Lead yourself before you lead others: food for thought for success in management

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Yesterday was on Best of HR – Berufebilder.de® A study by the Bertelsmann Foundation deals with executives being particularly resilient and thus more successful. It seems as if John C. Maxwell also guessed that such study results are correct. Because he stated: "Others can only lead, who has himself under control".

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Deciding does not mean to do it


Maxwell gives his readers funny puzzles, make thoughtful. About this one: "Five frogs are sitting on a wooden block. Four decide to jump. How many stay up? Clear answer: Five. Because deciding for something does not mean doing it for a long time. "

Who speaks to one here in the conscience, is John C. Maxwell one of the world's most renowned executive trainer. His most important guiding principle is "guide yourself". And that's exactly what he mentions in "The 15 Laws of Success." Good reading for those who want to systematically on the road to success.

Lead yourself before you lead others


It's about 180 grade turned self-imposed leadership knowledge. And has to do with the same errors and resistances that in the Guide of employees can occur.

Such errors, which John C. Maxwell clears up first, are: "I keep developing automatically." Or "I do not know how to grow." Or "Now is not the time." It's certainly not rocket science. Science John Maxwell goes up there. But he asks exactly the right questions.

Think about your own habits


The 15 laws described in the following do not upset the world - but they are long-term reminders to concentrate on a few essential things.

Maxwell has been in business for decades, and he is mastering his message with anecdotes, quotations, and examples so that she is also stuck.

Secret of success routine?


As in the example with the frogs. And precisely in such examples, it is also clear how one's own ability or inability affects leadership behavior. A factor often overlooked.

"If you value yourself poorly, do not be surprised that the world does not see it differently." Elsewhere, it says, "The secret of success lies in daily routine."

What you do has to follow


Conclusion: what you do has consequences. What does not do, too. These are fundamental truths like these that Maxwell systematizes and makes plausible. Whether the book "works" depends entirely on its readers.

It is not a blueprint for a successful life but a book full of questions and suggestions. Those who do not want to leave personal development to chance can only benefit from these questions - and the possible answers.

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