Inspiring John C Maxwell Quotes On Leadership, Teamwork

John Calvin Maxwell is an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership. Titles include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. His books have sold millions of copies, with some on the New York Times Best Seller List. These John C Maxwell quotes will motivate you in life to achieve success.

Best John C Maxwell Quotes

  1. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  2. “When the leader lacks confidence, the followers lack commitment.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  3. “Your life today is a result of your thinking yesterday. Your life tomorrow will be determined by what you think today.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  4. “You build trust with others each time you choose integrity over image, truth over convenience, or honor over personal gain.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  5. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. Many people who approach the area of vision in leadership have it backwards. They believe that if the cause is good enough, people will automatically buy-in and follow. But that’s not how leadership works. People don’t follow worthy causes; they follow worthy leaders with a cause they can believe in. They buy into the leader first.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  6. “A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  7. “People may teach what they know, but they reproduce what they are.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  8. “The difference between where we are and where we want to be is created by the changes we are willing to make in our lives. When you want something you’ve never had, you must do something you’ve never done to get it.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  9. “Progress does not occur without change.” ~ John C. Maxwell

  10. “Leaders need to remember that the point of leading is not to cross the finish line first. It’s to take people across the finish line with you. For that reason, leaders must deliberately slow their pace, stay connected to their people, enlist others to help fulfill the vision, and keep people going. You can’t do that if you’re running too far ahead of your people.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  11. “Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  12. “Dreams require down payments. Dreams are free, but the journey isn’t. There is a price to pay. First, you must pay the price of dealing with criticism from people who matter. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, ‘Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.’ Second, you must pay the price of overcoming your fears. Failure, rejection, and looking foolish are common fears – but they are just feelings that can be conquered and removed from your thoughts. Finally, you must be willing to pay the price of hard work in order to realize your dream.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  13. “Your attitude is either your best friend or your worst enemy, your greatest asset or your greatest liability” ~ John C. Maxwell
  14. “The strength of any organization is a direct result of the strength of its leaders.” ~ John C. Maxwell

  15. “We cannot consistently behave in a way that is inconsistent with our beliefs.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  16. “When you realize that people treat you according to how they see themselves rather than how you really are, you are less likely to be affected by their behavior.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  17. “Find something you like to do so much that you would gladly do it for nothing; then learn to do it so well that people are happy to pay you for it.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  18. “Leaders who fail to prune their pride will meet demise. That’s not a guess, it’s a guarantee. With pride, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ we will fall, but ‘when.’ There are no exceptions.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  19. “A manager says ‘go,’ but a leader says ‘let’s go’.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  20. “if you don’t have peace, it isn’t because someone took it from you; you gave it away. You cannot always control what happens to you, but you can control what happens in you.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  21. “God chooses what we go through; we choose how we go through it.” ~ John C. Maxwell

  22. “Your talk talks and your walk talks, but your walk talks louder than your talk talks.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  23. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  24. “To be an influencer, you have to love people before you can try to lead them.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  25. “To succeed in life, we must stay within our strength zone but continually move outside our comfort zone.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  26. “Great leaders understand that the right attitude will set the right atmosphere, which enables the right response from others.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  27. “In most cases, those who want power probably shouldn’t have it, those who enjoy it probably do so for the wrong reasons, and those who want most to hold on to it don’t understand that it’s only temporary.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  28. “In the end, people are persuaded not by what we say, but by what they understand.” ~ John C. Maxwell

  29. “Encouragement is oxygen for the soul” ~ John C. Maxwell
  30. “The better you are at surrounding yourself with people of high potential, the greater your chance for success.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  31. “The measure of a leader is not the number of people who serve him, but the number of people he serves.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  32. “When you are bigger than your purpose you have a career. When your purpose is bigger than you, you have a calling.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  33. “The best way to help people is to see the best in them.” ~ John C. Maxwell

  34. “The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that’s when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.” ~ John C. Maxwell”The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that’s when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  35. “The person who insists on using yesterday’s methods in today’s world won’t be in business tomorrow” ~ John C. Maxwell

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