Managers are people who do things right, while leaders are people who do the right thing.

Most people evaluate events in their lives according to how they will be personally affected. Leaders think within a broader context. John C Maxwell


Create your day in advance by thinking the way you want it to go and you will create your life intentionally. 

Though people can be managed, they would much rather be led. John C Maxwell

Managers work with processes-leaders work with people. John C Maxwell

Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top. J.C Penney

People who want to be effective are willing to do what others won't. And because of that, their leaders are willing to resource them, promote them, and be influenced by them. John C Maxwell

'The goal is more important than the role' John C Maxwell

Essentially there are two actions in life: Performance and excuses. Make a decision as to which you will accept from yourself. Steven Brown, president of the Fortune Group

It's easier to move from failure to success than from excuses to success. John C Maxwell

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" - Mahatma Gandhi

If you do what you can with what you have, where you are, then God won't leave you where you are, and He will increase what you have. Bill Purvis

You learn resiliency and tenacity during tough assignment, not easy ones. When tough choices have to be made and results are difficult to acheive leaders are forged. John C Maxwell

Aid group - "Have you found a good road to where you are? If so, we want to know how to send other men to join you."
David Livingstone - "If you have men who will come only if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come even if there is no road at all."

Every person in our organization walked around with two buckets. One bucket contained water, and the other gasoline. As leaders, they would continually come across small fires, and they could pour water or gasoline on a fire. It was their choice. John C Maxwell

When we are debating an issue, loyalty means giving me your honest opinion, whether you think I'll like it or not. Disagreement, at this stage, stimulates me. But once a decision has been made, the debate ends. From that point on, loyalty means executing the decision as if it were your own. Colin Powell

Don't find a fault; find a remedy. Henry Ford

It isn't hard being good from time to tine in sports. What's tough is being good everyday. Willie Mays.

Its not how heavy the load is. It's how you carry it. John C Maxwell

buPerfection and idealism isn't always truly perfect or ideal, and there is much beauty to be found in imperfection and even more to learn and make us strong from an imperfect society. Sunnita Charles

 "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." 

When you help someone bigger than you, it makes you part of something bigger. John C Maxwell

Those who drink the water must remember those who dug the well. Chinese proverb.

Leaders can give up many things. They can delegate many things. The one thing that the top leader can never let go of is final responsibility. John C Maxwell

A minute of thinking is often more valuable than an hour of talk or unplanned work. John C Maxwell

Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. You will not do anything with it. M. Scott Peck

I have observed that most people put too much emphasis on decision making and too little on decision managing. As a result, they lack focus, discipline, intentionally and purpose. John C Maxwell

I - Integrity - builds relationships on trust
N - Nurturing - cares about people as individuals
F - Faith - believes in people
L - Listening - values what other have to say
U - Understanding - sees from their point of view
E - Enlarging - helps others become bigger
Navigating - assists other through difficulties
Connecting - initiates positive relationships
Empowering - gives them the power to lead

By John C Maxwell