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In an interview, John Maxwell tells how to develop leaders of character, commitment, and clout.

What makes developing leaders so hard?

It's tough from the start, because people who are willing to be developed are pretty scarce. When you do find them, they're usually overcommitted in other arenas of life. On top of that, it's tough to build a team with leaders. You can't herd cats, and you can't herd leaders.

When did you realize the importance of developing leaders?

In my first church. Over several years, the church grew to over three hundred. I really thought I had done something, not realizing that my self-reliance would break me.

When I left that church, attendance dropped from three ...

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