I grew up in an extremely Disney-loving family. If his movies and his parks are any indications of the man himself, Walt Disney was a true leader- he wanted everyone to find their happiness. As a rather odd girl who loves books and never quite fit in.
As a rather odd girl who loves books and never quite fit in,
Beauty and the Beast has always been my favorite, and I looked to Belle for leadership as a child. I was ecstatic to find that the new live-action rendition offers even more leadership lessons, not just to girls like Belle and I, but to anyone willing to watch.
These are lessons that we all can learn from and although I’m writing it from a female’s perspective, the lessons can generally be used by both male and female. I’ll start off with some quotes.
Okay, you’ve been leading for some time now. You got the lay of the land and you are feeling comfortable as a leader.
What’s next in leadership? The next step is to become a role model leader.
Because of your positional authority, you’re leading multiple people. Each person you’re leading is looking to you for something.
Whether that is guidance in what to do, how to handle difficult situations, or the best way to act, people are looking up to you. Now, it’s time to give them something to look up to.
It’s time you become a Role Model Leader.
How To Become A Role Model Leader
Those 3 words (Role Model Leader) can feel heavy. And they should.
As a leader, you carry a lot of responsibilities on your shoulders. One of those being the fact you are now a role model for others.
We’ve experienced a lot of trials around the start of a new year. Two years ago, I discovered the youth pastor was removed. This year, my sister’s dog ran away for 3 days and my dog was injured.
To say that the new year brought a lot of stress would be an understatement. My family was stressed.
I’ll be honest with you. I have two modes: Chill and ready to break. I was ready to break this year.
How To Effectively Deal With Stress
While dealing with the stress of the new year, I realized I knew how to deal with the stress. It wasn’t easy but I began implementing these tactics that lessened the stress in my life.
I believe everyone was surprised when the first movie in the Guardians Of The Galaxy series released. The movie did surprisingly well and movie audiences left the theater blown away. I know I did.
When Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 was announced, I was stoked. I began praying Marvel would do the movie justice and Guardians Of The Galaxy would be just as good as the first.
I discovered the truth on Saturday. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 delivered on everything you would hope for in this sequel. Humor, drama, and action abounded in spades.
Not only did Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 deliver on these, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 was also packed with leadership lessons.
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Losing an employee can land a damaging blow to you and your organization. Especially when you lose a good employee.
And every leader tries to figure out the best way to keep the best. But even those employees will leave at some point.
That’s natural. Most employees will leave an organization at some point. Though a lot of times you’ll wind up wondering why an employee left.
Employees Come And Go
It’s a difficult idea to face. Employees don’t stick around forever.
40-hour workweek is gone. So is the time of an employee putting in 30-40 years and retiring with a golden watch.
Employees are beginning to learn they’re more in control of their future than the organization. And I like to think that is a good thing.