youth worker, youth ministry, leadership

Being Humanly Connected

By Doug Franklin February 8, 2011

There is real power in being connected with other people. Especially with people we lead. By being connected I mean we understand each other and we have gotten to know someone for who they are and not for what they do. By being connected we are able to care for each other at new levels and we are able to forgive small mis-steps. When I think about the people I lead here at LeaderTreks, I treat the ones I am connected with differently then the others. So I have been asking myself why am I not connecting with more people if connection is so powerful? Pride, lack of maturity and stupidity come to mind. I need to change, by connecting on a human level I can influence more people and live at peace with more people. I got work to do….

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More