I have just finished reading a remarkable book – The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – by John Maxwell.
This is really quite an amazing book. It is written in 21 chapters, each of which discusses a different aspect of leadership. The laws that he describes are simple, understandable and easy to apply.
In Toastmasters, we often say that “facts tell while stories sell.” This book is a perfect example of that expression. It is filled with stories taken from all over the world which illustrate the laws of leadership. Amongst others, he draws on his own life, American history, sport, Churchill, Napoleon and even our own Nelson Mandela!
Just three of the laws are:
- The law of process – leadership develops daily, not in a day
- The law of connection – leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand
- The law of empowerment – only secure leaders give power to others
The book is very easy reading, yet filled with powerful lessons. If you have not read it, I highly recommend that you find a copy and read it. It will help in your business, friendships and relationships.