The Courage to Lead

Interview by Billy Shore

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The over 250 remarkable guests on more than 140 episodes of Add Passion and Stir have shared great wisdom, poignant personal experiences and true inspiration. To create a fresh experience for our listeners, we have curated this powerful content into some brand new episodes with themes like leadership, diversity and inclusion, national security, food equity and child hunger. This first episode is a compilation of expert views on leadership, including Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Congressman Jim McGovern, Civil Rights legend Hubie Jones, Panera Founder Ronn Shaich, and social change pioneer Bill Novelli.

Tune in for perspectives on effective leadership from an all star lineup of seasoned and successful leaders.

“One of the things that I think all of us can do is to model civil discourse and respect for others – for people we don’t agree with necessarily. We have to be able to listen to each other and to figure out how we can compromise and work together.” – Jeanne Shaheen

“At some point somebody has to have the political courage and say, ‘No, that’s not right, that’s not true’… And at some point in time, you have to say, ‘You know what? We’re not playing that game… We’re playing the game of getting problems solved in this country.’” – Tom Vilsack

“[Martin Luther King, Jr.] was basically starting with taking us to school… Then he took it to political rally and then he took it to church and by the time I left Jordan Hall, I was so elevated… That was the night that sealed my commitment to work for social justice and racial justice in this society and that I was going to lead a purpose-driven life.” – Hubie Jones

“I got in this to make a difference in the world. It seemed to me that business was an actually a more powerful way to make a difference in the world.” – Ron Shaich

“I go home every night with a song in my heart because [my MBA students] understand that there’s more than one bottom line. Sure, they may go to Google, they may go to a Goldman Sachs, but they’re going to make a difference.” – Bill Novelli

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