Do you happen to know John Maxwell; author, teacher and speaker? If not, may I suggest that you do your research right away if you are a person desiring to be a great leader. If you know John, then you know that he is an incredible gift to all those he touches.
I was in Palm Beach, Florida the last 3 days attending The John Maxwell Team certification training. I joined this program a year ago when it was first announced. That makes me a “Founding Partner”. I felt extremely blessed with this opportunity. Over the year, I have been on many phone calls that John Maxwell has been on, but I’ve never met him in person. Hearing him speak over the phone does not do justice to the wonderful individual this man is. He cares for me and he cares for you! Really.
In 3 days, I have had my picture taken with him, spoke to him directly twice, had him sign a book of his that I purchased, I’ve watched him cry because of his passion, met his wife and grandchildren, met his entire team for this program, met and heard his 90 year old father speak and I’ve been certified as a team partner to teach 5 of his programs. To say that I am humbled and overjoyed would be putting lightly.
I have thanked God for John Maxwell, his authenticity and honor of our Lord, and the great gift of this entire experience.
Leadership has become a word used to easily and too loosely. Leading, influencing others through love and appreciation, is not something that all people in “leadership” positions do. People who work in a “leadership position” are not necessarily leaders. People are not born a leader. It takes learning and applying what you’ve learned. Given this truth, wouldn’t you want to learn from someone who has been sharing leadership with people for 40+ years and written, to date, 72 books on leadership?
Everyone has a leadership role to fill. Whether you are a mom who stays home to take care of your children or you are the CEO of your company. It’s your character, your belief system, your desire to help others that contributes to your success as a leader. It’s not at all about the position you hold. Everything rises and falls on leadership in this world. With this fact in mind, I want to invite you to participate in an upcoming Mastermind Tele-Group:
Announcements will be here on The Authentic Perspective Blog, Living Your Authentic Life eZine, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIN and directly to the people on my list. Join, friend or follow me on any of these platforms. Share with a friend who could benefit from this group. Be sure to mention that seating is very limited to allow for the most efficient and successful environment.
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