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.

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.

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.

Order versus Creativity

Existing rules should not paralyze your creative thinking as you face new or changing circumstances.

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.

Developing Curiosity

Early experiences and the environment in which they take place set the stage for a personal understanding of what and how life works.

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.

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.

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.

Harvard Bookstore Presentation

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

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.

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.

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.

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