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Leadership Principles

Many years ago, I read a fascinating book on Leadership. ¨21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership  (Follow Them and People Will Follow You)” - John C. Maxwell  

Throughout my life, I have personally found these laws to be true and I have sought to apply the principles of John’s teaching to my own leadership style. 

Last year I invested a significant amount into my own personal development. From that I would like to give you a synopsis of John’s book. I thought it might be helpful to share something of my life journey as it relates to these laws. I know that you will find this useful and life changing if you take the time to reflect on each Law and then implement the principals in your life

Module 1Leadership - the Lid
Unit 1The Lid - Leadership ability determines a person’s level of effectiveness.
Video LinkThis Law talks about the leader placing a ceiling over his/her staff that will stop them from achieving beyond…
Module 2Leadership - Influence
Unit 1Influence - The true measure of leadership is influence—nothing more, nothing less.
Video LinkJohn poses a series of Myths about Leadership.  How do these sit with you? –Leaders may manage, but managers aren’t…
Module 3Leadership - Process
Unit 1Process - Leadership develops daily, not in a day.
Video LinkThere are really two key thoughts under this Law.  Leadership is complicated.Leadership has many facets: respect, experience, emotional strength, people skills,…
Module 4Leadership - Navigation
Unit 1Navigation - Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course.
Video LinkAs a Naval Officer, I learned the art of navigation.  I can tell you there is a significant difference…
Module 5Leadership - Addition
Unit 1Addition - Leaders Add Value by Serving Others.
Video Link¨The bottom line in leadership isn’t how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others. “ There is one…
Module 6Leadership - Solid Ground
Unit 1Solid Ground - Trust is the foundation of leadership.
Video Link¨Trust is the foundation of leadership.”  ¨Your people know when you make mistakes.”  ¨How does a leader build trust?” ¨Character Communicates” consider…
Module 7Leadership - Respect
Unit 1Respect - People naturally follow leaders stronger than themselves.
Video LinkAs I have pondered the issue of respect, or the lack of it in business circles, I am reminded…
Module 8Leadership - Intuition
Unit 1Intuition - Leaders evaluate everything with a leadership bias.
Video LinkLeaders who practice this law have the ability to “read” what is going on around them: reader of SITUATIONS. reader of TRENDS. reader of RESOURCES. reader of…
Module 9Leadership - Magnetism
Unit 1Magnetism - Who you are is who you attract.
Video LinkEvery leader has a measure of magnetism. A leader’s magnetism may impact others intellectually, emotionally or volitionally. Magnetism is neither good…
Module 10Leadership - Connection
Unit 1Connection - Leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand.
Video LinkWhy Do Leaders Fail To Practice The Law Of Connection? Because leaders can’t move people to action until they first…
Module 11Leadership - the Inner Circle
Unit 1The Inner Circle - A leader’s potential is determined by those closest to him.
Video LinkOver my many years in leadership in both the Public and Private sectors, I have only ever seen this…
Module 12Leadership - Empowerment
Unit 1Empowerment - Only secure leaders give power to others.
Video LinkAuthority can be delegated. Responsibility can only be shared. In other words, he would protect me from the attacks from above…
Module 13Leadership - Reproduction
Unit 1Reproduction - It takes a leader to raise up a leader.
Video LinkWhat are the aspects of reproducing a great leader?  Like raising children, you need to create an environment where…
Module 14Leadership - Buy In
Unit 1Buy In - People buy into the leader, then the vision.
Video LinkOBSERVATIONS ON THIS LAW… If the people don’t buy into the leader and don’t buy into the vision—it’s time for…
Module 15Leadership - Victory
Unit 1Victory - Leaders find a way for the team to win.
Video LinkLeadership breakthrough comes because…HE/SHE MODELED OPENNESS & TEACHABILITY HE/SHE CREATED HUNGER FOR CHANGE & RENEWALHE/SHE INITIATED REFORMS LEADING TO THE…
Module 16Leadership - Momentum
Unit 1Momentum - Momentum is a leader’s best friend.
Video LinkThe Law of Momentum has to be one of if not my favourite Leadership Principle.  I think perhaps it…
Module 17Leadership - Priorities
Unit 1Priorities - Leaders understand that activity is not necessarily accomplishment.
Video LinkA good leader remains focused on their strengths and priorities. recognize the existence of a whole new leadership opportunity gather the team together…
Module 18Leadership - Sacrifice
Unit 1Sacrifice - A leader must give up to go up.
Video LinkOBSERVATIONS ON THIS LAW… LEADERS SOMETIMES HAVE TO GIVE UP: Pride Control Comfort Impatience Self-sufficiency  Identity Money  Popularity Familiar surroundings Status Time Possessions Here in lies the true measure of a leader.  Are…
Module 19Leadership - Timing
Unit 1Timing - When to lead is as important as what to do and where to go.
Video LinkEvery time a leader makes a move, four outcomes can result: The wrong action at the wrong time leads to disaster. The…
Module 20Leadership - Explosive Growth
Unit 1Explosive Growth - To add growth, lead followers—to multiply, lead leaders.
Video LinkA Leader gives time to the goals of: Finding and training leaders. Finding and training leaders who would train other leaders. Finding…
Module 21Leadership - Legacy
Unit 1Legacy - A leader’s lasting value is measured by succession.
Video LinkThis is such a critical issue to address. I recently attended a seminar on the issue of succession planning.  I went…
Module 22About David
Unit 1About David Campbell
 David is an experienced Leader and Manager. With over 35 years of working in the Australian Navy, Public, Private and…

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