Tuesday, May 26, 2009


John C. Maxwell's 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

1. The Law of the Lid - Leadership ability determines a person’s level of effectiveness

2. The Law of Influence - The true measure of leadership is influence

3. The Law of Process - Leadership develops daily, not in a day

4. The Law of Navigation - Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course

5. The Law of E.F. Hutton - When a real leader speaks, people listen

6. The Law of Solid Ground - Trust is the foundation of leadership

7. The Law of Respect - People naturally follow leaders stronger than themselves

8. The Law of Intuition - Leaders evaluate everything with a leadership bias

9. The Law of Magnetism - Who you are is who you attract

10. The Law of Connection - Leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand

11. The Law of the Inner Circle - A leader’s potential is determined by those closest to him

12. The Law of Empowerment - Only secure leaders give powers to others

13. The Law of Production - It takes a leader to raise up a leader

14. The Law of Buy-In - People buy into the leader and then the vision

15. The Law of Victory - Leaders find a way for the team to win

16. The Law of The Big Mo - Momentum is a leader’s best friend

17. The Law of Priorities - Leaders understand that activity is not necessarily accomplishment

18. The Law of Sacrifice - A leader must give up to go up

19. The Law of Timing - When to lead is as important as what to do and where to go

20. The Law of Explosive Growth - To add growth, lead followers-to multiply, lead leaders

21. The Law of Legacy - A leader's lasting value is measured by succession

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