industries. We sent them four questions. We think are important in gaining insight to their leadership beliefs and style if you'd like to be part of the hacking your leadership guest series shoot. You're just an email to guest at hacking your leadership dot com and let's talk and now today's guest my name is Lily Sonapur. We are and thanks for listening to the hacking your leadership podcast guests series the most impactful leader or mentor in my life so as a Christian compelled to respond from my core and so the leader who impacted me the most has been Jesus now. It wasn't always this way in fact. If you know my journey my first encounters were fist raised to him and his followers in anger and disbelief. DEF- I then studied his life his walk and his words I reasoned through things I looked at his call to integrity forgiveness forgiveness adding value to others stepping into our greatness loving reasoning purpose influenced self worth trust assed courage so many values this lay the foundation for my work personally and professionally in education and in leadership I do have to also mention my other current mentors Dr John Maxwell an poll Martinelli who is the president of the John Maxwell team they are effective leaders who poured into other so generously and they highly value those around them and they were daily to grow in wisdom and I believe wisdom is so interconnected with humility and that you can't have one without the other last Lebron Neighbor Brown. She's a powerful powerful leader who has impacted me with her work. On authenticity encourage the first mistake I made as a leader of people and what I learned from that not well. I've made many mistakes and I'm not sure that this was my first but certainly one of the most impactful mistakes I've made was not digging deeper and using my voice when I saw an experienced something that wasn't quite right in an organization. I followed the status quo because it felt more comfortable than standing up. What I learned is that if not you then who there are situations the knife that will cause us to look deep and to take a stand in faith even if those around you don't quite see it yet. I'm also on a continuous journey me to withhold judgment right the humans we are judgmental and what I practiced dailies seeing that most human beings mean well and operate operate from their current space of awareness with limiting beliefs and limiting tools the difference between a good leader and end a great leader. Gosh I was so tempted to Google this but here is my heart from over twenty years of observing and studying leadership and having having interviewed many leaders on master leadership podcast short and sweet a good leader looks to lead himself or herself well so that they can lead others well. A great leader knows that he or she must lead themselves well so that they can equip others to to become great leaders. How do I measure success as a leader of people in developer of talent. I'll respond to this from the perspective tip of coach and by the way I believe that most successful leaders are those who learned to coach well so as a coach success is measured by the a degree of growth in others based on their own goals and objectives so for the coach cheese success can be accomplished daily weekly monthly the yearly depending on what they want with deep listening accountability value in focus from the coach. It's measured should by the goals accomplished or the tasks that are adjusted to meet those goals for the coach. Success is taking others further than they thought they could go. Thank you so much for listening to this episode. Learn more about our work at master leadership dot Org.
2 Things to Do Today to Grow as a Leader
"Changed the game for you and your organization, and the people that you lead over the long haul case. So here they are rapid fire. One after another the first one is today. You can expand your knowledge today. You can expand your knowledge the bottom line is I've never seen a leader excel to greatness or lead an organization to greatness or make a significant impact on the world who was completely self absorbed every leader, I know that's ever been affective was a learner. And a listener they read things they listen to things they took things in. And so a lot of times I come across some. One is how can I make my life better? And I'll say something like well, have you checked out this book, I'm not really a reader, and so often I just want to sort of level this truth become a reader become a reader. I wasn't always a reader. You. Don't think you're a reader, but you gotta give it a shot because without reading you're missing out on so much knowledge. But even if we're not talking about sitting down and flipping open a book and reading page after page, there are other ways to to learn to take in that you can take advantage of today. The the big point is Houston to be feeding your mind with something that's not up there yet. And so you can expand your knowledge by listening to podcasts. K expand your knowledge by subscribing to YouTube channels expand your knowledge by taking an online course expand your knowledge by exposing yourself to information that you haven't had before. And I wanna especially say, what is in rich my life, deeply and expand. Did my own capacity for leadership is to always look for sources of knowledge that are written and created by people who sort of our head of me in my particular field of interest and passion. So if I want to know how to lead a church better. I need to read books by other pastures who have led churches and are now sharing knowledge, I need to read that I wanna read people who have done really well in business people who've done really well in their lives. I wanna read people that challenge my mind in terms of how I think about people and relationships so here lately, I've been reading a books by dean Grozny, OSI, Napoleon hill Bernabei Brown. John Maxwell, Robert Schuler read books by people that I don't necessarily agree with all the way. And it's funny. How when I mentioned an author's name some listeners go he reads him. I can't believe he does that. But the fact is you need to be