13 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Disney’s Moana

Disney’s latest animated feature film is the hit success Moana. Moana is about a Pacific Islander who has to partner with the demigod Maui.

I’ll be honest, I was a bit hesitant going into the movie because of the mythology of the characters. You have demigods, gods, and other mythical references.

There were quite a few references to these beings. If you can get past that, Moana is a fun animated children’s movie that is packed with leadership lessons.

Leadership lessons and quotes from Disney's Moana

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Disney’s Moana

You Are Leading Someone

I’ve come across great leaders. Though there was one strange thing about them.

These great leaders didn’t know they were leaders.

Do you know who you're leading?

Have you noticed this before?

Leading Without Being A Leader

This happens all the time. A new hire comes aboard the team. Before you know it, they’re able to organize other team members without being an actual leader.

Again and again, this happens. And many leaders sit back and wonder how this can be.

To me, what is happening is very simple:

15 Questions Great Leaders Ask Other Leaders

Great leaders never stop learning. That’s why great leaders never fail to ask other leaders questions about leadership.

These leaders are hungry. They want to grow. They know they can’t lead by themselves.

So they ask. And ask. Then ask some more.

Are you asking other leaders questions?

In my interview with Michael Bungay-Stanier, he brought up a great point about leaders need to be curious to coach well. I believe we can take this to the next level.