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Maxwell leadership thoughts, Part 2

From John Maxwell’s book, Your roadmap to success:

Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential and sowing seeds that benefit others.

  1. Once you discover your dream, go after it.
  2. Your ability to live your dream may be closer than you think.
  3. Your dream determines your goal. your goals map out your action. Your action creates results. The results bring you success.

“Anyone can start, but only a thoroughbred can finish.”

From John Maxwell’s book, The 17 indisputable laws of teamwork

  1. Your attitude determines your team’s attitude.
  2. No one can move closer to his or her potential without paying in some way to get there.
  3. Your team will reach its potential only if you reach your potential.
  4. “When you give your best to the world, the world returns the favor.” – h. Jackson Brown
  5. Are you giving a good return for what you teammates are investing in you?




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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