is the art of inducing others to cooperate toward achieving a common goal. It is exercised over the members in such a way as to obtain their confidence, cooperation, participation, respect and loyalty at all times.
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THE 21 LAWS OF LEADERSHIP By John C. Maxwell Directing
John C. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP, a nonprofit training over a million Christian leaders worldwide; and INJOY Stewardship Services, which is helping churches raise billions of dollars. As chairman of Global Pastor’s Network, Maxwell speaks to hundreds of thousands of people each year and has sold over 9 million books Directing
and knowledgeable leaders, there is stability Proverbs 28:2.
Leadership can be learned, but the road to becoming a true leader is based on character, sacrifice, and disciplined effort over a lifetime . Directing
I. The Law of The Lid - Leadership ability determines a person’s level of Effectiveness The lids may be limited to fear, anger, deceit, resources The Lid represents the limit of our leadership abilities. Hard work, efficient management, and knowledge can only bring us so far. If the lid of one’s leadership is low, then the potential for success is also low. The key, then, is not just to work hard on achieving success but to work hard on raising one’s level of leadership. The results: multiplied increase in effectiveness and higher potential for success for the leader as well as the organization. Directing
II. The Law of Influence - The True Measure of Leadership Is Influence--Nothing More, Nothing Less Leadership Myths: The Management Myth - Leaders may manage, but managers aren’t leaders . The knowledge Myth - Leaders are knowledgeable, but knowledge doesn’t make a leader. The Position Myth - Leaders may hold important positions, but a position doesn’t make a leader . Princess Diana and Mother Teresa are two of the most influential persons who ever lived. Both had the ability to make things happen and to make the world take notice. Princess Diana started out simply as a spokesperson for fund-raising, but she grew to become more influential even after losing her title as wife of Prince Charles. By her influence, she drew the world’s attention to issues such as AIDS research and she was still able to lead a global effort toward banning land mines because of her sophisticated ability to influence others. Directing
III. The Law of Process - Leadership Develops Daily, Not in a Day No one becomes a leader overnight. Even when someone is gifted with natural abilities, one still has to build one’s collection of leadership skills . Unaware Aware INEFFECTIVE EFFECTIVE THE FOUR PHASES OF LEADERSHIP GROWTH To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge As long as a person doesn’t know, what He doesn’t know, he doesn’t grow Recognize the lack of skill and begin the Daily discipline The ability to lead becomes almost automatic Directing I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know I Simply Go Because Of what I know I Know What I Don’t know I Grow and know It Starts to Show
IV. The Law of Navigation - Anyone Can Steer the Ship, But It Takes a Leader to Chart the Course A leader sees …
More than others see
Farther than others see
Before others see
Charting The Course with a Navigation strategy :
P redetermine a course of action
L ay out your goals
A djust your priorities
N otify your key personnel
A llow time for acceptance
H ead into action
E xpect Problems
A lways point to the success
D aily Review your planning
V. The Law of Personhood/The Law of E.F. Hutton - When the Real Leader Speaks, People Listen PEOPLE BECOME REAL LEADERS BECAUSE OF …
Relationships: People listen to us because of who we know.
Sacrifice : People listen to us because of what we have suffered
Character : People listen to us because of our integrity
Relevance : People listen to us because we identify with their needs.
Insight: People listen to us because of what we know
Directing Vulnerability: People listen to us because we are genuinely transparent Experience: People listen to us because we’ve succeeded in the past Humility: People listen to us when we incarnate meekness. Competence: People listen to us because of our abilities and expertise. Courage: People listen to us when we demonstrate conviction
VI. The Law of Solid Ground - Trust Is the Foundation of Leadership Two Requirements to Build Trust :
What Followers want in a Leader:
VII. The Law of Respect - People Naturally Follow Leaders Stronger Than Themselves Leaders Gain Respect by:
Respect for others - Courage
Success - Faithfulness
Value Added to others - Leadership ability
The Test of Respect:
The response of the people when the leader ask for
The response of the people when the leader asks for
VIII. The Law of Intuition - Leaders Evaluate Everything with a Leadership Bias Leaders read a situation like a great quarterback reads a defense. The key is intuition - a balance of fact, logic, and instinct. Leadership is more art than science. Though the principles are constant, their application is unique to each leader and to each situation. Three Levels of Leadership Intuition
1. Those who naturally see it – those who are born with exceptional leadership gifts.
Those who are nurtured to see it – one can become a leader if his abilities are nurtured and develop.
