Leadership Gold

Training Curriculum

Leadership Gold

People Will Summarize Your Life in One Sentence—Pick it Now

We honor and admire great leaders, and we have the tendency to assume their accomplishments came about regardless of the assistance they received from others. The truth, however, is that no leader would be great without the support and help of teammates.
As a leader, you will never get ahead until your people are behind you.
Gaining leadership insight is a lot like mining gold. You do not set out to look for dirt; you look for the nuggets.

Session Topics

The Leadership Gold training curriculum can be structured to fit within a 45-60 minute team meeting, a dedicated 2-hour, 4-hour, full-day, or multiple-day training event. Sessions can be delivered for a one-time event or a series of sessions over multiple weeks. 
The following is an example of how the material could be structure to cover the key concepts from John Maxwell’s book over 9 sessions. Each session is an interactive group discussion that is facilitated by a John Maxwell certified coach and lasts approximately 60-90 minutes each week.  Participants will read the associated chapters of the book in advance of each session.

Session 1


If It’s Lonely at the Top, You’re Not Doing Something Right
Loneliness isn’t a requirement of leadership; it’s a consequence of selfishness.

The Toughest Person to Lead is Always Yourself
The power of leadership is in your ability to do it first.

Defining Moments Define Your Leadership
Critical moments define who you are as a person and as a leader.

Session 2

When You Get Kicked in the Rear, You Know You’re Out in Front
When you are at the front of the pack, everything you do attracts attention.

Never Work A Day In Your Life
Passion keeps leaders going when others quit.

The Best Leaders Are Listeners
We can often hear what is said without listening to what is being communicated.

Session 3

Get in the Zone and Stay There
When we consider our strengths, we tend to think too broadly.

A Leader’s First Responsibility is to Define Reality
Good leaders balance their dreams with a sturdy dose of realism.

To See How the Leader is Doing, Look at the People
The best leaders help people with more than their jobs; they help them with their lives.

Session 4

Don’t Send Your Ducks to Eagle School
Leadership is all about placing people in the right place so they can be successful.

Picking Potential Leaders
Good leaders realize the significance of surrounding themselves with talented people.

Keep Your Mind on the Main Thing
Five decisions that help you become more focused and productive.

Session 5

Your Biggest Mistake is Not Asking What Mistake You’re Making
When it comes to success, the barrier is not the number of mistakes you make; it’s the number of times you make the same mistake.

Don’t Manage Your Time – Manage Your Life
Time is an equal-opportunity employer; everyone gets 24 hours a day—no more, no less—but not everybody gets the same return on their 24 hours.

Keep Learning to Keep Leading
The secret to success can be found in people’s daily agendas.

Session 6


Leaders Distinguish Themselves During Tough Times
Leaders have to be willing to do things others are unwilling to do. They have to put themselves on the line.

People Quit People, Not Companies
The desire to leave for greener pastures is often motivated by the need to escape someone. People quit leaders, not companies.

Experience is Not the Best Teacher
People who make it a regular practice to reflect on their experiences, evaluate what went wrong and right, and learn from them really are rare. But when you meet one, you know it.

Session 7

The Secret to a Good Meeting is the Meeting Before the Meeting
Preparation and direction are essential to positive flow.

Be a Connector, Not Just a Climber
The best basis for a leader’s influence comes from the relationships he or she establishes with followers.

The Choices You Make, Make You
Set higher standards for yourself than what others might set for you.

Session 8

Influence Should be Loaned but Never Given
Any leader who does not lift up the lives of other people is not fulling the highest leadership calling.
For Everything You Gain, You Give Up Something
Let go of what you have so that you can reach for something new.
Those Who Start the Journey With You Seldom Finish with You
Anytime you ignore the reality of change and try to control relationships you will have problems.

Session 9


Few Leaders are Successful Unless a Lot of People Want Them to Be
There are two main groups of people who help you along your way: Mentors and Supporters.

You Only Get Answers to the Questions You Ask
Leaders know how to ask great questions.

People Will Summarize Your Life in One Sentence – Pick it Now
If you are intentional about creating your legacy, people at your funeral won’t have to wonder what your life sentence was.

Leaving a Legitimate Leadership Legacy
The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.

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