This is an interesting Law of Leadership by John C. Maxwell.. The Law of the Lid
“Also, in time past, when Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel out and brought them in; and the Lord said to you, ‘You shall shepherd My people Israel, and be ruler over Israel’.”
~ 2 Samuel 5:2 ~
Why did Saul fail as Israel’s king, while David succeeded? The answer can be found in the Law of the Lid. Leadership ability is the lid that determines a person’s level of effectiveness. And to reach the highest level of effectiveness, you have to raise the lid on your leadership ability.
David had many lids on his life, but they did not stop him:
1. His family
2. His leader
3. His background
4. His youthfulness and inexperience
Ultimately David became a great leader – yet not because he lacked limitations in life. He achieved much because he became a lid lifter.
Every leader has lids on his life; nobody is born without them. And they don’t disappear when a person receives a title, achieves a position, or gets invested with power. The issue is not whether you have lids, but what you are going to do about them.