John C. Maxwell

John C. Maxwell
John C. Maxwell, an internationally respected leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold more than 18 million books, has been named an inaugural SUCCESS Ambassador. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP, a non-profit organization that has trained more than 5 million leaders in 126 countries worldwide. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek; best-selling author, Maxwell has written three books that have sold more than a million copies.

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John C. Maxwell: Why You Need to Surround Yourself With Like-Valued People

By John C. Maxwell | September 21, 2015

In his new book, Intentional Living (Center Street Press, October 2015), John C. Maxwell explores the concept of acheiving success with intention. He says no one climbs a mountain without preparation, hard work and a crystal-clear picture of what it’ll take to survive the trek and reach the top of the mountain. The same in life,…


John C. Maxwell: 4 Qualities of Charismatic People

By John C. Maxwell | September 1, 2015

At first glance, charisma appears to be an invisible energy or magnetism. There’s no denying its presence, but it’s hard to put a finger on its source. Some mistakenly believe charisma is a birth trait—embedded in certain personalities but completely absent in others. Charisma is both explainable and learnable, defined as “the ability to inspire…

John C. Maxwell: Coaching You to Better Leadership

By John C. Maxwell | August 3, 2015

Our journeys may look very different, but we all end up grappling with similar issues, don’t we? When I received these questions from SUCCESS readers, I smiled as I thought about all of the times I’ve wrestled with related situations. This stuff can keep you up at night. But fear not—you are not alone. Q:…

John C. Maxwell: Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

By John C. Maxwell | July 17, 2015

Imagine you’ve been offered a fantastic position with an industry-leading company. It’s the kind of job people kill for. The pay is outrageous, the hours are flexible, and your title would guarantee you respect no matter where you went in town. Now imagine that, at the same time, you’ve got an idea—potentially a brilliant breakthrough…

John C. Maxwell: Take the ‘Cult’ Out of Culture

By John C. Maxwell | June 10, 2015

Remember the last time you experienced a professional failure or setback? Of course you do. What went wrong? Was your strategy flawed? Did you miscalculate costs? Did the client suddenly bail on you? Did a vendor let you down? What if the thing you think created the problem was only a symptom of another, deeper…


John C. Maxwell: 5 Qualities of People Who Use Time Wisely

By John C. Maxwell | June 2, 2015

Time is precious. Ask the coach whose team is behind in the final seconds of a game. Ask the air traffic controller in charge of scheduling takeoffs and landings at a major airport. Ask the news reporter who has just received a breaking story from the AP wire. Ask the cancer patient who just learned…


John C. Maxwell: 10 Actions to Help Your Team Accept Change

By John C. Maxwell | May 6, 2015

Early in my career, I took over a volunteer-driven organization that had been led by the same man for 27 years. I respected the previous leader and admired a lot of the things he did. But I knew that I was a different person and needed to do some things my own way. I recognized that the…

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John C. Maxwell: How to Carve Out Your Life’s Passion

By John C. Maxwell | April 12, 2015

Follow these tips and wake up excited to start your day, every day—because life is too short to be bored.

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John C. Maxwell: The 3 Things I Know to Be True

By John C. Maxwell | March 24, 2015

“I would rather have it said ‘He lived usefully’ than ‘He died rich.’” —Ben Franklin More than just words, it was how Ben Franklin lived his life. Instead of seeing success in terms of how much money he could make, Franklin saw it in terms of how many people he could help. To him, being…


John C. Maxwell: 6 Tips to Develop and Model an Abundance Mindset

By John C. Maxwell | March 4, 2015

Imagine that you and I are walking down the street. You breathe in. You breathe out. I breathe in. I breathe out. We both need oxygen to survive. Would you worry that there would not be enough oxygen for both of us? Of course not—air is abundant. Now imagine we are scuba diving and my scuba…