Oct 26, 2020
The resume of my dear friend and fellow Rebel Soul, Ed Magee, is a litany of iconic brands. After 15 years of serving at the US Marine Corps - where he eventually became Lieutenant Colonel - Ed was recruited by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company and ran three of its plants. Today, Ed works as the Executive Vice President for Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. But his work with Fender goes beyond running the company’s operations - from manufacturing to supply chain and distribution. As Co-President of the Fender Play Foundation, Ed is deeply involved in the company’s mission to support the world’s musicians.
Ed joins me today to share his passion for inspiring the world’s next generation of musicians. He illustrates how music education impacts children’s physical and neurological development and helps them find their voices during challenging times. He explains how and why leaders need to empathize with employees and shares what he learned from Brene Brown about leadership. He also describes what inspired him to join the US Marines and how the experience reinforced his dedication to serving a mission greater than himself.
“Kids are in a time where they struggle to find their voices, but music guarantees that. Music comes from the soul, giving kids the chance to breathe.” - Ed Magee
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