John C. Maxwell Quotes

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

Educators take something simple and make it complicated. Communicators take something complicated and make it simple.

Good executives never put off until tomorrow what they can get someone else to do today.

If you’re lying, you’re lying.

In the end, people are persuaded not by what we say, but by what they understand.

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.

Leadership is influence.

Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.

People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.

Policies are many, Principles are few, Policies will change, Principles never do.

Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up.

The first time you say something, it’s heard. The second time, it’s recognized, and the third time it’s learned.

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.

The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.

To add value to others, one must first value others.

We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it’s a continuing choice.