When you think about leadership, what’s one word that matters more than almost any others? In his new book, H3 Leadership: Be Humble, Stay Hungry, Always Hustle, Brad Lomenick says “habit” is the key. More than 40 percent of the things we do throughout the day aren’t the result of decisions, he says. They’re habits. […]
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Michael and I have been friends for well over a decade. When we met, he was already a good leader. But over the years I’ve watched him grow and become an even better one. And one of the things I love about Michael is that whatever he’s learning, he’s continually passing along to you. If […]
Think you’re not a leader? Think again. According to guest poster Tammy Helfrich, everyone is a leader, including you. Here are five ways to embrace it.
Hundreds of people have written to ask if John Maxwell’s first-ever writers’ conference was recorded. Good news: it was! Here’s how you can watch the entire conference on video.
In this post, I review John C. Maxwell’s brand new book, The 5 Levels of Leadership. I am also giving away 100 free copies. Here’s how to snag a copy for yourself.
Whether it is in the context of a one-on-one encounter, a small group discussion, or making a speech before an audience of thousands, the best leaders connect with people—in a way that touches their heart and leaves them transformed in some way. In the book, John shares five principles and five practices that will empower you to connect with people: Part 1: Connecting Principles Connecting Increases Your Influence in Every Situation Connecting Is All About Others Connecting Goes Beyond Words Connecting Always Requires Energy Connecting Is More Skill Than Natural Talent Part 2: Connecting Practices Connector Connect on Common Ground Connectors Do the Difficult Work of Keeping It Simple Connectors Create an Experience Everyone Enjoys Connectors Inspire People Connectors Live What They Communicate I found this book to be extremely practical.
As I have written before, I will be attending the Chick-fil-A Leadercast on May 7, 2010. This is a one-day leadership event that will take place in Atlanta, Georgia and will be broadcast to 500 host locations throughout the country via satellite or internet downlink. They are expecting nearly 70,000 attendees, between the live site in Atlanta and the rest of North America. Since the time I first blogged about it, Chick-fil-A has asked me to host “Backstage Leadercast.” I will be in the “Green Room,” interviewing the speakers as they come and go. This will be broadcast on the Web before the event, during the breaks, and after the event.
A few weeks ago, while attending the Catalyst Conference, I had the opportunity to have breakfast with Dan Cathy, President and COO of Chick-fil-a, and Mark Miller, VP of Training and Development for Chick-fil-a. I experienced first-hand their passion for leadership and for enriching the lives of the people in the the communities where their stores are located.
This month David Hoyt of MIC interviewed me about leadership 2.0, social media, life balance, and, of course, the current state of publishing and where I see it going in the future. Though MIC is a subscription service and you normally have to pay to get access to the content, David agreed to allow you to listen to his entire interview with me for free.