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Book Review – The 21 Irrefutable laws of leadership

Book review

If you’re in a leadership role, you’ll want to read this classic book. The author outlines 21 laws of leadership, dedicating a chapter to each law to explain what it takes to be a great leader and how to improve in that area. This book is more of a practical workbook than a source for a eureka moment. It helps business leaders identify areas for improvement and implement changes that lead to success.

The chapters are distinct, providing unique insights. Even if you are already an accomplished leader, you’ll find valuable lessons in this book. For example, the law of sacrifice, outlined in chapter 18, explains that as you take on more responsibilities, you’ll have to sacrifice something to advance further. The law of explosive growth, another interesting concept, talks about developing and leading leaders to achieve explosive growth.

Chapter 3 is an excellent resource for anyone who aspires to become a leader. The author explains that leadership is developed daily and that every day presents an opportunity for self-improvement.

The book contains several noteworthy and thought-provoking passages. For instance, “Great leaders always embody two seemingly disparate qualities: they are both highly visionary and highly practical.” The book explores how to develop both qualities simultaneously, making it a worthwhile read.

The author admits that the law of intuition, outlined in chapter 8, is difficult to quantify compared to the other laws. Nonetheless, this chapter is a fascinating read. It explains how great leaders have the ability to identify opportunities accurately through intuition, and it cites Steve Jobs’ decision to develop the iPod as a prime example.

If you aspire to be a leader, this book is a must-read. It offers valuable insights on how to become a great leader and identifies areas for improvement. Even if you’re already an accomplished leader, you’ll find valuable lessons and concepts to apply to your work. I highly recommend it for anyone looking to develop their leadership skills or seeking inspiration for their personal and professional growth.

About the author: James Chaplin
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