John C. Maxwell (from LinkedIn)

John C. Maxwell’s Best Leadership Quotes for Your Inspiration

I just completed listening to John C. Maxwell‘s audiobook Good Leaders Ask Great Questions on Audible and I have to say it was awesome. I need to listen to that again, at least on second time. And I will probably re-listen to it again at particular times. His writing (or rather, his narration) contained a lot of good advice, and what’s especially interesting, is that all of them come first from asking the right questions.

John C. Maxwell’s Best Leadership Quotes

It turns out he has been writing a lot of leadership books (I’m outdated…), I can’t wait to read or listen to more of them. Here are 44 of John C. Maxwell’s best quotes from his books, compiled by Peter Economy from Inc.

1. “A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” John C. Maxwell

2. “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” John C. Maxwell

3. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” John C. Maxwell

4. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” John C. Maxwell

5. “A leader who produces other leaders multiplies their influences.” John C. Maxwell

6. “A successful person finds the right place for himself. But a successful leader finds the right place for others. John C. Maxwell

7. “Real leadership is being the person others will gladly and confidently follow.” John C. Maxwell

8. “When the leader lacks confidence, the followers lack commitment.” John C. Maxwell

9. “The leader’s Attitude is like a thermostat for the place she works. If her attitude is good, the atmosphere is pleasant, and the environment is easy to work in. But if her attitude is bad, the temperature is insufferable.” John C. Maxwell

10. “If you wouldn’t follow yourself, why should anyone else?” John C. Maxwell

11. “Great leaders always seem to embody two seemingly disparate qualities. They are both highly visionary and highly practical.” John C. Maxwell

12. “The higher you want to climb, the more you need leadership. The greater the impact you want to make, the greater your influence needs to be.” John C. Maxwell

13. “If you can’t influence people, then they will not follow you. And if people won’t follow, you are not a leader. That’s the Law of Influence.” John C. Maxwell

14. “Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course. Leaders who are good navigators are capable of taking their people just about anywhere.” John C. Maxwell

15. “If you are a leader, the true measure of your success is not getting people to work. It’s not getting people to work hard. It is getting people to work hard together. That takes commitment.” John C. Maxwell

16. “If you want to be a leader, the good news is that you can do it. Everyone has the potential, but it isn’t accomplished overnight. It requires perseverance.” John C. Maxwell

17. “If you really want to be an uncommon leader, you’re going to have to find a way to get much of your vision seen, implemented, and added to by others.” John C. Maxwell

18. “Managers work with processes-leaders work with people.” John C. Maxwell

19. “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” John C. Maxwell

20. “Good leaders know when to display emotions and when to delay them.” John C. Maxwell

21. “Do you know the difference between leaders, followers, and losers? Leaders stretch with challenges. Followers struggle with challenges. Losers shrink from challenges.” John C. Maxwell

22. “Most good leaders want the perspective of people they trust.” John C. Maxwell

23. “To lead any way other than by example, we send a fuzzy picture of leadership to others. If we work on improving ourselves first and make that our primary mission, then others are more likely to follow.” John C. Maxwell

24. “All true leaders have learned to say no to the good in order to say yes to the best.” John C. Maxwell

25. “The best leaders are humble enough to realize their victories depend upon their people.” John C. Maxwell

26. “Leaders see everything with a leadership bias. Their focus is on mobilizing people and leveraging resources to achieve their goals rather than on using their own individual efforts. Leaders who want to succeed maximize every asset and resource they have for the benefit of their organization. For that reason, they are continually aware of what they have at their disposal.” John C. Maxwell

27. “It’s not the position that makes the leader; it’s the leader that makes the position.” John C. Maxwell

28. “When leaders fail to empower others, it is usually due to three main reasons: 1. Desire for Job Security 2. Resistance to Change 3. Lack of Self-Worth.” John C. Maxwell

29. “When people respect you as a person, they admire you. When they respect you as a friend, they love you. When they respect you as a leader, they follow you.” John C. Maxwell

30. “Leadership has less to do with position than it does disposition.” John C. Maxwell

31. “If you want to be the best leader you can possibly be, no matter how much or how little natural leadership talent you possess, you need to become a serving leader.” John C. Maxwell

32. “Success for the leader is a single victory. However, when the protg experiences success, it becomes a double win.” John C. Maxwell

33. “The challenge of leadership is to create change and facilitate growth.” John C. Maxwell

34. “The measure of a leader is not the number of people who serve him but the number of people he serves.” John C. Maxwell

35. “The rewards leaders give are counterbalanced by the results that their people give in return.” John C. Maxwell

