Leadership Lessons from Over 200 Thought Leaders

Voices of Influence

A few years ago, I launched this blog with the idea of sharing insights, ideas, and inspiration.  It is my hope that the lessons and ideas shared here help you in some way whether that is fast-tracking your career or overcoming procrastination.

When I started, I thought it was worth it if I made a real difference to just one person.

I’m happy to report that at least one person has found it life-changing.  That person is me.  I learn far more by sharing these ideas than you can imagine.  What an incredible experience to have the opportunity to learn from so many people.

Thank you for reading, for commenting, and for sharing these posts.  I appreciate all of you and look forward to getting to know you better in the coming months.

Below are some of the leadership interviews and posts with thought leaders from a variety of fields on numerous topics.  I hope you find one you missed and that it positively influences your year ahead.

 

“The book you don’t read won’t help.” –Jim Rohn

 

 

Leadership, Management & Execution

 

“You will be the same person in 5 years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” -Charlie Jones

 

Leadership Communication

Lee Greenwood – Part Two

This post is part two of an interview I did with country music artist Lee Greenwood.  In this video interview, we talk about:

  • his humble beginnings
  • the importance of family
  • the uniqueness of the USA
  • the Massachusetts school controversy where the school leaders wanted to sing his signature song “God Bless the USA” as “We love the USA.”
  • the right and responsibility to vote
  • and finally I asked him to answer his own question: “Does God still bless the USA?”

On July 4th, after watching our local fireworks, we turned on the television and watched the fireworks in New York City.  The first song played in the background was “God Bless the USA.”

Lee Greenwood Asks: Does God Still Bless the USA?

I’m Proud to Be An American

Even if you can’t recite the first verse, I’m certain that you know the chorus.

Read this and I’m sure your mind will start hearing the song.  Warning:  It may stay with you for the rest of the day.

Here are the first four lines of the chorus:

And I’m proud to be an American,

Where at least I know I’m free.

And I won’t forget the men who died,

Who gave that right to me.

In your head, isn’t it?

For those of us in the United States, it’s one of the most powerful, patriotic songs ever.  Whatever your background and whatever your political party, you likely are swept by the emotion of the song and its sentiment.

It was written years ago by Lee Greenwood.  He has since sung that song all over the world.  For Presidents.  In stadiums.  On a plane’s intercom flying over the World Trade Center site.  In dangerous situations around the world.