The Most Unlikely Leader Roger Smith
Interview with author of The Most Unlikely Leader Roger Smith
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Hi, and welcome to the show!
On today’s show I have the pleasure of welcoming author and former President and CEO of American Income Life Insurance and Liberty National, Mr. Roger Smith to talk about his book The Most Unlikely Leader, and we take a deep dive into his remarkable life that includes astronomical business success alongside family struggles and a life-threatening battle with addition.
Roger, a proud father of five, currently lives in Florida with his wife Demi, and their two dogs. He received the Yitzhak Rabin Legacy Award, Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, Healthcare for All Champion Award, Sol Stein Award, as well as numerous other awards and publications.
During this call, Roger reveals a great deal about his journey as a top tier executive in one of America’s premier organizations, through to the deeper, darker days struggling with various elements of his family and personal life.
As we talk, Roger reveals why The Most Unlikely Leader, was not necessarily meant to be him. His story will take you on a journey that started when he was a teenager living on the streets of Santa Monica, and was addicted to drugs. Roger dropped out of high school, ran into trouble with the law, had his best friend shot right next to him while running away from a failed robbery attempt and, at one point, was so down and out and desperate for a fix in his early thirties that he walked into the Pacific Ocean expecting never to come back.
In our darkest moments, often comes the realization that we’re meant to achieve great things. And in Roger’s case, he rose through the ranks of American Income relying on nothing but his wit, work ethic and his evolving understanding of what it takes to build teams and lead national organizations.
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