“Everything rises and falls on leadership.” ~ John Maxwell
John Maxwell says, “Your leadership is like a lid or ceiling on your organization. Your leadership ability is the lid that determines your level of effectiveness and potential.” To increase your effectiveness and potential, you must raise your leadership lid. Raising your leadership lid is especially important, if you have the responsibility of leading others; whether it’s your family, business, team, group, church or organization.
Our families, communities, businesses and groups need us to lead higher!
In John Maxwell’s book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, he explains The Law of the Lid in this way:
Leadership ability is the lid that determines a person’s level of effectiveness. The lower an individual’s ability to lead, the lower the lid on his potential. The higher the individual’s ability to lead, the higher the lid on his potential. To give you an example, if your leadership rates an 8, then your effectiveness can never be greater than a 7. If your leadership is only a 4, then your effectiveness will be no higher than a 3. Your leadership ability—for better or for worse—always determines your effectiveness and the potential impact of your organization.
The lower our leadership lid, the less influence we have in the lives of those we’re responsible for leading. It’s important to understand that just because you are in a position of authority, it doesn’t mean that people are following you by choice. They may simply be following you by default.
I would like you to take a moment to examine the level of growth in your life, career, business and relationships.
How would you rate your level of effectiveness in leading in these areas?
Are you experiencing growth, failure or stagnation?
Your success in these areas, will grow in proportion to your leadership lid! Continue reading