John Maxwell on the Three Phases of His Journey Pt. 2
The first phase of leadership is gathering followers; the second is developing leaders.
If you just have followers you can add but you can’t multiply.
Having followers isn’t a bad thing, it’s just not the only thing.
John Maxwell in his own words (0:32):
Leaders who develop leaders:
- Extend the impact of their vision.
- Deepen the influence of their lives.
- Enrich people around them.
- Multiply results.
Successful leaders move from addition to multiplication by developing leaders.
Stingy prevents multiplication:
Stingy leaders can’t multiply results.
- Stingy with knowledge. Knowledge makes fearful leaders feel powerful. They don’t share knowledge, they hoard it.
- Stingy with permission.
- Stingy with praise.
- Stingy with authority.
- Stingy with feedback. You’re doing the best you can. Growing beyond your current capacity requires insight from those outside yourself.
Top 7 qualities of leaders who develop leaders:
Developing leaders is about character first, technique second.
- Belief in others. Who do you believe in? The challenge of developing leaders is trusting that those who aren’t there yet can be.
- Open-heartedness. Who are you vulnerable with?
- Forgiveness. Progress requires second chances.
- Passion for excellence. How are you pressing for higher standards?
- Courage to address tough issues. How do you address negative patterns?
- Patience to let others find and test their own answers. How can you be hands-off yet near-by?
- Humility to enjoy lifting others beyond yourself.
What prevents leaders from developing leaders?
How can leaders develop leaders?
Phase three of the leader’s journey tomorrow!
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Maxwell’s latest book: “Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership.”