The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership - John C. Maxwell

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2007)

John C. Maxwell has done it again. This book is an amazing look at the requirements for a great leader.
Anyone who is interested in leadership should read this book. Although it is rare that a leader has strengths in all 21 areas,
knowing what they are and how to look for those strengths in others can allow you to build a dynamic team.

  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 – Nothing More, Nothing Less
  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 Addition – Leaders Add Value by Serving Others
  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 Power to Others
  13. The Law of the Picture – People Do What People See
  14. The Law of Buy-In – People Buy into the Leader, 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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