The Law of Influence

The second irrefutable leadersip law is __________.


The true measure of leadership is __________—nothing more, nothing less.

C. The Law of Influence

Abraham Lincoln started with the rank of Captain, but by the time the war was over, he was a Private. What happened? He was a casualty of __________.A. The Law of ProcessB. The Law of NavigationC. The Law of InfluenceD. The Law of The Lid

Mother Teresa

One of the most effective leaders of the twentieth century who had a small stature yet made a big impact. She founded the Missionaries of Charity. She gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in 1994, and even though some violent disagreed with what she said, everyone listened.


If you don't have __________, you will never be able to lead others.


Leadership is not an impressive __________ or an assigned leadership position. It doesn't have much value when it comes to leading. The only thing it can buy is a little time—either to increase your level of influence or to undermine it.


True __________ cannot be awarded, appointed, or assigned. It comes only from influence, and that cannot be mandated. It must be earned.

5 Myths About Leadership

The __________ are1. The Management Myth2. The Entrepreneur Myth3. The Knowledge Myth4. The Pioneer Myth5. The Position Myth

The Management Myth

The first myth about leadership is __________. A widespread misunderstanding is that leading and managing are one and the same. The main difference between the two is that leadership is about influencing people to follow, while management focuses on maintaining systems and processes.

The Entrepreneur Myth

The second myth about leadership is __________. Frequently, people assume that all entrepreneurs are leaders, but that's not always the case. Not all of theme are good with people and many partner with someone skilled at the people part of the equation.

The Knowledge Myth

The third myth about leadership is __________. Sir Francis Bacon said, "Knowledge is power." However, any major university has brilliant research scientists and philosophers whose knowledge is high but their leadership is low. IQ nor education necessarily relates to leadership.

The Pioneer Myth

The fourth myth about leadership is __________. Being first isn't the same as leading. A leader must intentionally have people come behind him, follow his lead, and act on his vision. Emond Hillary, Mount Everest, 1953.

The Position Myth

The fifth myth about leadership is __________. "It's not the position that makes the leader; it's the leader that makes the position." —Stanley Huffy


The proof of leadership is found in the __________. Not claims, credentials, or title.

Margaret Thatcher

__________, the former British Prime Minister, observed, "Being in power is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.











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