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Laws of Leadership

 According to John Maxwell

 an American author, speaker, and pastor who
has written many books, primarily focusing on
1. Law of the Lid
 Your leadership is like a lid on your
organization. (just like cooking rice)
 The organization will only reach a certain
level, the level of competence of its leader
 That’s why when a corporation or team
needs to be fixed, they fire the leader and
replace him with someone with greater
 So invest in improving yourself.
2.Law of Navigation
 Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a
leader to chart the course.
 Vision is defined as the ability to see the
whole trip before leaving the dock.
 A leader will also see obstacles before
others do. A leader sees more, sees
farther, and sees before others.
 A leader is a puller, not a pusher. He’s
been there before.
3.Law of Solid Ground
 Trust is the foundation for all effective
 Building trust requires competence,
connection and character.
 Competence – expert in your field
 Connection – empathize with your people
 Character – integrity, truthfulness
 Your people must see these 3 in you, then
they will trust you.
4. Law of Victory
 Leaders find a way for the team to win
 A leader is a “Go-to guy”
 When things are going out of control or
spiraling down, a good leader take things
in his hands and turns things around.
 Never-say-die attitude
5.Law of Priorities
 A leader is wise and organized, he knows
his priorities
 Activity is not necessarily accomplishment.
We need to learn the difference.
 If you are a leader, you must learn the
three “Rs”...
 a) what is Required
 b) what is uRgent
 c) what brings the greatest Reward.
6. The Law of Sacrifice
 A leader must give up to go up.
 Successful leaders must maintain an
attitude of sacrifice to turn around an
 ”When you become a leader, you lose the
right to think about yourself.”
7.The Law of Explosive Growth
 To add growth, lead followers.
 To multiply growth, lead leaders.
 A leader is not insecure. His assistants are
not seen as threats to his leadership.
 A leader empowers his inner circle
 It takes a leader to raise up another
 A leader duplicates himself
 Law of the Lid  Level of Competence
 Law of Navigation  Vision
 Law of Solid Ground  Trust
 Law of Victory  Never-say-die
 Law of Priority  Organized
 Law of Sacrifice  Give up
 Law of Explosive  Empower
Assignment No.1
 Write a 1-page essay answering the
“Are leaders born or developed?”
Analyze and use the 7 Laws of Leadership
in defending your stand.
 Interview 10 by-standers (Man-on-the-
street interview, or MOS). Ask them the
same question. Mention the result of your
survey in your essay.
Assignment No2
 To be submitted together with the Leader’s
 Evaluate your interviewee in the Leader’s Profile
using the 7 Laws of Leadership. Which of the 7
Laws can be seen/not seen in your interviewee?
Defend your observations.
 What are the top 3 laws that are so evident in
your interviewee?
 Type your answers on bond papers. They will be
the last pages of your Leader’s Profile.