willing to read things written by people that are just. Outside of your comfort zone that they don't necessarily line up perfectly with your exact perspective because then you get the small world view. So you can expand your knowledge today. In fact, I wanna give you a tip for that. I think you should go to YouTube and find the shows and the channels that are produced by people that you tend to learn from just a little while ago. I was listening to a YouTube show by Ed my let you can go look him up. He's phenomenal. He's a tremendous motivator and leader business guy, and Ed was sharing things that inspired me that made me think about life in ways I hadn't thought about before. So I just watches YouTube videos. They're compelling easy to watch their entertaining, very educational. So expand your knowledge if you don't expand your knowledge, you're done if you stopped listening and stop reading and stopped. Feeding your mind you're at the limit your the limits of you want to. Spain your capacity you've got expand your knowledge K. Here's a second thing challenge. Your beliefs challenge, your belief, so expand expand your knowledge and challenge your beliefs. And I'm not talking about changing what you believe about. God. I'm not talking about changing what you believe theologically. I'm talking more about those limiting beliefs that hold us back. So those of us who struggle with the scarcity mindset, or we struggle with fear, or we share it with ourselves a lot of self defeating thoughts. We we believe in repeat and rehearse lies. And limitations about ourselves. I'll never be good at that. I'll never be able to do that. I'll never be as cool as that guy. I'll never be as as great of a leaders him or her those are the kinds of beliefs that shape, our actions that we need to challenge gay because out of our beliefs we act out of our actions come the habits that shape our lives and our destinies K so challenge. Believes ask yourself. What am I believing? That is limiting me and holding me back. Sometimes my limiting beliefs are the lid on my leadership, and I need to punch through those and knock them down with some big truth in order to go on further. So challenge your
"john maxwell" Discussed on RISE Podcast
"I okay that happened today. And then what do I do this to shell pass? And I move on. So. The, you know, your thing if people are not already familiar with John Maxwell, and all of the things that you've done in the books that you've written in your years as a a speaker leader leadership is your jam like, I've you are foremost authority for those who listening or not familiar. I know we talked about growth in all sorts of other things. But leadership really is what you are most known for and your new book which comes out today. It'll it, you know, we're gonna play this tomorrow, which will be today is leader shift and you've written books on leadership before many times. So what was the impetus for the new book? Why did you why did he want to take on this topic again will versatile Rachel the book is called leader shift? You're exactly right. But I. You just have to be careful with the words. You know what I'm saying? Because I mean, I've done leadership. Okay. So people know me for leadership, and now they're going to know me for leader shift and somebody told me said, there's only one more leader to go to and that's leadership. And I told him I said that'll be my last book. Hey, that's the bug. Can write you the book where I take all the stupid things I've done and all the lessons that I've learned that are difficult as a leader as a leader. And I'm going to write it. But I'm not going to let them publish it till I'm dead. So whenever you see the book leadership. I'm a dead, man. Okay. I'm already dead. You say John span. But this one this one on leader shift Tate what happened a couple of years ago. I was getting ready to speak for a company, and and we do pre calls, and they told me that their thing was fast forward and asked me, they said, John what's fast-forward mean to you? And I said well fast means faster and forward me shorter. And I went on to explain to them that in the pace that we live with social media and all the change that happened so quickly. It's never going to slow down for the person. Who says boy I'm waiting for. Thanks a slow down. So I can kind of make this decision cabin. I say, good luck. It, you know, the only time they're going to slow down as when you're dead. Okay there. So speed is is so fast as faster but forward is shorter. And what I mean? But that is when I started off as a leader I can have a ten year long range plan of five year mid range plan in and a two year short range plan. Will you couldn't have that today guy? She a two year what used to be short range plan. When I started off as a leader is now at best. A long range plan, and that's probably about a year too long it so forward is getting condensed so forward shorter and fastest faster. And all of a sudden it hit me that if I'm going to help people go to the next leadership phase of their life. They're going to have to be agile. They're going to have to be adaptive. They're going to they're going to have to be quick to make changes quick to make shifts in their life. When I started off as a leader, Rachel if you saw more than other saw you saw the big picture, you got to be the leader. You had you had you had the vision today more has been replaced with before and leaders today. They've got to see before other see because the person that gets started. I is what's going to win the race. I was I was having lunch with Gail Devers, who is the greatest female athlete. I think in Olympic history for America. I think she won medals in three different Olympics. And she was getting ready with time trials to get into her fourth Olympic, and she was literally running rakes. His against girls that were young enough to be her daughter, and we're having a terrific dinner one night. And I told her dinner dinner said Gail, I said I've been thinking about this all evening. I think if you and I ran one hundred yard race. I said I think I could win and she looked at me who's Eric shoes for their husbands..
