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Weekend Reads: “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”

Hi, everyone.  I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy reading books on business, leadership, and personal growth.  This is one of the best I’ve encountered.

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow YouThe 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My day job supervisor asked our entire team to read two business books. One of them (177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class: The Thought Processes, Habits and Philosophies of the Great Ones) is a slog for a variety of reasons, but this one was such a joy that I picked out two other books by the author to read at a later date.

Maxwell maintains that there are 21 basic “laws of leadership” that we can all practice within our organizations and daily lives to constantly improve. He also points out that no one is good at all of them; we all have different strengths. Using examples ranging from Martin Luther King, Jr., to the disaster relief response to Hurricane Katrina to illustrate his concepts, Maxwell makes it easy to see how we can apply these laws in a variety of situations.

There are worksheets at the end of each chapter, and an appendix that allows for a self-evaluation to determine how one is doing at applying the laws across one’s business life.

I try to read several business books per year, and this one is one of the best.

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