The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership List for quick reference.

Here is the complete 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership List and the tagline for each of the 21 Laws.

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership list
A copy of the timeless leadership book “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” by John Maxwell

When it comes to Leadership, there is one man that is highly regarded as THE expert. His name; John Maxwell. His timeless book, “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” is one that has had a profound impact on many lives, including my own.

Maxwell’s well written stories and examples will guide you through a period of great personal growth, from reading about a Law that’s one of your natural strengths thus allowing you to improve upon that skill set, to learning about a Law that you may often overlook in turn allowing you to being able to shore up a vital weakness.

The premise of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership is that there are 21 “laws” that are universally true no matter what area of society you’re a leader in. Each chapter of the book discusses one of the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

Two important things of note regarding the language used by Maxwell;
1. These are “Laws”, not ideas or theories. John Maxwell is not suggesting that they are to be followed, he asserts them as LAW.
2. They are “Irrefutable”, hence to argue them would be pointless. Instead, embrace the Laws as you learn them, and you will be more successful.

Here is the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership list, and the tagline for each of the laws.

  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 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 Theselves
  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 Ask for a Hand
  11. The Law of Inner Circle
    -A Leader’s Potential Is Determined by Those Closest to Him
  12. The Law of Empowerment
    -Only Secure Leaders Give Powers 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 Leader’s 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
  20. The Law of Explosive Growth
    -To Add Growth, Lead Followers – To Multiply Lead Leaders
  21. The Law of Legacy
    -A Leader’s Lasting Value Is Measured by Succession

So there it is, the complete 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership List

As the cover about the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership states; “Follow them and people will follow you.” Therefore the wisdom found in the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership list will help shape you into a better leader, which will therefore cause a rise in your performance, whether you are a business leader, a teacher, an entrepreneur or a non-profit.

The one Law that you can’t miss from the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership list is #1; The Law of the Lid. It follows the story of brothers Dick and Maurice and how they came as close as they could to living the american dream-without making it. Instead a guy named Ray did it with the company they had founded. It happened because they didn’t follow the Law of the Lid.

John Maxwell makes the bold statement that, “Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership“, and there are many more like it packed into the pages of his classic book. Here I take you through 19 Amazing Quotes from The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

I’ve got a post here that elaborates on each Law within the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership list.

If you want a different take on leadership, then check out the leadership teachings and wisdom of Former Navy SEAL Commander, and author Jocko Willink.

-NG

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