Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

The second film in the Indiana Jones series is actually a prequel. That’s right! Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom takes place before Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

Did you know that? I didn’t until I began researching the film to write this article. I love little interesting film trivia such as this.

Promotional image for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom finds Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) teaming up with Wilhelmina “Willie” Scott (Kate Capshaw) and a precocious 12-year-old boy named Short Round (Ke Huy Quan). After a deal goes bad with Lao Che (Roy Chiao), Indiana Jones takes night-club singer Willie on the ride of her life. Short Round is Indiana Jones’s faithful companion and joins in the action as well.

It’s a smash ’em, crash ’em action-adventure movie. It’s just what I needed to watch this weekend.

4 Keys To Keep Or Restore Passion In Your Leadership

After years of leading, something begins to happen. The passion you once felt for leading others begins to wane. You feel tired and your heart is no longer in it.

You’ve lost your passion.

Greyscale photo of man laying curled up in a ball on the floor

Photo by Zygimantas Dukau

It happens to the best of us. Keeping the passion alive is hard.

Trials and tribulations begin to take their toll. You no longer feel effective. Or maybe turnover has been high and you’re just done.

I feel you. I really do.

Leadership is a lot like the relationships in your life. If you’re not careful, you can lose your passion for them. You can lose your passion for leading.

The good news is that you don’t have to have passionless leadership. You can regain your passion for leading like you can regain your passion for your spouse, your church, or your friends.

Leaders Win When…

What should a leader consider a win? I’ve contemplated this quite a bit lately. You’ve probably seen me write articles about what success truly means, what a leader’s responsibility is, and more.

All of these are related to leadership wins. Leadership wins are when a leader has something good happen and they were a part of it.

Woman standing with fist in the air

Photo by Miguel Bruna

We all need to consider what we consider a win.

You may think a win will look different leader to leader but wins don’t vary too far from one leader to another. Wins are typically the same regardless of the leader and their organization. It’s the way we define or explain the win that differs.

Leaders Win When…

So, what wins should leaders be seeking? Leaders win when:

Leaders win when they have a healthy home life.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Pursuit Of Happyness

As I was starting up my computer repair business, I talked to a successful local businessman named Jim Wilde. He had started and run a successful sign company, Wilde Signs. He was excited to see me start a venture of my own and wanted to help in any way he could.

Do you know what Jim did? He suggested I watch a movie! Yes, a movie!?! It’s hard to believe but that’s what he did.

Will Smith and Jaden Smith in The Pursuit Of Happyness

The movie was a Will Smith movie, The Pursuit Of Happyness (buy it at Amazon). He said to watch it and see what Smith’s character Chris Gardner did to become successful.

The story is hard to watch at times. His relationship with his wife, Linda (Thandie Newton), deteriorated. The loss of his apartment. Being evicted from a motel. And more…

5 Books Leaders Should Read In August 2020

Reading is a great way to gain knowledge. Authors have poured their lives into sharing what they’ve learned.

This is why reading is so important for a leader. He can take a look into the minds of great leaders and learn what they did without all of the missteps along the way.

Who wouldn’t want this?

Bookcase full of books

Photo by 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič

That’s why I’ve started sharing book recommendations starting last month. At the end of every month, I will share 5 books leaders should read the next month. You don’t have to read them all. You can pick and choose.

Whatever you do, this list of leadership books will help you take your leadership to the next level.