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Blog Title: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Summary
Name: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You
Author: John C. Maxwell
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Before talking about the book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Summary, let’s first discuss the book’s author. John C. Maxwell is an American author, speaker and pastor who has written many books. At the start, he focused on leadership which includes the 21 irrefutable laws of leadership and the 21 indispensable qualities of a leader. His books have sold millions of copies, with some of the New York Times bestseller.
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Summary, Maxwell breaks down leadership into 21 chapters each dealing with a specific law of leadership, in this book author has given an insight how famous leaders perform and with ideas on how to develop yourself as a leader, Author of this book has an absolute understanding of the qualities a leader should have.
Let’s begin with The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Summary
Chapter 1: The law of the lid
Here author says that the leadership ability determines a person’s level of effectiveness, Maxwell says that he often starts his leadership conferences by explaining the law of the lid, because he believes that law of lid helps people to understand the value of leadership, author says that if people can handle this law then they can see the incredible impact of leadership on every aspect of life, author says Leadership ability is the lid that determines a person’s level of effectiveness, author says the lower an individual’s ability to lead, the lower the lid on his potential, author says the higher the leadership, the greater the effectiveness, author says that your leadership ability whether its good or worse it will for sure determine your effectiveness and the potential impact of your organizations.
Chapter 2: The law of influence
Author says that if you don’t have influence you will never be able to lead others, so how you can measure the influence? To answer this question author has shared a story, author says in 1997 people were jolted by two events, people were shocked and dumbstruck by two events that have occurred less than a week apart, and those events were the Death of Princess Diana and Mother Teresa, author says on a surface the two women could not have been more different, One was tall young glamorous princess from England who has circulated in the highest society and the other lady was a Nobel peace prize recipient, was a small elderly church nun, she has served for poorest of poor in Calcutta India. The incredible thing was, that their impact was remarkably similar, as per the 1996 poll published by London daily mail, both ladies have placed no 1 and 2 places as a world’s two most caring people.
Author says this is something which doesn’t happen unless and until you have lot of influence. Author says how someone like Dianna comes to be regarded in the same way As Mother Teresa, this happened because Princess Diana Demonstrated the power of the law of influence.
Chapter 3: The law of process
Author says leadership is something which develops daily not in a day. Author says leadership is like investing-it compounds, author says becoming a leader is a lot like investing successfully in the stock market, author says if you hope to make a fortune in a day, then you are not going to be successful, author says to become a successful leader what matters most is what you do day by day over the long haul, author says that the secret of success is found in our daily agenda, if you invest in leadership development in a daily basis letting your assets compound then you will see the inevitable result of growth in your coming time.
Chapter 4: The law of navigation
Author says that anyone can steer the ship but it is the leaders who chart the course.
In this chapter author has shared a story, in 1911 two groups of explorer set off on an incredible mission, both groups has the same goal, their goal was to be the first in history to reach south pole, both the group has used different strategies and routes even though their goal was same, their story is the life-and-death illustration of the law of navigation.
Author says one of the groups led by Norwegian explorer road Amundsen, Ironically, Amundsen had not originally intended to go to Antarctica, his desire was to be the first one to reach the north pole, but when he came to know that Robert Pery had beaten him there, Amundsen changed his goal and headed towards the other end of the earth, North or south he knew that his planning would pay off.
Chapter 5: The law of EF Hutton
Author says when the real leader speak people listen, usually young inexperienced leaders often walk confidently into a room full of people only to discover that they have totally misjudged the leadership dynamics of the situation, author says once you learn about the law of E.F. Hutton, you will never have trouble figuring out who the real leader is in just about any situation. For example, if you go to any meeting and see the group of people, they all are stranger for you, you haven’t met them before but just by watching them attentively for 5 minutes you will come to know the leader of that group when somebody asks a question who do people watch? Who do they wait to hear? The author says the person they look to is the real leader.
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