This ebook offers a summary of the book “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective Leaders Do Differently” by John C. Maxwell
You, like everyone else communicate all the time – whether you realize you're doing that or not. To become a genuinely effective leader, however, you have to learn howto connect with other people in everyday situations. Connecting this way requires that you first understand the five key principles of connection and then apply the corresponding five key practices.
You can always learn a lot by observing good leaders and communicators in action but your most intensive training will come as you work to apply what you observe. As you learn through trial and error what works and what does not, you can enhance your own ability to connect with others. The challenge in leadership is always to take what you have and to make the most of it rather than obsessing over what you don't have. Connecting with people will make that happen.
“If you want to learn how to connect and thereby become more effective in everything you do, there's good news. Even if connecting with others isn't something you're good at today, you can learn how to do it and become better tomorrow. Learning to connect with people can change your life.” Maxwell.