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76 PCB007 MAGAZINE I OCTOBER 2022 Introduction Good leadership always makes a difference; unfortunately, so does bad leadership. is leadership truth continues as we will be talk- ing about law 20 of the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. "To add growth, lead followers; to multiply growth, lead leaders." —John Maxwell Multiply Your Growth Referencing my past articles on the prior 19 laws, do you remember the difference between a manager and a leader? A manager does what's right, a leader does the right thing. ere is a corollary with the above quote and the man- ager/leader discussion in that they are both about taking your leadership to the next level. Another recurring theme across the leader- ship laws is the concept that developing lead- ership skills in those you lead is the fastest way to improve your leadership skills. A leader must have followers, of course, but an important exercise is to consider who makes up that group of followers in the context of Fig- ure 1. Followers who are content on being fol- lowers will yield a modest return to the com- pany, but only add value to the company one person at a time. ey are typically not "impact players," but leaders don't need an entire team of impact players, only a strategic few. On the other hand, followers who are leaders themselves and willing to follow your lead mul- tiply the value added to the company, creating the opportunity for explosive growth. When looking at your team, consider what your fol- lowers bring to the proverbial table. When a follower comes to the table, he or she only brings themself. But when a leader comes to the table, the leader brings his or herself as well their followers. Explosive growth is driven by leaders, not followers. A Different Mindset L e a d e r s w h o d e v e l o p other leaders require a dif- ferent mindset than leaders who only develop followers. So, how then to multiply our growth and not just add to it? Maxwell gives us a hint when he says, "Becoming a leader who develops lead- Leadership 101: The Law of Explosive Growth The Right Approach by Steve Williams, THE RIGHT APPROACH CONSULTING

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