298: 10 Lessons I Learned from my Lunch with John Maxwell

By December 28, 2021Blog, Featured Episodes, Podcast

John Maxwell is a leadership expert and coach who has trained over 6 million leaders worldwide. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and Developing the Leader Within You 2.0. John has completely transformed my life and business through his books and teachings. For nearly two decades, I have dreamed of spending some one-on-one mentoring time with him – to ‘pick his brain,’ gain insight, and learn more about what it takes to be a great, inspiring, successful leader. So, I was honored to have the opportunity to turn that dream into a reality when I had lunch with him.

Today, I rebroadcast an episode I recorded shortly after our lunch, in which I share the top 10 lessons I learned from it. I discuss the difference between being a “people pleaser” and being a “people leader,” and I share the lessons I learned from John about making the jump from pleasing others to leading them. I share the insight John provided on growing and developing company teams and the importance of being intentional. I share our conversation on vision-casting, building a personal brand, and fundraising. I also share what I learned about mentoring others, the power of being unforgettable as a leader, and the importance of focusing on growing our character and integrity as leaders to make it to the finish line.

“Leaders – let’s do everything we can to grow our character and grow in integrity so that we can make it to our finish line.” – Doug Smith

Today on the L3 Leadership Podcast:

  • Making the jump from pleasing people to leading people
  • John’s advice and insight on developing your team
  • The process John uses to recruit new leaders
  • The importance of trusting in God to provide what you need to grow and succeed
  • John’s perspective on branding and making a name for yourself
  • John’s thoughts on vision-casting, fundraising, and mentoring others
  • The value of creating unforgettable experiences
  • The importance of being prepared to pay the price to achieve your goals and dreams
  • Focusing on building your integrity and character

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This episode is sponsored by: Beratung Advisors

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