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Connecting Is All About Others, Part 1 (Leadership That Gets the Job Done #31)

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Our Bible passage for this episode is John 17:18-10 which says, “As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.”

Our quote for this episode is from Eric Shinseki. He said, “Without leadership, command is a hollow experience, a vacuum often filled with mistrust and arrogance.”

In this podcast, we are using as our texts three books: Spiritual Leadership: Moving People On To God’s Agenda by Henry and Richard Blackaby; Next Generation Leader, by Andy Stanley; and Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, by John Maxwell.

Our topic today is Part 1 of “Chapter 2: Connecting is All About Others” from Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, by John Maxwell. He continues:

Have you ever been excited about sharing an experience with someone important, only to have it unexpectedly ruined? That’s what happened to me several years ago. 

While I was on a business trip to South America, I got the chance to visit Machu Picchu, the mountaintop home of the ancient Inca, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. My guide was fantastic, the view was amazing, and the whole experience was incredible. When I returned home, I was determined to take my wife, Margaret, there. 

Not long afterward, we picked a date and invited our close friends Terry and Shirley Stauber to go with us. To make the visit even more special, we made reservations to stay at a sixteenth-century monastery converted into a fine hotel in Cusco. And we booked tickets on the luxury train run by Orient Express. I wanted to make this once-in-a-lifetime experience as special as possible. 

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