by Dave Leingang, Exploring Leadership Solutions
In the book, Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, John C. Maxwell, an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, coach, and author, shows leaders how to get the message across by building a bridge to others. He points out that cultivating relationships is every bit as important to effective communication as crafting the message.
The insightful principles he shares are critical to understand if leaders desire to forge a lasting bond with those around them. The book is divided into two sections, Connecting Principles and Connecting Practices.
The Connecting Principles chapters are;
1. Connecting Increases Your Influence in Every Situation
2. Connecting is All About Others
3. Connecting Goes Beyond Words
4. Connecting Always Requires Energy
5. Connecting Is More Skill Than Natural Talent
Whether applied in private conversations or public speeches, John’s connecting practices will give participants the edge as a leader.
The Connecting Practices chapters are;
6. Connectors Connect on Common Ground
7. Connectors Do the Difficult Work of Keeping It Simple
8. Connectors Create an Experience Everyone Enjoys
9. Connectors Inspire People
10. Connectors Live What They Communicate
Over the course of eleven weeks the Mastermind Study Group participants will discuss how each of the principles or practices applies to an individual’s personal and professional life.
"No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind [the master mind]."
~ Napoleon Hill in Think and Grow Rich
Some of the benefits of participating in a mastermind group are:
· Sharpens your leadership and personal skills
· Creates real progress in your profession and life
· Adds an instant and valuable support network
· Get honest feedback, advice and brainstorming
· Borrow on the experience and skills of the other members
· Receive critical insights into yourself
· Optimistic peer support in maintaining a positive mental attitude
In the Everyone Communicates, Few Connect Mastermind Study Group participants will learn that if you can connect with others, one-on-one, in groups, and with an audience – your sense of community improves, your ability to create team work increases, and your influence skyrockets. People who connect with others have better relationships, experience less conflict, and get more things done than those who cannot connect. Leaders who have learned the art of connection are able to communicate their ideas persuasively, establishing buy-in and attracting followers. Register today!