Category Archives: Musings

John Maxwell, “Enlarging Others”

From: The Maxwell Daily Reader, John C. Maxwell Date: January 22 2016 Title: Enlarging Others From: The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player Gist: In today’s entry John Maxwell discusses a tool leaders can employee as a member of a team. He asserts those who “enlarge” other team members empower “them to be successful.” He lists four…

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John Maxwell, Maxwell Daily Reader “The 30-Second Rule”

From: The Maxwell Daily Reader, John C. Maxwell Date: January 18 2016 Title: The 30-Second Rule From: 25 Ways to Win with People Gist: The 30-Second Rule, according to Maxwell is a subtle tool for building relationships. Simply put, when meeting with people in the first 30-seconds of seeing them “search for ways to make them look…

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John Maxwell, Maxwell Daily Reader “Manage Your Attitude Daily”

    From: The Maxwell Daily Reader, John C. Maxwell Date: January 16 Title: Manage your attitude daily.  From: The Difference Maker  Gist: Attitude…Attitude….Attitude… Today Maxwell discusses the impact of attitude on life. Much of what John Maxwell writes about  relate to controlling internal mechanisms to achieve success. Attitude in Maxwell’s mind is the lens through…

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John Maxwell, Maxwell Daily Reader “Take Time To Understand People”

   From: The Maxwell Daily Reader, John C. Maxwell Date: January 18 Title: Take time to understand people.  From: 17 Essentials Qualtities of a Team Player Gist: Apparently people matter. The entry opens with a few rehtorical questions. These questions all reference how you either build or ignore relationships. Maxwell believes the cultivation of relationships…

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John Maxwell, Daily Reader “Be Impressed, Not Impressive”

From: The Maxwell Daily Reader, John C. Maxwell Date: January 15 Title: Be Impressed, Not Impressive From: The 360* Leader Gist: One of Maxwell’s key characteristics of a good leader is humility. This is a reoccurring theme in many of his books, maybe today the concept needs to be repeated more frequently because of the higher levels…

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John Maxwell, Daily Meditations “People Need to Know…”

From: The Maxwell Daily Reader, John C. Maxwell Date: January 12 Title: People Need to Know They Helped From: 25 Ways to Win with People Gist: In many of John Maxwell’s books he discusses the importance of collaboration, teams, and personnel. Today’s entry discusses the need for acknowledgment, and the essential role it plays in bringing…

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John Maxwell, Daily Meditations

From: The Maxwell Daily Reader, John C. Maxwell Date: January 11 Title: The Law of Priorities From: 21 Irrefutable Laws of a Leader Gist: John Maxwell asserts activity doesn’t necessarily correlate to achievement. For Maxwell, a competent leader looks to effectively manage work by prioritizing and steering efforts best suited to achieve goals. The way an…

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Sun Tzu 01.10.16

  “Therefore use these assessments for comparison, to find out what the conditions are. That is to say, which political leadership has the Way? Which general has the ability? Who has the better climate and terrain? Whose discipline is effective? Whose troops are the stronger? Whose officers and soldiers are the better trained? Whose system…

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