Sunday, July 10, 2011

Leadership Law #4 The Law of Navigation

Anyone can steer a ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course.
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.
Navigators examine the conditions before making committments.
  • Drawing on experience maens looking inward. Examining conditions means looking outward.
Navigators listen to what others have to say.
  • Navigating leaders get ideas from many sources.
Navigators always make sure their conclusions represent both faith and fact.
  • 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.

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