Brag Like Jefferson: Humility & the Path to Successful Leadership
Based on his book, Heroes for My Son, Meltzer shows audiences how successful leaders use humility, collaboration, and an acceptance of their limitations to create meaningful results for their companies or organizations.
Using the lives of several prominent leaders and multiple instances of successful CEOs as the backdrop, Meltzer shows that humility is not just an honorable characteristic, but an asset that helps you in the business world. Providing a new way to look at leadership, Meltzer highlights three core rules for success in this keynote speech:
- Communicate and collaborate
- Admit and overcome limitations
- Captains are still part of the crew
Who Is Your Hero?
On the night Brad Meltzer's first son was born, he began collecting heroes for his boy. And for nearly a decade, Meltzer studied these heroes throughout history. From Thomas Jefferson (who had the humility to never publicly take credit for writing the Declaration of Independence) to the Wright Brothers (who brought extra materials to every test flight, anticipating their own failure) to George Washington to Rosa Parks to Mr. Rogers, Meltzer reminds us that their stories are not about fame – they're about what we are all capable of on our very best days. See why Meltzer's book on heroes – from Jackie Robinson, to Abraham Lincoln, to Eleanor Roosevelt – shot up the inspirational bestseller list. Let Meltzer teach you how to find the real hero in your life. And the power of never letting anyone tell you 'no.'
What Do You Want in Your Obituary?
When The Wall Street Journal told Meltzer that one of his charitable acts would be in his obituary, it sent him on a quest to find out what else might be there. Hear the funny, inspiring, and always entertaining story that led to the creation of Meltzer's book, Heroes For My Son, a book he began writing on the day his son was born eight years ago.
Don't Let Anyone Tell You 'No'
Meltzer's family moved from Brooklyn to Miami with only $1,200 to their name. A decade later, he got 24 rejection letters for his first novel. A year after that, he started his climb to the #1 spot on The New York Times Bestseller List and hosted his own television show. The adventure between is a classic tale with a truly incredible ending.
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