Two leaders couldn’t have been more different, from the depths of their hearts to the lids of their leadership. One was a leader after God’s own heart. Both teach invaluable leadership lessons.
The first time he attempted to lead, the people wouldn’t listen to him. Years later when he tried again, his influence was so strong that the people did everything he wanted—no questions asked. That’s the power of influence.
He was ready to lead as a cocky kid, but God had a different plan in mind. As a result he helped his family, saved a nation, and fulfilled God’s destiny for his life—all because of the Law of Process.
In a few weeks, he was able to accomplish what other leaders couldn’t do in a century. His secret? Vision, calling, and the Law of Navigation.
They were the one group Jesus criticized most. Why? Because they added value to themselves instead of to the people they led. May Jesus’ admonition be a warning to us!
He should have been one of the greatest leaders in Israel’s history. Instead he was one of its worst. Why? He violated the Law of Solid Ground and frittered away his leadership.
Why did Israel’s strongest leaders follow a woman when every other leader of the nation had been a man? Because she was the greatest leader of her generation. That’s the power of the Law of Respect.
Would you want to listen to the advice of one of your in-laws? Your answer would be yes if you were teachable and he was an intuitive leader able to help you turn your leadership around overnight!
His leadership was characterized by fire. So who did he draw to him to follow in his footsteps? He couldn’t help attracting someone with the same kind of fiery leadership. Learn from him whom you will likely attract.
He could have had the people eating out of his hand. Instead, they ate him alive. It cost him everything. That’s what happens when you violate the Law of Connection.
His leadership team was a “who’s who” of Israel unlike any seen before him or since. They helped him become a great leader—and they helped make Israel the nation it was destined to be.
Who would have the courage to embrace a man everyone feared and then empower him to be the greatest leader of his time? Only a leader secure enough to give his power away. That’s the secret to the Law of Empowerment.
Elisha was able to part the waters of the Jordan, ensure that a destitute widow miraculously survived, and even raise the dead. How was a farmer able to do such amazing feats? Simple: he watched Elijah. People do what people see.
The people suffered horrible oppression and wanted relief, but they did nothing—until this leader arrived on the scene. Why? Because the people buy in to the leader first, then the vision.
Everything was stacked against him: he was only eight years old when he became the leader, his father and grandfather had been horrible leaders, and the country was a mess. Yet he achieved victory like no other king of Israel. His secret is contained in the Law of Victory.
His father started the momentum. He increased it. As a result, people came from all around the world to meet him and learn from his leadership. There’s no doubting that the Big Mo was his best friend.
The stakes were as high as could be, and he (of all people) was entrusted with leading the movement. He succeeded, and that movement has grown for thousands of years—all because he understood the Law of Priorities.
He was a prince who stepped down in order to move up—to a higher calling. How was he able to do it? He understood the true nature of leadership. You have to give up to go up.
There are certain moments in a leader’s life when timing is everything. She understood that, and she made the most of it. And as a result, an entire people escaped certain death.
Everywhere he went, he left in his wake . . . leaders. He found them,developed them, and empowered them. That was the way he spread his influence across the globe. That was the power of the Law of Explosive Growth.
Some leaders collect souvenirs. Others capture trophies. This leader created a legacy that endures to this day. Learn his secret, and you can carry on in his footsteps.