Level 5 of The 5 Levels of Leadership

You may have heard it said that everything rises and falls on leadership.

But what exactly is leadership?

Leadership is influence.

The more influence you earn, the more people you can lead.

Some are natural-born leaders.

The rest of us have to learn how to be an effective leader.

Fortunately for us, there is a clear process, but a few points before we begin:

Point 1: You are at a different leadership level with each person.

Point 2: Each level builds upon the next.

Point 3: If you switch divisions for companies, you start over at Level 1, and have to earn your way back up.

There are 5 Levels of Leadership (see John Maxwell’s book The 5 Levels of Leadership) and yesterday we covered the fourth Level. On to Level 5!

Level 5: Pinnacle

While most people can learn to climb to Levels 1 through 4, Level 5 requires not only effort, skill, and intentionality, but also a high level of talent.

In fact, Level 5 leadership takes a lifetime to achieve because they have influenced massive amounts of growth.

They’ve created a legacy of growth that will continue without their presence.

Developing followers to lead on their own is difficult. Most leaders don’t do it because it takes so much more work than simply leading followers.

However, developing leaders to the point where they are able and willing to develop others leaders is the most difficult leadership task of all.

But here are the payoffs: Level 5 leaders develop Level 5 organizations.
They create opportunities that other leaders don’t.

They create legacy in what they do.

People follow them because of who they are and what they represent.

In other words, their leadership gains a positive reputation and as a result,

Level 5 leaders often transcend their position, their organization, and sometimes their industry.

Level 5 leaders have not only already read this book, they’ll more than likely have already published their own best seller.

The upside of the Pinnacle: Your influence has expanded beyond your reach and our time.
The downside of the Pinnacle: You may start to believe it’s all about you.

Here’s a recap of the 5 Levels of Leadership.

Level 1 Position

— Rights —

People follow you because they have to.

Level 2 Permission – Relationships

People follow you because they want to.

Level 3 Production

— Results —

People follow because of what you have done for the organization.

Level 4 People Development

— Reproduction —

People follow because of what you have done for them.

Level 5 Pinnacle

— Respect —

People follow because of who you are and what you represent.

Remember, you’re at a different level with every person and…

“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”
― John Maxwell

About the Author

As a newly single father of two from MI, he struggled to start over as a paint contractor in FL, going door to door. His situation was so bad, even the IRS had mercy on him.

 Feeling completely hopeless, he remembered the story of King Solomon praying for wisdom. Could it be so easy? 

He felt he had absolutely nothing to lose. So, as a bankrupt, divorced, high school dropout, single father of 2 young kids, now living 1250 miles away from all friends and family, started to pray for wisdom.
 And while he continues to wait for the wisdom to arrive, what did come was an insatiable desire to learn and read books… 
Thanks to God for giving him the burning passion to read books, and attend seminars, (oh and winning the wife lottery) he not only cracks the success code and overcomes the struggle, but also streamlines his painting business in less than 3 years, published a how to book, then sold the company. Now he leads a business coaching company for painting contractors so he can help other businesses, like yours, to do the same. Hear more... http://www.DYBCoach.com/01 Or JoinDYB.com