Episode 3: John Maxwell – The Five Levels of Leadership
John Maxwell, author of The 5 Levels of Leadership (and 29 other books), talked with me about the pinnacle of leadership and how we can get there. In some ways, John catalyzed this podcast. It was after gaining great insights from him that I decided I wanted to include an audience in my conversations with smart thinkers.
- “Here’s the thing that’s challenging about leadership. When you’re good, it gets better for everyone. When you’re bad, it gets worse.”
- “There’s a difference between a person who follows you because they have to…and a person who follows because they want to.”
- “When you develop people, you have the potential for legacy.”
- “Start with leading yourself. If you wouldn’t follow yourself, why should anyone else follow you?”
About John C. Maxwell
John C. Maxwell, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach and speaker, was identified as the #1 leader in business by the AMA and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Inc. in 2014. His organizations—The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP—have trained over 6 million leaders in every nation. Visit JohnMaxwell.com for more information.
Peter Bregman is CEO of Bregman Partners, a company that strengthens leadership in people and in organizations through programs (including the Bregman Leadership Intensive), coaching, and as a consultant to CEOs and their leadership teams. Best-selling author of 18 Minutes, his most recent book is Four Seconds. To receive an email when he posts, click here.