Interview with John Maxwell on the neuroscience of leadership + tips on how to lead during a crisis, and why we need to fail more

Yes, we are in the midst of a global crisis. For many people, life is incredibly challenging right now. It is easy to lose hope, and fear what will happen in the future. But did you know that you can also use this time to grow as a person, learn how to make the most of living in the moment and discover the opportunities that present themselves?  It is often the case in life that something good is birthed out of something bad. Crises can be watershed moments, compelling us to get out of our comfort zone, teaching us to embrace our fears and helping us make the most of living in the moment, as I discuss in this podcast with leadership expert and best-selling author John Maxwell. Even though events like the current COVID-19 pandemic can disrupt our schedules and plans, we can still find clarity in the present, and make the most of the only time we know we have: right now.    Podcast Time Stamps 7:29 Why leaders have to lead differently in times of crisis 9:00 The power of living in the moment  14:10 The scientific value of living in the moment 16:30 If we prepare today, we don’t have to repair tomorrow 21:00 How to use fear to your advantage  29:22 The cycle of success 42:29 Uncertainty as an opportunity  46:30 The secret power of creativity   Read the podcast blog and transcript here:   Fore more info on John and to get his books visit:   And follow John on social media: JohnCMaxwell – Twitter johncmaxwell – Instagram JohnCMaxwell – Facebook     Additional Resources:   -Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519   -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit:   -Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout:   -Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 4/30:   Visit my website at for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at!)     Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: -Youtube:       If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email

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