Today’s guest is Dr. Jimmy Knott, and in this episode, we talk about personal leadership development and how you can become a highly effective leader. Since high school, Jimmy keeps finding himself in leadership roles, which continued throughout his career. Today, Jimmy continues to develop himself to become a better leader and helps others develop themselves into leaders worth following.

[00:01 – 07:23] Opening Segment

  • We introduce the guest and topic for today, Dr. Jimmy Knott
  • Jimmy talks a bit about his background
  • What is the role of leadership?
  • In this day and age, there are not many good role models in terms of leadership.

[07:24 – 21:42] What Makes A Good Leader

  • Traits leaders worth following have
  • We want people to follow us because they want to, not because they have to
  • Integrity and Leadership
  • Exceptional Competence
  • Connecting with people

[21:43 – 25:42] From One Leader To Another

  • Jimmy’s advice for the leaders of today
    • Things to keep in mind
    • Lead yourself well.
  • Learn more about Jimmy. Links below
  • Final thoughts

Tweetable Quotes:

“We want people to let us influence them. We want people to follow us not because they have to, [but] because they want to.” – Dr. Jimmy Knott

“To connect with people, they have to trust you and to trust you, they really have to feel like they know you, and to know you means you’ve got to be willing to be vulnerable and transparent with who you are.” – Dr. Jimmy Knott

Dr. Jimmy Knott Bio:


Jimmy loves leaders and leader development. He is an insightful Bible teacher who seeks to make God’s Word relevant and practical. For over forty years, Jimmy served a couple of churches as one of the pastors and teachers. Most of that at First Baptist Orlando. Jimmy is also deeply committed to training and mentoring existing and emerging leaders.

Episode Links:

Learn more about Jimmy at you can also grab a copy of his book “Lord, Teach Us to Pray” on Amazon. You can get in touch with him by sending him an email at

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