Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Jackie Chan’s The Foreigner

A Reel Leadership Article

Jackie Chan is inspiring. At 63 years old, Chan will put younger men to shame in the action and stunts he will do in his movies.

The Foreigner (based on the book The Chinaman) is Jackie Chan’s latest U.S. release. It tells the story of Quan Ngoc Minh (Jackie Chan) and his story of revenge.

Quotes and leadership lessons from The Foreigner

After his daughter was killed in a London bombing, Quan goes on a rampage. His desire to find his daughter’s killer and bring him to justice, his justice, cannot be quenched.

In the vein of Liam Neeson’s Taken, Chan is back.

Now, let’s take a look at the leadership lessons from The Foreigner.

 

Caution: The Foreigner spoilers below

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Jackie Chan’s The Foreigner

1. Being in a rush could cost you:

Quan’s daughter, Fan (Katie Leung), was picked up from school by Quan. She wanted to rush to the dress shop to pick up her dress for a dance.

Moments That Matter

It All Matters

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.

book cover for it all matters by Paul Cummings

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.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Blade Runner 2049

A Reel Leadership Article

Over 30 years have passed since the original Blade Runner with Harrison Ford released. The movie brought a great idea to life but was slow and plodding in doing so. Blade Runner 2049 is a different story.

Blade Runner 2049 tells the story of Officer K, a Replicant who was retiring other Replicants. Officer K’s (Ryan Gosslin) story takes a turn as he begins to believe he is the child of Rick Deckard and Rachel from the original Blade Runner.

Leadership lessons and quotes from Blade Runner 2049

Not only does Blade Runner 2049 tie into the original Blade Runner with some interesting twists, there are plenty of leadership lessons in Blade Runner 2049. Let’s take a look at those leadership lessons.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Blade Runner 2049

1. Notice the subtle details:

Officer K was sent to hunt down and “retire” another replicant. After he put the replicant down, he went outside to have his drone take pictures and video of the landscape. Officer K then looks at an old tree and notices a subtle difference.

Catalyst Atlanta 2017 Recap

The Best Recap Of Catalyst Atlanta 2017

October 5th and 6th, 2017 I had the pleasure of live-blogging from the Catalyst Conference. I was able to share with you in almost real-time what happened at the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Today, I want to recap what happened, share the highlights of the Catalyst Conference, and bring attention to some of the other live-bloggers from the conference.

Recap of the events at Catalyst Atlanta 2017

Image courtesy of Catalyst Conference

What Happened At Catalyst Atlanta 2017?

In my opinion, the team at Catalyst brought the house down this year. 2017 had to have been the best speaker lineup and presentation for quite some time.

While previous years have been great, this year really sparked something in me. I feel more courageous. I feel ready to tackle issues I’ve been putting on the backburner and to actually take action.

Others seem to feel the same way after hearing from speakers like Andy Stanley, Jeremy Courtney, Tim Tebow, and more.

Kill Your Spiders

Catalyst Atlanta 2017 Carlos Whittaker

Today, I’m live-blogging the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta. The next speaker I’ll be live-blogging about is Carlos Whittaker.

Carlos is a People’s Choice Award winner, a former recording artist signed to a major label, a social media maven, and currently spends the majority of his time writing books (recently released Kill The Spider) and speaking on stages around the world.

Carlos Whittaker Of Good Courage Catalyst Atlanta


Being human is hard. But there is hope.

Sin creeps in. It sits in the corner. And we keep letting sin sit there.

The good news is, there is hope. There is hope in surrender.

We have to get to the point where we’re not striving for courage. Courage is found in surrender.

Surrender looks different for everyone.

Carlos’ father was a preacher and he was doing a revival. A lady came to him and asked him to pray that God will clean the cobwebs. He prayed for her.