Sorting The Wheat From The Chaff When It Comes To Leadership Advice

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When you become a leader, everyone will have an opinion about what you’re trying to do. We’re all closest leaders, after all, waiting to have our say. All your friends who never had the guts to go it alone will soon come out of the crack. Even people that you don’t know will likely try to point you in one direction or another. It can be overwhelming and annoying, and you may want to block your ears to the lot.

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The Power Of Your Why

There is something powerful in knowing your why. This is the reason you’re doing what you’re doing. Whether this is why you lead, why you married your high school sweetheart, or why you continue to serve in ministry.

Your why will help push you further and farther than you ever believed possible. Many people witnessed this at the recent 123rd running of the Boston Marathon thanks to Micah Herndon.

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Photo by Lucas Favre

Micah served as a Marine in Afghanistan. He was lucky. He survived the brutal hell of war. Sadly, three of his friends did not.

Mark Juarez, Matthew Ballard, and Rupert Hamer all lost their lives in the war in Afghanistan. They didn’t return home alive. They passed in service to their country.

Obsess Over The Right Thing

And it's not your competition

As a business leader, our attention can easily be diverted from the things we should be doing. One of those ways we divert our attention is by obsessing over the wrong things. The biggest wrong thing we focus on is our competition.

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Photo by Elena Taranenko

We focus on our competition because shifting our focus to them is easy. We constantly hear or see what the competition is doing. This makes us anxious and nervous…

If we’re not obsessed on the right thing.

Why Obsessing On The Competition Is The Wrong Play

I’ve already mentioned why we obsess about the competition. They’re who we see and who we hear about on a daily basis. Seeing them “pull” ahead terrifies us. Yet this doesn’t do us any good.

When we focus on the competition, we’re focusing on an external factor. You and I, we can’t do a thing about the competition. They’re doing their own thing. We need to do our own.

5 Qualities You Need For Effective Leadership

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We know that being a good leader can be the difference between whether your business sinks or swims. Owning a business is a monumental task, so cultivating the right leadership strategy is essential if you wish to create a workforce that is with you every step of the way.

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Below, we’ve gone into some of the skills you should focus on developing if you wish to steer your company and employees in the right direction.

Being Adaptable

Being adaptable is an essential skill that can help you to change the way you do things ad-hoc. I have had plenty of challenges when trying to combat unfamiliar situations. In time, this becomes easier to do, but more importantly, having a good business plan can help you overcome any tricky situations.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Hellboy 2019

A Reel Leadership Article

The movie theater has been a great place for those who love comic book movies. Last week, theatergoers were treated to the DC Comics movie Shazam! In two weeks, audiences will be treated to the Avengers: Infinity War sequel Endgame, and this weekend saw the release of Dark Horse Comics Hellboy.

Hellboy is the 3rd Hellboy movie to be released in the theaters. The first two starred a man who nailed the look of Hellboy, Ron Perlman. Sadly, Perlman did not return for the latest entry in the Hellboy series as this is more of a reboot than a sequel.

Hellboy, Alice, and Major Ben Daimio in the new Hellboy movie 2019

The Hellboy movie is based upon the Mike Mignola comic books and graphic novels. Hellboy is stuck in a war between the supernatural and human worlds.

While I remember the original Hellboy movies to be a fun, fairly upbeat series of movies, the latest Hellboy movie takes a dark turn. It’s much darker and grittier than the previous movies. This will turn some people off.