Written by Dave Rothacker on December 28, 2021
“...who you attract is not determined by what you want. It’s determined by who you are.” - John Maxwell
Did you ever think about it like that?
According to Maxwell, these are areas you’re more than likely to have in common with those who you’ve recruited and hired. It’s also possible workers have these in common with company owners/leaders.
Age - Think about those dot com companies of the late 90s and early 00s. Not many baby boomers there.
Attitude - Positive people associate with positive people. Same with negative people.
Background - We’re attracted to and attract those with similar backgrounds.
Values - We’re attracted to leaders whose values are similar to our own.
Giftedness - We’re attracted to those with similar talent. If you’re creative, you probably will not be attracted to an accounting company.
Leadership Ability - If you have high leadership skills, you won’t be attracted to someone who has less leadership skills.
Maxwell refers to this dynamic as the Law of Magnetism - Who you are is who you attract.
Are you looking to attract people with the kind of qualities, skills and talents that you live and breathe? We cover this in Maxwell’s book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and the Law of Magnetism. Diversification is important too. We cover that as well.
I will be launching two John Maxwell masterminds in January. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and Developing the Leader Within You 2.0. Each is based on a Maxwell book by the same name. I recommend reading the book(s) in December.
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership - The book in which to begin building your leadership foundation on. As we’ve seen here, every person in your company is in need of fundamental leadership education. Go here to sign up.