Afternoon Live Interview on KATU

February 4, 2023 | Events, Leadership

William F. Merck II, Author, Leader, Speaker

by William F. Merck II

Events | Leadership
I provide some leadership tips in an interview with KATU host Kara Mack on her books and authors program, “Afternoon Live.”

On Friday, February 3, 2023, I had the pleasure of appearing on KATU’s books and authors show, “Afternoon Live.” Host Kara Mack with the ABC television affiliate in Portland, Oregon, interviewed me about how leaders can sharpen their mental toolkits and build on a wide range of experiences.

You can watch the six-minute interview on KATU’s website here. Enjoy!


Bill’s book, So, You Want to Be a Leader, is available at Barnes & Noble. Read excerpts from his book and articles on leadership here.

So, You Want to Be a Leader by William F. Merck II

Buy the Book!

So, You Want to Be a Leader: Secrets of a Lifetime of Success is now available in paperback and e-book editions.

Preface

How anyone sees life is complex and can rarely be expressed in an answer that fits on a bumper sticker. My views on life cannot be summarized in one sentence.

Bill’s Interview with ABC’s Good Morning Delmarva on Improving Mental Health

Bill discuses improving mental health at work and provides tips on managing stress at work.

Introduction

A leader is not restricted to any particular spot on an organization chart or any title. A leader is anyone who sets a direction and inspires others to follow.

Is Generation Z the answer to current recruiting woes?

Bill talks with Will Martin at the Reserve & National Guard Magazine about recent struggles in recruiting and retaining qualified military personnel.

The Perfect Leader Myth

Searching for and selecting the leadership team for an organization is a crucial exercise for organizational success.

On Having Confidence: Interview with Kris Kyro on WMPL

Bill and Kris discuss the pros and cons of having overconfidence or lack of confidence in yourself in this in-depth discussion on leadership and philosophy.

Faces of Leadership: Appearance on the Donna Seebo Show

Bill shares his experience and insights into what it takes to become a leader with Donna Seebo on her show, Faces of Leadership.

Harvard Bookstore Presentation

A fall trip to Cambridge, Massachusetts, proved to be an exciting adventure and a wonderful experience for a new author.

Winning Moves in the Workplace

Read Bill’s March 2023 guest article for Communication Intelligence, a magazine about smart communication in our professional lives.

5 Ways That Businesses Can Help Promote The Mental Wellness Of Their Employees

A Q&A with Jake Frankel of Authority Magazine on how every business needs programs that address mental wellness.

Interview with Heather Hansen O’Neill: From Fear to Fire

In this interview, I share with Heather Hansen O’Neill leadership secrets to overcoming fear, embracing your gifts, and achieving success.

Tribal Boundaries

I believe that people are inherently good with exceptions. I strive to appreciate people for who they are, not what they appear to be.

Meet Bill

William F. Merck has a lifetime of experiences in the working world that contributed to his success in a variety of leadership roles.

Coming Soon!

BREADCRUMBS: Finding a Philosophy of Life


In this work, slated for publication in March 2023, the author uses stories from his life’s journey to illustrate points in time that helped form his view of the world and his place in it.

Available on Amazon

So, You Want to Be a LEADER


Being a leader is not easy for anyone. Thankfully, this book transforms more than a half-century of leadership experiences into a practical handbook for those looking to excel in leadership roles. In candid fashion, So, You Want to Be a Leader: Secrets of a Lifetime of Success, reveals what works—along with an unvarnished examination of what doesn’t—in a myriad of work-related situations.

On Leadership

LEADER

AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

BREADCRUMBS: Finding a Philosophy of Life


In Bill’s new book released on March 14, 2023, the author uses stories from his life’s journey to illustrate points in time that helped form his view of the world and his place in it. From growing up in Southern Georgia in the 1940s, to becoming a military officer and a corporate leader, he discovers a nexus between early feelings and subsequent notions and beliefs.

On Philosophy

BREADCRUMBS