Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Predator 4

A Reel Leadership Article

The Predator is the fourth film in the Predator movie series. This time around, a Predator ship crash lands on Earth. An Army Ranger team is attacked by the Predator (Brian A. Prince). And then we discover there’s more to this Predator than we had once believed.

The Predator movie contains some amazing leadership lessons

The Predator is a fast-moving, violent (it is a Predator movie, after all), and a vulgarity-filled film. If you’re offended by strong language, you would be best suited to stay away. The number of f-bombs dropped was ridiculous.

Yet the movie provided plenty of action. The fights between the Predator and the humans were captivating. Then the big fight that turned into a whimper was crazy!

All of this plus the leadership lessons in The Predator could be a reason for you to watch the latest Predator installment.

Caution: The Predator spoilers below

How To Train Your Team To Look Forward

A  major roadblock in many organizations is motivating your team to look forward. It’s not because the team isn’t smart. They’re probably a world-class team.

Help your team to look forward

Photo by Anna Utochkina

However, there are issues in motivating them and training your team to look forward. To get them to look forward, we have to look at the root reasons they struggle with this skill.

Why Teams Fail To Look Forward

The reasons teams fail to look forward is plentiful. There are many excuses you’ll hear during your attempts at training forward-thinking in your organization.

  • We’ve never done this before.
  • No one has any experience with launching new projects.
  • We’ve failed before and don’t want to fail again.
  • There’s no time to add something more to our plates.
  • YOU (Yes, you the leader) haven’t allowed us to dream big.

10 Ways To Demotivate Your Team

Motivating Your Team

You’ve done everything right in trying to motivate your team yet something is still off. Your team still lacks motivation and you’re not sure why.

The lack of motivation for your team may actually be coming from you. Gasp, shock, horror… I know.

stop demotivating your team

Photo by Eric Ward

Yet if the team you’re leading lacks motivation and the reason is you, there’s good news. You can make changes once you realize what you’re doing.

We’re going to take a look at 10 ways leaders demotivate their team. With this knowledge, you can begin to make changes that will revolutionize your organization.

10 Ways To Demotivate Your Team

1. Micromanage everything:

You’ve told your team you trust them. You’ve encouraged them to take charge. And then you grab the reigns and micromanage every aspect of their position.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Unbroken: Path To Redemption

A Reel Leadership Article

In 2014, Angelina Jolie directed the amazing Unbroken movie. Unbroken told the fascinating story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini.

Louie was always in trouble. That’s when his older brother, Pete, steps in and takes him under his wing. Pete trains Louie to become an Olympic runner.

Cynthia and Louie marry Unbroken Pathway To Redemption movie

When World War 2 happened, Louie had to give up his dreams of becoming an Olympic champion. He had a war to fight. He left his friends and families to fight against the looming threat.

The unthinkable happened when his plane was downed over the ocean. Louie spent 47 days adrift in a raft. When he was rescued from the raft, he was put into a Japanese POW camp where he and other soldiers were tortured by the maniacal Watanabe ‘The Bird’.

Unbroken: Path To Redemption takes place after the horrors Louie experienced in Unbroken. Yet the horrors never left Louie. He brought them home and has to fight for his redemption.

To Motivate Others, You Must Do This

Motivating Your Team

Do you really want your team to become more motivated? Do you want them to have enthusiasm and joy when they come to work?

Motivated man jumping

Photo by Andre Hunter

Well, if you do, you’ve got some work to do as well! Having a motivated team isn’t about the team being motivated. This work goes deeper than that.

Let’s Motivate!

You know having a motivated team will make for a more productive organization. Motivated people are energized and ready to do work. They know their job and they’re ready to do it.

You can motivate your team through many different methods. From rewarding them for a job well done to helping them grow in their knowledge, motivation takes all different forms.

But you play a more crucial role in motivating your team than you may realize. You’re a key part of team motivation.