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Maxwell Leadership Podcast: Change Starts with You

January 4, 2023
Maxwell Leadership Podcast: Change Starts with You

Happy New Year, podcast family! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and we hope you’re excited for all that this year holds for you. The New Year always brings with it big ambitions, big dreams, and big change! And much of that change starts with you, the leader.

So, we wanted to start this year off right by hearing from John Maxwell about personal change. You see, you cannot give what you do not have. Before you can make big change in your organization, your family, or your community, that change has to begin within you. So, John is going to share some thoughts on change, then Mark Cole and Becky Bursell will offer some practical ways that you can apply these principles to your own leadership this year.

Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Change Starts with You Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by clicking “Download the Bonus Resource” below.


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7 thoughts on "Maxwell Leadership Podcast: Change Starts with You"

  • Vitian says: January 4, 2023 at 10:47 am

    Thank you, just what I needed to hear today.

  • Ana Sasmiresan says: January 4, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    Change Your World, changed my world. I read the book when it launched in 2021 and it captivated me throughout, however when I got to page 197, the paragraphs below made since a big impact on me.

    ‘Jackson … took a walk in a garden one afternoon, where he saw a mix of exotic plants, many of which were in pots everywhere. When he spotted the gardener, he asked him, “Why do you have all these potted plants?”
    “These are plants that we sell,” responded the gardener. “Can you guess how old these are?”
    Jackson looked at the potted plants and took a guess. “I don’t know. A couple of months old?”
    “No,” the gardener responded. “There are anywhere from three to five years old.” Then he pointed to several large trees in the garden, laden with fruit. “How old do you think these are?”
    “Ten years?” Jackson guessed.
    “They are the same age: three to five years. The difference between them is that those are potted,” he said pointing to the smaller plants, “and these are planted” he said pointing to the large healthy ones.
    Jackson finally said … “God told me to ask you a question: are you potted or planted?”
    … “I planted myself in the vision, even with all my insecurities, with all my fears. … I was committed. I didn’t want to live a potted life.”

    Wow, just Wow!!

  • Joanna Rose-Wright says: January 4, 2023 at 5:55 pm

    Potent food for thought…potted or planted!!!

  • Dr. Wanda Ophelia Wallace says: January 4, 2023 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks, just what l need to hear.

  • Arslan Raaj says: January 5, 2023 at 1:30 am

    Hi greetings in Jesus Christ.

  • Arslan Raaj says: January 5, 2023 at 1:31 am

    Hi greetings in Jesus Christ

  • Stanslas mwila says: January 7, 2023 at 6:12 am

    Hello am blessed to be part of the team in this new year
    Thanks for the powerful message about personal change for real change is important in leadership.

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