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Are You Following These Laws of Leadership?

I’ve been reading the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell. This book speaks to me as an entrepreneur and leader of my amazing skin care team! There are nuggets of wisdom that I can apply to being a leader that will help my team continue to succeed and grow. The lessons in this book are those that I  practice in my leadership role. As some of you know, one of my passions in life is to help others live life to its fullest, no matter their age. This book has given me the tools to do this even more efficiently. I want to share a few of the 21 laws that I believe are the reason my team continues to thrive.

The Law of Connection

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Maxwell says, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” My goal is to have a personal relationship with each of my team members before they become part of my team.  I believe listening is a powerful way to connect with people; it shows them you care about their hopes, dreams and burning desires. 

The Law of the Picture

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Those who follow are always watching what their leaders do. – John C. Maxwell.

I routinely ask myself, “Is what I’m doing going to result in others achieving success by following my example?” My job as a leader is to model the actions that people can see and follow that lead to success. When my team members have questions about what works, I willingly share what works for me, how I do it, and help them see the potential for themselves. 

The Law of the Inner Circle

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Leaders don’t succeed alone! It’s important to surround yourself with others who share your passion, drive, and commitment. It is also important to surround yourself with talented people who excel at different skills than you. I’ve surrounded myself with individuals who inspire me to be a better person and a better leader! 

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership has even more to offer! I encourage you to read it for yourself, become inspired, and become a better leader in whatever you do!

 

 

 

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32 Comments

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    Katarina Andersson
    December 14, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    True, it is always important to surround oneself with like-minded people who also believe in the same things and with the same passion. Lately, even though I am not at a leadership level, well in my own little entrpreneur world perhaps, I have discovered that so many people being against change or afraid to do anything more or different, just tires you out.

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      Sheryl Scott
      January 15, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      You sound like a leader! I agree 100%!

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    Susan Mary Malone
    December 14, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    I simply love this, Sheryl: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” So very true, and a great thing for all of us to remember.

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    Jennifer Quisenberry
    December 14, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the quote about how people don’t care how much you know until they know how much they care, but I never realized who said it. I’m so glad to have that little piece of trivia mystery resolved for me! Thank you!

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    Robin
    December 14, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Love Maxwell’s writings! It has been a while since I have read, and love/appreciate your excerpts. When I worked in the “real world”. loved applied his principes. Now as a solopreneur, they are still helpful, as I employ others to help with pieces, so I am still leading.

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      Sheryl Scott
      January 15, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      Good luck on your solopreneur journey!

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    Tamuria
    December 14, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care – a good thing to remember whether in a leadership role or not. If you are in a leadership role, the qualities you mentioned are all important to ensure a productive and harmonious team.

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      Sheryl Scott
      January 15, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      It’s my favorite!! Thank you for the nice comments!

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    Beverley Golden
    December 14, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    John Maxwell was the keynote speaker this year at our yearly convention and he continues to inspire so many of us. I love the quote, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”, as I see that as true not only in our business, but in our personal lives too. Like you, listening and building relationships with people is always the place to start. Thanks for sharing how much of an impact John Maxwell and his book have had on you and your business, Sheryl.

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    Sonya Kolodziejska
    December 15, 2016 at 9:51 am

    That sounds like a pretty powerful book. I’m going to recommend to it a friend who i know struggles in this area. Thank you for sharing this recommendation.

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      Sheryl Scott
      January 15, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      It’s a great book, and an easy read!

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    Meghan
    December 15, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Love these quotes–they are extremely relevant and accurate! Businesses today must focus on relationships with both their audience and their employees to be successful. As an entrepreneur, I’ve been more mindful of those with whom I surround myself. Thanks for introducing me to John Maxwell.

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      Sheryl Scott
      January 15, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      You are welcome, Meghan! The book is great reading!

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    Alene Geed
    December 15, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    This looks like a terrific book. I agree that we must go well beyond ‘not hindering others’. The true way to lead is to guide, encourage, and let our followers grow to their own potential

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    Reba Linker
    December 15, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    These are such beautiful ‘laws’ of leadership. You are right, it cannot be ‘acquired’ – it must be learned and earned!

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      Sheryl Scott
      January 15, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Yep! People follow leaders willingly!!

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    Joan M Harrington
    December 17, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Awesome post Sheryl on the laws of leadership! Sounds like this book is a must-read! Thank you for sharing your valuable tips 🙂

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    Lisa Swanson
    December 17, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    I’ve never read this book but have lead many teams in my businesses. Letting your team know you care through your actions is paramount in developing a strong team

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    Renee groskreutz
    December 19, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Maxwell says, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” <—-This right here may be everything true about business AND life. Thank you for sharing this.

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    Kristen Wilson
    December 19, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    I had a guy in a networking group who was a JM coach and he often preached about all of his laws and leadership is such a valuable one. Thanks for sharing this Sheryl.. so powerful.

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      Sheryl Scott
      January 15, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks, Kristen! What did you think of the guy in your group’s coaching? JM has a coaching program I have wondered about.

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    Mindy Iannelli
    December 20, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Great explanation of what a true leader is and how they act. A true leader leads by example! Thank you for the book recommendation – I am going to check it out!

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      Sheryl Scott
      January 15, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      You won’t regret reading the book! It’s an easy read too!

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    Joyce Hansen
    December 20, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I wasn’t aware of the work of John C. Maxwell, Sheryl. There’s a lot of great quotes here. I especially resonate with the one where “Followers value leaders who add value to them …”. This is important for all of us to remember in the blogging sphere.

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      Sheryl Scott
      January 15, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Hi Joyce! Yes John C. Maxwell has great insights and its easy reading! Have a great 2017!

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