5 Life Lessons and Leadership Lessons with John C. Maxwell


5 Life Lessons and Leadership Lessons with John C. Maxwell

When it comes to leadership, no one has shared more wisdom than author, speaker and coach John C. Maxwell. For more than 40 years, he has inspired audiences through his 100-plus books and thousands of speaking engagements. Dr. Maxwell has made it his life’s work to develop leaders at all levels. In fact, in 2014, he was identified as the number one leader in business by the American Management Association and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. His organizations – The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP and the John Maxwell Foundation – have trained millions of leaders in every nation. Here are our favorite words of wisdom from Maxwell.


If you are a leader, you should never forget that everyone needs encouragement. And everyone who receives it – young or old, successful or less-than-successful, unknown or famous – is changed by it.

Life Lesson

Success means having those closest to me love and respect me the most.


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.

Moving Forward

People must be big enough to admit their mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

On Happiness

The continual search for happiness is a primary reason that so many people are miserable. If you make happiness your goal, you are almost certainly destined to fail. You will be on a continual roller coaster, changing from successful to unsuccessful with every mood change. Life is uncertain, and emotions aren’t stable. Happiness simply cannot be relied upon as a measure of success.

EntreLeadership Team
February 1, 2017

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