"john maxwell" Discussed on The Ken Coleman Show
"Be super specific on an area that you want to grow in and so the warm going to recommend based on i heard you say is per is personal and growth so what what does personal growth look like what is the process that works uh john maxwell as a mentor of mine he wrote a book on this and it's the fifteen laws of personal growth and that's a great book free to start with john breaks it down and what he's doing as is teaching you essentially a process of personal and growth and that is a wonderful wonderful guide for you at nineteen years of age you believe personal growth is possible you dedicate yourself to it and it's going to do two things one gives you a process that you need to adopt and start looking for now specific areas where i want to grow maybe you want to grow in how many your books you read a year so what's the plan well i'm gonna read one book a month four two thousand eighteen what type of book while they're going to be across the spectrum uh or is he going to be eminently migra fay's of people that i admire and learn from them that's where i would have a nineteen year old start one your personal growth goals needs to be read a biography a month and start now but choose the biographies of men and women that inspire you you know little bit of bottom and and there's something about them that either fascinates you intrigues you or inspires you read about him that's huge so again fifteen laws personal growth john maxwell good place for you to start and then i want you to make sure that uh carl's you're walking through the exercise of finding your sweet spot at nineteen the answer's might change but i still want you to list doubt your top two or three talents and then your top two or three passions talents are obviously the things you do best.
"john maxwell" Discussed on The Ken Coleman Show
"Two people of of great influence and then of course to young people who are sitting there just of soak in it up as a sponge in in the days of getting this thing going in as you're you're you're figuring out the vision how are we going to see the vision come to fruition how did you specifically grow yourself and and here's where i'm i'm leading you with this one when you begin to see okay i have to be on the founders have got to be the leader of the organization but there are certain things i do better than others and at some point if i don't grow the team around me i'm not going to be able to grow to be what i have to be a need to be for the organization or you're absolutely right can and i tell you what i learned a lot be next to john maxwell and noticing is struggle with replicating himself you know that sort of thing and i think he's done a great job now with john maxwell team but i realise dan i have got to make this not the tml more club border tim more show but it's got to be you know something i'm replicating so um i tell you what i did i you're right it was me at the beginning pretty much doing about one hundred and ten events every year um and i began to build a team around me that could communicate these same timeless principles um and you know so it was data on generation i why these emerging you know this merging generation but then also the content we share with with students and we now have a speaking team of eleven people and then we have n master trainers now that we have trained and they are their hanging out a single and they're doing they're they're thing but that was essential in order to multiply there's no way i could have a staff of hundreds if not thousands of people that were going and doing this every week in a school we had to empower the the people boots on the ground you know what each place to to do it themselves so we have a trainthetrainer model we that put that pushed us into that trend the train them are where i'm training has speaker team but then we're also.
"john maxwell" Discussed on The Ken Coleman Show
"And now you've got a real strategy and you begin to go after that i would love this is what we don't ask successful people to very often but were were some of the roadblocks or rejections or failures it doesn't have to be all three but i i i would love to know because you've got this you know charge hell of a water pistol attitude you've got a beautiful version it so inspiring your seen john do this in his face out and then you go after it but i know that it was wasn't all smooth sailing so w i'd love the know what you faced early on and how did you respond yeah it's a great question the first of all i would have to admit i don't think i may natural entrepreneur i love to start things but i think there's a slight difference between getting something started and really truly being an entrepreneur however but when i started growing leaders i was kinda pushed out of the nest i was working for john maxwell in atlanta and we were training leaders around the world and john decided to cut the student peace off of the equip vision if you remember that carol here and i just got mad can i sat down with john twice i said we can't do that that's our vision he said tim were just focusing our vision and of course you know he smiled and said what you should do this you know and i thought ike i was supposed to be next year you know and i think i was loving the security of his paycheck which which was pretty good and the ju you know just knowing it was all going to be in place because john was at the helm and um in two thousand happened in two thousand two and i'll tell you why it happened then can it was right after the september eleven terrorist attacks that's when nonprofits everywhere had to rethink that what they're doing because of the owner base dried up a bit and so equipped decided to sever twothirds of what they were doing or at least two communities said.