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Dr. John C. Maxwell          

Leadership Expert & Author

John C. Maxwell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 26 million books, was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazine in 2014. In that year Dr. Maxwell also received the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network. His organizations—The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP—have trained more than 6 million leaders in every one of the world’s nations.

He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team and EQUIP, a nonprofit organization that has trained more than 5 million leaders in 180 countries. Each year Maxwell speaks to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations and many of the world's top business leaders.

Three of Maxwell's books — "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership," "Developing the Leader Within You" and "The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader" — have each sold over 1 million copies.

Speech Topics

The 5 Levels of Leadership

The 5 Levels of Leadership are:

  1. Position-People follow because they have to.
  2. Permission-People follow because they want to.
  3. Production-People follow because of what you have done for the organization.
  4. People Development-People follow because of what you have done for them personally.
  5. Pinnacle-People follow because of who you are and what you represent.

By combining the advice contained in this keynote with work and a willingness to learn, anyone can rise to a higher and more effective level of leadership and thus make a greater impact.

The 360º Leader

Welcome to The 360° Leader. People who desire to lead from the middle of organizations face unique challenges. And they are often held back by myths that prevent them from developing their influence. Dr. Maxwell, one of the globe's most trusted leadership mentors, debunks the myths, shows you how to overcome the challenges, and teaches you the skills you need to become a 360° leader.

If you have found yourself trying to lead from the middle of the organization, as the vast majority of professionals do, then you need Maxwell's insights. You have a unique opportunity to exercise influence in all directions-up (to the boss), across (among your peers), and down (to those you lead).

How to be a Real Success

In this keynote address, John Maxwell explores the importance of Relationships, Equipping (teamwork), Attitude & Leadership.

Presentation Titles

  • Becoming a Person of Influence (Personal Growth)

  • Developing the Leader Within You (Leadership)

  • Developing the Leaders Around You (Leadership)

  • Failing Forward (Personal Growth)

  • The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork (Teamwork)

  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (Leadership)

  • The 21 Qualities of a Leader (Leadership)

  • There is No Such Thing as Business Ethics (Leadership)

  • Thinking for a Change (Personal Growth)

  • Your Roadmap to Success (Personal Growth)


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