Leadership Lessons From Pearl Harbor Day

Tomorrow will mark 78 years since the Japanese army attacked the United States Army at Pearl Harbor. This is a day that lives in infamy.

The attack left thousands dead. 2,403 soldiers, sailors, and civilians were lost. Over 1,000 more were injured.

Grey warship docked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Photo by Curtis Reese

Pearl Harbor Day is a day to look back. To reflect. And to remember those we lost and the terrible act that caused it.

Looking back on history, we can learn about what happened and how to prevent future attacks. You can also use the reflection of what happened to learn leadership lessons.

Today, I want to look back at what happened on December 7th, 1941. I want to look at it and see what we can learn from this heinous act and how we can become better leaders.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Frozen 2

A Reel Leadership Article

Pam and I go to the movie theater often. In the last couple of years, I can’t recall the movie theater being as packed as it recently has. I believe there’s one movie that has caused families to flock back to the theater. That movie?

Frozen II

You may remember the original Frozen movie from 2013. Frozen released to great fanfare. And for good reason. The original Frozen movie was fantastic. From memorable songs such as Let It Go to amazing animation. The original Frozen was a winner.

Elsa, Kristoff, and Anna from Frozen 2

We’re now six years out from its original release. Frozen 2 has now hit the theater. People are coming in droves to the theater.

Frozen 2 continues where Frozen and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure left off. Elsa (Idina Menzel) is the queen of Arendelle. Though she’s the queen, she feels a strange pull to another land. A strange land. A land her mother had warned her and Anna (Kristen Bell) of.

Army Of One Or A Fireteam?

I vividly remember the old Army slogan: Be all that you can be. The Army slogan then changed to: An Army Of One.

The Army Of One slogan never sat well with me. Sure, it sounds great to someone who wants to be free and on their own. They can be their own army. They can go after the enemy as the Lone Ranger.

Shadows of men at dusk

Photo by Papaioannou Kostas

But is an Army Of One truly effective? One man, going out on his own (other than John Wick or Bryan Mills), is not going to be very effective.

He will run into situations he is poorly suited for. He will look around and find no one to help him. In the end, he will flounder because he was on his own.

I was recently introduced to the term Fireteam at Barn Base Camp. The term resonated with me. It made me realize what the Army Of One slogan was missing.

The Best Black Friday Deals For Leaders

Do you get sucked into Black Friday deals like the deals are a black hole? It is easy to be sucked into the deals on Black Friday because of the low price points. However, many people have regrets over their purchases on Black Friday.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You don’t have to regret your Black Friday purchases like you do after stuffing your face on Thanksgiving. There are deals out there on Black Friday that can leave you feeling satisfied.

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These deals are deals that can help you improve your leadership abilities or productivity. Today, we’re going to look at the best Black Friday deals for leaders.