36. “The bottom line in leadership isn’t how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others.” John C. Maxwell

37. “A leader with confidence is a leader who brings out positive changes in people.” John C. Maxwell

38. “As a leader, you will never get ahead until your people are behind you.” John C. Maxwell

39. “Leaders who are effective are leaders who are disciplined in their daily lives.” John C. Maxwell

40. “There are five nonnegotiable characteristics that every effective leader must have: a sense of calling, an ability to communicate, creativity in problem solving, generosity, and consistency.” John C. Maxwell

41. “A leader is great, not because of his or her power, but because of his or her ability to empower others.” John C. Maxwell

42. “The respect that leadership must have requires that one’s ethics be without question. A leader not only stays above the line between right and wrong, he stays well clear of the ‘gray areas.'” John C. Maxwell

43. “Your ultimate goal as a leader should be to work hard enough and strategically enough that you have more than enough to give and share with others.” John C. Maxwell

44. “As a leader, you don’t earn any points for failing in a noble cause. You don’t get credit for being ‘right’ as you bring the organization to a halt. Your success is measured by your ability to actually take the people where they need to go. But you can do that only if the people first buy into you as a leader. That’s the reality of the Law of Buy-In.” John C. Maxwell

Credits: John C. Maxwell photo from his LinkedIn profile


Seperti Anak Panah, Dimundurkan Untuk Melesat Ke Depan

Pernahkah kamu mengalami suatu keadaan yang membuat hidupmu seperti ditarik mundur, jauh dari harapan?

Pernahkah kamu melihat orang-orang yang dulunya berapi-api tiba-tiba seperti kehilangan semangat bahkan lenyap dari peredaran?

Pernahkan kamu melihat atau bahkan merasakan bahwa orang-orang yang pernah kau lihat (atau bahkan dirimu sendiri) mengalami kemunduran itu, lalu tiba-tiba melesat cepat ke depan dan meraih banyak hasil?

Kita seperti anak panah di tangan Allah..! Ada masa-masa anak panah itu melesat cepat terlepas dari busurnya menuju sasaran yang dimaksudkan.

Ada masanya anak-anak panah itu harus istirahat dalam kantong-Nya. Namun di saat yang diperlukan, anak panah itu akan dipasang dalam busur-Nya ditarik kebelakang.. Sejauh mungkin untuk mencapai suatu sasaran.

Semakin jauh tarikannya, semakin jauh pula jarak yang akan ditempuh. Semakin panjang rentang busur menarik ancang-ancang, makin cepat pula anak panah itu melesat.


Jika kau seperti dalam keadaan yang mundur, bersabarlah : Mungkin Allah tengah meletakkanmu di busur-Nya. Menarikmu jauh-jauh ke belakang, agar di saat kau dilepaskan, kau memiliki daya dorong yang kuat untuk mencapai sasaran. Dan jika kau melihat seorang teman seperti tengah mengalami kemunduran, jangan buru-buru menghakimi dengan mengatakan “Apinya telah padam” atau.. “Jangan-jangan dia ada dosa..”

Jadilah teman yang baik, yang mendampingi di saat temanmu sedang “dimundurkan” karena dengan demikian kau ikut menjaganya agar tidak sampai putus asa dan terkulai.

Kamu, aku, dia, mereka, kita… adalah anak-anak panah ditangan Allah..!

Hidup untuk mencapai suatu sasaran yang sudah ditetapkan.

Tetaplah semangat, tetaplah bersabar, tetaplah tekun dalam kebenaran, dan senantiasa ISTIQOMAH dan tetaplah berdoa memohon kepada Allah, niscaya Allah akan memberi lebih dari yg kita mohonkan…

آمين يارب العالمين

Firefox Sexy Girl

Top 10+ Useful Firefox Add-ons & Extensions

Firefox Sexy Girl

Add-ons / Extensions for Firefox make this web browser very powerful.

Here are the best 10 useful Firefox extensions I have been constantly using (in no particular order).

1. AdBlock Plus – Block Ads

Blocks most ads, saves bandwidth, increases browser performance.

2. LastPass – Password Manager

Stores your account credentials and passwords, so you will not have to remember them again (except the master password). Also synchronizes your passwords across web browsers and computers.

3. Xmarks – Bookmark Synchronizer

Access your bookmarks anywhere, and synchronize your bookmarks across web browsers and computers.

4. Lazarus – Form Recovery

Lost your precious writing because of bad connection or power outage? Lazarus will save your hard work.

