Few Notes on Leadership from John Maxwell’s Book (Law #2)

Leadership must be earned. It cannot be awarded, appointed or assigned.

Leadership is different from management. Management is into process and systems. Leadership is into influence.

A good entrepreneur does not necessarily mean as a good leader. If they can’t influence people, then, they cannot lead.

High IQ does not necessarily equates to leadership.

Being a trendsetter is not the same as being the leader. To be a leader, a person has to not only be out front, but to also have people intentionally coming behind him, following his lead and acting on his vision.

It is not the position that makes the leader. It is the leader the makes the position.

Position and title often have little to do with who is really in-charge.

And there are several factors come into play:

1. Character – Who they are. People can sense the depth of character.

2. Relationships – Who they know

3. Knowledge – What they know

4. Intuition – How they feel

5. Experience – Where they had been

6. Past Success – What they have done

7. Ability – What they can do

If you think you have Leadership Ability, then try leading. You will learn to lead through influence.


(Law#2: Law of Influence)