Not only did John Maxwell write the book on leadership, but he’s also rewritten the book many times and in many forms to examine different aspects of leadership. You might know him for The 5 Levels of Leadership or The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership or The 360° Leader or any number of others. In this episode, John talks about how personal growth must be mastered and maintained before effective, true leadership can develop.
01:05 Many business owners have plans for their business, family and retirement – but lack a plan for their own personal growth.
04:00 John expands upon his invaluable laws of growth.
07:00 John talks about the need for personal development.
11:30 Sometimes, people get into complacency mode, thinking they’ll learn and grow simply through their hard work.
12:35 What’s the best way to identify your strengths?
14:40 In personal development, people too often target their weaknesses and try to turn them into strengths.
16:20 John talks about attitude and other “areas of choice.”
18:40 When people hit a “plateau” caused by negative circumstances, how can they break free?
20:45 Why John likes principles – but not rules.
22:10 “The wise man questions himself. The fool, others.”
23:00 Leadership: it’s not just for CEOs.
25:35 John explains why insecurity is the greatest enemy of leadership.