John Maxwell 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Laws 10, 11 & 12

John Maxwell 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Laws 10, 11 & 12 (As read, watched & understood by me)

Law#10 Law of Connection

Learning the Law


Four belief Statements

  1. I am worthy
  2. I am capable
  3. I am deserving
  4. I trust myself


Living the Law

We have to touch a heart before we ask for a hand

The first heart we have to touch is our own

We cannot lead others to places we’ve never been to ourselves

Know your giftedness purpose

  • List your greatest successes
  • List your disappointments or setbacks
  • Find commonality in each list

Know your enthusiasm

  • passion
  • what are the things you do or would do regardless of pay?
  • What makes you laugh, sing or cry?

Live through your giftedness & enthusiasm – Plan the executed combination of purpose & passion

True Success is living our purpose, with passion through a plan


Leading others to the Law

Communicate with openness & sincerity

Know your audience

Live your message

Go to where they are

Focus on them, not you

Believe in them

Offer direction & hope


Law #11 The Law of Inner Circle

Learning the Law


No one ever does anything great alone!

Be strategic in creating your inner circle

Create your inner circle with the following guidelines

  1. Do they have high influence with others?
  2. Do they bring a complimentary gift to the table?
  3. Do they hold a strategic position in your organization?
  4. Do they add value to you & to the organization?
  5. Do they positively impact other inner circle members?


Living the Law

Always recruit with these traits in mind

  • Competence
  • Character
  • Chemistry

Never stop improving your inner circle

Everyone around you needs to be on a journey of growth

Be prepared to be an inner circle member for someone else


Leading Others to the Law

Being prepared to be an inner circle member for a great leader, so that once asked you are ready

Outline why this is good for you & how your will follow the five guidelines

Grade yourself on the clarity & content of your lesson

Law #12 The Law of Empowerment

Learning the Law


There are three main barriers to empowerment

  1. Desire for job security
  2. Resistance to change
  3. lack of self-worth


Living the Law

Find strong leaders to empower

The main ingredient for empowering is belief

In the Law of Empowerment

  • Learn it
  • Live it
  • Lead it


Leading Others to the Law

If you believe you have the right person to empower, believe in that person!

Belief will allow you to lift up, give freely & support

The saddest things in life is lonely leaders


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