John C. Maxwell Quotes That Will Inspire You To Become A Successful Leader

John C. Maxwell Quotes

John C. Maxwell Quotes: John Calvin Maxwell is an American author, speaker, and pastor. He has written many books, The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. His books have sold millions of copies in the world.


John C. Maxwell Birthday: John C. Maxwell was born on February 20, 1947 in Garden City, Michigan, United States.

John C. Maxwell Family: John C. Maxwell's father Melvin Maxwell and mother Laura Maxwell. His wife Margaret Maxwell. They had two children Joel Porter Maxwell and Sarah Elizabeth Miller.


John C. Maxwell Net Worth: John Maxwell of $10 million.


John C. Maxwell Quotes 

A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. —  John C. Maxwell
Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. —  John C. Maxwell
We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are. —  John C. Maxwell
Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing. —  John C. Maxwell
If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone. —  John C. Maxwell
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —  John C. Maxwell
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Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. —  John C. Maxwell
A leader who produces other leaders multiplies their influences. —  John C. Maxwell
A successful person finds the right place for himself. But a successful leader finds the right place for others. —  John C. Maxwell
Real leadership is being the person others will gladly and confidently follow. —  John C. Maxwell
When the leader lacks confidence, the followers lack commitment. —  John C. Maxwell
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If you wouldn't follow yourself, why should anyone else? —  John C. Maxwell
Great leaders always seem to embody two seemingly disparate qualities. They are both highly visionary and highly practical. —  John C. Maxwell
The higher you want to climb, the more you need leadership. The greater the impact you want to make, the greater your influence needs to be. —  John C. Maxwell
If you can't influence people, then they will not follow you. And if people won't follow, you are not a leader. That's the Law of Influence." —  John C. Maxwell
Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course. Leaders who are good navigators are capable of taking their people just about anywhere." —  John C. Maxwell
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If you want to be a leader, the good news is that you can do it. Everyone has the potential, but it isn't accomplished overnight. It requires perseverance. —  John C. Maxwell
If you really want to be an uncommon leader, you're going to have to find a way to get much of your vision seen, implemented, and added to by others. —  John C. Maxwell
Managers work with processes-leaders work with people. —  John C. Maxwell
Everything rises and falls on leadership. —  John C. Maxwell
Good leaders know when to display emotions and when to delay them. —  John C. Maxwell
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John C. Maxwell Quotes On Success

Do you know the difference between leaders, followers, and losers? Leaders stretch with challenges. Followers struggle with challenges. Losers shrink from challenges. —  John C. Maxwell
Most good leaders want the perspective of people they trust. —  John C. Maxwell
To lead any way other than by example, we send a fuzzy picture of leadership to others. If we work on improving ourselves first and make that our primary mission, then others are more likely to follow. —  John C. Maxwell
All true leaders have learned to say no to the good in order to say yes to the best. —  John C. Maxwell
The best leaders are humble enough to realize their victories depend upon their people. —  John C. Maxwell
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It's not the position that makes the leader; it's the leader that makes the position. —  John C. Maxwell
When leaders fail to empower others, it is usually due to three main reasons: 1. Desire for Job Security 2. Resistance to Change 3. Lack of Self-Worth. —  John C. Maxwell
When people respect you as a person, they admire you. When they respect you as a friend, they love you. When they respect you as a leader, they follow you. —  John C. Maxwell
Leadership has less to do with position than it does disposition. —  John C. Maxwell
If you want to be the best leader you can possibly be, no matter how much or how little natural leadership talent you possess, you need to become a serving leader. —  John C. Maxwell
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Leading well is not about enriching yourself – it’s about empowering others. —  John C. Maxwell
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. —  John C. Maxwell
Your life begins to change when you change something you do every day. —  John C. Maxwell
Success for the leader is a single victory. However, when the protg experiences success, it becomes a double win. —  John C. Maxwell
The challenge of leadership is to create change and facilitate growth. —  John C. Maxwell
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The measure of a leader is not the number of people who serve him but the number of people he serves. —  John C. Maxwell
The rewards leaders give are counterbalanced by the results that their people give in return. —  John C. Maxwell
The bottom line in leadership isn't how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others. —  John C. Maxwell
A leader with confidence is a leader who brings out positive changes in people. —  John C. Maxwell
As a leader, you will never get ahead until your people are behind you. —  John C. Maxwell
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John C. Maxwell Quotes On Relationships