5. GreaseMonkey – User Scripts Manager

The engine that powers many user scripts. My favorite is Remove “Recent Activity” for Facebook.

6. FlashGot – Download Integration

Integrate Firefox with many download managers, including DownThemAll!
You can also download streaming videos easily.

7. DownThemAll! – Download Manager

Replace the Firefox built-in download manager with this powerful, split-capable, resuming download manager.

8. Read It Later – Save Pages for Later

Busy? Just save the pages you’re viewing to Read It Later and get back to them at later time.

9. Tabs Open Relative (Modified) – Open new tabs right of current tab

Open new pages right next to the current tab.

Note: Not needed for Firefox 3.6 and later.

10. CookieSwap – Switch Accounts Easily

Having multiple online accounts, switching between them is easy thanks to CookieSwap extension for Firefox.

11. AddThis – Share websites with your friends

Share interesting websites with your social network friends easily.

12. Diigo – Share and annotate web pages

You found an interesting website, or want to publicize your own content, but to where? Diigo is social bookmarking on steroids, more powerful than the good old Delicious. The Firefox extension allows you to annotate web pages, among other cool things.

13. iMacros – Automate your Internet life

Let iMacros do the repetitive things you used to do on the web. Record the boring tasks as macros and play them at any time.

14. MeasureIt – Display width and height in pixels

Display pixel dimensions of any part of the current web page. It may be a developer tool, but still useful.

15. ColorZilla – Color picker for the web

Know the color in web/hexadecimal notation for any part of the web page. A useful developer and casual tool.

16. Zotero – Take control of your research

Manage your Internet research resources right from the browser. You can also sync the knowledge you have gathered with multiple computers. I used to use ScrapBook, but Zotero is much more powerful. However I now just use Diigo, since I don’t really need the researching features that Zotero offers.
What is your favorite extension(s)? Share your favorite add-ons in the comments.

Michael Jackson, a superstar with the capacity to spring back after countless failures.

Why Superstars Become Even More Successful After Screwing Up

Have you ever wondered why some successful people tend to have some ‘supranatural’ ability to spring back even when the worst happens to them?

Take Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson, a superstar with the capacity to spring back after countless failures.

Michael Jackson, a superstar with the capacity to spring back after countless failures.

He’s virtually the best damn pop artist ever! His 1982 album Thriller alone got a combined sales of an estimated 110 million worlwide. He topped more music charts than all the singers in the world combined could ever dream of.

Now Jackson isn’t all flawless. He’s got numerous failures during his journey, even got hit by a nasty bunch of scandals. His fortune was some whopping 750 million dollars, but they say all that’s left of it was 200 million in debts. Great irony, I know.

But guess what?

Even after his dramatic death, he became the first artist to sell more than TWO MILLION downloads in a week! That’s a constant 200 HUNDRED downloads PER MINUTE for a whole week!

How did he do it?


Ordinary people would stop after a failure. Most people avoid failure, so much that they tend to avoid the path to success altogether.

Superstars know that failure is inevitable. When it happens, they LEARN a precious lesson from it that allows them be even better.

So failure is a great learning experience. The faster you learn from it and recover, the closer you’ll be to master whatever it is you’re doing.


Authority Makes Your Words Heard

How to Make Your Words Count: Build Authority

Authority Makes Your Words Heard

What do you want your potential customers to think about your product? Your product is the best of its kind.

How do you ensure that? Simple, by demonstrating authority.

Luckily for you and me, Copyblogger founder Brian Clark has just released a free report, Authority Rules: The 10 Rock-Solid Elements of Effective Online Marketing. Why is this important?

Authority is powerful stuff.

Authority can be abused and it can definitely corrupt…

But it can also build trust, admiration, and respect.

And when it comes to online marketing…

Authority is what works.

Download Authority Rules or read online for free. Do you also think authority is the utmost important aspect in any business? Or there are other things that matter more? Please share your ideas in the comments!

Together we're stronger!

7 Ways to Make Your Girlfriend "Work" for You

Together we're stronger!

Many people think that having a partner or spouse has no direct impact on someone’s business. I am thinking exactly the opposite. Your partner can help or harm your business.