3. Those who will never see it – those who has no interest in developing his skills.
IX. The Law of Magnetism - Who You Are Is Who You Attract
States that each of us creates and projects a certain kind
Watch what you really believe about yourself- you are
Going to magnetize someone who believes the same
Who Follow you share common ground in several of these key areas :
X. The Law of Connection - Leaders Touch a Heart Before They Ask for a Hand
You can’t move people to action unless you first move them with emotion. The heart comes before the head.
The stronger the relationship and connection between individuals, the more likely the follower will want to help a leader.
It’s the leaders job to initiate connection with the people
People don’t care how much you know until they
know how much you care
XI. The Law of Inner Circle - A Leader's Potential Is Determined by Those Closest to Him The Value of Raising up the People in your inner Circle
Potential Value – those who raise up themselves
Positive Value – those who raise morale in the organization
Personal Value – those who raise up the leader
Production Value – those who raise up others
Proven value – those who raise up people who raise up other people
You cannot do it all by yourself! No leader has that much power. The ultimate potential of any leader is largely determined by those closest to him or her, which puts a huge premium on the ability of the leader to develop those colleagues into dynamic leaders themselves.
e.g. IBM has hired the best staff they can find and develop them. An exceptional staff had a very high morale.
XII. The Law of Empowerment - Only Secure Leaders Give Power to Others Barriers to Empowerment:
Desire for job security – a weak leader worries that if he helps subordinates, he will become dispensable.
Resistance to change - Empowerment bring constant change because it encourages people to grow and innovate.
Lack of self-worth – Threaten to change – threatens the individuals self-worth.
Those who have confidence in themselves, change is a stimulus because they Believe one person can make a difference and influence what goes on around them .
e.g. Henry Ford is considered an Icon of American Business For revolutionizing the automobile industry. So what Caused him to stumble so badly that his son feared Ford Motor Company would go out of business? He was Held captive by the law of empowerment. Directing
XIII. The Law of Reproduction - It Takes a Leader to Raise Up a Leader Survey Results :
See the Big Picture – Effective leadership mentor makes the development of leaders one of its highest priorities in life.
Attract Potential Leaders – Leader’s don’t flock, you have to find them one at a time .
Create an Eagle Environment - An environment where leadership is valued and taught becomes an asset to a Leadership mentor .
XIIII. The Law of Buy- In - People Buy Into the Leader, Then the Vision
A leader has to build his credibility with his people
When followers don’t like the leader or the vision,
they look for another leader.
They won’t reject. They will keep following
When followers like the leader and the vision
It’s not an Either/Or Proposition Directing LEADER + VISION = RESULT Don’t Buy In Don’t Buy in Get Another Leader Don’t buy in Buy in Get Another Leader Buy In Don’t Buy In Get Another Vision Buy in Buy In Get Behind the Leader
XV. The Law of Victory - Leaders find a way for the teams to win The Law of Victory looks like :
Leadership is Responsible
Losing is Unacceptable
Creativity is Essential
Quitting is Unthinkable
Commitment is Unquestionable
Victory is Inevitable
Three Components of victory :
Unity of Vision
Diversity of skills
A leader dedicated to victory and raising players
to their potential
XV1. The Law of Momentum - Momentum is a Leaders best Friend . Momentum …
is the great exaggerator
makes followers perform better than they are
when absent, makes follower perform worse than they are
To Gain Momentum:
Understand its value
Figure out what the motivating factors are
Remove the de-motivating factors
Recognize and honor member
Practice character leadership
XVIII. The Law of Sacrifice - A leader must give up to go up The Leadership Pyramid Leadership Options The higher you go The less options you have Directing
XXI. The Law of Legacy - A leaders lasting value is measured by succession The Road to Legacy:
Achievement comes when someone is able to do great things
Success comes when he empowers followers to do great things
Significance comes when he develops to do great things with him
Legacy comes when he raises his organization to do great things
e.g. Coca-Cola – when many company lose their CEO, they go into a tailspin. But when Roberto Goizueta died, Coca-cola didn’t even hiccup. Why? Before his death, Goizueta lived by the law of legacy. Directing
CONCLUSION Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership As you work to build your organization, remember this:
Personnel determine the potential of the organization
Relationship determine the morale of the organization
Structure determines the size of the organization
Vision determines the direction of the organization
Leadership determines the success of the organization
A Successful Manager: Looks to the future Develops the individual Ensures teamwork Achieves the task Satisfies the Members Directing
“ I wish you success. Pursue your dreams. Desire for excellence. Become the person you were created to be. And accomplish all that You were put on this earth to do. Learn to lead – not just for yourself, But for the people who follow behind you. And as you reach the Highest levels, don’t forget to take others with you to be the leaders