Jul 21, 2010

review of Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

John C. Maxwell is famous in the world of leadership, both inside and outside of the church. His newest book, however, is not primarily on leadership, but on connecting with people. In his newest book Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, Maxwell digs deep into the world of communicating with people. Speaking from years of experience of communicating, Maxwell share his advise on how to go beyond communication and how to connect with people.  He argues that while everyone has the ability to communicate, whether through word, action, or some other form, not everyone can connect with their audience. He splits his book into two sections discussion the principles of connecting and what connectors do to stay connected with people.

Maxwell does offer some fantastic advice for connecting with other people. I believe that he also offers too much advice at points, some of which, in my opinion, may be detrimental. Some of his suggestions border on an attempt to tell people that they need to be popular before people will even listen, which I don't think is necessary. This book, however, is certainly worth a quick read. He is speaking from many years of experience, and while I personally my not agree with everything that he said, he does know a great deal about his topic.

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