Everyone Communicates Few Connect

Avoiding Dead Air Time

Connecting is the leadership ability to identify with and relate to people in such a way that it increases your influence with them. Connecting demands constant attention on the part of the leader so that people stay tuned in to the vision, values, and priorities of the organization. The trick is to keep the connection…

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Me and Michael, Jr.

At the Gateway Men’s Conference last week, I sat down for an interview with the comedian Michael, Jr. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did…

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From my files: Connecting

I’m in Atlanta this week, preparing for the Chick-fil-A Leadercast on Friday. This event will be broadcast to venues all over the world, and you still have time to find a location near you. Just visit the website for more information. One of the things I’ll be talking about on Friday is the different levels…

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How do you get your ideas heard?

Recently, I was asked a question that I hear pretty often. Usually the questioner is young, perhaps newly-graduated from school. They’re almost always new to their current job. And I can often hear their frustration when they ask: Please tell me, how can someone just entering the workforce create change? Maybe you’re familiar with this…

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Something fun for your weekend

Only one week from today is a fantastic conference/simulcast: The Chick-fil-A Leadercast. I’m so pleased to be a part of a fantastic lineup of speakers, including Jim Collins (Good to Great), Tony Dungy (retired NFL Super Bowl-winning coach), Mark Sanborn (The Fred Factor), and Chip Heath (Made to Stick). And while the conference will be…

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20 Winners … and no losers!

20 Winners! It’s time to announce the winners of the Big Case Giveaway! On April 5, we launched it with these simple rules: leave a comment on that post describing how YOU would use 24 copies of ECFC. The publishers’ favorite 20 comments would WIN 24 copies (a case) of the books. With all of…

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Let the judging begin!

This past weekend I was in Denver, Colorado, enjoying the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and speaking to a great group of leaders. And apparently many of YOU were leaving comments on my last blog post. Wow! 1,090 entries in the Big Case Giveaway! Now a group of Thomas Nelson employees has the job of…

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ECFC excerpt and Twitter GIVEAWAY

It’s here! Tomorrow is the “official” release date for Everyone Communicates, Few Connect. And even though many bookstores actually started stocking it weeks ago, we still want to celebrate by offering something to you now. So over the next few days, look for promotions here on the blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter. TOMORROW (March 30) is an…

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The book is coming! The book is coming!

Hello from the USA! Thank you very much for all your good wishes and prayers for us as we toured Israel. I truly enjoyed helping my friend and pastor, Tom Mullins, lead the group from Christ Fellowship Church. We had a fantastic time. At any rate, I’m back on American soil for the time being.…

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