30 de Março de 2019 -

Timing! When?

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 18 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;

16- Law of the Big Mo;

17- Law of Priorities;

18- Law of Sacrifice.

Today we study the nineteenth law: the Law of Timing. When I read this chapter for the first time I was a bit confused. I thought the Law of Big Mo (the sixteenth from this book) had already explained the importance of "right time". But I was wrong. While the big mo is created by us, the timing is made by external factors, and this is the focus of this chapter.

"When to lead is as important as what to do and where to go", says John Maxwell. The author compares different scenarios showing the results of each one. Right action + right time is the combination to bring amazing results, but it's not easy to be reached. The list of factors presented by Maxwell includes:

- Understanding;

- Maturity;

- Confidence;

- Decisiveness;

- Experience;

- Intuition;

- Preparation.

Do you know the right time? Leaders do more than "the right thing". They do the right thing at the right time, and you, as a leader, must make an effort to do it, too. Comment here about a situation when you did the right thing at the wrong time. What was the result? Share your experiences, my friend. See you next class!

1. Momentum ___ while timing you ___.

2. Maxwell says that ___ is as important as ___.

3. Wrong action with wrong time is ___, while right action at the wrong time brings ___.

4. Reading a situation and ___ what to do are ___.

5. Dib asks you to comment about a ___ in the ___.

6. Felipe has to ___ to turn ___ the tractor.

7. In the article we learn that ___ are important factors when it comes to right timing.

8. The Big Mo comes from ___ while Timing comes from ___.

9. Last class we talked about ___ and next class we'll be talking about ___.

10. Dib is turning ___ when the video starts. He drives from ___ a ___.