POWER BOOK: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
POWER BOOK is an Aspire blog that features a life changing book. Amanda Scott, an Aspire managing partner, has extensive leadership experience and in this blog features the great John Maxwell classic, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Great review!
- Wes Saade, M.D.
Have you ever picked up a book and thought, “Wow! This author is speaking directly to me.” This is how I felt when I started reading The 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership by John Maxwell.
He has a way of writing that speaks to you so intimately that you feel he genuinely wants YOU to succeed and that he cares about your growth.
I am constantly seeking to grow in any way that I can both professionally and personally. I feel that this book is helping me to carve a much larger path to becoming a great leader. If you are someone who wants more growth in your life, especially in becoming a better and more effective leader, then this book is for you!
In The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell breaks down the 21 laws that you must excel at in order to become the best leader you can be. I honestly thought I was a pretty decent leader until I realized I was missing eleven of the twenty one laws in my leadership ability.
Eleven, wow! I am really only half-way there. This, however has only made me want to fight harder and dig deeper to become a great leader. The book has given me the necessary tools that I need to continue growing myself. It hasn’t discouraged me one bit because I accept this as part of my professional and personal growth path. I know that if I add the missing laws into my daily life consistently, I will become a leader that excels!
The two most important points made in this book are that in order to be a great leader you must possess influence and you must invest in others.
John also teaches that in order to be an effective leader you must build relationships. If you assume you are a great leader because you have a high title, make a lot of money and have people working underneath you, then you are mistaken. These things do not indicate true leadership. These things simply mean you have been through a process, and you did it well enough to advance your position. But it does not automatically imply you lead others well.
It takes a burning desire and much sacrifice not only to become a leader, but a leader that wants to grow people, invest into people, and take these people to new levels…levels of leadership! These are the people that will want to follow you. These people will look up to you, invest in you and trust you. But you must remember that if you do not invest in them and help grow them into leaders, you’ve failed at being a leader yourself.
Leadership is influence - nothing more, nothing less.
- John Maxwell
Below is just a little sneak peek of a few of the 21 Laws John breaks down for us in his book.
- The Law Of Influence
- The Law Of Navigation
- The Law Of Respect
- The Law Of Connection
- The Law Of The Inner Circle
- The Law Of Priorities
- The Law Of Sacrifice
- The Law Of Explosive Growth
- The Law Of Legacy
If you are a person wanting more growth, a person just starting out in self-growth or a person trying to get to the next level of leadership, please pick up a copy of The 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership by John Maxwell. Read it.
I promise you will discover so many new things about yourself that will be crucial to your individual growth plan. This truly is one of the most powerful books I have ever read! I hope everyone will become as excited about their growth as I have become about my next stages of growth directly from reading this book!
I want to say a quick thank you to Dr. Wes Saade for recommending this book and investing into me. You see, Dr. Saade is one of the few true leaders that I have ever met. He is a leader that has great influence and invests in people. He is constantly growing not only himself, but is also growing everyone around him. He is someone that I am so very excited about learning as much as I can from and working with. Thank you!!!!
The bottom line in leadership isn’t how far we advance ourselves, but how far we advance others. – John Maxwell
ASPIRE, Managing Partner
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