The 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership

1644 WordsNov 6, 20157 Pages
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership was written by John C. Maxwell, who is an author, speaker, and a pastor. I found his take on leadership to be interesting, as he believed that leadership is leadership, no matter what context. The laws are similar no matter what realm they will be applied in. He successfully demonstrated how his laws apply in leadership in all forms, whether it is in church or in politics, in history or in sports. When he first began, he was told that he was a pastor and that he had no business experience; how could he possibly guide people in business? He has taken his leadership experiences from his church life and directly correlated them to many various fields. The book has many illustrations drawing parallels with sports and American history as well as corporate experts’ stories. Maxwell doesn’t claim that there are only 21 principles of leading. His intention through this book is to show what the laws of leadership are. These laws hold true, no matter which field you intend to lead in. As there are 21 different laws, some related closely to the others and some not, the summary will be going through each of the laws briefly. LAW #1: Law of the Lid The lid is a person’s leadership ability. This leadership ability determines how effective that person can be. The lower or higher someone’s leadership ability is, their effectiveness is respectively lower or higher. The idea of the law is that for someone who measures a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10 on a
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