What Is Reel Leadership?

The idea of Reel Leadership began stirring in my mind years ago. But we need to go back in time before this idea began to ruminate in my mind.

I want to take you back to the beginning of my personal development journey. I was a young, excited man that was just starting out in the world. I was recently married to my beautiful wife (almost 17 years later and she is still as beautiful as the day I married her. Maybe even more so).

Mockup Of Reel Leadership book cover

The journey started at the local Family Christian Bookstore that I worked at. On my lunch breaks, I would grab a book from the bookshelf, head into the breakroom, and begin to read. One of those books was 48 Days To The Work You Love by Dan Miller. This book literally changed my life.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Disney’s Jungle Cruise

A Reel Leadership Article

When you hear Disney’s Jungle Cruise, you may think of the thrilling theme park ride. You’d be correct in thinking that. However, Jungle Cruise recently became something more. Jungle Cruise is now a movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Frank Wolf and Emily Blunt as Lily Houghton.

While I have never ridden the Jungle Cruise ride, I have experienced Jungle Cruise the movie. I have to say that the movie was a fun, set-it-and-forget-it experience in the theater. The movie took you through the jungles and to a forbidden land of mystery.

The Rock and Emily Blunt in Jungle Cruise by Disney

If you’re up for some mindless entertainment, check it out. If you’re up for an exploration of leadership, you can find that in Jungle Cruise as well.

Today, we’re diving into the leadership lessons in Jungle Cruise. Hold onto your hats, ladies and gentlemen! It may be a bumpy ride but it will be one you never forget!

5 Books Leaders Should Read In August 2021

We all know how important reading is. It helps us take in the wisdom of those who have gone before us. It is a great way to learn quickly.

That’s why every month I share with you 5 books that will help you become a better leader.

This month is no different. I’m offering you up a smorgasbord of great leadership books.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In August 2021

1. The Soul Of A Team by Tony Dungy:

The Soul Of A Team is a fable by Tony Dungy. In this great book, Dungy helps the reader realize that not all teams are created equal. And that’s okay.

You can work on the team. You can help them become better. That’s what this book will help you uncover.

Motivation Vs. Discipline

Celeste Kieft, a Human Resource Manager, sent out a message to the team at Bold Furniture. The message was profound and timely. It is a message we should all take to heart.

In today’s article, I am going to paraphrase her message and encourage you to think about motivation vs. discipline.

Celeste was reminding team members to wear safety glasses or side shields. This is for the team members’ protection and a big safety concern. Yet, the team members did not see it this way.

The response Celeste heard was: “There are too many other issues to worry about something as small as side shields.”

Ouch! Can you believe that response?

While true, there are a lot of things happening in our facilities including merging two buildings, relaunching a second shift, and more, this is not the response to give someone. The response shows there’s a lack of motivation. More so, it shows a lack of discipline.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

A Reel Leadership Article

Logo for Reel Leadership

If you enjoy the Reel Leadership series of blog posts, be sure to pre-order the Reel Leadership book on Indiegogo.

Snake Eyes is a reboot/refresh of the G.I. Joe movie franchise. The movie reintroduces us to one of the most intriguing characters in the G.I. Joe characters, Snake Eyes (Henry Golden). He has always been mysterious and cool. He was always one of my favorites.

Characters from the movie Snake Eyes

It was exciting to see the movie previews for the Snake Eyes movie because it meant a full movie focused on this great character. The Snake Eyes movie did not disappoint. It gave us a great origins story along with setting up the bitter rivalry between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow/Tommy (Andrew Koji).

Snake Eyes is full of action. It also contains a lot of character development of Snake Eyes, Tommy, Akiko (Haruka Abe), Kenta (Takehiro Hira), and Scarlett (Samara Weaving). The movie perfectly sets up a sequel for Storm Shadow. It can also lead into another G.I. Joe movie.