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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently


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The most effective leaders know how to connect with people. It's not about power or popularity, but about making the people around you feel heard, comfortable, and understood.

While it may seem like some folks are born with a commanding presence that draws people in, the fact is anyone can learn to communicate in ways that consistently build powerful connections. Bestselling author and leadership expert John C. Maxwell offers advice for effective communication to those who continually run into obstacles when it comes to personal success.

In Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, Maxwell shares five principles and five practices to develop connection skills including:

  • finding common ground;
  • keeping your communication simple;
  • capturing people’s interest;
  • how to create an experience everyone enjoys;
  • and staying authentic in all your relationships.

Your ability to achieve results in any organization is directly tied to the leadership skills in your toolbox. Connecting is an easy-to-learn skill you can apply today in your personal, professional, and family relationships to start living your best life.

Top Highlights

“When you connect with others, you position yourself to make the most of your skills and talents.” (source)

“To add value to others, one must first value others.” (source)

“That day, I also heard him say something that changed my life: ‘If you will first help people get what they want, they will help you get what you want.’ Finally, I understood what had been missing from my own communication—and from my interaction with other people. I saw how selfish and self-centered I’d been. I realized that I was trying to get ahead by correcting others when I should have been trying to connect with others.” (source)

“I’ve learned that if you want people to be impressed, you can talk about your successes; but if you want people to identify with you, it’s better to talk about your failures.” (source)

“All it takes are the will to change your focus, the determination to follow through, and the acquisition of a handful of skills!” (source)

Product Details

  • Title : Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently
  • Author: Maxwell, John C.
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • ISBN: 9781418554767


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