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Leading Difficult Personalities

Maxwell Leadership Podcast

Release Date: 06/29/2022

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As a leader, your people are your greatest asset. But, as you well know, people can also be your greatest frustration. Today, we’re going to talk about how to lead difficult personalities successfully. Anyone who’s led a difficult person knows how frustrating and draining it can be. You also know that leading them successfully is easier said than done. So, when John Maxwell is done with his lesson, Mark Cole and Chris Goede join to offer some application they’ve learned throughout their own leadership experiences so that you can apply these principles to your own life as a leader. After...

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As a leader, your people are your greatest asset. But, as you well know, people can also be your greatest frustration. Today, we’re going to talk about how to lead difficult personalities successfully. Anyone who’s led a difficult person knows how frustrating and draining it can be. You also know that leading them successfully is easier said than done.

So, when John Maxwell is done with his lesson, Mark Cole and Chris Goede join to offer some application they’ve learned throughout their own leadership experiences so that you can apply these principles to your own life as a leader. After you hear this episode, you be a little more equipped to deal with the difficult personalities you lead.

Our BONUS resource for this episode is the “Leading Difficult Personalities Worksheet,” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes from John’s teaching. You can download the worksheet by visiting MaxwellPodcast.com/Personality and clicking “Download the Bonus Resource.”

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