Leadershift by John C Maxwell: My Key Takeaways

  • The more nimble, adaptable and flexible we are the more quickly we can move and change
  • Leadershift is an ability and willingness to make a leadership change that will positively enhance organisational and personal growth
  • Adaptability is a crucial skill for leaders. Its the ability to change to fit new circumstances.
  • If you want to be successful as a leader, you need to learn to be come comfortable with uncertainty and make shifts continually
  • Leadershifting will require you to rely on value, principles and strategy, but will also push you to rely on innovation, to seek out options, to harness creativity.
  • We must be willing to let go what worked yesterday and learn new ays of seeing, doing and leading. If not, our leadership dies.
  • The first step towards getting a better team for the future is to write down what you wanted and needed. This develops a sense of awareness that promotes advanced attraction.
  • When leaders fail to make necessary leadershift due to fear or uncertainty, it results in increased fear and frustration.
  • The best way to have good choice tomorrow is to make right choices today
  • Every advance you make as a leader will require a leadership that changes the way you think, act and lead. When you make a leader shift, it will make you a better leader.
  • The potential of a leader is always greater than that of an individual. They have limitless possibilities.
  • If you climb the peaks of success alone, you are not a leader, you are a hiker. You are leader only if you have people with you.
  • Leadership, unlike management is dynamic. It expects change.
  • Being a good leader is about helping people reach their potential.
  • Cultivate an environment where we are completing each other rather an competing with another.
  • The more secure and solid the leader is, the more the follow is able to shine.
  • Good leader do what they can to put others in a position to win.
  • When you add value to others especially when you do it early and unprompted you inspire others with your example.
  • God sees the value we add to others, and its like we did it for him
  • You need to find inward motivation to be able to make the shift from goals to growth
  • If you want to be a better leader, you need to focus on all of these 4 areas. Relationship, Equipping, Attitude, Leadership.
  • Fall in love with personal development
  • Growth oriented culture values development, focuses on stretching, honours a serving attitude
  • Making growth your focus is like making your cake and eating it too. The highest reward of growth is not what we get from it, but we become by it
  • Growth begins with having a teachable spirit.
  • Have a passion to learn, posses the intention to learn every day and reflect on what you learn.
  • Make your love for learning greater than your fear of failure
  • Action reduces fear and increases courage.
  • Dont allow failure to be a bully in your life
  • Fail early, fail often, and fail forward
  • Few things in life are better than conversation with people are growing
  • Leaders who posses humility are confident yet feel no need to draw attention to themselves
  • Growth focused leaders are willing to admit when they are wrong so that they can discover what is right. This requires humility
  • Your growth return will not exceed your growth investment
  • Small improvements over time make a big difference
  • Your success will never exceed your level of personal development
  • Leaders recognise that everything worthwhile is uphill
  • Twin expectations of faith and fact help us to believe we can prevail in the end but remind us that the process won’t be easy
  • Its the actions that leaders take that inspires others to follow and to rally to the vision. Great leaders take action.
  • Dont expect anyone to believe in something you don’t believe in yourself.
  • Your success in your career will be in direct proportion to what you do after you’ve done what you are expected to do.
  • You can’t set a low standard of personal for yourself and expect to lead others effectively.
  • The signature of excellence is relentless consistency
  • If you develop habits of success, you’ll make success a habit
  • You cannot lead people, if you need people
  • To get the best out of people, leaders must ask for the best from people
  • Shift your focus from what you can gain, to how you can help people improve your organization and achieve your vision
  • If growth is expected, then change is essential
  • People with negative energy and attitudes can take the team lower faster than people with positive energy can take it up
  • The longer you wait to do something you should do now, the greater the odd that you will never do it. The Law of Diminishing Intent.
  • Having the right attitude is essential because your actions carry more weight than your words and a negative attitude can cause more damage.
  • Good leadership always challenges people to rise to the occasion, become their best and achieve more.
  • Our mindset should be “I love you too much to let you stay where you are” to make a leadershift.
  • We need to learn how to positively challenge people if we desire to become the best leader.
  • To stand up is to stand out. You have to stick your neck out to put your head above the crown. How you are perceived by others is less important than how effective you can be.
  • Foster a creative culture in your organisation, to instill an abundance mindset
  • Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
  • Creativity requires risk and taking risks requires courage.
  • Creativity thrives when one subject is approached from multiple perspectives
  • Dont settle for who you already know or what you already know
  • An opportunity grasped and used produces another opportunity. The more successful you are, the more opportunities will be given to you
  • Activate the opportunities we have now and keep pursuing them inorder to cultivate success momentum
  • Leadershift from maintaining to creating allows you to lead people into the lack of abundance and opportunity
  • You cannot settle in the familiar and live in the comfort zone, if you desire to be successful and be the best leader
  • Success is not about a standing ovation. Its about people walking out with a game plan.
  • Leadership is always about others
  • Build your strengths and make the most of it, as success is not about building your weakness upto par.
  • When you show the people you work with that you are willing and able to serve, then they will be willing a able to serve.
  • Good mentors are productive, and possess strong character
  • We teach what we know, we reproduce who we are
  • People with hope are many, people with hunger are few
  • Good leaders help new leaders stretch to their potential
  • Disappointment is the gap between expectations and reality
  • Every relational connection starts with the decision to make the effort to connect
  • To remain trustworthy in the eyes of others you have to remain successful in your integrity, consistency and competence.
  • We often lose trust and connection with one another not because of an occasional failing, but because we neglect to take the right steps afterword to restore the relationship
  • When we give generously with an abundance mentality, what we give away multiplies
  • Generosity makes you a better person, it helps you become a better leader.
  • If you want to be a connecting leader, become a better listener. Invite other to hold you accountable.
  • Changing from directing to connecting is the most valuable leadershift you will make as a leader
  • Productive conflict that arises from the diversity of a team produces the best possible solution in the shortest period of time.
  • Diversifying your network requires humility
  • Anything uncomfortable or unusual must be done with high intentionality
  • Love makes all things work and foundation of love is being willing to value people
  • A good leadership can help bring strength to both ideation and implementation.
  • A leadership position doesnt give someone leadership authority
  • Moral authority is the recognition of a person’s leadership influence based on who they are more than the position they had
  • No amount of skill, wealth, personality, education or accomplishment can compensate for the absence of moral authority
  • Doing work with excellence to full completion helps a person develop a reputation for competence
  • Leadership authority shrinks or expands with a person’s courage.
  • Consistency establishes reputation, makes your relevant.
  • Consistency along with courage, competence and character is vital to a leader’s ability to develop moral authority
  • Integrity is the alignment of your values and actions
  • People do not want to follow leader who pretend to be what they’re not
  • Humility is being honest about your weaknesses and crediting others for your successes
  • If your actions inspire people to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are a transformational leader.
  • How we view things, determines how we do things
  • Believing you can make a difference changes everything
  • Transformational leaders have their lights on, and they want to help others turn theirs on.
  • The pursuit of being a transformational leader starts from within.
  • Everything worthwhile in life is uphill-all the way.
  • When it is your calling, you don’t have to chase it. You will be captivated by it
  • Passion provides the fuel to pursue your calling
  • A calling moves us from the centre of everything in our world to becoming the channel through which good things come to others.
  • Instil daily habits in the direction of your worthwhile goal
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