The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow them and People will Follow You by John Maxwell is the book that I am recommending as my July Book of the Month.
Maxwell supports his 21 laws with real business stories and leadership anecdotes. I’m confident that these 21 laws will benefit you along your leadership journey. One of his laws is the law of addition which states that leaders add value by serving others. As a leader, I strive to look for how I can serve others. I appreciate the leaders in my life that have been a wonderful example of service to me.
Many books on leadership are long on theory, but don’t help the reader understand how to put the theory into practice. Maxwell does not fall into that trap. At the end of every chapter, he lists three activities you can do to apply the law to your life. Not every leader will have a proficiency in all 21 Laws. Maxwell admits that there are laws that he still has to work on. In the Appendix, Maxwell presents a short leadership test to help you understand your strengths and weaknesses as they relate to the laws.
Instead of only sharing success stories, Maxwell tells stories of how leaders such as Henry Ford failed. In these specific stories the author shows how the law was violated. This allows the reader to look at both sides of the law.
He has combined insights learned from his thirty-plus years of leadership successes and mistakes with observations from the worlds of business, politics, sports, religion, and military conflict. This book will be a valuable resource in a leader’s personal library to refer to again and again.
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow them and People will Follow can be purchased HERE
John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 25 million books in 50 languages. As the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, he has trained more than 5 million leaders. In 2015, he reached the milestone of having trained leaders from every country of the world. The recipient of the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, John speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. You can find him at www.johnmaxwell.com.
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