Laws of Leadership

Laws of Leadership

Laws of leadership

The law of integrity

Great business leadership is characterized by honesty, truthfulness, and straight dealing with every person,  under all circumstances. ( Integrity lies at the core of leadership, at the heart of the leader. Everything you do revolve around the person you really are inside. And the person you really are inside is always remonstrated by your actions, the things you do and say. )

The law of courage              

The ability to make decisions and act boldly in the face of setbacks and adversity is the key to greatness in leadership. ( Leadership is not lack of fear or absence of fear. Leadership is control of fear-mastery of fear. )

The law of realism               

Leaders deal with the world as it is, not as they wish it would be.  ( Your ability and your willingness to be completely realistic in your life and work are among the most important qualities of leadership. Concentrate on getting the facts. Fact’s don’t lie. The more facts you gather, the better will be the picture of reality that you can develop. The qualities of your decisions will largely determined by the quality of information on which those decisions are based. )

The law of power                

Power gravitates to the person who can use the most effectively to get the desired result. ( Power is the ability to influence the allocation of people, money , and resources. It exists in all human relationships and situations. It is essential for the effective functioning of human life and society. There are 4 types of powers viz. Expert power, personal power, position power, and ascribed power).

The law of ambition            

Leaders have an intense desire to lead; they have a clear vision of a better future, which they are determined to realize. (People may work steadily for a paycheck, but they will perform at high levels only when they are inspired by a vision of some kind. The development and articulation of this vision is a key responsibility of leadership).

The law of optimism           

The true leader radiates the confidence that all difficulties can be overcome and all goals and challenges can be attained. (Difficulties come not to obstruct, but to instruct. Optimism is the ability to find something worthwhile in every situation. You can become an irrepressible optimist by practicing the habit of optimism whenever they are called for. )

The law of empathy  

Leaders are sensitive to and aware of the needs, feelings, and motivations of those they lead. (Leaders have high levels of “interpersonal intelligence”. They are constantly aware of the thoughts, feelings, and possible reactions of others to the things they do and say. They recognize that how people feel will largely determine how well they perform. )

The law of resilience          

Leaders bounce back from the inevitable setbacks, disappointments, and temporary failures experienced in the attainment of any worthwhile goal. (Life is a continuous succession of problems and difficulties. There is no success without temporary failure. Setbacks & disappointments are inevitable and unavoidable. Keep reminding yourself. ‘it is not how far you fall, but how high you bounce, that counts!)

The law of independence

Leaders know who they are and what they believe in, and they think for themselves. (Leaders tend to be independent in their thinking. They are very clear about their values, their goals, and their personal missions. They are clear about what they stand for and their personal missions.)

The law of emotional maturity            

Leaders are calm, cool, and controlled in the face of problems, difficulties, and adversity. (Leaders recognize that all you can do is your best. If a situation doesn’t work out, then so be it. You do not go into fits of anger or recrimination when things go against you. You have a calm, healthy view of yourself. You can strive for higher goals and objectives, yet accept failure along the way. Emotional maturity requires that you like and respect yourself. You have a positive self-image.)

The law of superb execution                

Leaders are committed to excellent performance of the business task at hand and to continuous improvement. (Leaders set standards for excellence for everyone who reports to them. They’re ruthless about weeding out incompetence and poor performance. Leaders demand quality work and insist that people do their jobs well. They have a punishing schedule and derive thrills and happiness by setting high standards for themselves and completing the assigned tasks.)

The law of foresight            

Leaders have the ability to predict and anticipate the future. (Foresight is the ability to analyze the current situation and to accurately predict what is likely to happen as a result. The best leaders are those who continually look down the road and prepare carefully for possible reversals well in advance of them taking place. )


“Leaders are made, not born”. ( Leaders  are usually self-made, as the result of long, hard work on themselves. And everyone has leadership qualities waiting to be developed. )