John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership


  1. Leadership Ability Determines one’s Level of Effectiveness.
  2. Measure a Leader by Influence Nothing More, Nothing Less.
  3. Leadership Develops Daily, not in a Day.
  4. Anyone can steer the ship, it takes a leader to chart the course.
  5. When the real leader speaks, people listen.
  6. Truth is the Foundation of Leadership.
  7. People naturally follow leaders stronger than themselves.
  8. Leaders naturally evaluate everything with a leadership bias.
  9. Who you are is who you attract.
  10. Leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand.
  11. A leaders potential is determined by those closest to him.
  12. Only secure leaders give power to others.
  13. It takes a leader to raise up leaders.
  14. People buy into the leader, then the vision.
  15. Leaders find a way for the team to win.
  16. Momentum is a leader’s best friend.
  17. Activity is not necessarily accomplishment—assess and focus on what really matters.
  18. A leader must give up (make sacrifices) to go up.
  19. When to lead is as important as what to do and where to go.
  20. To add growth, lead followers, to multiply growth lead leaders.
  21. A leader’s lasting value is measured by succession.

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