Do You Have The Right Mentor?

Who are the mentors in your life? Are you engaging in relationships that help you stretch and reach your goals? As John Maxwell says, “We all need someone to help us in our pursuit of intentional growth and the right mentor helps you take massive leaps forward.” Sorin Popa, the President of the John Maxwell

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What Is Leadership?

As a kid, I was often told that being the boss made you a leader. A boss sits atop the organizational chart and tells people what to do and how to things get done. At 18 years old, I had the opportunity to host a talk radio program for teens and college-aged students. I quickly

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The Leading Edge: Where There’s Vision, There’s Always PROVISION

In August 2011, I was a stay-at-home mom with two sons under the age of two. I left Corporate America in 2008 to start my family and go after my dreams of becoming a motivational speaker and writer. But between changing diapers and cleaning the house, my dream was slowly fading. Then one day in

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Where Will Your Dreams Take You?

“No matter what comes your way, never give up, never quit!” -Maria Ximena Martinez, Certified John Maxwell Team coach, speaker & trainer How much time do you spend casting your vision? It may seem like an irrelevant activity and in the business world, time is money. But can you really afford to stay stagnant when

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Do Leadership Qualities Make Good Leaders?

There have been many strong leaders throughout history: Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, Ronald Reagan, Fidel Castro, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein, and Osama bin Laden just to name a few. They were all leaders who had vision and were driven and passionate about their cause. They knew how to

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The Leading Edge: Develop Yourself Like A Naval Aviator

Develop Yourself Like A Naval Aviator “I quickly realized that I had so much more to learn in order to become a great leader.” – Russell Stalters, certified John Maxwell Team Coach, Speaker & Teacher When I started my career as a Naval Aviator after graduating from college, my training and development continued for many

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Executive Coaching is For Leaders Who Are Ready To Embrace The Process

Travis Kalanick, the CEO of Uber, stated recently, “I need to fundamentally change and grow up. I seriously need leadership help.” This has come after videos and images of his most recent outburst with one of his Uber drivers. These incidents have been very public and are not the way a CEO wants to lead

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Unlocking the Public Speaking Mystery

Are you always raising your hand to answer questions or to contribute in group settings? Were you the one to read aloud in class and to pipe up to lead projects? Do you seek chances to speak and share your story? If so, you’ve got all the classic signs of a person who was born

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The Leading Edge: The Secret Ingredient to Relational Success

The Secret Ingredient to Relational Success “Forgiveness unlocks a whole new world of possibilities.” – John Griffin, President of the John Maxwell Team President’s Advisory Council Growing up, I loved when people would visit our home. When visitors were present, there was always laughter… always peace. Those were the times when I could be sure

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How To Develop Your Leadership Skills

Leadership is often a misunderstood word and can mean many things to many people. Some say a title makes you a leader, while others point to innate qualities or charismatic personalities. When trying to define leadership, we look to the world’s leading expert on the subject, John Maxwell. John has been ranked the #1 Leadership

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