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Episode 063 – Daniel’s Presentation To Baylor Leadership Lunch And Learn

Posted on Nov 9, 2017 by in Podcast Episode | 0 comments


Daniel uses Seinfeld, The West Wing, and past interviews to talk about leadership as influence.



  1. Seinfeld clip demonstrating influence (link): eating dessert with a knife/fork.
  2. Daniel bio
  3. Main theme from John Maxwell: defines leadership as influence
    1. Can always influence regardless of positional authority
    2. The Wave at sporting events is an example of this – influencing those in your orbit to then influence others outside your orbit and so on.
    3. Houston/Harvey citizen rescuers
    4. West Wing clip also demonstrating the power of influencing those close to us (link).
    5. Daniel shares a leadership failure from his WOU AD days.
    6. Team captains are good examples because they don’t become leaders after being named captain; they were leaders and therefore named captains
  4. Specifics on how to influence effectively (based 21 Great Leaders: Learn Their Lessons, Improve Your Influence by the Orlando Magic’s Pat Williams)
    1. Vision (Walt Disney, Nelson Mandela)
      1. Tim Selgo from Anchor Up
    2. Communication (Ronald Reagan, Winston Churchill, MLK)
      1. Joe Castiglione clip on instilling values/culture into his team, and the importance of doing this daily.
    3. People Skills (Sam Walton, FDR)
      1. Gary Vaynerchuk’s Crush It has a chapter that is entirely one word: Care
    4. Character
      1. Jamy Bechler’s The Leadership Playbook: story about Bobby Jones taking a penalty stroke when he could have gotten away with not. “They might as well praise me for not robbing a bank.”
      2. David Chadwick’s Dean Smith book
        1. Honor God before all else
        2. Not afraid to fail
        3. Extreme humility
    5. Competence (Bill Gates, Dwight Eisenhower)
      1. Back to the West Wing clip. Ainslee displayed competence
    6. Boldness (Rosa Parks, Harry Truman)
    7. Serving Heart (Mother Theresa, Ghandi)
      1. Sports agent Kelli Masters on taking her players on mission trips
      2. Luke 22:24-27 – 24 A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest. 25 Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. 26 But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. 27 For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.

Thank Yous/Acknowledgements:

  1. Antioch Live/Clear Day Media Group – music
    1. More here.
  2. Jonathan Davis – production
  3. Clint Musslewhite – voice over

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