Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Everyone Communicates Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently by John C. Maxwell - A review
The most effective managers and employers know how to communicate and connect well with their employees. I've learned this through my experiences communicating with others as well as my experiences with managers who do not do this very well. This is a book that can benefit anyone from a manager, to a pastor, even husbands and wives trying to learn how to communicate and connect effectively. Maxwell lays out keys to connecting. He talks about what connectors do and then highlights how we can do this effectively. He then summarizes by discussing how we can connect with individuals, groups, and in public speaking using the key we had just learned in that chapter. This was an engaging book that gave many tips on how to connect with others and use it to benefit yourself and others. I enjoyed how Maxwell included quotes about connecting within each chapter. The stories of people who embody each of these characteristics helped to show how effective they can be. John C. Maxwell is a great writer and I would love to see him speak as well if I ever get a chance. This book is very straight forward and full of a lot of insight. I recommend it!
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