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All Quotes by author - John C. Maxwell
" A lack of realism in the vision today costs credibility tomorrow. "
" A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. "
" All good leaders are connectors. They relate well and make people feel confident about themselves and their leader. "
" All of the people in my life whom I consider to be close friends or colleagues are good thinkers. "
" A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. "
" A minute of thought is greater than an hour of talk. "
" As a leader, the first person I need to lead is me. The first person that I should try to change is me. "
" As you get older, time speeds up but life slows down. "
" A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential. "
" Children astound me with their inquisitive minds. The world is wide and mysterious to them, and as they piece together the puzzle of life, they ask 'Why?' ceaselessly. "
" Dividers seek to make themselves look or feel better by making others feel worse. They damage relationships, fracture teams and organizations, and create havoc in people's lives. "
" Educators take something simple and make it complicated. Communicators take something complicated and make it simple. "
" Enjoyment is an incredible energizer to the human spirit. "
" Everyone has the potential to become an encourager. You don't have to be rich. You don't have to be a genius. You don't have to have it all together. All you have to do is care about people and initiate. "
" Every person has a longing to be significant; to make a contribution; to be a part of something noble and purposeful. "
" Everything rises and falls on leadership. "
" Exceptionally hard decisions can deplete your energy to the point at which you finally cave in. If you mentally crumble and degenerate into negative thinking, you'll magnify the problem to the point where it can haunt you. "
" Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don't change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan. "
" Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness. "
" For more than a decade, I led an organization that put on an elaborate Christmas program each December. It was a big production, with over 250 people participating in more than 20 performances. By the end of the season, everyone who participated was exhausted. "
" Good executives never put off until tomorrow what they can get someone else to do today. "
" Good leaders must communicate vision clearly, creatively, and continually. However, the vision doesn't come alive until the leader models it. "
" Good thinkers always prime the pump of ideas. They always look for things to get the thinking process started, because what you put in always impacts what comes out. "
" Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it's almost always due to personal growth. "
" Have the humility to learn from those around you. "
" How do leaders serve their people? They may pay good wages and treat employees with respect. "
" Ideas have a short shelf life. You must act on them before the expiration date. "
" If you are a leader, you should never forget that everyone needs encouragement. And everyone who receives it - young or old, successful or less-than-successful, unknown or famous - is changed by it. "
" If you are a parent, you have probably already realized that your children are always watching what you do. And just as children watch their parents and emulate their behavior, so do employees who are watching their bosses. "
" If you're lying, you're lying. "
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