Leadership 101

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John C. Maxwell is an Evangelical Christian author, speaker, and pastor. He has written over sixty books, known internationally as a leadership expert and coach. Dr. Maxwell has co-founded the company Equip, which is a non-profit leadership company. Also he founded The John Maxwell Company, known for training leaders all over the world. He speaks at many companies and different organizations throughout the years, as well write many books within that time. He has written books for people who cannot attend one of his incredible conferences. The book written by John C. Maxwell, titled “Leadership 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know.” He discussed three main points important to enhancing people leadership abilities. These points include leadership development, traits of successful leader, and what type of impact a leader could have. The first point Dr. Maxwell explains his concept called “The Law of the Lid.” In this principle the lid is the leadership ability that determines a person level of effectiveness. The lower the lid indicates an individual lack of leadership ability which leads to poor effectiveness. On the other hand leaders with greater abilities have greater effectiveness. This means your leadership ability determines your level of effectiveness. Dr. Maxwell said “Success is within the reach of everyone, and personal success without leadership brings limited effectiveness” (Maxwell 7). Basically leadership and effectiveness goes hand and hand. The next topic Dr. Maxwell discussed in his book was the traits that every leader should posses. One important trait for leaders is self discipline. Dr Maxwell said “no matter how gifted a leader is he will never reach his full potential without the application of self discipline” (Maxwell 26). Self discipline is the ability to accomplish goals within a certain time period. In order for a leader to be successful they must be able to manage and prioritize their time to reach their goals. Another important thing...
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