The Make-Up that Makes Up a Leader (Part 1)

John Maxwell teaches that the greatest responsibility of a leader is to raise up more leaders, and this episode is dedicated to helping you do that by showing you how to spot potential leaders. What makes up a good leader? John shares three key characteristics to evaluate a person’s leadership capacity: character, desire, and discipline. He breaks down each characteristic to make them readily identifiable.

Mark Cole and Richard Chancy zoom out and share helpful ways to look for these characteristics in the hiring process. Then Mark zooms in, turns the spotlight on the listener, and encourages us to live discipline on a daily basis. He shares that every major good decision costs more than expected and takes longer than hoped for but is worth it. Let the guidance in this episode help you keep growing as a leader while you’re intentional to raise up new leaders. 

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9 thoughts on “The Make-Up that Makes Up a Leader (Part 1)”

  1. Thank you for this podcast. Character is very important as I lead a group of Elders through a time where character is questioned and trust has been lost.
    Do what you say you are going to do!
    Again, Thank you!

  2. Mark & Richard, you are doing a fantastic job! This is really helpful! You both have helped me during the roughest season in my life in jumpstarting my growth. The growth I began with you has continued as I joined JMT and Mentorship. My goal, hope, and prayer is to one day work with you in some capacity.

  3. You guys are great leaders. Thanks for sharing this knowledge. I enjoy listening and learning at the same time. Cheers from Laura Heaney Canada

  4. Thank you for such thought provoking and motivational podcast. Some very deep, soul searching content: such as “An undecided person cannot tap into the strength of his/herwill”. Also, “the will has to be stronger than the skill”. Great words of wisdom. Thank you!

  5. Thank you for the great lessons here, I’m learning a lot in terms of Leadership.

    I have a question though, I know that to have a great team we need to select people who will make that team great, but what if we don’t have that choice?

    I know Maxwell said if you don’t pick the members then you’re not the leader in that team, but I’m thinking more in terms of discipleship in a church setting. We can’t really choose who God gives us so we work with what we have. How can we help individuals have that growth mindset and create a team of leaders in that scenario.

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