06 de Marzo de 2019 -


por Vitor Ferreira

Hello, my friend! How are you? If you're out of time or "in a rush", go to the last paragraph of this text for a fast answer.

In times of immediate responses and connection 24 hours a day, talking about long-term transformation is a risk! But… at Você Aprende Agora we believe you can (and must!) dream big, and make a daily effort to get better every day. This is our mission - seeing you speaking English and being a Leader wherever you go. "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" was written by John Maxwell in 1998, and its goal is to improve your skills as a Leader.

Last classes we talked about the first 14 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership:

1- Law of the Lid;

2- Law of Influence;

3- Law of Process;

4- Law of Navigation;

5- Law of Addition;

6- Law of Solid Ground;

7- Law of Respect;

8- Law of Intuition;

9- Law of Magnetism;

10- Law of Connection;

11- Law of Inner Circle;

12- Law of Empowerment;

13- Law of the Picture;

14- Law of Buy-in.

I'm happy to see you here! Let's study Law n. 15: The Law of Victory. "Victorious leaders have one thing in common: they share an unwillingness to accept defeat. The alternative to winning is totally unacceptable to them. As a result, they figure out what must be done to achieve victory". But there's a slight difference between regular people and leaders…

Leaders find a way for the team to win, not (only) themselves, and as John Maxwell says "when the pressure is on, great leaders are at their best". The author mentions 3 components of victory:

1- Unity of vision: teams succeed when everyone shares the same vision;

2- Diversity of skills: complementary talent is key for a successful organization;

3- A leader dedicated to victory and raising players to their potential: dedication + empowerment.

Yes. Victory with and for a team. The first step in practicing the Law of Victory is taking responsibility for the success of the team (or family, or friends…) you lead. It must become personal, my friend. Your commitment must be higher than that of your team members. Your passion should be high, your dedication must be unquestioned. How bad do you want it? Comment here and see you next class!

1. The Law of Buy-in is about ___ and the Law of Victory is about ___.

2. Dib says it's ___ to be a leader and it's ___ to have results.

3. In the article we learn that the victory is for ___.

4. Maxwell writes that leaders are ___ under pressure.

5. For a leader ___ is unthinkable and ___ is unquestionable.

6. Victory is made of ___.

7. The first step in practicing the Law of Victory is ___.

8. Dib asks you if you're ___.

9. Your willing to win must ___. You must work hard to win your game.

10. With this class we learn that a ___ team is ___ for a company.