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Lessons I’ve learned from a lifetime of leading


The following aspects will be studied in the programme:


  • Searching for gold

  • If it’s lonely at the top, you’re not doing something right

  • The toughest person to lead is always yourself

  • Defining moments define your leadership

  • When you get kicked in the rear, you know you’re out in front

  • Never work a day in your life

  • The best leaders are listeners

  • Get in the zone and stay there

  • A leader’s first responsibility is to define reality

  • To see how the leader is doing, look at the people

  • Don’t send your ducks to eagle school

  • Picking potential leaders

  • Keep your mind on the main thing

  • Your biggest mistake is not asking what mistake you’re making

  • Don’t manage your time – manage your life

  • Keep learning to keep leading

  • Leaders distinguish themselves during tough times

  • People quit people, not companies

  • Experience is not the best teacher

  • The secret to a good meeting is the meeting before the meeting

  • Be a connector, not just a climber

  • The choices you make, make you

  • Influence should be loaned but never given

  • For everything you gain, you give up something

  • Those who start the journey with you seldom finish with you

  • Few leaders are successful unless a lot of people want them to be

  • You only get answers to the questions you ask

  • People will summarise your life in one sentence – Pick it now




The goal of this programme is to help course attendees to become the best leaders they can be. It is a personal leadership development journey. This book contains John C. Maxwell’s biggest failures and success stories. He also uses these narratives to share advice on how to deal with certain challenges. Upcoming leaders will benefit from the strong foundation this programme gives while more experienced leaders will appreciate the insight John C. Maxwell has to share.

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