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.

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…

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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…

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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: 4 Ways to Help Your Team Surge Forward

By John C. Maxwell | January 26, 2015

Perhaps you wouldn’t be surprised to know that a locomotive traveling 55 mph could crash right through a 5-foot-thick steel-reinforced concrete wall without stopping. But do you realize that the same train, starting from a stationary position, wouldn’t be able to roll over an inch-thick block placed in front of its driving wheel? There’s an important…

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John C. Maxwell: It Only Takes 6 Steps to Change Your Life

By John C. Maxwell | January 20, 2015

Hope is the foundational principle for all change. People change because they have hope, and if people do not have hope, they will not change. You are responsible for the changes that you make in your life. The good news? You can change your life if you really want to. You can improve it, make…

John C. Maxwell: 5 Tips to Unlock Your Potential

By John C. Maxwell | January 7, 2015

How would your life change if you suddenly had $100 million? What would you do with the money? Stumped? You’re not the only one. In September J.J. Watt, a 25-year-old lineman for the Houston Texans, became the highest-paid defensive player in National Football League history when he signed a $100 million contract extension. Afterward, a friend suggested…