For this webinar we will identify the 21 leadership lids and focus on the Mother of all of the lids- The MYOPIA Lid that relates to Maxwell’s #1 Law of the Lid.1. The first leadership lid is the most limiting of all. I call it the Myopia Lid and it relates to Maxwell’s Law of the Lid directly and all 20 of the other lids indirectly: The Myopia lid is characteristic of the leader with shortsighted vision for himself, his team, department, and/or company. An obvious paradox but quite common; it denotes leaders who are uncoachable and cannot or will not grasp that they could even have self-limitations to their leadership ability.
The INHIBITION Lid- This lid relates to #2 The Law of Influence: We might call this the Failure to Launch lid because of descriptive words such as inability, incapability, inhibited, introversion disorder, and so on. If you cannot influence others, you cannot lead.
The RANDOM Lid- Relates to #3 The Law of Process: People with this lid have resistance to growth and change but specifically may not see their job, department, or organization as an integral part of the whole. They may not truly comprehend where their task or department fits into the overall process of the organization. They may plan many programs and events that are random, disconnected, and fail to incrementally add value and growth. The key to fixing this lid is in the word “incremental.” Growth is a process and not an event. It is better to show an incremental increase that is steady and sustainable than to try many different approaches that result in some wins and some losses. The problem with the random lid sales person is that they may have some big wins but show little in regard to sustainability.
The CHAOS Lid- Relates to The Law of Priorities: Some people are resistant to setting priorities. They may focus on one project one day and another project the next. But their biggest problem is that they allow the urgent things to sabotage the important things. The photo for this lid may illustrate how the city leaders should have focused on building infrastructure instead of urgent issues such as political agendas.
The IMPATIENCE Lid- Relates to #14 The Law of Buy-In: Many leaders make a decision and expect everyone just to jump on board. They fail to take the time to present, build development time and buy-in time into the launch of something new or a change in how things are done, shut-up and listen to the input of those they need buy-in from, and time for people to fully accept the new idea. The Law of Buy-In is one of the leadership competencies that is dependent on other Laws being applied in tandem such as the Laws of process, empowerment, and timing.
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Define the laws of leadership and the
associated consequences of ignoring
Discuss three laws of leadership.
• Law of the lid
• Law of Respect
• Law of Process
Suggest steps you can take now to apply
the ideas we have discussed.
An area where a person
is impaired and unable
to function effectively.
Help for Leaders
• Begin reading materials on leadership
• Resist defensiveness
• Become aware generally & specifically of your
• Establish accountability around you & allow their
• Participate in a leadership conference
• Hire a qualified coach
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership John C. Maxwell
The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition Kouzes & Posner
Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams,
and Why People Follow Rath & Conchie
Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional
Intelligence Goleman, Boyatzis, & McKee
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Stephen Covey
True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership George, Sims, & Gergen
What Got You Here Won't Get You There:
How Successful People Become Even More Successful Goldsmith & Reiter
Leadership Conversations: Challenging High Potential Berson & Stieglitz
Managers to Become Great Leaders
Wooden on Leadership John Wooden
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership Peter Drucker
Links to buy these books will be included in the email we will send you.
Our next ones are coming soon!
• August 8-9, 2013 in Atlanta, GA
• October 22-23, 2013 in Chicago, IL
leaders excel by
get out of their
Counseling is for
people with some
kind of behavior
Help for Leaders
• Read and use our PDF file to see all the laws and
lids. The link will be emailed to you.
• Get the book & complete the leadership
• Suspend defensiveness
• Actively solicit and listen to others’ feedback
• Empower 2 or 3 people close to you to be your
“mirrors” who will reflect back to you both
positive and negative qualities of your leadership