The Lion King may be the greatest Disney animated film of all time. After re-watching The Lion King for the umpteenth time, I felt The Lion King deserved the Reel Leadership treatment.
The story of young Sima (Jonathan Tyler Thomas) and his struggle to return to his rightful place as king of his homeland contains plenty of leadership lessons if you were to look for them. In today’s Reel Leadership article, we’ll look at the leadership lessons from The Lion King and what they mean to you.
Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Disney’s The Lion King
1. People honor great leaders:
In the opening scenes of The Lion King, animals from far and wide gather together to honor Mufasa (James Earl Jones) and the birth of his son Simba. The animals knew something great had happened and they wanted to be there to honor the King of the Jungle. Their presence showed their respect to Mufasa. Read more...
Many months ago, my pastor came up with a crazy idea: Let’s run a half marathon! (For those of you who don’t know, a half marathon is 13.1 miles. That’s a long distance to go by foot.) That sounds crazy enough on its own. The next thing he said was: at 3 AM.
Wait… What? Did I just hear Pastor Ben right? He wants me to run a half marathon early in the morning? Well, he had. And I tentatively agreed.
There was no firm commitment on my part. I think I said: I think I could do that.
Over the next couple of months, we did a couple of preparation runs. We started out at a 6 or 7 miler. Our last run together was 10 miles. That was two weeks before the half marathon.
I was cautious. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to accomplish the whole distance. Read more...
Have you ever had one of those “aha” moments in your life where clarity was immediate?
I have had many moments like this over the last three decades as an entrepreneur, teacher, and parent. I wanted to share a personal experience with you that deeply influenced the content of my recently released book, It All Matters.
I was once asked to speak at a high school in Battle Creek Michigan by a Good friend of mine, Lorin Granger. Walking into the auditorium, I saw the faces of over 1,000 young students from a multitude of different cultural backgrounds. I had decided to craft a presentation around one simple but profound message:
Individually, you matter too much to far too many people to not matter enough to yourself to live your life to your greatest capacity.Read more...