Leaders who are effective are leaders who are disciplined in their daily lives. —  John C. Maxwell
There are five nonnegotiable characteristics that every effective leader must have: a sense of calling, an ability to communicate, creativity in problem solving, generosity, and consistency. —  John C. Maxwell
A leader is great, not because of his or her power, but because of his or her ability to empower others. —  John C. Maxwell
The respect that leadership must have requires that one's ethics be without question. A leader not only stays above the line between right and wrong, he stays well clear of the 'gray areas. —  John C. Maxwell
Your ultimate goal as a leader should be to work hard enough and strategically enough that you have more than enough to give and share with others. —  John C. Maxwell 
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People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. —  John C. Maxwell
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. —  John C. Maxwell
Live to learn and you will really learn to live. —  John C. Maxwell
Believing in people before they have proved themselves is the key to motivating people to reach their potential. —  John C. Maxwell
Giving is the highest level of living. —  John C. Maxwell
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Your Roadmap for Success. —  John C. Maxwell
Your success stops where your character stops. You can never rise above the limitations of your character. —  John C. Maxwell
I believe that everyone chooses how to approach life. If you’re proactive, you focus on preparing. If you’re reactive, you end up focusing on repairing. —  John C. Maxwell
My leadership began to take flight when I allowed myself to press people to change—whether they thanked me or cursed me. —  John C. Maxwell
Don’t buy into the notion that mistakes can somehow be avoided. They can’t be. —  John C. Maxwell
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A manager says ‘go,’ but a leader says ‘let’s go’. —  John C. Maxwell
Make personal growth a daily priority. —  John C. Maxwell
All leaders make mistakes. They are a part of life. Successful leaders recognize their errors, learn from them, and work to correct their faults. —  John C. Maxwell
To succeed in life, we must stay within our strength zone but continually move outside our comfort zone. —  John C. Maxwell
Often people fail to start or complete a task because they don’t see any connection between what they’re doing and what they really want to accomplish in life. —  John C. Maxwell
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John C. Maxwell Quotes On Dreams

Potential leaders make themselves valuable because they see and seize opportunities to better the organization—regardless of the nature or size of the task. —  John C. Maxwell
The better you are at surrounding yourself with people of high potential, the greater your chance for success. —  John C. Maxwell
You add value to people when you value them. —  John C. Maxwell
Find your vision, and let it guide you in all that you do. If you lack vision, look inside yourself. Draw on your natural gifts and desires. —  John C. Maxwell
Leader become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others. —  John C. Maxwell
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True success is obeying God. —  John C. Maxwell
The only one you should compare yourself to is you. Your mission is to become better today than you were yesterday. —  John C. Maxwell
Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you. —  John C. Maxwell
You will never change until you change something you do daily. —  John C. Maxwell
Your life today is a result of your thinking yesterday. Your life tomorrow will be determined by what you think today. —  John C. Maxwell
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People’s capacity to achieve is determined by their leader’s ability to empower. —  John C. Maxwell
Don’t wait until you feel positive to move forward. Act your way into feeling good. —  John C. Maxwell
We don’t grow on accident, we grow on purpose. —  John C. Maxwell
The best way to help people is to see the best in them. —  John C. Maxwell
The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda. —  John C. Maxwell
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If you desire to become a more generous person, don’t wait for your income to change. Change your heart. —  John C. Maxwell
You don’t overcome challenges by making them smaller but by making yourself bigger. —  John C. Maxwell
The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up. —  John C. Maxwell
Life is like riding in a taxi. Whether you are going anywhere or not, the meter keeps ticking. —  John C. Maxwell
Although it’s admirable to be ambitious and hard-working, it’s more desirable to be smart-working. —  John C. Maxwell
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John C. Maxwell Quotes On Leadership

It’s true that charisma can make a person stand out for a moment, but character sets a person apart for a lifetime. —  John C. Maxwell
God chooses what we go through; we choose how we go through it. —  John C. Maxwell
When you are bigger than your purpose you have a career. When your purpose is bigger than you, you have a calling. —  John C. Maxwell
People change when they hurt enough that they have to change, learn enough that they want to change, receive enough that they are able to change. —  John C. Maxwell
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. —  John C. Maxwell
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You build trust with others each time you choose integrity over image, truth over convenience, or honor over personal gain. —  John C. Maxwell
You cannot enjoy others until you enjoy yourself because you cannot give to others what you do not have. —  John C. Maxwell
If you don’t try to create the future you want, you must endure the future you get. —  John C. Maxwell
So think long and hard about who you’re spending the most time with, for wherever they are headed, so are you. —  John C. Maxwell
Determine how your potential leaders relate to the rest of your people; the people with the greatest potential won't have burned too many bridges. —  John C. Maxwell
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Not realizing what you want is a problem of knowledge. Not pursuing what you want is a problem of motivation. Not achieving what you want is a problem of persistence. —  John C. Maxwell
Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. —  John C. Maxwell
All good leaders are connectors. They relate well and make people feel confident about themselves and their leader. —  John C. Maxwell
Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions to Help You See It and Seize It. —  John C. Maxwell
I’m not where I’m supposed to be, I’m not what I want to be, But I’m not what I used to be. I haven’t learned how to arrive; I’ve just learned how to keep going. —  John C. Maxwell
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Do not take the agenda that someone else has mapped out for your life. —  John C. Maxwell
Your talk talks and your walk talks, but your walk talks louder than your talk talks. —  John C. Maxwell
The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying. —  John C. Maxwell
To achieve your dreams, you must embrace adversity and make failure a regular part of your life. If you’re not failing, you’re probably not really moving forward. —  John C. Maxwell
Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others. —  John C. Maxwell
An idea is worthless unless you use it. —  John C. Maxwell
Leadership is taking responsibility while others are making excuses. —  John C. Maxwell
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John C. Maxwell completed a bachelor's degree at Circleville Bible College in 1969, a Master of Divinity degree at Azusa Pacific University.


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