The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership


Leadership requires the ability to do more than one thing well.

No one does all 21 laws well.

-The laws can be learned.

-The laws can stand alone.

-The laws carry consequences with them.

-These laws are the foundation of Leadership.

1. The Law of THE LID

Leadership ability determines a person’s level of effectiveness.

2. The Law of INFLUENCE

The true measure of Leadership is Influence. Nothing more, nothing less.

3. The Law of PROCESS

Leadership develops daily, not in a day.

4. The Law of NAVIGATION

Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a Leader to chart the course.

5. The Law of ADDITION

Leaders add value by serving others.

6. The Law of SOLID GROUND

Trust is the foundation of Leadership.

7. The Law of RESPECT

People naturally follow Leaders stronger than themselves.

8. The Law of INTUITION

Leaders evaluate everything with a Leadership bias.

9. The Law of MAGNETISM

Who you are is who you attract.

10. The Law of CONNECTION

Leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand.


A Leaders potential is determined by those closest to them.

12. The Law of EMPOWERMENT

Only secure Leaders give power to others.

13. The Law of THE PICTURE

People do what people see.

14. The Law of BUY-IN

People buy into the Leader, then the Vision.

15. The Law of VICTORY

Leaders find a way for the team to win.

16. The Law of THE BIG MO

Momentum is a Leaders best friend.

17. The Law of PRIORITIES

Leaders understand that activity is not necessarily accomplishment.

18. The Law of SACRIFICE

A Leader must give up to go up.

19. The Law of TIMING

When to lead is as important as what to do and where to go.


To add growth, Lead followers. To multiply, Lead Leaders.

21. The Law of LEGACY

A Leaders lasting value is measured by succession.

as stated by John C. Maxwell

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

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