Six Temptations of Successful Organizations (Part 1)

There’s a lot of great content in this episode, and you do not want to miss it!

John Maxwell talks about the temptations that successful organizations face, and he offers business maxims to counteract them. The first key idea he shares is that you and your business never arrive. He ties that into our need to be growth-oriented rather than goal-oriented. Goals have a finish line, but growth does not. Mark Cole is quick to point out that goals are not bad, but they do need to be a part of an ongoing growth process.

In a successful organization, leaders can be tempted to stop thinking big. John compares this challenge in business organizations to sports teams that switch from playing to win to playing to protect what they have. He points towards organizations that do something well and then want to stick to that same process for every venture moving forward. Richard Chancy reminds us that leaders make things happen! Our motivation may be a desire to win or a strong fear of losing, but either way we must be willing to work on ourselves, keep growing, and think BIG if we want to be successful over the long haul.

Our BONUS resource for this series is The Six Temptations of Successful Organizations Worksheet, which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by clicking “Download the Bonus Resource” below. 

3 thoughts on “Six Temptations of Successful Organizations (Part 1)”

  1. I havbe really enjoyed this paocast about growth. One quotes that I would like to share comes from a book by Max Lacado. It says: Growth Hurts When It Helps
    Growth hurts when it helps. Growth stretches when it strengthens. And when growth happens, you don’t like it. But after it’s over, you are glad it came. What is painful today has a purpose tomorrow. Next time things don’t work out the way you hoped, remember you’re in God’s hands. He’s making you into something special. And He doesn’t make mistakes.
    This quote was taken from the book called, “Tell Me The Secrets” By Max Lucado.
    Thank you for the encouragement from this podcast.
    Graeme Ritchie

  2. Richard & Mark, I can’t say enough about these Podcasts. I get just as much out of your recap than I do John’s teachings. Well done my friends!! Keep it up!!

    1. Thanks for the encouraging words, Teresa! We’re glad you’re enjoying the podcast and that it’s adding value to your leadership!

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