22 de Abril de 2019 -

What are the 21 Laws of Leadership?

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.

This is the summary of this book, and here you see what we consider the best of each chapter:

1- Law of the Lid: your leadership ability will determine your effectiveness. The potential impact of your organization depends on your leadership ability. "The higher you want to climb, the more you need leadership".

2- Law of Influence: the true measure of leadership is influence, and titles don't have much value when it comes to leadership. "If you can't influence people, then they will not follow you; and if people don't follow you, you're not a leader".

3- Law of Process: leadership develops daily, not in a day. Work hard every single day to improve your leadership, my friend. "When you recognize your lack of skill and begin the daily experience of personal growth, exciting things start to happen".

4- Law of Navigation: a good leader remains focused and controls the direction. Before good leaders leave the dock, they see the whole trip in their minds. "No matter how good you are, you yourself won't have all the answers. Your failures can teach you great lessons".

5- Law of Addition: leaders add value by serving others. Improve people's lives, add value to their lives, serve them. "The bottom line in leadership isn't how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others".

6- Law of Solid Ground: trust is the foundation of leadership, and you build it through competence, connection and character. "You don't build trust by talking about it. You build it by achieving results with integrity and gratitude for people who work with you".

7- Law of Respect: people follow leaders stronger than themselves. Gain respect by respecting others, having courage and success, showing loyalty and adding value to people. "There's always room to grow, and the more you grow, the better the people you'll attract".

8- Law of Intuition: understand people's point of view. Realize what they're thinking so you can connect to them. "Intuition helps leaders sense what's happening among people and know their hopes, fears and concerns".

9- Law of Magnetism: who you are is who you attract. Your attitude is one of the most contagious qualities you possess. If you're positive people around you tend to have good attitudes, too. "Developing stronger character can be a harder road, but the payoff is huge".

10- Law of Connection: touch the heart before asking for a hand. Connect with people by going where they are, listening to them and focusing on them, not yourself. "The stronger the relationship you form, the greater the connection you forge".

11- Law of Inner Circle: your potential is determined by the those closest to you. Attract and keep people who possess strengths in your areas of weaknesses. "You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things" (Mother Teresa).

12- Law of Empowerment: help people reach their full potential. Encourage and give power to people, help them succeed. Leading well is not about enriching yourself - it's about empowering others. "If you keep raising up leaders, you'll develop a pattern of achievement".

13- Law of the Picture: we're visual, my friend. Although leaders are paid to be dreamers, they must be practical and show the right actions, so their followers copy them and succeed. "Leaders tell but never teach until they practice what they preach".

14- Law of Buy-in: you're more important than your ideas, and your credibility is key to convince people. Every message that people receive is filtered through the messenger who delivers it. "If your people don't buy into you, they won't help you execute your vision".

15- Law of Victory: deliver results and find a way for the team to win. Quitting is unthinkable and commitment is unquestionable for leaders. "Every organization requires diverse talents to win and it takes a leader to provide the motivation, empowerment and direction to win".

16- Law of the Big Mo: start moving so you'll gain credit to grow. The organization won't develop momentum on its own and it begins when you have vision, passion and enthusiasm to make things happen. "Celebrate progress and honor people who move the ball forward".

17- Law of Priorities: activity is not necessarily accomplishment and being busy does not equal being effective. Leadership has nothing to do with comfort and everything to do with progress, so focus on what's important. "Focus on what really matters".

18- Law of Sacrifice: yes, there's a high price to be a leader. You'll have more responsibilities and less rights. You'll have fewer options because being a leader requires sacrifice. "A leader must give up to go up and the only way to be there is to give up even more".

19- Law of Timing: the right action at the right time results in success. Reading a situation and knowing what to do are not enough to make you succeed in leadership. "When to lead is as important as what to do and where to go".

20- Law of Explosive Growth: to add growth, lead followers; to multiply, lead leaders. Look for leaders and empower them with a challenging environment where they can grow. "Add value to leaders so they will be willing to stay with you".

21- Law of Legacy: your lasting value is measured by your succession. Know the legacy you want to leave and be proactive to make it happen. "If you want to create a legacy, you need to live it first. You must become what you desire to see in others".

As the author says, everything rises and falls on leadership. Develop yourself and always think about what you can do to improve people's lives. I want you to be a leader, my friend. And that starts with you, setting a good example. God bless and see you next class!

