14 de Fevereiro de 2019 -
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 12 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.
Today we'll talk about the thirteenth law: the Law of the Picture. To sum it up, Maxwell says "people do what people see". Think about kids - they're always repeating what they see, not what they hear. Human beings are visual, and that's why you must show the way with the right attitude so your followers will copy you.
How do we dream big and act at the same time? That's the job of a leader, my friend! "Leaders are paid to be dreamers and, at the same time, they're practical enough to know that vision without action achieves nothing".
Say anything you want, but your children (your family, your coworkers…) learn more from what they see than from anywhere else. It's much easier to teach what's right than to do what's right and that's why we often hear "do as I say, not as I do".
Not only you - we all do what we see. We're visual and your followers want to see you in action, doing your best, showing the way and, mainly, setting the example. Don't try to change others without first making changes to yourself. The most valuable gift you can give to your followers is being a good example. Comment here something you need to improve in your life to become a better leader. Is it hard to accomplish? See you next class!