On Sale Now! Breadcrumbs: Finding a Philosophy of Life

March 16, 2023 | Events, Philosophy

William F. Merck II, Author, Leader, Speaker

by William F. Merck II

Events | Philosophy

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.

My life experiences in the years after a college class in which the professor asked, “What is your philosophy of life?” have allowed me to answer his question at last. When I contemplate all the inflection points in my life, I can see in this rear-view mirror how they cumulatively created my personal view of life, or my personal philosophy.

I have been fortunate to be around many interesting and influential people in my life, many of whom I mention in this book. The most significant people in my childhood were my parents, Gwen and Bill Merck, my aunt and uncle, Gerri and Ernie Demcheck, and my grandparents, Alma and Lowry Keefe. While writing and focusing on my upbringing, I became consciously aware of the exceptional impact Grandfather Keefe had on shaping my view of life, a man I spent considerable quality time with in those early years.

Completing this work is a personal milestone and comes with a great sense of accomplishment. I hope you will pick up a copy and engage yourself and others in examining your own philosophy of life.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Harvard Bookstore Presentation

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

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.

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.

Frontlines of Freedom Podcast: On Military Readiness

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

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.

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.

Afternoon Live Interview on KATU

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

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.

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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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