LISTEN: Connecting Increases Your Influence in Every Situation, Part 2 (Leadership That Gets the Job Done #14 with Daniel Whyte III)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Ultimately, if the job is not done, goals are not reached, and the team does not win, then the leader is not doing his job well, because, as Dr. Lee Robinson or John Maxwell said, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” The simple purpose of this podcast is to help those who are called to the ministry define what leadership is and how they can effectively lead others to do great things for the glory of God in the world. As the father of modern missions, William Carey said, “Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.”

Our Bible verse for this episode is John 13:13-15: “Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.”

Our quote for this episode is from Kenneth Blanchard. He said, “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.”

Our topic today is Part 2 of “Chapter 1: Connecting Increases Your Influence in Every Situation” from Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, by John Maxwell

— CONNECTING IS CRUCIAL FOR LEADERS

I am probably best known for my writing and speaking on leading. If you want to become more productive and influential, learn to become a better leader because everything rises and falls on leadership. And the best leaders are always excellent connectors.

If you’re interested in a case study in connecting in the context of leadership, all you have to do is look at the presidents of the United States from the last thirty years. Because every move of those presidents is documented in the press at home and around the world, most people are familiar with them.

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW said, “The number one criteria for advancement and promotion for professionals is an ability to communicate effectively.”


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.