Oct. 9, 2015; Duluth, GA, USA: Live2Lead event, hosted by the John Maxwell Co. at the John Maxwell Leadership Center at 12Stone Church. Photo by Amanda W. Coker

2015 Live2Lead Recap

October 9th, 2015 – The John Maxwell Company hosted the 2nd annual Live2Lead Conference at the Maxwell Center. The half-day leader development experience is designed to equip leaders with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways.

Beyond the 900 guests at the live event at The Maxwell Center, over 400 host sites with 40,000 attendees watched the simulcast in 32 countries around the world!

Speakers included:

  • John C. Maxwell – #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 25 million books and founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP who have trained more than 5 million leaders in 188 countries.
  • Patrick Lencioni – founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement.
  • Kevin Turner – Microsoft’s chief operating officer. He leads the company’s global sales, marketing and services organization of more than 47,000 employees in more than 190 countries. Under his leadership, the sales and marketing group delivered more than $78.6 billion in revenue in fiscal 2013.
  • Valerie Burton – Bestselling author, speaker, and life coach dedicated to helping people get unstuck and be unstoppable in every area of life. She is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute and has served as a Certified Personal and Executive Coach to hundreds of clients in over 40 states and ten counties.

From David Hoyt, President of The John Maxwell Company:

I thought our speakers did an incredible job. I had so many takeaways from John, Pat Lencioni, Valorie Burton, and Kevin Turner.  We could not have had a more perfect Emcee than Traci Morrow – she added so much spark to the event. I think the highlight for many was having Zac Fike at the event and sharing his story. Emma Pitts of Crafted and her team did a phenomenal job putting Zac’s video story together.

Zac was given a check for $10,000 from John on behalf of The John Maxwell Company at the end of the event in support of his foundation, Purple Hearts Reunited. The video tells more about the organization. And, John gave $5 from each John Maxwell Company product purchased at the event and on the online store that day to his foundation, as well. John did this as an expression of gratitude toward Zac for living intentionally, pursuing something he is passionate about and making a difference in the lives of others.

2014 L2: Learn-Lead Simulcast Recap

On October 10th, close to 40,000 people on-site and on-line in 28 different countries joined us for the high-energy half-day experience of the L2: Learn-Lead Simulcast.

Speakers included John C. Maxwell,  Linda Kaplan Thaler, and Tim Sanders.

Excerpt from John C. Maxwell on the John Maxwell Company blog:

Just two weeks ago, I had the privilege of participating in The John Maxwell Company’s first ever L2:Learn-Lead Simulcast. And it was a great experience! Of course, I enjoyed delivering my lesson on the ideas in my new book, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions. But I also took away some amazing insights listening to our two other speakers, Linda Kaplan Thaler and Tim Sanders.

Linda, the CEO of Publicis Kaplan Thaler, a very successful advertising agency in New York, shared about the importance of GRIT – Guts, Resilience, Initiative and Tenacity. She showed how they are essential to success as an individual. I especially loved her thoughts on mastering the little things. She used the illustration of the emphasis in the military on making your bed – because if you can learn to do something small almost perfectly, you can learn to succeed in the bigger areas of life.

Tim, whom you might know from his bestselling book a few years ago, Love Is the Killer App, motivated everyone with his energy and passion for people-centric tools for success. My favorite statement of his for the day was “Chicken Little must fry!” (on confronting the naysayers in your life).

In my session, I talked about how I capture key takeaways from events like this one using the acronym ACT. A is for Apply. I write it in the margin next to any notes that I plan to apply immediately to my life. C is for Change. What do I need to change? I write a C next to that item in my notes. And finally, T is for Teach. I write a T next to anything in my notes that I need or want to teach to someone else. Then I evaluate everything afterward and schedule the action steps that I want to take.