GLS Day Two – John Maxwell Session Notes

GLS Day Two – John Maxwell Session Notes


Each year I attend The Global Leadership Summit from the satellite location at my home church in Lafayette, IN.  This year, I’ve been invited to be a part of the social media/live-blogging team to share my notes from this year’s Summit.  So, tune in for the next 2 days and catch the notes from each of the speakers.

It’s my hope that these notes will not only add value to you as a leader, but also give you some practical ideas to share the notes with your team.  Also, I’ll have some extras for you, so you’ll want to check back often and see what’s happening!  Lastly, head over to my Facebook page to join in on the conversation and let’s share our favorite quotes and take-aways there!

The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event telecast LIVE in HD from Willow’s campus near Chicago every August to hundreds of locations in North America. You are invited to join an expected 305,000 people committed to getting better as leaders in 2016. Throughout the fall, Summit events take place at an additional 675+ sites in 125 countries and 59 languages.

JohnMaxwell_ColorJohn C. Maxwell

Leadership Expert; Bestselling Author and Coach

John C. Maxwell, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach and speaker, was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Inc. in 2014. His organizations—The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team and EQUIP—have trained over 6 million leaders in every nation. His latest book is Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters.

  • Isn’t it true that when you sew into a leader’s life, that return becomes quite amazing.
  • I believe that leaders add value to people.
  • Everything rises and falls on leadership. Leaders lift.
  • When leadership is bad, everything falls.
  • If you are a leader, you have the ability to curse or bless people.
  • I wasn’t going to get them there, I just needed to help them want to go there.
  • There’s one thing to get right – the first step of leadership – intentionally, every day, add value to people.
  • Are you adding value to people or are you wanting the people to add value to you?
  • There’s a fine line between motivating people and manipulating people.
  • 3 questions that followers ask leaders:
    • Do you like me? (compassion)
    • Can you help me? (competence)
    • Can I trust you? (character)
  • Leadership is uphill all the way.
  • People have uphill hopes and they have downhill habits.
  • The only way to break a downhill habit is to get intentional.
  • No one has ever spoke about accidental achievement.
  • Intentional living is consistent, deliberate, and willfull.
  • Selfishness is a downhill habit that fights against significance.
  • Are you selfish?  When someone takes a group picture, who’s the first person you look at?
  • 5 things I do every day that intentionally add value to people:
    • I value people. (The essence of Jesus is that he values people)
      • God values me.
      • God values you.
      • God values people I don’t know.
      • God values people I don’t like.
      • Are we going to spend our lives connecting with people or correcting them?
    • I think of ways to add value to people.
      • You can’t be intentional unless your “up-front” thinking.
      • Who am I going to see today and how can I add value to them?
    • I look for ways to add value to people
      • We see things as we are not as they are.
      • When I’m an added-value liver, I begin to see ways to add value.  If I’m an added-value liver, I’ll be an added-value looker.
    • I add value to others.
      • Go from thinking, to knowing, to action.
      • I ask myself “Did I add value to people today?”
    • I encourage others to add value to people.

What takeaways did you have from John Maxwell’s session?  Meet me over on Facebook for a conversation about the leadership lessons we learned today!

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