John Maxwell's fourth law of leadership states that before good leaders take their people on a journey, they go through a process in order to give the trip the best chance of being a success. The best leaders are "navigators".Navigators draw on past experience.
- Every past success & failure you've experienced can be a valuable source of information and wisdom - if you allow it to be.
- For leaders to become good "navigators", they need to take time to reflect & learn from their experiences.
- Drawing on experience maens looking inward. Examining conditions means looking outward.
- Navigating leaders get ideas from many sources.
- If you can't confidently make the trip in your mind, you're not going to be able to take it in real life.
- You must retain faith that you will prevail in the end and you must also confront the most brutal facts of your current reality.