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28 minutes | Jun 6, 2020
The Master Weaver
In Ybor City, Florida, there is a .14 acre park which belongs to Cuba.The park is dedicated to who some might consider father of Cuban Independence. Jose Marti. In the 1800s, Marti took a dysfunctional, fractured revolution and weaved it into a strong, revolutionary party.
30 minutes | May 2, 2020
Uniting Against Tyranny (FDR Part 5)
When we last left Franklin, he had a disappointing second term as President. Power grabs and not working together with others made his third term outlook bleak. In addition, his will to run again was weak. However, there was a dark storm approaching. With World War 2 starting to break out, Franklin realized his people needed a strong leader to guide them through the treacherous waters. Not only would the Americans need him, but nations all across the world needed a strong leader to fight against tyranny.
32 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
100 Days of War (FDR Part 4)
After enrolling the nation in their own underdog story, it was time for action. Franklin led the country with efficiency and confidence during his first 100 days. During those days, he would remold the country to improve the lives of his fellow Americans. However, his second term was not as glorious as his first. Due to his court packing scheme, the Roosevelt Recession, and an attempt to purge democrats his days in the White House looked to be coming to a close.
29 minutes | Jan 18, 2020
America's Great Plague (FDR Part 3)
The Great Depression infected the United States. It crippled the country. Just like he did at Warm Springs, Ole Doctor Roosevelt would start giving the country much needed medicine to survive.Sources:FDR by Jean Edward SmithThe Day the Bubble Burst: A Social History of the Wall Street Crash of 1929 by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-WittsNothing to Fear: FDR's Inner Circle and The Hundred Days that Created Modern America by Adam Cohen. Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin
19 minutes | Dec 24, 2019
A Hero of Gallipoli
William Malone was one New Zealand's finest leaders during the Gallipoli campaign. Sometimes it seemed like he was the only one with his head on his shoulders. He led his men through some of the toughest fighting of World War 1. Malone was a great leader because he prepared, cared, and set a great example for his men.Sources:Gallipoli by Peter Harthttps://ww100.govt.nz/lieutenant-colonel-william-george-malonehttps://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/video/william-malone-great-war-storyhttps://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3m40/malone-william-georgehttp://anzacdiorama.blogspot.com/2015/05/first-pics-of-massive-gallipoli-diorama.html
26 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
The Soul of a Leader (FDR Part 2)
Franklin's star was shining bright. It seemed like nothing could stop him on his path to the president. Until a summer in Campobello, polio ravaged his body and left him paralyzed. Franklin could either fall into historical obscurity or fight back into the political ring. Sources:FDR by Jean Edward SmithNothing to Fear: FDR's Inner Circle and The Hundred Days that Created Modern America by Adam Cohen. Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin
27 minutes | Nov 17, 2019
Streaks of Greatness (FDR Part 1)
Join us for part one on LFTL's multi-part series on Franklin Delano Roosevelt's leadership journey. In this episode, we'll see Franklin start to learn and hone the leadership skills that made him one of the United States best presidents. While they're only like streaks of light in this stage of his life, later on we'll be blinded by them when they come into full view.Sources:FDR by Jean Edward Smith Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin
28 minutes | Oct 26, 2019
The Power of a Story
Solomon Northup was born a free man. He lived a happy life until he was kidnapped and enslaved for 12 long years. Somehow he managed to not give into the despair of slavery to keep fighting for his freedom and was eventually rescued. Find out how Solomon used a story to get him through the depths of slavery and how you can apply that principle in your life on this weeks episode!Sources:Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon NorthupBarking up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker
28 minutes | Oct 1, 2019
The Light of the Rising Sun
Have you ever had an idea for a business? Or a book? And then found yourself saying, "I'm not good enough." or "Someone better will do it." You were probably in a battle with something Resistance. Resistance stops us from seizing opportunities to accomplish our goals and dreams. Find out how Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto defeated Resistance to change the world and naval warfare forever!Sources:At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl HarborThe War of Art by Steven PressfieldSupernova in the East by Dan Carlin
19 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
The Shield of Rome
How do you climb a mountain? One step at a time. When Rome's fate hung in the balance, there was one man who could save them. Quintus Fabius Maximus. Find out how Fabius drove the legendary Hannibal out of Rome through utilizing the idea of small wins!
29 minutes | Aug 17, 2019
The Limping Lady of Lyon
Virginia Hall's life is something straight out of a Hollywood movie. As an underdog, she would overcome obstacle after obstacle during her time as a spy in World War 2. She overcame things like losing her leg and being looked down on as a woman. Through these experiences she would grow into an unstoppable leader which helped end the war nine earlier than planned.
30 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
Genghis and His Mongol Dragon
The Mongol nation was unstoppable. In a mere 20 years, they went from pastoral nomads to near universal rulers. With their leader, the Great Genghis Khan, they would appear like a dragon to the people the conquered. Find out how Genghis recruited people to take the reins of his newly constructed dragon, adapted his dragon to overcome any obstacles, and set up a postal service which would help destroy powerful civilizations in this weeks episode!
36 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
America's First Super Hero
Who was America's first super hero? Some would tell you it was Superman, but in reality it was George Washington. To the Americans, he used his super powers to inspire a nation to defeat the great British Empire. But when you delve deeper you find that he obviously didn't possess super powers, instead he was one of the greatest leaders in history. Find out why the Americans thought George Washington was a super hero like character, as I break down some of his most powerful leadership lessons.
27 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
After defeating Brutus and Cassius, Octavian would have failure after failure. To bounce back from the failures, he had to employ the help of his friends Agrippa and Maecenas. With their skills, Octavian was rounded out to be an unstoppable force.
22 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
Octavian the Opportunist
Octavian was thrown into the ruthless, seemingly unending cycle of civil wars in last century BC. His uncle, the astounding Julius Caesar, had just been murdered by the senate. The dark clouds of civil war started looming once again, but the young Octavian did not see this as a terrible storm. Instead, he saw and seized the opportunities which led down a path that would eventually result in an empire that would last another 500 years.
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