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21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

1) The Law of the Lid - "How well you lead determines how well you succeed."


- Leadership has a multiplying effect. Your leadership ability combined with your success dedication determine your effectiveness.


2) The Law of Influence - "The true measure of leadership is influence - nothing more, nothing less."


- If you don't have influence, you will never be able to lead others.



Five Myths About Leadership


1. The Management Myth - Leadership is about influencing people to follow, management focuses on maintaining systems and processes.


2. The Entrepreneur Myth - Entrepreneurs are skilled at seeing opportunities & going after them, not inherently leading.


3. The Knowledge Myth - Knowledge doesn't equate to leadership.


4. The Pioneer Myth - Being a trendsetter is not the same as being a leader.


5. The Position Myth - A position only gives you a chance.


Factors Determining Your Influence


  • Character: Who you are

  • Relationships: Who you know

  • Knowledge: What you know

  • Intuition: What you feel

  • Experience: Where you've been

  • Past Success: What you've done

  • Ability: What can you do


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


- It is the capacity to develop & improve their skills that distinguishes leaders from their followers.


4) The Law of Navigation - "Anyone can steer the ship, a leader charts the course."


  • Navigators don't let emotions cloud their vision.

  • Navigators draw on past experiences.

  • Navigators examine conditions before committing.

  • Navigators listen to others.

  • Navigators balance fact & faith.


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 better leaders 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 - "Those closest to you determine your level of success."


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 ways for the team to win."


16) The Law of the Big Mo - "Momentum is a leader's best friend."


17) The Law of Priorities - "Leader understand that activity isn't 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 & where to go."


20) The Law of Explosive Growth - "A leader's lasting value is measured by succession."


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

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