I wish your love relationship is going very well, and here I’ll outline several ways to make sure that works for your business too. Note that there is no way I’m advocating pursuing a relationship just for business! 😉

  1. Share “office” hours with them
    Let him/her accompany you while you’re working. Start by letting them know that you’re at work and may not able to do your usual “love chores”, and that you may be needing their help at times. A good partner loves you so much they’ll feel great for helping you get your job done. Try to “outsource” a few tasks to them, even simple things. The benefits are several folds: They feel happier, you get free/voluntary help, both of you can sharpen team working skills, and your love deepens. 🙂 Little issues may crop up, but I believe you’re gentle enough to work them out brilliantly!
  2. Consider Working Together(tm)
    A friend of mine running successful bakery shop in my hometown with his wife is one example I truly envy. They actually work together, raising their business, and boy do they have truly envied me in their romantic life as well. While appearances may deceive, in any case I believe that a happy-looking couple is always better than a sad-looking couple.
    When your business soars, imagine how great it would be with her!
  3. Attend business events with them
    Not only it makes her feel much more respected and integrated with your life, it also shows to your business contacts that you show good leadership not only in business, but also in family. Women are known to be extremely curious creatures, and it’s good to satisfy their curious desires periodically.
  4. Invite her for a ‘Guest Post’
    If you’re writing a blog, journal, or a column of some sort; let her in. If she hesitates, tell her that you’re stuck and need her to strike an inspiration. She may contribute a whole article, a paragraph or even just a sentence, it doesn’t matter–as long as she does. Avoid editing her work unless you know it’d be harmful for readers, point very carefully at her mistakes. It’s better if there’s a medium for feedback, show and encourage her. Even if she sucks in writing (and even if that’s the truth), don’t mention that fact! Just say that you already loved her and her willingness to help you… make you love her even more.
  5. Dedicate time for “Let’s get romantic!”

    Just because you can work not in the office, doesn’t mean you’re
    allowed to work online while you’re dating! Put your smartphone and
    laptop aside while you’re with him/her, and subtly let them know you’re
    doing it to respect your precious relationship.

  6. Be prepared for “Houston, we’ve got a problem!”
    You’ve already taken for granted that small conflicts arise in relationship. Even more if you try to make your partner involved in professional matters. But don’t sweat them! When you succeed, these little things will actually help you make better decisions without getting distracted emotionally. Yes, that applies to both of you.
  7. Explicitly show your appreciation for their help!
    You say “Thank you” to your business partner. You take your co-workers to a party after you got a salary raise. Your partner deserves even better treatment, if only for trying to help you. If your work is successful, he/she should get an explicit reward. No need to be expensive, just put a bit of thought and show your romantic side… and he/she will not love you but also love working with you.

I hope this gives you some ideas to improve your business and your romantic relationship at the same time.

What do you think? Do you agree that your romantic partner should help you in business? Or do you think that “business is business” and involving romance is risky? Do you have more ideas? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!

Bill Gates' rules for Kids!

Read this….. very cool!

Dear Colleagues & Friends
Here are a few rules of wisdom and this from the richest man in the world. They must be true!!!!
All the best
This should be posted in all schools and work places

Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1: Life is not fair – get used to it!

Rule 2 : The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them. Parents stop babying your kids and giving them everything they want.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time..

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

If you agree, pass it on.
If you can read this – Thank a teacher!
Most of all Thank A Veteran for keeping our country free so this can be passed on to someone else.

Source: TheProfec mailing list

Mario Teguh Golden Ways Notes #1

Jadilah pribadi yg terlalu mulia untuk ditaruh di zona tidak nyaman (contoh: miskin, bodoh)

Jika Anda ingin menjadi pribadi yg menarik maka jadilah pribadi yg tertarik kepada org lain

Berdamailah dengan yg sudah terjadi, tugas kita adalah menjadikan besok tidak lebih buruk dari yang sudah terjadi

Untuk tau kita benar ato salah, cek dengan org lain, sehingga tidak ada over conception (apaan sih ini?)

Contoh: kamu bicara dgn org ndeso yg ga bisa baca tulis dgn bhs inggris, jd org itu ga bs ngerti apa yg kmu sampaikan

Hanya org2 yg direncanakan naik yg mendapat gangguan turun
Contoh: kmu naik pangkat jd manager, jd smakin tajir, tpi jadi hoby clubbing

Bukan kebahagiaan yg membuat qta bersyukur, tpi bersyukurlah yg membuat qta bahagia

Sukses bkn akhir dr perjalanan, tpi adalah proses dlm perjalanan (merasa bahagia)

Mensyukuri yg sudah ada sebagai syarat kepantasan utk kepangkatan yg blm qta miliki

………………………….. Phew!!

Selalu kaya ditampar ampe merah2 tiap dapet sinopsis Mario Teguh Golden Ways…

Special thanks buat Ratna yang udah setia ngingetin gw nonton ‘marteg’ (Mario Teguh) dan ngebikinin sinopsisnya karena gw selalu gak sempet nonton hix hix… 😉