PUNCHLINES FROM 21 IRREFUTABLE LAWS OF LEADERSHIP
Punchlines from 21 irrefutable laws of leadership.
- Being a trendsetter is not the same
as being a leader.
“It’s not the position that makes the leader; it’s the leader that makes the
“It is the capacity to develop and improve their skills that distinguishes leaders from their followers.”
—BENNIS AND NANUS
As long as a person doesn’t know what he doesn’t know, he isn’t going to grow.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his time when it comes.”
No matter how much you learn from the past, it will never tell you all you need to know for the present.
Balancing optimism and realism, intuition and planning, faith and fact can be very difficult. But that’s what it takes to be
effective as a navigating leader.
If the leader can’t navigate the people through rough waters, he is liable to sink the ship.
Major barriers to successful planning are fear of change, ignorance, uncertainty about the future, and lack of imagination.
In the end, it’s not the size of the project that determines its acceptance, support, and success. It’s the size of the leader.
It’s improper for one person to take credit when it takes so many people to build a successful organization.
The bottom line in leadership isn’t how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others.
“When a person moves into a position of authority, he or she gives up the right to abuse people.” —DARRYL HARTLEY-
Punchlines from 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
- Inexperienced leaders are quick to lead before knowing anything about the people they intend to lead. But mature leaders
listen, learn, and then lead.
When it comes to leadership, you just can’t take shortcuts, no matter how long you’ve been leading your people.
To build trust, a leader must exhibit competence, connection, and character.
Character makes trust possible. And trust makes leadership possible. That is the Law of Solid Ground.
How do leaders earn respect?By making sound decisions, by admitting their mistakes, and by putting what’s best for their followers and the organization ahead of their personal agendas.
The more leadership ability a person has, the more quickly he recognizes leadership—or its lack—in others.
When people respect you as a person, they admire you. When they respect you as a friend, they love you. When they
respect you as a leader, they follow you.
A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone.”
The leader must know, must know he knows, and must be able to make it abundantly clear to those about him that he
—CLARENCE B. RANDALL.
Schwarzkopf was repeatedly able to turn bad situations around as the result of his exceptional leadership intuition.
WHO YOU ARE DETERMINES WHAT YOU SEE.
Who you attract is not determined by what you want. It’s determined by who you are.
21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
- If you think your people are negative, then you’d better check your attitude.
Teams cannot help being an extension of their leader’s personality.
The better leader you are, the better leaders you will attract.
You can’t move people to action unless you first move them with emotion. . . . The heart comes before the head.
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
The stronger the relationship and connection between individuals, the more likely the follower will want to help the leader.
To connect with people in a group, relate to them as individuals.
It’s one thing to communicate to people because you believe you have something of value to say. It’s another to
communicate with people because you believe they have value.
It’s the leader’s job to initiate connection with the people.
“You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do.Together we can do great things.”
There are no Lone Ranger leaders. Think about it: if you’re alone, you’re not leading anybody, are you?
Only if you reach your potential as a leader do your people have a chance to reach their potential.
It’s lonely at the top, so you’d better take someone with you.
NEVER STOP IMPROVING YOUR INNER CIRCLE.
A leader’s potential is determined by the people closest to him.
Compiled by Feranmi Oladigbo
About; Oladigbo Feranmi is a leadership enthusiast.
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