We’ve posted about John Maxwell leadership here before. Certainly take the time to read that! Now, on to Part 2….
What do you think of when you hear the word “leadership”? Perhaps it is an iconic political figure or that really great teacher you had in elementary school? Leadership is an often vague and the meaning can range from person to person, which causes varied and sometimes false interpretations. These misinterpretations can lead to road blocks to your success and the success of those around you.
John Maxwell Leadership Ideas
John Maxwell Leadership ideas are not some complex notion that can only be achieved by those really lucky ones. Leadership is about having the ability to lead those around you. According to John C. Maxwell, everything within an organization rises and falls on leadership. In simple words, if there is poor leadership, you can definitely expect poor results!
John Maxwell is a successful author, motivational speaker, and pastor. In his 1993 book, Developing the Leader Within You, Maxwell eloquently defines what exactly it is to be called a leader. Contrary to popular belief, leadership is NOT something that you’re born with. It is not something only the elite few can execute successfully. According to John Maxwell, leadership CAN in fact be LEARNED!
The first step in becoming a successful leader is to understand that management and leadership are two entirely different concepts. More often than not, these two terms can get intermingled and used without considering the true meanings. Management is nothing more than simply making sure objectives are implemented successfully. True, good leaders need to be able to successfully achieve goals, but leadership goes beyond that…
Drew Berman’s perspective on John C. Maxwell’s Leadership vs Management
John Maxwell says Leadership is about inspiring and motivating those around you! Leaders that are truly inspirational and motivational will have followers who become touched by that person’s influence. In order to effectively lead, you must be able to influence others around you. If you can expand your level of influence, you WILL continue to be a leader.
Best to you!
PS: What kind of leader will YOU be? One who inspires others? Or one that simply gets the job done? I’d love to hear your thoughts below…