This book is a goldmine.
Definitely not a book only for people in leadership positions. As the author states “everyone is a leader because everyone influences someone”. It is a book that helped me measure my personal growth and gave practical advice. Actually what I love about this book is it’s practicality. Each chapter ends with practical advices and challenges that are helping me grow.
John Maxwell is a well known author, speaker and one of the top experts on leadership. The 21 irrefutable laws of leadership that he defines in this book are succinct and highly useful. Each chapter of the book discusses one of the leadership laws which are supported with real life business stories. Going through each chapter I became more and more aware of the level of my leadership abilities. Now I know where do I struggle and where I need to grow, but more important I know what it takes to get there. Honestly, I couldn’t stop reading.
It is a great book and I highly recommend it. If you already read it let me know in the comments section bellow what’s your impression about it. Here is a list of great quotes from the book.
Great quotes from “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”
“Leadership ability determines a person’s level of effectiveness.”
“The true measure of leadership is influence–nothing more, nothing less.”
“Leadership develops daily, not in a day.”
“Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course.”
“When the real leader speaks, people listen.”
“Trust is the foundation of leadership.”
“People naturally follow leaders stronger than themselves.”
“Leaders evaluate everything with a leadership bias.”
“Who you are is who you attract.”
“Leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand.”
“A leader’s potential is determined by those closest to him.”
“Only secure leaders give power to others.”
“It takes a leader to raise up a leader.”
“People buy into the leader, then the vision.”
“Leaders find a way for the team to win.”
“Momentum is a leader’s best friend.”
“Leaders understand that activity is not necessarily accomplishment.”
“A leader must give up to go up.”
“When to lead is as important as what to do and where to go.”
“To add growth, lead followers–to multiply, lead leaders.”
“A leader’s lasting value is measured by succession.”