Quotes And Leadership Lessons From John Wick 3: Parabellum

A Reel Leadership Article

It all started with a dog. A dog that was slain by someone attacking John Wick (Keanu Reeves) and his home. Now, we’re three films into the John Wick franchise and it only keeps getting better.

John Wick 3: Parabellum continues moments after John Wick Chapter Two ends. John has been excommunicated from the assassin community he was a part of. He’s had a huge bounty placed on his head. And he has nowhere to go.

John Wick standing in a downpour

Keanu Reeves as John Wick

This leads to one of the best action movies to release in the recent past. John Wick takes action and violence to a new level.

You’ll also notice something else in John Wick 3: Parabellum. Loads of leadership lessons. The movie is filled with ways to lead better, if only you pay attention. Let’s dive into those Reel Leadership lessons and see what you can take away from the latest John Wick movie.

Stop Holding Your Tongue

The Speak Up! Series

There’s a time and a place to hold your tongue. You and I both know this. But we frequently hold our tongue much more than we need to.

We have great ideas. They are life-changing or organizational changing ideas. And we hold onto these ideas without speaking up. We hold our tongues.

A neon sign of the Rolling Stones tongue logo

Photo by Merch Husey

It’s time to stop holding your tongue when it comes to the ideas and insights you have. You’ve been given clarity others have not been given. Stop holding your tongue.

When the opportunity presents itself to share your ideas, share them. Don’t be scared of what others will think. They’re not the one offering up an idea. You are. You’re the one they asked.

Be bold. Be strong. Be courageous in sharing your ideas.

Stop Holding Your Tongue

You have a responsibility to those around you. Your responsibility is to help lift them to the next level. You can do this!

3 Tips for Reducing the Inherent Chaos of Running a Small Business

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Starting up and running your own small business opens a lot of doors, and can be the gateway to all sorts of incredible adventures, and productive life paths.

Clock with the words Busy, Time Management, Rush, Stress, Alarm, and more

Image by TeroVesalainen from Pixabay

But, as everyone knows, running a small business isn’t easy, and requires an often-extraordinary amount of hard work, focus, and dedication over a prolonged period of time.

All of this is complicated by the fact that small businesses – in fact, the business world in general – are inherently chaotic, and it’s difficult to predict just how things are going to stand on any given day or to foresee what sorts of mishaps and challenges will present themselves to you.

Improve Business Organization In 4 Steps (And Why You Need To!)

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All entrepreneurs need to concern themselves with the organization of their business. This refers to how everything is taken care of with regards to how well you keep things under control. How are you organizing your data? How are you organizing your workplace? These questions, and more, need to be visited if you want to operate a truly organized company.

Wooden cabinets in an office setting

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The bad news is that poor organization leads to issues. The good news is that you can most definitely improve the way your company is set up and organized. In this post, you’ll find a few steps that lead you towards a more structured and orderly business. But, before that, you’ll see why this is all so important:

The Benefits Of Speaking Up

The Speak Up! Series

There you sit. Your head is down and you’re not offering your opinion. You’re quiet and waiting for the meeting to be over.

You have this nagging feeling you should speak up. You believe you have something to offer. Yet, you just can’t speak up. You stay silent and the meeting ends.

Boxer in red headgear getting a pep talk

Photo by Xuan Nguyen

Exiting the conference room, you have this sense of dread. You believe you should have spoken up but you couldn’t. You didn’t have the power to use your voice.

How many times does something like this have to happen before you and I realize we need to speak up? We need to share our voice with those we lead. If we don’t speak up, are we truly leading?

That’s something you and I have to think about as we stay silent. We may also need to chew on the benefits of speaking up. When we realize what happens when we speak up, we may be more inclined to share our opinions.