Classic Influence explores the timeless lessons learned from the icons of influence, the legends of leadership, power, and sway. Listen in as your host—the Harvard and Columbia trained researcher, author, and speaker, Dr. Johnny Welch, M.B.A.—reveals the timeless wisdom and insights, unveils the hidden blueprints, and unlocks the key secrets of the legends and heroes of history to discover the strategies, tactics, tips and tools you can use to master the power of influence to achieve your own most daring dreams and goals.
CIP 039. Find Courage Under Fire—Count the Costs, Then Forge Ahead: General George S. Patton’s Greatest Nightmare and Moment of Truth
A charismatic, courageous, and flamboyant hero of World War II, General George Patton was the personification of ruthless drive and the relentless will to win. And, yet, a look at an episode early in his military career reveals a man who struggled with self-doubt and fear. In this episode of Classic Influence, we’ll travel back to WWI to reveal just how firm a grip fear had over Patton’s mind, and how his willingness to accept the distinct likelihood of death forever changed the arc of his destiny.
CIP 038. Make Your First Dollar, Profit from the Power of Proof: Dale Carnegie’s Baby Steps Rise to Blockbuster Success
How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the best-selling books of all time, but Dale Carnegie’s career did not start off with a bang. In fact, Carnegie was nearly 50 before he finally stumbled upon the key secret to his success. In this episode of Classic Influence, we’ll explore the power of proof, the small start, and how baby steps can be carefully calculated to create blockbuster success.
CIP 037. Escalate the Intensity, Increase the Stakes: Orville and Wilbur Wright’s Extraordinary Obsession with Flight
Humankind has dreamed of flying since our early ancestors first laid eyes on the flying creatures of prehistoric times. But it wasn’t until 1903, despite facing fierce competition from scores of better educated, and better funded aviation pioneers, that Wilbur and Orville Wright at last achieved the dream of powered flight. In this episode, we’ll explore what set these two curious, self-taught, visionary engineers apart from so many others, revealing the most critical secret to their success.
CIP 036. Own the Need, Achieve the Dream: Abraham Lincoln Assumes Command of the Problem at Hand, and Pilots His Path to the Top
Ranked among the greatest of American Presidents, Abraham Lincoln was surprisingly ambitious. He desperately wanted to be remembered for doing something great. But it wasn’t until he linked his great aspiration with his passionate, unconquerable hatred for slavery that Lincoln began to see his star rise. Listen in and learn how Lincoln, a poor, backwoods country lawyer with less than a year of formal education, rose to become the Great Emancipator, and the 16th President of the United States.
CIP 035. Take Bold Action (Part 5): Be Bold in Pursuit of Your Aims: The Celebrity Power of Frank Sinatra, and the Daring Don Rickles, Upstart Comedian Extraordinaire
Eager to make his way in the competitive world of show business, the daring Don Rickles was willing to make all manner of bold moves, including exploiting the star power of uber celebrities like Frank Sinatra. Alas, unlike Sinatra, who was far better attuned to his audience, and the importance of playing to their desires, Rickles still had a few key lessons to learn. Listen in and discover how Sinatra schooled the young upstart comedian, and how Rickles’ hunger to learn ultimately enabled him to succeed.
CIP 034. Take Bold Action (Part 4): To Achieve the Unbelievable, Back Bold Action with a Bastion and a Base: The Herculean Daring of Bloody Mary’s Fight for the Throne
Mary Tudor, the eldest daughter of King Henry VIII, was born at the bloody center of the greatest religious and political upheaval in England’s history, the English Reformation. A devoted Catholic in the inner sanctum of a Protestant Empire, the young princess was a figurehead for loyal papist plotters, and a threat to those Protestants in power. Learn how Mary navigated the treacherous forces swirling around her, and discover the bold action she took to become the first English queen to reign supreme.
Love walking away feeling like i learned something, great podcast!
I absolutely loved each of the podcasts so far and can't wait for the next one. Each episode gives a brief glimpse back into time, while at the same time describes tips that anyone can use and apply to their daily life to help achieve their own personal goals.
If you want to be inspired and if you enjoy listening to interesting historical tidbits, you have come to right place. This podcast is fun to listen to at the same time that I feel I walk away having learned something that I can go and share with others. It's a short great listen with big influence.