LISTEN: Connecting is All About Others, Part 2 (Leadership That Gets the Job Done Podcast #47 with Daniel Whyte)

Our Bible passage for this episode is Exodus 18:21 which says, “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:”

Our quote for this episode is from Jim Rohn. He said, “A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.”

In this podcast, we are using two books as our texts: Spiritual Leadership: Moving People On To God’s Agenda by Henry and Richard Blackaby and Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, by John Maxwell.

Our topic today is Part 7 of “Chapter 2: Connecting is All About Others” from Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, by John Maxwell. He continues:

Connecting is all about others. Connecting begins when the other person feels valued.

How can you connect with people one-on-one? By making them feel valued. How do you do that?

• Know what they value by being a good listener when you are with them.
• Find out why they value those things by asking questions.
• Share your own values that are similar to theirs.
• Build your relationship on those common values. In that way, value is added to both of you.

The key to making others feel valued in a group or on a team is to invite participation. The smartest person in the room is never as smart as all the people in the room. Input creates synergy, buy-in, and connection. To connect with people in a group setting
• Discover and identify the strength of each person.
• Acknowledge the value of each person’s strength and potential contribution.
• Invite input and allow people to lead in their area of strength.

One of the reasons speakers fail to connect is that they give the impression that they and their communication are more important than their audience. That kind of attitude can create a barrier between a speaker and an audience. Instead, show your audience members that they are important to you by doing the following:
• Express your appreciation for them and the occasion as soon as you can.
• Do something special for them if you can, such as preparing unique content for them and letting them know that you have done so.
• See everyone in the audience as a “10,” expecting a great response from them.
• As you finish speaking, tell them how much you enjoyed them.

If the Lord tarries His Coming and we live, we will continue this topic in our next podcast.


If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, here’s how.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

God bless.