07 de Março de 2019 -

Big Mo? What's this?

por Felipe Dib

Hello, my friend! How are you? If you're out of time or "in a rush", go to the last paragraph of this text for a fast answer.

In times of immediate responses and connection 24 hours a day, talking about long-term transformation is a risk! But… at Você Aprende Agora we believe you can (and must!) dream big, and make a daily effort to get better every day. This is our mission - seeing you speaking English and being a Leader wherever you go. "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" was written by John Maxwell in 1998, and its goal is to improve your skills as a Leader.

Last classes we talked about the first 15 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership:

1- Law of the Lid;

2- Law of Influence;

3- Law of Process;

4- Law of Navigation;

5- Law of Addition;

6- Law of Solid Ground;

7- Law of Respect;

8- Law of Intuition;

9- Law of Magnetism;

10- Law of Connection;

11- Law of Inner Circle;

12- Law of Empowerment;

13- Law of the Picture;

14- Law of Buy-in;

15- Law of Victory.

Law 16 is the Law of the Big Mo. It's the importance of creating momentum, the ability to make things move. John Maxwell says that momentum is a magnifying glass for leaders and organizations. "Momentum exaggerates a leader's success and makes him look better than he really is. It may not seem fair, but that's just the way it works".

Where does the big mo begin? It begins within the individual leader. "It starts with vision, passion and enthusiasm". As Maxwell says people like to get on a winning bandwagon, and followers trust leaders with a proven track record. They accept changes from people who have led them to victory before (remember the last Law?).

Big Mo is the momentum, the leader's best friend! "To encourage momentum, you need to help your people celebrate their accomplishments. Make it a regular practice to honor people who move the ball forward". I'm happy to see your progress and I'd like to know: how often do you celebrate your progress? Comment here and see you next class!

1. This law talks about ___, the importance of start ___.

2. Maxwell says momentum seems to ___ things.

3. People ___ changes from people who have ___ them to ___ before.

4. To create momentum you need ___ to make things happen.

5. Momentum ___ without the push of a ___.

6. Maxwell highlights the importance of ___ first, before you try to move others forward.

7. Dib tells you to ___ your accomplishments and asks you about the ___ you want this week.

8. In the article Felipe writes that momentum is the leader's ___.

9. In the article we learn that momentum makes things look ___.

10. In the article Felipe writes that we live in times of ___.