1. The first law says that your ___ determines your ___.

2. The second law defines leadership as ___.

3. The third law talks about ___. Work hard ___ to see growth.

4. The fourth law talks about ___ and Maxwell calls it the Law of ___.

5. The fifth law is about ___.

6. The sixth law is about ___, and you build it through ___.

7. The seventh law shows we follow leaders who are ___.

8. The eighth law is about understanding people's ___ so you can ___ with them.

9. The ninth law says that our ___ is one of the most ___ qualities we possess.

10. The ninth law says that who you ___ is who you ___.

11. The tenth law says our ___ is more important than our ___.

12. The eleventh law points out the importance of ___ with positive people.

13. The twelfth law says a leader must ___ to develop a pattern of ___.

14. The thirteenth law shows that your ___ speaks louder than your ___.

15. The fourteenth law says that ___ are more important than ___.

16. In the fifteenth law we learn that ___ for leaders.

17. The sixteenth law says it's ___ to develop momentum and ___ people who do it.

18. The seventeenth law explains the difference between ___.

19. The eighteenth law says that ___ have more ___ and less ___.

20. The nineteenth law is about ___.

21. The twentieth law is about ___ through ___.

22. The last law talks about ___. Your ___ is what you ___.

23. In the article Dib says it all starts ___ setting a good ___.

24. Dib ___ you've watched the classes ___.

25. Dib says it makes a ___ when you ___.

26. The Law of the Lid says that your ___ is affected by your ___.

27. Dib explains the Law of ___ saying that a run starts with a ___.

28. The Law of ___ is one of Dib's favorite laws.

29. The Law of Solid Ground talks about ___.

30. The Law of Respect is about ___ while the Law of Intuition is about ___.

31. Maxwell says we always attract ___.

32. Maxwell says leaders touch the ___ so then they can ask for a ___.

33. We must take care of ___ around us. They're our ___ and they ___ us.

34. The Law of the ___ says ___ are more powerful than ___.

35. ___ are more powerful than ___. That's the Law of ___.

36. The Law of ___ explains that we don't want to be around ___.

37. Dib shows there's no ___ to start, and ___ the one who should move the ball ___.

38. Dib mentions ___ when he explains the Law of ___.

39. The Law of ___ shows you must ___ to ___.

40. When Dib says you have ___ when you grow in leadership, we hear a ___.

41. The Law n.19 tells us to take advantage of ___.

42. The Law n. 20 is about ___.

43. Leadership is about ___.

44. The Law of the Lid shows that without ___ your impact is ___ of what it could be.

45. In the class about the Law of the Lid, Dib asked you to rate your ___.

46. In the chapter about the Law of Influence, we studied the ___ myths of leadership.

47. People emerge as leaders because of ___.

48. In the class about the Law of the Influence, Dib asked you to evaluate your ___.

49. The Law of Process says we don't develop leadership ___.

50. "Things are not accomplished overnight; it requires perseverance". This sentence explains the ___.

51. "Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course" was the sentence to illustrate the ___.

52. Examine the conditions before making commitments, and listen to others. We learned it in the ___.

53. You add value by ___.

54. ___ is the foundation of leadership and the Law of ___ talks about it.

55. You gain respect through ___.

56. The Law of Intuition talks about ___ point of view.

57. Become a ___ to improve your intuition.

58. Who you attract is determined by ___, not by ___.

59. In the chapter about the Law of Magnetism the author tells us to recruit people ___.

60. To connect with people we must ___.

61. The leader's potential is determined by those ___.

62. Be proactive when you build your ___ and develop its members by ___.

63. "Only secure leaders give power to others" was the sentence to summarise the ___.

64. Desire for job security, resistance to change and lack of self-worth are barriers to ___.

65. The main ingredient for empowering others is ___.

66. It's ___ to teach what's right than to ___ what's right.

67. The Law of Buy-in demonstrates we believe in ___, not ___.

68. To earn credibility, you must ___.

69. Leaders find a way for ___ to win.

70. ___ are 2 components of victory.

71. Momentum begins within the individual leader. It starts with ___.

72. "Leaders understand that activity is not necessarily accomplishment". That's the ___.

73. Leadership has nothing to do with ___ and everything to do with ___.

74. You must know what is ___ and what gives the greatest ___ in order to be ___.

75. Sacrifice is ___, not a ___ payment.

76. Leaders are hard to ___.

77. The Law of Explosive Growth teaches you to develop ___.

78. In the Law n. 21 Maxwell asks you think about your ___.

79. You must ___ the legacy you want to ___.

80. In the article about Timing, we learn that ___ help us act with precision.

81. In the article about Sacrifice, we learn that leaders ___.

82. In the article about Priorities Dib writes that we must ___.

83. Followers trust a leader with ___.

84. Diversity of skills is part of the victory because ___.

85. Say anything you want, but everyone learns more from what they ___ than from anywhere else.

86. "The only way to make yourself indispensable is to make yourself dispensable". That's the ___.

87. In the article about the Inner Circle, Dib writes that our brain is ___.

88. Maxwell says "you can't move people to ___ unless you first move them with ___".

89. To engage more people in conversations you must ___.

90. If you want to gain respect you should do ___, even at the risk of ___.

91. Maxwell says that to value other people we must go beyond the "___" and intentionally ___.

92. In the article about Priorities, Dib writes that our daily agenda shows our ___.

93. Brilliant scientists have ___, but that doesn't mean ___.

94. ___ is the foundation of leadership, and Dib asks you to make a ___ to yourself to be scrupulously honest.

95. Sticking with the team until the job is done is a great way to show ___.

96. The first 3 Laws of Leadership are ___.

97. Be negative and you'll be surrounded by ___ people.

98. If you want to attract better people, ___ the kind of person you ___ to attract.

99. Leaders are paid to be ___ and, at the same time, they're ___ enough to take action.

100. Next class you'll receive a ___ for having studied the 21 Irrefutable Laws of ___.