Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Connecting with People

In our Ministry Staff Meeting here at Gaylord E-Free Church yesterday we watched and discussed a video by John Maxwell entitled "Connecting with People."  In this talk, Maxwell said that Jesus was the great connector and he defined connecting as "The ability to relate to and identify with people in such a way that it increases your influence with them."  he then gave three points about connecting:

First, Connecting is all others!  

Second, Connecting requires energy!

Third, Connectors find common ground!

Below are some statements from the video that I wrote down as I listened.  Do any of these strike a chord with you?

If you will help people first get what they want, they will then help you get everything you want.  

Leaders never cross the finish line first.

Immature people think of themselves, not others.

When you take of the mantle of leadership you give up the right to think of yourself first.

Leadership is servanthood.   It's not about "titles," it's about "towels," which means to be a leader you have to be able to "stoop."

There is nothing worse than an insecure leader that thinks the worlds revolves around them.

Look at the inconvenience of Jesus in connecting with us.

The energy you put into it is worth the price of connecting.

To be effective you have to go where they people are and participate in what the people do.

Great connectors find common ground and then lift others to higher ground.

The key word to find common ground in the Christian community is "relationships."  The key word to find common ground in the business community is "respect."

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