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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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Did you miss my live call last week?

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Last Monday, I shared about an exciting opportunity. I invited you to join me on a live call that evening on the subject of Transformational Leadership. Did you take part?

Over 10,000 people did join me. But I don’t want anyone to miss out. So if you weren’t able to be on the call (or even if you were and just want to hear it again), I’m making available a recording of the entire event! I hope it speaks to you where you are and encourages you to become a Transformational Leader — making a difference in your community, country, and world. Just click on the link below to learn more. I hope this adds value to you so that you can turn around and add value to others.


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Amazing opportunity — TONIGHT!

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What an incredible start to this week. This morning, we began the EQUIP World Relay, which I wrote about last week here on my blog. I’m so excited about this initiative and the blessing we hope it will be to the people of Guatemala and around the world. Click over to last week’s post for details and opportunities to learn more and get involved.

To keep up with the Relay as they travel from Atlanta, GA, to Guatemala City, Guatemala, you can find them online at and on Twitter at @EQUIPWorldRelay. Follow for updates, pictures, and inspiring stories from the journey.

BUT BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE TODAY, I want to let you know about something wonderful that is happening tonight:

March 4, 8:00-10:00 pm Eastern Time (GMT-5)

Tonight, in partnership with my John Maxwell Team, I’m hosting a special two-hour live call, in which I’d love to have you participate. At 8:00 pm (20:00) ET, I’ll join you live, sharing a lesson on what it means to be a Transformational Leader. You’ll learn what it takes to transform the world around you, along with more about our current goals for making a difference in Guatemala and beyond. And at the end, we’ll have a special live Question and Answer session.

For more information on the call, and to sign up,
just visit

After you register, you’ll receive all the details on how you can participate in the two-hour call tonight, including an option to listen online.

I hope you’ll join me. I believe that together, with a commitment to transformational leadership, we can make a difference in our communities, our countries, and our world. I can’t wait to share the vision with you tonight.


Hello from the beautiful country of Guatemala! I’m excited to be writing from here this week, because this trip represents the start of a new global initiative for my nonprofit organization, EQUIP.

Speaking for Guatemala Prospera

Beginning in Guatemala, EQUIP is focusing on the idea of leadership transformation in countries, states, cities, and communities worldwide.

Guatemala influencers

And so far in Guatemala City I’ve met with and spoken to a remarkable variety of leaders and influencers, including the leader of the Mayans (a people group that makes up 40% of the country’s population), 1,200 pastors, over 5,000 activists, the archbishop of Guatemala, and the leaders of the largest university in Central America (Universidad de San Carlos). All of whom are enthusiastic about making a difference in their country.

Guatemala activists

Bathed in prayer, this visit to Guatemala has been filled with blessings and anointed conversations. I feel honored to get to share this vision with so many who are eager to hear and act on it.

Prayers for Guatemala

This is just the beginning of something big in Guatemala. I’ll continue to meet with influencers the rest of this week, casting the vision and offering to serve them and partner with them in transforming their nation.

Guatemala Prospera 2

And this spring, we’re doing something called the EQUIP World Relay, a virtual and actual walk to Guatemala from the United States. Anyone can participate, either through walking (the actual route or right where you are), praying with us, or sponsoring the walk. It’s a wonderful opportunity to be a part of this leadership movement that we pray will transform our world. Click below to visit the site and learn more about how you can join us. You can also follow @EQUIPWorldRelay on Twitter for more vision and updates.

EQUIP World Relay site

Thank you to so many of you who are praying for this trip. We are blessed to be connected with you, and your prayers are yielding good fruit.

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Can you believe that it’s already November? It’s fall here in the United States, and it seems that everyone is busy. Right now I’m busy preparing for some international speaking engagements, and I’ve recently started work on my book to come out in 2014. And I just spoke this past weekend at Saddleback Church in California. (You can view the message online at their internet campus at a variety of times throughout this week.)

No matter how busy I am, I always make time to read. It’s one of the best means to personal growth, and I love learning from great communicators. Here are some of the books I’ve been reading in the past few months. As usual, I’ve captured great ideas and quotes and filed them with my system described here. I hope that through them you’ll learn something new and make strides in your own personal growth this fall and winter.

Grace by Max Lucado

Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter by Frank Deford

Deep & Wide by Andy Stanley

Pure Grace by Clark Whitten

Fresh Air by Chris Hodges

Who Is This Man? by John Ortberg

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