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Leaders abound in literature and history, and their stories can serve as lessons and guideposts today. And what is history, but a set of stories?

Stories ripe with lessons in communication, leadership, and integrity, leading to better relationships — relationships with employees, customers, and the people who can help your business grow.


Each week in Timeless & Timely, you get advice and counsel from the past with a lens to understand and act on the issues and ideas of the present.

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Who is Scott Monty?

I’m a former Classics major who went on to get an M.B.A. and eventually became the first executive at Ford Motor Company to lead digital communications and social media globally. During that time, I was exposed to all parts of the business and to leaders across the world in various industries.

Along the way, I realized there are fundamental behaviors we share and that leaders are everywhere around us, with lessons ready for us — if we’re ready for them.

But this isn’t just stories from the past; it’s about applying what we already know to what’s going on in the world around us today.


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Scott Monty
Keynote speaker. Consultant inspiring people to be better communicators, leaders, and humans. First executive at Ford to lead digital communications. Writer. Podcaster. Sherlockian. Soundtrack geek. Word nerd.