The Leadership Law of the Lid

Do you know about “The Law of the Lid?”

Leadership guru, John Maxwell talks about how your leadership ability is the lid that determines your effectiveness. If you’re a 4, then you’ll never get your team (or your customers) beyond a 3. 

If you want to compete with companies that have a leader that’s an 7, you better become a 8.

“Winning teams have the best leaders because the best leaders demand that their teams win.”

What sets your lid?

History. Environment. Experience. Perspective. Perceived resources.

All of these determine your worldview, your mindset about what’s possible and how to handle obstacles and opportunities. You’ll have to unlearn some “truths” to up your setpoint.

What unleashes your lid?

A fresh focus (where you put your attention) and better filter (how you view the world).

Lids get upgraded with an epiphany, that sudden realization that makes the past make sense and the future look brighter. You need a series of carefully crafted epiphanies, known as leadership training.

What if you don’t have time to upgrade your mindset?

Then you won’t have time to improve your situation.

You remember Einstein? He pointed out, “Doing the same things and expecting different results…”

If you want something different, you must do something different.

If you want something desirably different, you must find someone whose history is your future, and apply their insights.

What if you KNOW what to do?

If you know what to do, but aren’t doing it, there’s a high probability that you have a motivation misalignment that’s in your blindspot. You need professional accountability coaching. I can help.

What if you DON’T KNOW what to do?

Take this leadership assessment to identify where you need an upgrade. Click to download, take 10 minutes to consider the position of your lid, and let’s talk about what you discovered.

You may want your team to take the assessment, too.

Need help in any of these areas? Let’s talk because I can help.

P.S. Fastest way to upgrade your lid? Come to the Executive Strategy Skills Summit. You’ll see a 5X return. Let’s talk to make sure it will work for you.

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