The Law of the Inner Circle: Surrounded by Success

The Law of the Inner Circle: Surrounded by Success

What is the Law of the Inner Circle? What qualities would you like the people in your inner circle to have? The Law of the Inner Circle states that your success is, to a large extent, determined by the people who are closest to you. That’s why Maxwell stresses the importance of vetting the people you are going to accept into your inner circle. Keep reading to learn about the Law of the Inner Circle and how to build one.

The Law of Empowerment: Don’t Be Afraid to Delegate

The Law of Empowerment: Don’t Be Afraid to Delegate

What is the Law of Empowerment? Why is it important for leaders to empower their subordinates by delegating critical functions of their organization? The Law of Empowerment is John C. Maxwell’s twelfth law of leadership. This law states that effective leaders have both the trust and the courage to empower others. If leaders don’t empower their subordinates, they inadvertently limit their organization’s success because others aren’t allowed to reach their full potential. Keep reading to learn about the Law of Empowerment by John C. Maxwell.

The Law of Addition: Great Leaders Lead by Serving

The Law of Addition: Great Leaders Lead by Serving

What is the Law of Addition? Do you think a leader’s motivations matter? Is the end result more important than whatever happened to achieve it? The Law of Addition is the fifth law of leadership in John C. Maxwell’s book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. The Law of Addition states that a truly great leader leads by adding value and serving others rather than climbing the ranks. Keep reading to learn about the Law of Addition plus some real-world examples of its application.

The Law of Influence: The True Measure of a Leader

The Law of Influence: The True Measure of a Leader

What is the Law of Influence? How does influence relate to leadership? What do you think is more important in leadership—influence or rank? The Law of Influence is the second law of leadership from John C. Maxwell. This law states that the true measure of leadership is the level of influence the leader has over their subordinates as opposed to their rank, position, or income. Read about the Law of Influence and some real-world examples of its application.

Wu Wei: The Taoist Practice of Non-Action

Wu Wei: The Taoist Practice of Non-Action

What does it mean to take non-action? Why should you never try to force things to happen before the universe is ready? An important lesson in the Tao Te Ching is practicing wu wei, or non-action. When we observe instead of act, it opens us up to a whole new world of possibilities. We must also learn to let go of ambition and the need for external validation because earthly pleasures only act as distractions from finding true fulfillment. Keep reading to learn more about non-action in Taoism.

The Tiny Habits Method: Small Steps, Big Changes

The Tiny Habits Method: Small Steps, Big Changes

What is the Tiny Habits Method? How do you put together a Tiny Habits recipe? The Tiny Habits Method consists of putting together daily, ten-second habits that set you up to accomplish big habits later. The Tiny Habits recipe goes something like this: “After (blank)…I will (blank)… And I will celebrate by (blank).” It’s an easy recipe to follow and can lead to big changes. Continue on to learn how you can integrate the Tiny Habits Method into your life.

The Law of Respect: People Follow Strength

The Law of Respect: People Follow Strength

What is the Law of Respect? What does it take to earn respect as a leader? The Law of Respect is the seventh law of leadership put forward by John C. Maxwell. It is natural to follow someone you see as stronger than you. If the leader is deemed weaker in some way, they won’t be as respected and people don’t follow people they don’t respect. Keep reading to learn about Maxwell’s Law of Respect.

Incentive and Reward: What’s the Difference?

Incentive and Reward: What’s the Difference?

Are incentives and rewards the same thing? What is the key difference between the two concepts? Incentives and rewards are often used interchangeably, however, they are not the same thing. Incentives are ways to encourage a particular behavior with benefits that can appear in the future. In contrast, a reward needs to occur either while the behavior is happening or very shortly afterward. The difference is timing. Keep reading for a more thorough analysis on the difference between incentive and reward.

The Law of Intuition: Great Leaders Are Biased

The Law of Intuition: Great Leaders Are Biased

What is the Law of Intuition? What does intuition mean in the context of leadership? The Law of Intuition is the eighth of the 21 laws of leadership from John C. Maxwell. The Law of Intuition states relies on instinct and a leadership bias. Leaders pay attention to the world, notice things others miss, and “read” their environments. Keep reading to learn about the Law of Intuition and its real-world examples of its application.

The Fogg Behavior Model: How to Change a Behavior

The Fogg Behavior Model: How to Change a Behavior

What is the Fogg behavior model? What does the equation B = M A P mean? What is the difference between a behavior and an aspiration? If you were told to set aside $500 in your savings account right now, could you? There is a difference between aspiring to do something, and actually breaking down the steps to do it. The Fogg Behavior Model is a simple way of breaking down the components of behavior. Continue on to learn more about the Fogg Behavior Model.