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Hi there! Beginning June 1, John Maxwell on Leadership has merged with my John Maxwell Company blog, Leadership Wired. Click over to view the most recent posts. To subscribe, click the small envelope in the top left corner and follow the instructions. There you can sign up for Leadership Wired and other John Maxwell Company newsletters.

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Are you a senior leader in your organization? Are you looking for an opportunity to spend time in a small group with me and other top leaders? Join me this fall at Exchange, my favorite event of the year. For 2 1/2 days, an intimate group of high-level leaders will meet with me to exchange ideas and grow intentionally in leadership. Attenders share their latest challenges, and I share the latest concepts from my newest book — months before anyone else hears them. Together we visit rich leadership environments for high-impact experiences. (In past years, these have included trips to the floor of the stock exchange in New York, Fenway Park in Boston, and Microsoft headquarters in Seattle.) It’s an amazing and stimulating time.

Past Exchanges have been held in places like Atlanta, New York City, and Boston. This year, I’m excited for us to be in the Caribbean — specifically St. Thomas — where besides hearing from me, attenders will learn leadership from the world of sailing, from Olympic and America’s Cup champions.

If you’re interested in learning more about Exchange, take a look at the highlights from 2012 on the Leadership Wired Blog. And visit the homepage for the event here: Spaces are limited, and this event usually sells out. I hope to see you there.


Also, remember that my blog here is merging with Leadership Wired beginning in June 2013. If you  want to keep receiving my posts, and you haven’t already signed up for Leadership Wired, click here. Then find and click the small envelope icon in the top left corner of the page. That will take you to subscription options for Leadership Wired, along with other John Maxwell Company newsletters.

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Want to contribute to my next book? A few years ago, I published the book Everyone Communicates, Few Connect. If you were a blog reader back then, you’ll remember that we all worked together here on the blog to fine-tune the content for that book. Many of you submitted stories on communication, which were featured in the book.

Well, now I’m working on my next manuscript, for the book to be released in the fall of 2014. And I would love to have your help in creating the content.

The subject for this book is “answers to your top leadership questions.” Of course, I’ll be doing my best to provide the answers, but I would love to hear from you on what those top questions should be.

What burning questions have you always wanted to ask about leadership? What challenges have you faced that you’d like advice on? What is the number one thing you’d like to learn from me on the subject?

I would appreciate your help tremendously. You can help by…

Submitting a question.Visit THE SURVEY HERE and fill it out with the number one leadership question that you would like me to answer. If you have more than one question, simply fill out the form multiple times.

Tweeting this post. Go to the top of the post and look for the speech bubble that lists how many times this post has already been Tweeted. Click the “Tweet This” button below it. That will allow you to Tweet it too. The more people know about this and submit questions, the more representative the sample of questions will be.

Sharing this post in other ways. Right below the text of the post, you’ll see many options to share it, including email, Facebook and LinkedIn. Any time you share it will offer others the chance to participate.

It’s my goal to completely finish this book by the end of summer. So we’re working hard to nail down the list of questions and start working on answers as soon as possible. Please submit your question(s) as soon as you can. The deadline for all questions will be May 30, 2013.

Click HERE to submit a question.


Also, remember that my blog here is merging with Leadership Wired beginning in June 2013. If you  want to keep receiving my posts, and you haven’t already signed up for Leadership Wired, click here. Then find and click the small envelope icon in the top left corner of the page. That will take you to subscription options for Leadership Wired, along with other John Maxwell Company newsletters.

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Over the past four decades, I’ve spent a good part of my life working to grow and develop leaders, and the one thing I believe just as strongly today as I did forty years ago is that everything rises and falls on leadership.

Leadership is the difference maker and the deal breaker. It’s how we grow organizations. It’s how we impact lives. But, as you also know, leadership cannot be an idea we simply talk about. Leadership is the action we must live out.

For the past two years, The John Maxwell Company has been serving to help individuals and organizations live out the proven leadership principles that I teach. The purpose of The John Maxwell Company is to simply help you apply what you’ve learned through our intentional leadership development programs. Those programs include the Maximum Impact Club, public and private training events, and executive and management coaching. Now we also have Leadership Wired, the company blog.

With the move of Leadership Wired from an email newsletter to a blog, we’re excited to provide up-to-the-minute information and teaching on leadership all in one place ( And next month, John Maxwell on Leadership will transition over to that location and become a part of Leadership Wired. I’ll still give you my current thoughts on leadership and personal growth, just at a new address.

If you’re not already subscribed to Leadership Wired, I encourage you to sign up now. When you do so, you’ll receive a free audio lesson from me. And you’ll continue to get my regular leadership blog posts. Join me today!

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Where do we go from here?

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How can I add value to you? That’s the question I’ve asked myself before every post on this blog. What can I offer you, my reader? How can I serve you and help you achieve your goals?

I’ve been blogging here at John Maxwell on Leadership since 2009. In the past four years, I’ve tried every week to give you teaching and simple advice that you can apply to your daily life. I’ve written 215 posts, and the pages here have been viewed nearly 2 million times. Over 19,000 of you subscribe to my updates, either by email or RSS feed. And I’m grateful for every one of you and feel honored to get to share what I love with you on a weekly basis.

Earlier this year, we launched a blog on my main company site, It’s called Leadership Wired, and, like this blog, everything in it is designed to help you grow and develop your potential. (Leadership Wired actually predates John Maxwell on Leadership and, since it was first established as a monthly newsletter in 1996 – delivered back then by fax!) The new John Maxwell Company blog incorporates articles from me with in-depth interviews, case studies, and thought-provoking writing from others on my team.

So at the moment, I have two blogs. But because I want to make it easy for you to connect with me and the personal growth teaching offered by my organization, in June I’m going to consolidate these two blogs into one. Soon, this URL,, will point to the “one-stop” location of Leadership Wired. There, you’ll receive all the added-value teaching I’ve tried to provide here, with the addition of some wonderful new material from my team designed to make a difference in your life.

Since by midsummer, I’ll only be writing over at Leadership Wired, I’d love for you to sign up to receive those posts in your email inbox. That way we can stay connected and I can keep sharing what I’m learning with you. As a special thank-you for registering, my team would like to offer you a free download of one of my audio lessons. For more information, and to subscribe, please visit or click below:

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