Business Journal Writes About Leadership Lessons from Dave Grohl

Who says you can’t apply the lessons of rock’n’roll in the real world? Let’s examine what Dave Grohl has done over the summer. This is from Biz Journals:

Every person and every business will suffer a setback at some point. As we all know, it’s how one responds that reveals character and ultimately defines who and what we are. In the spirit of this notion, I am compelled to note how a famous rock star should be the poster boy for every business leader making his or her way through the maze that comprises running and growing a successful business.

I’m talking about the Foo Fighters founder and lead singer—and former Nirvana drummer—Dave Grohl. While touring in Europe, Dave (who is a whirling dervish onstage) took a major fall from the stage and broke his ankle. You would think this would be enough to stop the show and cancel tour dates, but not Dave. He actually finished the show while the doctor held his leg in place. Talk about passion for what you do! Bearing witness from a 7th row seat at a recent show, I give you the 5 rules of Leadership as displayed by Mr. Foo himself.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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