Classic Influence: Timeless Lessons from the Legends

By Dr. Johnny Welch, M.B.A.

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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.

Episode Date
CIP 049. Expect the Unexpectable, Vigorously Guard Against the Negative Expectations Trap: How to Solve Albert Einstein’s Unsolvable Problems
Sep 09, 2023
CIP 048. Reframe Your Role, Take Whatever Title You Require: Walt Disney Heads to Hollywood in Pursuit of a Fantastic Dream
Aug 05, 2023
CIP 047. Put Your Name on the Building, Assume the Title and Position You Desire: Steven Spielberg Occupies the Universal Lot
Jun 03, 2022
CIP 046. Discover and Destroy Limiting Beliefs: Martin Luther Triggers the Reformation, Forever Altering the Course of History and the Power of Leaders Around the World
Mar 30, 2022
CIP 045. Steel Yourself for Success: Harriet Tubman Takes Command, Leads Her People to the Promise Land
Feb 16, 2022
CIP 044. Exploit the Hidden Power of Simplicity: Alexander the Great Fulfills the Prophecy of the Gordian Knot
Dec 16, 2021
CIP 043. Believe Absolutely to Inspire Absolute Belief: Joan of Arc Turns the Tide of the Hundred Years' War
Oct 29, 2021
CIP 042. Win Lasting Influence, Listen for the Underlying Need: Mahatma Gandhi Builds the Bedrock of an Unbreakable Charismatic Bond
Aug 31, 2021
CIP 041. Build Habits of Mastery and Self-Control: The Making and Unmaking of The Knights Templar, the Most Formidable Military Order of the Middle Ages
Aug 04, 2021
CIP 040. Get Leverage, Change the Calculus: The Crafty and Courageous Roma and the Birth of Ancient Rome
Jun 08, 2021
CIP 039. Find Courage Under Fire—Count the Costs, Then Forge Ahead: General George S. Patton’s Greatest Nightmare and Moment of Truth
Apr 29, 2021
CIP 038. Profit from the Power of Proof: Dale Carnegie’s Baby Steps Rise to Blockbuster Success
Apr 08, 2021
CIP 037. Escalate the Intensity, Increase the Stakes: Orville and Wilbur Wright’s Extraordinary Obsession with Flight
Mar 11, 2021
CIP 036. Own the Need, Achieve the Dream: Abraham Lincoln Assumes Command of the Problem at Hand, and Pilots His Path to the Top
Feb 22, 2021
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
Jan 29, 2021
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
Jan 07, 2021
CIP 033. Take Bold Action (Part 3): Boldly Strike Out to Accelerate Your Ascent: Theodore Roosevelt Boldly, Brazenly Begins Anew
Dec 15, 2020
CIP 032. Take Bold Action (Part 2): Dare to Defy the Established Order, Risk to Skip Ahead: Huey Long Cuts a Barrier-Breaking Path to the Top
Nov 19, 2020
CIP 031. Take Bold Action (Part 1): Be Bold and Let Boldness Do Its Work: Napoleon Bonaparte Escapes His Island Prison
Oct 22, 2020
CIP 030. Profit from the Power of Frames to Achieve Your Aims: President Franklin Roosevelt Reframes His Race for a 3rd Term
Sep 20, 2020
CIP 029. Wield Power with Wisdom, Get Both in and Out of the Game: Martin Luther King Jr. Assumes Leadership, Becomes the Symbol of the Civil Rights Movement
Jul 22, 2020
CIP 028. Hammer Optimism into Your Plans: Ernest Shackleton’s Miracle Trip from Elephant Island
May 22, 2020
CIP 027. Adopt the Champion Mindset: Arnold Schwarzenegger Takes the Throne
Mar 31, 2020
CIP 026. Escalate Your Commitment, Burn Your Ships: Hernando Cortés Conquers the Aztec Empire
Feb 26, 2020
CIP 025. Mine the Miners, Create Don't Consume: The Pioneering Producers of the California Gold Rush
Jan 24, 2020
CIP 024. Cast Off the Culture of Comfort, Convenience, and Ease: Theodore Roosevelt Becomes the Apostle of the Strenuous Life
Dec 16, 2019
CIP 023. Construct Your Own Heroic Life History: Ragnar Lothbrok, The Everlasting Legend of the Viking Leader
Nov 15, 2019
CIP 022. Spurn the Most Treacherous of Emotions, Beware the Ambitions of the Beast: The Hubris of Emperor Nero, Rome’s Original Antichrist
Oct 22, 2019
CIP 021. Milk Your Assets, Face the Brute Facts: The Cunning and Charismatic Cleopatra Assumes the Egyptian Throne
Sep 12, 2019
CIP 020. Surface Your Submerged Assumptions: President Kennedy and the Curious Consensus for the Bay of Pigs (Part 2 of 2)
Aug 07, 2019
CIP 019. Look First to Your Frames for the Seeds of Success: Russell Conwell’s Acres of Diamonds (Part 1 of 2)
Jul 03, 2019
CIP 018. Craft a Compelling Image to Increase Your Influence and Amplify Your Power: Blackbeard Becomes the Dark Lord of the Skull and Crossbones
May 29, 2019
CIP 017. Leverage the Paradox of Self-Reliance: General George Washington Wins the War By First Building Belief and Rapport
Apr 26, 2019
CIP 016. Assume Ultimate Ownership, Embrace Radical Responsibility as a Rule: President Lincoln Pays the Ultimate Price
Mar 29, 2019
CIP 015. Develop Deep Self-Belief: Napoleon Bonaparte’s Lucky Star
Feb 26, 2019
CIP 014. Aim First for Self-Reliance: The Roots of Cornelius Vanderbilt’s Transportation Empire
Jan 16, 2019
CIP 013. Dare to Run More and Greater Risks: P.T. Barnum Risks It All on an Unknown
Dec 11, 2018
CIP 012. Expand Your Perspective, Effect Strategy to Win the Greater Game: The Supreme Pontiff’s Immaculate Deception
Nov 09, 2018
CIP 011. Saturate Your Mind with a Lifelong Orientation to Time: Cesare Borgia's Fight to Rise
Oct 04, 2018
CIP 010. Stay Hungry to Make Your Mark: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Drum Major Instinct
Sep 06, 2018
CIP 009. King Yourself: Huey Long’s Campaign for the Poor
Jan 23, 2017
CIP 008. Conquer Fear Through Action: Theodore Roosevelt in the Badlands
Oct 26, 2016
CIP 007. Hustle While You Wait, Use the Delay to Set Up Your Play: Walter Chrysler’s Siren Call
Sep 09, 2016
CIP 006. Start with What You Have, Where You Are: The Legend Behind the Story of Robinson Crusoe
Aug 20, 2016
CIP 005. Concentrate Your Power: Casanova’s Great Escape
Aug 12, 2016
CIP 004. Resolve to Pay the Price: Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose
Aug 05, 2016
CIP 003. Cultivate a Fantastic Obsession: Walt Disney’s Epic Dream
Jul 29, 2016
CIP 002. Select Yourself. Decide for Yourself that You Have What It Takes: John F. Kennedy’s Campaign for President
Jul 22, 2016
CIP 001. The Power of Initiative: President McKinley’s Message to Garcia
Jul 22, 2016