Developing The Leaders Around You
by John Maxwell
– Are you raising up leaders around you? Great leaders not only lead well, they also raise up other leaders.
– Great leaders reproduce other leaders.
– Are you growing the people that are around you?
– Grow the leader and you will grow the organization.
– The strength of an organization will be determined by its leader. Weak leaders have weak organizations and strong leaders have strong organizations.
– Have strong people around you that will help you. Those around you will determine your strength or weakness.
– It takes a leader to know a leader, grow a leader and show a leader, but also to attract another leader.
– Don’t just add on other leaders, multiply leaders.
– The more people you lead, the more people you will need.
– Be smart enough to bring strong men alongside you.
– A leader must create a climate in which other leaders can grow and come on board.
– A leader must be a thermostat and not simply a thermometer.
– There’s a difference between managers and leaders. Managers maintain and control while leaders innovates vision.
– A leader must know where he is going to be able to show others the way.
– To nurture other leaders you have, use the BEST formula: Believe in them. Encourage them. Share with them. Trust them. – When you believe in people, they will know it and you will be able to motivate them.
– You can hire someone to work for you, but you must believe in them for them to work with you.
– It is the leader’s job to add significance to those that he leads.
– People usually rise to the expectation. If you want something accomplished, you must expect and reward what you want accomplished.
– When you nurture leaders around you, everyone wins.
– In order to get something done, you must give your leaders: Responsibility. Authority. Accountability. – Nurture and help all of your people, but develop only a few.
– Set aside time daily for personal growth. If you’re going to help others, you must grow yourself. Guard that time because you need it.
– Choosing those who will be on your team is vital to having a good team.
– Take time to be together make a game plan with those you choose for your team.
– Leaders who have the attitude of “I must do it myself” will get very little accomplished and help very few people.
– Model what you want in order to add value to other people – not only will they know what you expect, but they will see what you expect.
– People become empowered when you offer them opportunity, freedom and security.
– When you give of yourself and add value to other people, you will always receive the following in return: loyalty, encouragement, counsel and support, problem solving, time, balance of gifts, people development and increase of influence.
– True success comes when one generation prepares the next generation for success.
– To be a leader, we must: Have desire. Have relationship skills.
– When you see someone with potential, give them opportunities, a growth plan and your time to help them.
– Make that developing of other leaders your lifestyle. By doing so, you will multiply your influence and efforts.