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9 – The Law of Magnetism

“Who You are Is Who You Attract”

In John C. Maxwell’s book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (2007), John discusses the law of magnetism. What you want in people and what you get are not always a match. You attract people by what you are not what you want. John shares several key areas where the characteristics of the people you attract tend to mirror the characteristics of you or your organization: age, attitude, background, values, energy, giftedness, and leadership ability.

John provides the following tips for using the law of magnetism to your benefit.

1. I am unsatisfied with the caliber of those I attract – use the law of process to improve your leadership skills.

2. I am satisfied with the caliber of those I attract – Recruit people to staff your weaknesses. Any organization that desires to reach its full potential recruits people with a variety of skills and talents. Recruiting people unlike yourself requires a dedicated intention and focus because attracting people unlike yourself does not come naturally. Develop a compelling vision, communicate that vision, and earn the trust of those you need to attract.

The law of magnetism dictates that you become the kind of person that you want to attract. I wish you well on your personal growth journey.

Links to other posts in this discussion on the laws of leadership.
Mind map of the 21 laws of leadership.
Introduction to the leadership laws | 1 – The Law of the Lid | 2 – The Law of Influence | 3 – The Law of Process | 4 – The Law of Navigation | 5 – The Law of Addition | 6 – The Law of Solid Ground | 7 – The Law of Respect | 8 – The Law of Intuition

Maxwell, John. (2007). The 21 irrefutable laws of leadership: Follow them and people will follow you. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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