LISTEN: Growth: Why Humility Generates Abilities, Part 5 (Strategic Christian Leadership #36 with Daniel Whyte III)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

The simple purpose of this podcast is to help Christian leaders understand how planning and strategizing is important to carrying out the Great Commission.

Our Strategic Christian Leadership Bible verse for this episode is Colossians 1:16 which says, “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.”

Our Strategic Christian Leadership quote for this episode is from Jack Welch. He said, “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”

Our topic today is part 5 of Chapter 7: “Growth: Why Humility Generates Abilities” from “Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership” by John Dickson. He continues as follows:

Undefended Leadership

Simon Walker teaches leadership at Oxford University in the UK. He speaks of the “undefended leader”, the title of a trilogy of books he has written on the subject. He points out how frequently leaders feel the need to defend themselves publicly, whether in front of clients, executive peers or other staff. Leaders sometimes live in a hostile world, with young bucks ready to take their position at the first opportunity and stakeholders occasionally unforgiving of the smallest managerial mistake. Leaders thus imagine that appearing invincible and right is necessary for building loyalty and belief.


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.