“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”
– John Maxwell

Welcome to the Steve Show! Today, I want to talk about how leadership makes an impact on our business and in our life. I’m going to be featuring John Maxwell’s book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

About four or five years back, I did an event where I shared the stage with John Maxwell at the Time Warner Cable Center, addressing over 20,000 people. During his talk, he impressed upon me where I need to focus on my leadership (and I’ve read his book before). I was inspired to read his book for a second time.  And when I did, the information in his book changed the way that I think about things.

For one, when I’m building my organization and staffing up, one thing that John says a lot is to relate and work with everyone as a leader. No matter who you’re hiring, you should look for leadership qualities.

The second part is you need to develop your leadership skills because the more you develop your leadership skills in all the different areas, the stronger you’re going to be at acquiring more qualified leaders. You will attract leaders.

The third part is you need to find people that are more skilled in some areas than others to build a well-rounded organization. Because everyone has different natural strengths and talents you need to embrace those differences and grow those qualities in your organization.

Look at your business now, and notice, what are you good at? What are you not so good at? For the things you aren’t so good at, start to look for people to do those things for you. You can find professional partners, external consultants, contractors, or even new full-time staff.

Who can you invite to join your team, so it becomes more well-rounded?

Many people come to me and they are typically executives. They they want to be able to delegate appropriately so they can start having the quality of life that they want. And if you’re an entrepreneur the same, you want to have a team in your business so that you can move away from the day to day operations and start having more of your life.

This is the key: having more leaders in your life and business. You want people leading in your organization, not just worker bees. If you have people that are just doing whatever you say, and you have to micromanage them, and they don’t step into their own leadership, then guess what? That means you’ve just created another job for yourself.

I’ve been there. I hired people that needed a lot of management and I ended up putting more time in than they saved me. But if you actually can acquire leaders into your business, then you’re going to be able to have more time for yourself.

So, I can’t stress upon it enough for you to start assessing yourself. Where are you strong in your leadership and where can you improve? You’re going to look at bringing in other leaders to partner with you so that you can have what you need.

That’s why I highly recommend you pick up the book here, because he John Maxwell goes over the 21 laws.  I think it’s one to keep by your side.

Thank you so much for watching this video and I hope you got a lot of value. I’d love to hear your feedback. Until we meet again, remember …

Choose Gratitude Create Freedom

Steve Napolitan

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