Leadership Lessons From Cobra Kai

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This is a guest post by Charles Singh. Charles is a published Comics News writer for ScreenRant. He is also the Webmaster of ComicBookChuck.com, a site that champions creators and niche content. He enjoys working alongside Joseph and a team of talented writers to explore and analyze the topics he loves. 

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The First Strike 

On June 2nd, 1984, Columbia Pictures shocked the world with the first installment of the Karate Kid franchise. It resonated on several deep levels for many Americans both young and old. Young Daniel moves to California from the East Coast with his single mother. He realizes there is a huge divide between the middle-class and upper-class communities despite their close proximity to each other.

Daniel (Ralph Macchio) gets into an ongoing conflict with one of the rich kids at his high school, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), when he befriends Johnny’s girlfriend Ali Mills (Elisabeth Shue).

6 Things Leaders Can Learn From COVID-19 And The Pandemic

It’s hard to believe that the COVID-19 pandemic is still happening. Businesses are still shuttered. Some have only recently reopened. Others have chosen to defy orders from various government agencies and reopened.

It’s a crazy time. It’s also real.

We’re experiencing something none of us ever expect to experience. Here we are, though, over a year into the global pandemic.

Ocean waves

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It’s hard to think of everything that has been lost. Businesses permanently closed. Families struggling. Churches wondering what to do.

Through all of the chaos, there are good things that have come out of COVID and the pandemic. We only have to look and try to find them.

Today, I want to share 6 things leaders can learn from COVID-19 and how you can use these things to be a better leader.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Monster Hunter

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Monster Hunter is a movie (you can watch it on Amazon Prime) based on the Capcom video game series of the same name. I remember playing the original Monster Hunter game for the Playstation 2. It was an interesting game, but it has very little to do with the movie.

Later entries in the Monster Hunter game series have more to do with the movie. I’m sure this excites those who have followed the series more than I have.

Still, with that in mind, I really enjoyed Monster Hunter. The action was fast, and it brought me into a world I never knew.

Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa in Monster Hunter movie

Monster Hunter finds a team from the United States Army transported to a strange, new world full of mythical creatures. There, they discover there’s more going on than they believed.

Sadly, not all of the Army members make it out alive…

5 Books Leaders Should Read In March 2021

Every month, I try to bring you 5 great books to read for the following month. The books may be old, semi-recent, or even releasing soon.

This month, the books will be mostly brand new books. I’ve had the opportunity to look at quite a few new books this month and they’ve been fantastic.

I believe the following 5 books will help move you forward professionally and personally. I hope you will consider picking up 1 or more of these titles.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In March 2021

1. Humble Inquiry: Second Edition by Edgar H. Schein:

In the second edition of his book, Schein expounds upon the key to effective communication. It’s an updated and expanded look at his previous thoughts.

Grab this book if you’re looking for a way to effectively communicate.

It’s The Little Things That Matter

I have a strange confession to make. It’s about something I do on a regular basis and I don’t know if anyone else does this.

My strange confession is that I tend to carry toilet paper (my go-to is the Charmin Ultra Soft) with me whenever I go someplace (Anyone else do this?!?). I do this because the toilet paper placed in the restrooms at restaurants, retail stores, and other places typically is low quality.

They use 1-ply or toilet paper that feels like sandpaper. I can’t stand it. Thus, I bring my own.

Hand holding toilet paper. More roles in the background

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But I’ve discovered a problem. I don’t always remove the unused toilet paper from my pockets before they go into the wash. This causes a huge issue.

The toilet paper disintegrates in the wash. It then seeps out of the pocket and gets stuck on everything in the washing machine.