LISTEN: The Leader’s Role: What Leaders Do, Part 1 (Leadership That Gets the Job Done #16 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 1 Peter 3:14 which says, “But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled.”

Our quote for this episode is from Norman Schwarzkopf. He said, “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”

In this podcast, we are using as our text, Spiritual Leadership: Moving People On To God’s Agenda by Henry and Richard Blackaby.

Our topic today is part 1 of “Chapter 2: The Leader’s Role: What Leaders Do.”

Leadership is one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth,” asserts James MacGregor Burns. Voluminous material is published continuously on the subject of leadership, yet there appears to be no simple, universally accepted understanding of what leaders do. Unless they clearly understand their role, leaders as well as their followers are destined for confusion, frustration, and failure. Perhaps that is why so many modern leaders are voraciously consuming leadership materials and seminars. Nevertheless, leaders worry that despite their heroic efforts and incessant working hours, they are still missing the mark.

If you are a leader and you sense God wants to accomplish more through your life than you are presently experiencing, this book was written for you. We will survey the modern literature on the subject as well as evaluate current leadership theories in light of scriptural truth. We hope by reading this material you will gain a clear sense of your role as a spiritual leader and you will focus on accomplishing what God has called you to do.


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.