Chapter presidents and representatives from all across the nation met in Seattle, Washington to receive annual updates on the state of the fraternity at Midyear 2014. Through team-building activities and professional development workshops, this day-long conference aimed to further enhance the leadership skills of all attendees. Chapter delegates also seized the opportunity to engage in one-on-one fireside chats with National Board officers to receive personalized advising on chapter operations, financial management, and expansion. In a world where everything rises and falls on leadership, our fraternity proactively strives to produce quality leaders among men.
As covered by officers of the National Board, John Maxwell’s “21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” were the focus of the professional development training. These laws are applicable to many aspects of everyday life—particularly more so for leaders in fraternal organizations.
- The Law of the Lid: Your organization will not rise beyond the level your leadership allows.
- The Law of Influence: Leadership is simply about influencing people. Nothing more, nothing less.
- The Law of Process: Leadership is learned over time. Leaders are always learners.
- The Law of Navigation: Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course.
- The Law of E.F. Hutton: When real leaders speak, people automatically listen.
- The Law of Solid Ground: Trust is the foundation for all effective leadership.
- The Law of Respect: People naturally follow people stronger than themselves.
- The Law of Intuition: Leaders see trends, resources and problems, and can read people.
- The Law of Magnetism: Leaders attract people like themselves. Who you are is who you attract.
- The Law of Connection: You must touch the heart before you ask people to follow.
- The Law of the Inner Circle: A leader’s potential is determined by those closest to him.
- The Law of Empowerment: Only secure leaders give power to others.
- The Law of Reproduction: It takes a leader to raise up a leader.
- The Law of Buy-In: People buy in to the leader first, then the vision.
- The Law of Victory: Leaders find a way for the team to win.
- The Law of Momentum: It takes a leader to create forward motion.
- The Law of Priorities: Activity is not necessarily accomplishment. We need to learn the difference.
- The Law of Sacrifice: A leader must give up to go up.
- The Law of Timing: When to lead is as important as what to do and where to go.
- The Law of Explosive Growth: To add growth, lead followers. To multiply growth, lead leaders.
- The Law of Legacy: A leader’s lasting value is measured by succession.