If you’ve been a reader of this blog for any amount of time, you already know I’m a metal head. While listening to that driving double bass drum and the fury of the rhythm guitar can be invigorating, there’s also the matter of the wisdom of the lyrics. Contrary to popular belief, metal bands don’t always sing about demons and blood. Many times there are lessons in the lyrics that can be applied to your everyday life.
Today I’ll explore some great leadership lessons embedded in the lyrics of one of my favorite bands: Metallica. I’ve listened to those guys for over 20 years and I’ve been to many of their shows (which are absolutely amazing).
They put a lot of thought into their lyrics and in a certain context you can apply many of those thoughts to your own leadership style. So here goes – I’ll offer up the song and lyrics then a quick lesson or interpretation of how you can apply them. As an added bonus, I’ll provide a link to the track when available.
So limber up your necks, turn up the volume, and get ready to rock out… here we go!