Leadership expert John Maxwell begins his chapter of the Law of Explosive Growth with the following words: “To add growth, lead followers—to multiply, lead the leaders.”
Do you have the Big Mo on your side? I’m talking, of course, about momentum. As leadership expert John Maxwell writes in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, “momentum is a leader’s best friend.”
As John Maxwell writes in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, “Victorious leaders have one thing in common: they share an unwillingness to accept defeat.” Let’s face it: if you’re constantly leading your team to failure, you’re probably not a very good leader.
John Maxwell’s take on the Law of Empowerment can be summed up by a quote from Theodore Roosevelt that he included in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants to be done, and the self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”
John Maxwell’s Law of the Inner Circle states that “a leader’s potential is determined by those closest to him.” This is a strong statement considering how much emphasis our current culture places on being “self-made” and achieving success all on our own, but it’s true: no one really achieves anything wholly by themselves.
In his book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell explains the Law of Respect with the headline: “People naturally follow leaders stronger than themselves.” Your team wants to…