Rising To the Challenge – Challenge. Commit. Grow.
A1. What one thing will I stop doing in the next 12 months that will make me a more effective leader in my business?
A2. What one thing will I start doing in the next 12 months that will make me a more effective leader in my industry?
B1. What one skill or talent that I haven’t been using will I nurture this year?
B2. What one major step will I take this year that I consider “well outside my comfort zone?
C1. What one younger (non-family) person will I spend quality time with in the next 12 months? What will I do to nurture this relationship?
C2. What one existing relationship deserves more of my attention? What will I do differently in the upcoming 12 months to breathe life in this area?
D1. What one trait do I have that, if I could get rid of it, would make me a more effective husband/wife, father/mother, brother/sister, son/daughter or friend? What will I do about it this year?
D2. What one trait do I have that, if I could get rid of it, would make me a more effective leader of my business? What will I do about it this year?
The tale of the woodcutters
This is a great story that illustrates the value of trainining:
Woodcutter A cuts wood all day. Woodcutter B keeps stopping and sitting down. At the end of the day, woodcutter B has three times more wood than woodcutter A. Woodcutter A asks: “How could this happen? You were resting all day!” Woodcutter B says: “I wasn’t resting. I was sharpening my saw.” If you make the investment in training to sharpen your saw and that of your employees’, your company will be infinitely more productive.
Want a quick preview of the 21 Laws?
THE LAW OF THE LID
Leadership ability determines a person’s level of effectiveness
THE LAW OF INFLUENCE
The true measure of leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less
THE LAW OF PROCESS
Leadership develops daily, not in a day
THE LAW OF NAVIGATION
Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course
THE LAW OF ADDITION
Leaders add value by serving others
THE LAW OF SOLID GROUND
Trust is the foundation of leadership
THE LAW OF RESPECT
People naturally follow leaders stronger than themselves
THE LAW OF INTUITION
Leaders evaluate everything with a leadership bias
THE LAW OF MAGNETISM
Who you are is who you attract
THE LAW OF CONNECTION
Leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand
THE LAW OF THE INNER CIRCLE
A leader’s potential is determined by those closest to him
THE LAW OF EMPOWERMENT
Only secure leaders give power to others
THE LAW OF THE PICTURE
People do what people see
THE LAW OF BUY-IN
People buy into the leader, then the vision
THE LAW OF VICTORY
Leaders find a way for the team to win
THE LAW OF THE BIG MO
Momentum is a leader’s best friend
THE LAW OF PRIORITIES
Leaders understand that activity is not necessarily accomplishment
THE LAW OF SACRIFICE
A leader must give up to go up
THE LAW OF TIMING
When to lead is as important as what to do and where to go
THE LAW OF EXPLOSIVE GROWTH
To add growth, lead followers – to multiply, lead leaders
THE LAW OF LEGACY
A leader’s lasting value is measured by succession