Episode 2: John Maxwell’s Five Levels of Leadership

Jet Xavier challenges the Transform teams to evaluate what type of leader they are, and where they would like to be.

Transform Masters: Jet Xavier discusses John Maxwell’s 5 Levels of Leadership

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Episode host: Samantha McLean
Episode coach: Jet Xavier


  • There is no real definition of leadership; you have to decide at some point in your journey what leadership means to you – 02:30
  • Understanding what leadership isn’t – 05:17
  • How has traditional leadership evolved? – 08:09
  • Recommended reading – Jim Collins, Good to Great – 09:30
  • Recommended reading – Jack Welch (a comprehensive list) – 10:00
  • Recommended reading – John Maxwell, 21 irrefutable laws of leadership – 10:00
  • Recommended reading – Steve Farber, The radical leap – 10:30
  • Handout: Email us for a copy – 11:00
  • Level One: Positional Leadership. Having a leadership title and opportunity to grow but is misleading because you may not have the qualities of a leader yet – 13:27
  • Level Two: Permission Leadership: Being followed because people want to follow you. You are highly trusted but followers may take advantage of this. – 17:00
  • Level Three: Production Leadership. People follow you because your produce results and gives you credibility. It can set high standards and pressure to be constantly ‘on’ and producing results – 20:35
  • Level Four: People Development Leadership. People follow you because you have looked after their individual needs and help them grow. This requires a lot of commitment and mental energy. – 25:00
  • Revive Project – 25:30
  • Level Five: Pinnacle Leadership: People follow you because of who and what you represent. You must first understand yourself before reaching this level; who are you and what do you represent? Downside is it can be easy to think you’ve reached the top, but it is a constant growth – 29:24
  • Most leadership is gaining followers. And that’s not what leadership is. Leadership is about developing other leaders – 34:22
  • It’s not about trying to be something that you’re not. It’s about trying to become someone who you should – 35:16

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