On Having Confidence: Interview with Kris Kyro on WMPL

August 27, 2023 | Events, Leadership, Philosophy

William F. Merck II, Author, Leader, Speaker

by William F. Merck II

Events | Leadership | Philosophy
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.
The weekly “Freedom Fridays” program with host Kris Kyro on radio station WMPL in Hancock, Michigan takes place every Friday. It’s the only program of its kind in the four county area! This call in program is all about what is happening in our country… now. A large portion of their audience are military veterans.

Bill was their special guest on August 18, 2023. He was invited on the program to talk about his books on leadership and philosophy, particularly in light of military recruiting. Along with what his own military experience meant to him and his takeaways from military training, their conversation touched on the pros and cons of having overconfidence or lack of confidence in yourself and how finding balance is critical to success.

Interview on WMPL

by William F. Merck and host Kris Kyro | Freedom Fridays


Bill’s book, Breadcrumbs: Finding a Philosophy of Life is available on Amazon. Read excerpts from the book here.

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.

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GoDaddy Interview on Achieving Victory

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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.

The Unspoken Bias: Ageism in the Workplace Interview

Dive into a thought-provoking discussion that explores not just the definition, but the subtle ways ageism infiltrates our everyday lives and particularly, our workplaces.

Motivators

Motivation inspires people to pursue their dreams, see purpose in their lives, and find success. If you keep this in mind, you will have made their jobs into careers.

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.

On Sale Now! Breadcrumbs: Finding a Philosophy of Life

Bill’s latest book, “Breadcrumbs: Finding a Philosophy of Life,” is now on sale at Amazon! Contemplate your own early experiences as an investigative exercise in understanding what you believe and why you think the way you do today.

Harvard Bookstore Presentation

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

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

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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.

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

LEADER

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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.

On Philosophy

BREADCRUMBS