John C. Maxwell takes readers through the Five Connecting Principles and Five Connecting Practices of top-notch leaders to teach them how to build relationships that dramatically increase their ability to enact change. 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 just born with a commanding presence that draws people in, the fact is anyone can learn to communicate in ways that consistently build powerful connections. Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, helps you succeed by revealing Maxwell’s Five Principles and Five Practices to develop this crucial skill of connecting, including: finding common ground keeping your communication simple capturing people's interest How to create an experience everyone enjoys staying authentic in all your relationships. Your ability to achieve results in any organization - be it a company, church, nonprofit, or even in your family - is directly tied to the leadership skills in your toolbox.