31 de Janeiro 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 10 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.
Today we study the eleventh law: the Law of the Inner Circle. According to Maxwell, "a leader's potential is determined by those closest to him" and it shows us the importance of being around positive people. We tend to surround ourselves with people we like (that's good!) and also with people we feel comfortable with (not so good). Why?
Our brain is always fighting for the minimum effort. Yes, it wants us to save energy or, in other words, be in the comfort zone. As you might have realized, that's not the place for leaders, my friend. Make an effort to bring (and keep!) the best people into your inner circle. Look for those who have the strength in your areas of weakness.
Those closest to you determine your potential. John Maxwell says "the people in your inner circle must be adders or multipliers". You may think to yourself that you're far from the best ones, that you're in a distant city… what can you do then? Develop the ones who are close to you. Surround yourself with excellent people and be sure of one thing: great inner circles don't come together by accident. Comment here about your inner circle. How can you improve it? See you next class!