John C. Maxwell Quotes

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  • A team doesn't win the championship if its players are working from different agendas.

    John C. Maxwell (2007). “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You”, p.186, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • A strategy that doesn't take into account resources is doomed to failure.

    John C. Maxwell (2009). “How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life”, p.52, Hachette UK
  • No one stands taller in the climb to success than when he bends over to help up someone else.

  • I thought that because I wasn't a sickly person - I never have been - I thought I was healthy. So I assumed health. I didn't have it.

  • To measure a leader, put a tape around his heart, not his head.

    John C. Maxwell (2010). “The Right to Lead: Learning Leadership Through Character and Courage”, p.75, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Believing in people before they have proved themselves is the key to motivating people to reach their potential.

    John C. Maxwell (2006). “Motivated to Succeed”, p.108, Grupo Nelson
  • If you are a leader, the true measure of your success is not getting people to work. It's not getting people to work hard. It is getting people to work hard together. That takes commitment.

    John C. Maxwell (2014). “Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership”, p.37, Hachette UK
  • Have to sow excellent seeds to have an excellent life. Must start with sowing excellent thoughts.

  • Management is the process of assuring that the program and objectives of the organization are implemented. Leadership on the other hand has to do with casting vision and motivating people.

    John C. Maxwell (2005). “Developing the Leader Within You”, p.7, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Leaders attract potential leaders.

    John C. Maxwell (2012). “The Complete 101 Collection: What Every Leader Needs to Know”, p.487, Thomas Nelson
  • Look at our society. Everyone wants to be thin, but nobody wants to diet. Everyone wants to live long, but few will exercise. Everybody wants money, yet seldom will anyone budget or control their spending.

  • There are two paths people can take. They can either play now and pay later, or pay now and play later. Regardless of the choice, one thing is certain. Life will demand a payment.

    John C. Maxwell (2005). “Developing the Leader Within You”, p.121, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Knowing the future is difficult, controlling the future is impossible. Knowing today is essential; controlling today is possible.

  • Don't worry about yesterday it ended last night at midnight.

  • Must manage your thought life daily and then you can manage your life.

  • Everything begins with a decision. Then, we have to manage that decision for the rest of your life.

  • It is the leaders job to add significance to the lives of the people he leads.

    People   Leader  
    John C. Maxwell (2010). “Maxwell 2in1 (Developing the Leader w/in You/Developing Leaders Around You)”, p.284, Thomas Nelson
  • Your teammates will stretch your vision or choke your dream.

    John C. Maxwell (2002). “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work”, p.46, Thomas Nelson
  • The higher you want to climb, the more you need leadership. The greater the impact you want to make, the greater your influence needs to be. Whatever you will accomplish is restricted by your ability to lead others.

    John C. Maxwell (2007). “Leadership Promises for Your Week”, p.121, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Ideas have a short shelf life. You must act on them before the expiration date.

    "Thinking for a Change: 11 Ways Highly Successful People Approach Life and Work". Book by John C. Maxwell, April 2003.
  • Leadership is seeing the possibilities in a situation while others are seeing the limitations.

    John C. Maxwell (2007). “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You”, p.297, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Your success stops where your character stops. You can never rise above the limitations of your character.

  • The ultimate step in taking responsibility is making sure our actions line up with our words.

  • A leader is a reader.

  • Policies are many, Principles are few, Policies will change, Principles never do.

    John C. Maxwell (2005). “Developing the Leader Within You”, p.72, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Nobody wanders his or her way to a dream, and nobody achieves a dream by accident. Don't shortcut the process and risk cheating yourself out of your dream!

    John C. Maxwell (2011). “Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions that Will Help You See It and Seize It”, p.240, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Are you a thinker, a doer, or a clutch player? The better you are, the greater potential for influence you will have with your people.

    John C. Maxwell (2007). “The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow”, p.27, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Ninety percent of those who fail are not actually defeated; they simply quit. ... As you face bad experiences, it's important for you to remember that you can rarely see the benefits while you're in the midst of them. You usually gain perspective on the other side of it.

  • A leader who produces other leaders multiples their influences.

  • The primary limitation in life is our low expectations for ourselves and others. When we expect minimum results, that's usually what we get.

    John C. Maxwell (1996). “Breakthrough Parenting”, Focus on the Family Pub
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