Christopher Nolan is back with a tale from World War 2. Dunkirk tells the story of French, Belgian, and British allied soldiers surrounded by the German army. Their evacuation was intense and the focus of Dunkirk.
Dunkirk is receiving praise from critics and moviegoers alike. People are loving what Christopher Nolan has offered up in Dunkirk.
Me? Not so much. I found Dunkirk to be entertaining but shallow. Normally the shallowness wouldn’t bother me but for such an epic evacuation, I felt the story deserved more.
However, even though I didn’t love Dunkirk, that doesn’t mean I didn’t walk away without leadership lessons from Dunkirk. There were plenty of leadership lessons in Dunkirk and we’re about to dive into them.
Caution: Dunkirk spoilers below.
Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Dunkirk
1. Leaders need to give hope:
Dunkirk opens with a text introduction. The viewer learns what has happened. Read more...
Bringing a new team member onto your team can be a scary experience. You want a great fit but you don’t know if you’ll get one.
Finding the right people to join your team can be tough. That’s why you’ve got to take the correct steps to get the right people into your organization.
Adding Team Members
Whether you’re adding a new team member because an old employee transitioned out of their role or because your company has grown and requires a new person, adding a new team member will impact the culture of your organization.
Anytime you add or remove someone, the dynamics of your team changes. The new team member will bring with him different traits and personality quirks.
They may not be able to slide into their new role and fill it like the previous person. That’s okay. Don’t freak out. Read more...
War for the Planet of the Apes is the last film in the new Planet of the Apes trilogy. And she leaves us with an epic leadership message.
Warning: Spoilers for War of the Planet of the Apes below.
Leadership Lessons And Quotes From War For The Planet Of The Apes
1. Great leaders connect the past with the present and future:
As War for the Planet of the Apes open, you are treated to text that shares what happened in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. These brief synopsis of the previous Planet of the Ape movies helps viewers remember what came before. And then prepares them for what is next by giving an intro to War for the Planet of the Apes. Read more...
There are going to be tough times in your organization. Sales might be down or you’ll lose key players.
Something will go wrong. That is a guarantee.
But even in these dark times, you need to do something. You need to give your team hope.
The Power Of Hope
My favorite movie series has to be Star Wars. There’s an epic story that goes on.
One where we see a young, powerful boy transform into the biggest baddie the galaxy has ever seen. From there, we see hope rise with the Rebel Alliance forming to fight back against the evil Empire. And, we’re now at a point where the Jedis are gone and a new Jedi is rising.
The Star Wars movies all carried a similar theme: Hope. We must have hope.
There’s power in hope. And that’s why leaders must give their teams hope. Read more...