Leadership Gold

The last few days I have been working my way through John Maxwell’s book Leadership Gold: Lessons I Have Learned From A Lifetime of Leading.  This is by far probably the best leadership book I have read.  Maxwell lays out some incredible wisdom for becoming a better leader.  I am about half way done and I have gleaned some great quotes so far:

“Some people will attend a conference and their lives will start to turnaround. Others will come and tune out everything I say.”  From The Chapter: Don’t Send your Ducks To Eagle School

“There’s nothing wrong with ducks. Just don’t ask them to soar or hunt from a high altitude. It’s not what they do.”  From The Chapter: Don’t Send your Ducks To Eagle School

“The team can make adjustments when it knows where it stands.  In other words, reality is the foundation for positive change.  If you don’t face reality, then you will not be able to make necessary changes.”  From The Chapter: A Leader’s First Responsibility Is To Define Reality

“A time of turbulence is a dangerous time, but is greatest danger is a temptation to deny reality – Peter Drucker” From The Chapter: A Leader’s First Responsibility Is To Define Reality

“The best leaders are highly intentional about developing t ehir people.  But good or bad, leaders always impact their people.  And if you want to know whether a leader is successful and effective, don’t look at-or listen to-the leader.  Simply look at the people.”  From The Chapter: To See How The Leader Is Doing, Look At The People

“Leaders may impress others when they succeed, but they impact others when their followers succeed.” From The Chapter: To See How The Leader Is Doing, Look At The People

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