On Monday, November 13th, 2018 the world lost a giant in the comic and entertainment world. Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95. The world will feel the loss of this pioneering leader for years to come.
I’m still trying to process what Stan Lee’s death means. He is, after all, the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, the X-Men, and many other Marvel superheroes.
His creations have brought delight to the hearts and minds of many around the world, including mine. I still have fond memories of reading his creations. In fact, I still read many of the comic book lines he helped create.
With Stan Lee’s passing, I wanted to take a look at some of the memorable leadership quotes of Stan Lee. I hope you’ll join me in paying tribute to the life of Stan Lee and the joy he’s brought to so many people. Read more...
Leader, as defined by Webster, is a person who leads, such as someone in authority whereas leadership is the actual act of leading. Often, we automatically think that only managers/supervisors are leaders however that is not the case.
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Leaders can be found anywhere. They are that person setting an example for others, motivating them to be the best person that they can be, they could be that mean girl in school that has others following her to be part of the popular crowd or it could be that person at work that is always willing to teach others how to do things without question.
Obviously, someone who is setting examples for others and doing the right thing is thought of as a good leader since they are leading by their example. However, does that automatically make them a good manager? Not necessarily…. Read more...
Everyone wants to live a life worth living. So few people actually feel like they accomplished this goal.
They, instead, live a life of mediocrity. They punch the time clock and go about their daily activities. By the end of the day, they no longer have the energy to make something out of their lives.
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Have you been there? Do you ever feel this way?
I have… Even recently.
We all have these feelings of inferiority or our lives don’t matter. These are mental battles we have to fight on a daily basis. The battles telling us we don’t matter and we’re wasting our lives.
Fight The Battle
You’ve got to pick up your weapons if you want to win the battle of your mind. If you truly want to transform your life. Read more...
When you think of balancing your life, what do you think of? You probably think of balancing work and family.
These two areas are the first things people think of when they think of balancing life. And for good reason. Family and work are the two most important areas in most leaders lives.
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But balancing your life goes beyond balancing your work and your family. There are many areas leaders forget to balance.
The Areas A Leader Must Balance
This one is a given. Work often takes up 40 hours or more of our lives. This means a quarter of our life is spent working in the office or building our brands.
There are classic stadium rock anthems everybody knows. Songs such as We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, or Another One Bites The Dust. These songs are played in sports arenas across the country.
The members of Queen were masters at crafting songs that have lasted through generations. Members Farrokh Bulsara, stage named Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek), Brian May (Gwilym Lee), Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy), and John Deacon (Joseph Mazzello) have given millions of fans something to sing along to.
They also left a great story. There’s fame and fortune. Tragedy and death. Love and hate. Queen and the Freddie Mercury movie Bohemian Rhapsody, share a story unlike any other.
Whether or not you know the music of Queen (and you’ll know at least a few of their tunes), you will enjoy the two-plus hour movie detailing the rise and fall of a rock legend. You’ll also walk away from Bohemian Rhapsody with a wealth of leadership lessons. Read more...