Max Cleland

  • U.S. Senator, Georgia, 1997-2003
  • Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, 2003–2007
  • Administrator of the United States Veterans Affairs, 1977-1981
  • Disabled U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War

A leader of extraordinary depth, Max Cleland explores today's political headlines, providing insights from the perspective of a decorated Vietnam Veteran turned respected U.S. Senator.

 
  

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Campaigns, Congress and the Presidency: Behind the Headlines

Max Cleland has one of the most storied political careers in modern times. Severely wounded in battle in Vietnam, he recovered to become head of the Veterans Administration and later won election to the U.S. Senate. He is a man who's held high political office but who has never lost the common touch ...

Max Cleland has one of the most storied political careers in modern times. Severely wounded in battle in Vietnam, he recovered to become head of the Veterans Administration and later won election to the U.S. Senate. He is a man who's held high political office but who has never lost the common touch. Former Senator Cleland discusses what the Democratic majority in Congress means and how those political headlines affect you. He forecass what the long-term ramifications are for you, your family, your organization and the bottom line.

Strong at the Broken Places

The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. Those words, written by Ernest Hemingway, have been the source of inspiration for Max Cleland and aptly describe him and his philosophy. All of us DO encounter setbacks and tough challenges – and there are moments wh ...

"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places." Those words, written by Ernest Hemingway, have been the source of inspiration for Max Cleland and aptly describe him and his philosophy. All of us DO encounter setbacks and tough challenges – and there are moments when all of us feel uncertain about our ability to rise above them. Given the times we live in, all of us can use an inspiring reminder that, as people, we are stronger and more resilient than we give ourselves credit for – capable of dealing with anything – and then getting stronger in those broken places to be even stronger when the next challenge comes along. Cleland has a gift for delivering that powerful message and restoring confidence in our inner strength. Having lost both legs and an arm in a Vietnam grenade accident, Cleland fought against pain, depression, and rejection to overcome staggering odds and get stronger in his own broken places. The story of his ongoing journey to create a life that makes a difference is an inspiration to audiences who draw on his courage and strength to rediscover their own.

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