The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

Leadership principles stand the test of time. They are irrefutable.

1. THE LAW OF THE LID Leadership Ability Determines a Person’s Level of Effectiveness. Blow Off the Lid and You’ll Really Lead.

2. THE LAW OF INFLUENCE The True Measure of Leadership Is Influence, Nothing More, Nothing Less. Influence, Not Control Yet Not Being Passive

3. THE LAW OF PROCESS Leadership Develops Daily, Not in a Day. Diligence and knowing the importance of the journey takes you to the destination.

4. THE LAW OF NAVIGATION Anyone Can Steer the Ship, but It Takes a Leader to Chart the Course. Know your goal and the map to get there.

5. THE LAW OF ADDITION Leaders Add Value by Serving Others. The key to influence is the key to leadership.

6. THE LAW OF SOLID GROUND Trust Is the Foundation of Leadership. Build  trust from the start and your house will be stable even in crisis.

7. THE LAW OF RESPECT People Naturally Follow Leaders Stronger Than Themselves. Respect yourself and others will respect and follow you.

8. THE LAW OF INTUITION Leaders Evaluate Everything with a Leadership Bias

9. THE LAW OF MAGNETISM Who You Are Is Who You Attract

10. THE LAW OF CONNECTION Leaders Touch a Heart Before They Ask for a Hand As the new leader.

11. THE LAW OF THE INNER CIRCLE A Leader’s Potential Is Determined by Those Closest to Him

12. THE LAW OF EMPOWERMENT Only Secure Leaders Give Power to Others


Leadership is leadership, no matter where you go or what you do. Times change. Technology marches forward. Cultures vary from place to place. But the true principles of leadership are constant–whether you’re looking at the citizens of ancient Greece, the Hebrews in the Old Testament, the armies of the last two hundred years, the rulers of modern Europe, the pastors in local churches, or the businesspeople of  today’s global economy. Leadership principles stand the test of time. They are irrefutable.


13. THE LAW OF THE PICTURE People Do What People See

14. THE LAW OF BUY-IN People Buy into the Leader, Then the Vision

15. THE LAW OF VICTORY Leaders Find a Way for the Team to Win

16. THE LAW OF THE BIG MO Momentum Is a Leader’s Best Friend

17. THE LAW OF PRIORITIES Leaders Understand That Activity Is Not Necessarily Accomplishment

18. THE LAW OF SACRIFICE Leaders Must Give Up to Go Up

19. THE LAW OF TIMING When to Lead Is As Important As What to Do and Where to Go

20. THE LAW OF EXPLOSIVE GROWTH To Add Growth,  Lead Followers To Multiply, Lead Leaders

21. THE LAW OF LEGACY A Leader’s Lasting Value Is Measured by Succession

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