Frontlines of Freedom Podcast: On Military Readiness

September 14, 2023 | Events, Leadership

William F. Merck II, Author, Leader, Speaker

by William F. Merck II

Events | Leadership

In this podcast excerpt, Bill expands his thoughts on military recruitment issues and strategies to improve retention.

Bill’s August 26, 2023 guest appearance on the Frontlines of Freedom podcast led to an interesting conversation on military retention issues and strategies to improve lower-than-average attrition rates. Host Lt. Col. Denny Gillem, a West Point graduate and highly decorated combat veteran, designed the military news and talk radio show to address and discuss the most pressing issues facing our armed forces, veterans and their families.

In this clip from the show, Bill expands on his thoughts about why is it so important for the United States to have a strong military. He points out how much the military offers to young people, but many are not aware of these options. They also touch on why physical fitness may not be as essential for some positions and opportunities.

You can listen to their 11-minute discussion in this clip:

Frontlines of Freedom Podcast

by William F. Merck and host Lt. Col. Denny Gillem | On Military Readiness


You can listen to the entire hour with Bill and the show’s other guests here. Bill’s book, So, You Want to be a Leader: Secrets of a Lifetime of Success, is available on Amazon.

Breadcrumbs: Finding a Philosophy of Life by William F. Merck II

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Breadcrumbs: Finding a Philosophy of Life is now available in paperback and e-book editions.

Transition Tips for New Leadership Roles

Bill’s guest article for The Kevin Eikenberry Group with ten tips to think about as you make the transition to leader.

Interactions with Purpose

Meetings and public communications, with an emphasis on keeping a good flow of accurate information throughout an organization, are critical for effective leadership.

WJAC TV Interview on Military Recruitment Challenges

As the U.S. Army battles recruitment challenges, Bill suggests how innovative efforts can attract a new generation of soldiers.

Harvard Bookstore Presentation

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

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.

Knowing Yourself: Tips and Questions Worth Pondering

Bill’s guest article for Ms. Career Girl on knowing why you are who you are is a critical ingredient for success in life and in the workplace.

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.

Afternoon Live Interview on KATU

Bill gives some leadership tips in an interview with KATU host Kara Mack on Afternoon Live.

Success Made to Last: Author’s Corner Interview

Bill talks about overcoming ageism in the workplace, embracing change, and building your adaptability.

The Perfect Leader Myth

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

Donna Seebo Interview on Becoming Your Own Personal Investigator

Donna and I discuss understanding how your beliefs are formed, and why your thinking has evolved into its present place in your life.

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.

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

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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.

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