Thinking Small To Lead Through A Crisis

Bang! A crisis hits and your mind begins to race with the possibilities.

You try to run through every possible outcome in your mind. Most of them ending in disaster. Then there’s the master plan. The one that has all its ducks in a row and you come out with your hands raised high like Rocky.

In your mind, you have all of the plans in place. Each piece fits perfectly.

Man sitting on a concrete bench

Photo by Matthew Henry

Yet, in real life, we know this rarely works. Our big picture planning for a crisis leads us to despair and depression.

It doesn’t have to be this way. There’s a better way to lead through the crisis than having all of the answers. I want to suggest we think small to lead through a crisis.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Groundhog Day

A Reel Leadership Article

Many of us out there may feel like we’ve been repeating the same day over and over again since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Layoffs, lounging around the house, and rinse and repeat…

The days can begin to blend together. My friends and I joke about it but it can be a drain.

If you’ve ever watched the 1933 comedy Groundhog Day (pick up your copy on Amazon), you know the pain Bill Murray’s Phil felt. The alarm clock sounds, you wake up, you do the same things. Heck… even your normal, daily routine could feel like Groundhog Day.

Bill Murray and a groundhog in Groundhog Day

This is one of the reasons I recently watched Groundhog Day on Netflix. I wanted to bring a little bit of laughter to my life but I also wanted to see a movie I could sympathize with now. And I could…

Why Are Christian Leaders Busier Than Ever Before During COVID-19?

I had a great question from a reader of this blog. The question was so good, I couldn’t not answer it in a blog article.

A reader asked: Why are Christian leaders busier than ever before during this crisis? It caught me by surprise… Then I realized he was right. Christian leaders are busier than ever before.

Cars blurred in the background

Photo by Dan Freeman

Is there a reason for this? There is.

You may not like the answer. I know I don’t like parts of it. Still, if we want to become the leaders Christ has called us to, we must be willing to examine these difficult questions.

Why Are Christian Leaders Busier Than Ever Before During COVID-19?

There are a couple of reasons we’re busier than ever before. The first is:

We’re busier than ever because we hadn’t prepared for something like this. We didn’t see the value in learning to live-stream, create online content, etc.

Life And Leadership Lessons From The Life Of Ravi Zacharias

To be honest, I wasn’t surprised to hear of the passing of Ravi Zacharias. Ravi had been diagnosed with cancer and his prognosis wasn’t good. Yesterday, May 15th, 2020, Ravi Zacharias passed away.

It’s a blow to those in the Christian faith. Ravi was an Indian-born, Canadian-American Christian apologist. He helped many Christians understand their faith better.

I had the opportunity to see him last year at the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta. You can read my notes from Ravi Zacharias here.

Yet, his works will live on for generations. They will continue to touch Christians and non-Christians around the world.

Today, I wanted to reflect on the life of Ravi Zacharias and share some of his insights with you. They will help you become a better leader. More important, they will help you become a better person.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Hancock

A Reel Leadership Article

Hancock is the 2008 broken superhero film starring Will Smith as John Hancock, Charlize Theron as Embrey, and Jason Bateman as Ray Embrey. It’s a fun film and you will take away leadership lessons from Hancock.

What’s Hancock about? Hancock is the story of an ill-behaved superpowered person. He saves people, yeah… however, his exploits leave destruction in his wake.

Will Smith in the 2008 superhero movie Hancock

His behavior makes Hancock the most hated man in Los Angeles, CA. I can’t blame the people. He was a train-wreck.

Until one man came into his life: Ray.

Ray changes Hancock for the better. Not only that, but he also helps us, the viewer, discover leadership lessons through this movie.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Hancock

1. Leaders need to be reminded why they’re here:

Hancock opens with a police chase and Hancock passed out on a concrete bench. The chase is terrorizing the city. All Hancock can do is sleep.