A critical part of becoming an effective leader is learning how to connect with others. We must connect with others before we can lead them. Often, leaders are hindered when they don’t listen to the people around them or don’t provide encouragement along. This can destroy what little trust they had.
In The Art of Connecting With Others, Dr. Tim Elmore aims to equip students with the wisdom to create healthy relationships, listen respectfully, encourage those around them, and effectively handle criticism. Through thirteen memorable images — each with a series of engaging stories, self-assessment questions, and thought-provoking discussion topics — students learn and internalize important principles on connecting with others that will help guide them as they step into college or their careers.
The Art of Connecting With Others covers important topics such as:
- Handling Criticism
- …and many more!
Why Use The Art of Connecting With Others?
More than 7,000 schools, businesses, and organizations around the world utilize Habitudes every day. The Art of Connecting With Others helps students and young adults:
- Handle criticism and use feedback for personal improvement
- Initiate healthy relationships with those around them
- Build up other people to help them achieve their full potential
- Choose the right battles and conversations that move people towards a goal without damaging relationships
- Connect with people through sacrificial service that improves others as well as themselves
- …and many more leadership habits!
Most Popular Uses
There are many ways Habitudes can be leveraged to connect with and train growing leaders. Specifically, we’ve seen this resource used most effectively when harnessed as a training resource for:
- Collegiate Programs, such as Residential Advisors or Student Governments
- Staff Training for Young Professionals
- Small-Group Discussions
- Youth Leadership Programs
Habitudes Book 2: The Art of Connecting With Others is available in a Values-Based Edition for Christian schools, colleges and ministries.