LISTEN: The Leader’s Challenge, Part 3 (Leadership That Gets the Job Done #3 with Daniel Whyte III)

Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Ultimately, if the job is not done, goals are not reached, and the team does not win, then the leader is not doing his job well, because, as Dr. Lee Robinson or John Maxwell said, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” The simple purpose of this podcast is to help those who are called to the ministry define what leadership is and how they can effectively lead others to do great things for the glory of God in the world. As the father of modern missions, William Carey said, “Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.”

Our Bible verse for this episode is 1 Timothy 4:12 which says, “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”

Our quote for this episode is from Albert Einstein. He said, “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

Our topic today is part 3 of “Chapter 1: The Leader’s Challenge”, where we look at the challenge of technology.

— Globalization

Craig Johnson claims globalization may well be the most important trend of the twenty-first century. He is not alone. In 2005, Thomas L. Friedman declared the world was “flat.” He suggested that the lowering of the former communist walls to the west—along with the advent of the World Wide Web, the proliferation of the personal computer, the development of fiber optic cable, and workflow software—ushered the world into its third major era around the year 2000. While the debate about what globalization involves is still intense, many of the geographic, political, social, and technological walls that used to separate people have clearly come crashing down.

Now a small, family-run store in South Korea can do business internationally. More significantly, it can compete with much larger companies in the United States. Adversely, a terrorist hiding in a cave in Afghanistan can direct an attack that brings skyscrapers on the other side of the world tumbling down. A computer virus generated in Iran can cripple computers around the world in a matter of hours. A downturn in the Southeastern Asia economy can cause layoffs in Midwestern American towns shortly thereafter. A customer service call placed in Detroit may well be answered by someone in India. With the advent of the Internet and personal computers, your child’s math tutor may as well be sitting at a laptop in Bangalore as at your kitchen table. The world has indeed flattened.

Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.