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Maxwell leadership thoughts, Part 1

From John Maxwell’s book, Leadership 101:

  1. Leadership influences people to follow while management focuses on maintain systems and processes.
  2. The people you desire to empower need to see what it looks like to fly.
  3. Champions do not become champions in the ring; they are merely recognized there.
  4. Challenge your excuses.
  5. We teach what we know, and we reproduce what we are.
  6. If you want to go up, there are things you will have to give up.

From John Maxwell’s book, 21 indispensable qualities of a leader:

  1. Communicate clearly and simply
  2. Competence is showing up every day and keep improving
  3. Your life expands in proportion to your courage.
  4. Your attitude is a choice; it determines your action. Your people are a mirror of your attitude. Maintaining a good attitude is better than regaining one.

From John Maxwell’s book, The winning attitude:

Our attitude

  1. determines our approach to life.
  2. our relationships with people.
  3. is the only difference between success and failure.
  4. can turn our problems into blessings.
  5. are formed by our experiences and how we react to them.

“For as he thinks within himself, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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