Liberty National Motivation from John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
“True leadership cannot be awarded, appointed, or assigned. It comes only from influence, and that can’t be mandated. It must be earned.” -John C. Maxwell
People naturally follow leaders who are stronger than themselves. Whether someone respects how you stay calm in high pressure situations, or they’re motivated by your vision, people will trust and follow leaders who can bring success to others. If fellow Agents don’t have trust in you as a leader, they will not respect you and nothing will motivate them to follow your vision.
The Foundation of Leadership
According to John Maxwell, trust is the foundation of leadership and is necessary in all good relationships. When you were a child, you trusted your parents to take care of you, to love you, and to provide for you. Essentially, you trusted them to lead you in the right direction in life. If you hadn’t trusted them, just imagine what a scary and uncertain childhood you might have had.
Now that you’re a leader at Liberty National, are you the type of leader you always wanted to be? The kind of leader others depend on and need you to be? How do you create and maintain the necessary trust to lead your team successfully?
Being a great leader is not something you do alone. Acknowledge that the people you lead are your most important priorities and treat them accordingly. See the people you lead as teammates, working with you toward a common goal and vision of success. If you love the people you lead, and they will stand beside you no matter what. Always stay connected to your Liberty National Agency to gain and maintain influence, respect, and trust. Being a great leader for your Agency is a lot like being a great parent to your children. Teach them, love them, discipline them, and positively encourage them every chance you get.
What have you learned from Maxwell’s Irrefutable Laws of Leadership on the Liberty National blog? How can you implement change in your Agency to build more team leaders?