Book: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell

I read this for the first time as a very young man. I really did not have a clue what leadership was about. 

John Maxwell is the master of lists and sub-lists. You will find this book packed with great information. I would recommend reading with a pen in hand, ready to take careful notes.

With a list of 21 Laws, there is a sense that this book is really broad. Some overlap slightly. All of them have value, and are actionable. 

My personal highlight:

Law 15: The Law of Victory
-Leaders Find a Way for the Team to Win

I have had the privilege of coaching sports for my kids for many years. Many times, I have heard other coaches use the popular refrain “The most important thing is having fun”. These  are usually coaches whose team is doing a lot of losing. Why does anyone play any game without an intent to win? It seems pointless. So manage your team well. Find a way to win. Celebrate winning. Everything about leadership becomes easier when you and your team are winning.

The most important thing IS having fun. I completely agree. And you will have a lot more fun if you are winning.

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