14 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Mad Max: Fury Road

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No one really knows what Mad Max: Fury road is. Is it a sequel? Is it a prequel? Or is it a revisiting of the Mad Max tale?

I’m not sure and we haven’t gotten a good answer on this Mad Max question.

Leadership lessons and quotes from Mad Max: Fury Road

One thing I can tell you is that Mad Max: Fury Road is a darn good movie. Much better than I expected.

Having never watched the previous movies in the Mad Max series, I wasn’t sure what the movie was going to be other than a post-apocalyptic dystopia adventure ride.

And that it delivered upon.

From the get-go, Mad Max was action packed. And leadership-lesson packed.

Warning: There are Mad Max: Fury Road movie spoilers ahead.

Leadership Lessons From Mad Max: Fury Road

1. We change: Max Rockatansky was a cop before everything happened in this dystopian universe. He swore to uphold the law.

Looking Back To Move Forward

There are many things in life I wish I could do over. But I can’t.

The past is the past and there’s no changing it.

Your past is a powerful learning tool

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People will go so far as to say that we shouldn’t reflect on the past. It’s done and over with.

No use crying over spilled milk. Or so the saying goes.

The Wrong Attitude

From my experience, this is the wrong attitude to carry in life. Moving on from the past and never analyzing the past is a disaster waiting to happen.

There’s another saying:

Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.

My belief is this quote on the past is a better mantra to carry on in life.

Get rid of the wrong attitude on the past. Take a new view on the past.

How To Find Answers To Tough Leadership Questions

In The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, inter-dimensional beings demanded the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything from a supercomputer specifically build for this purpose. Seven and a half million years later, the answer was returned: 42.

Looking at the answer, it’s meaningless. What does 42 represent? Why is 42 the answer to the ultimate question of life?

No one really knows.

While we might never know the real ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything, we do have other leadership questions that can be answered. And there’s real sources we can go to that will help us answer our tough questions.

It’s time to stop stewing over questions you can’t answer. Here’s the resources you may want to consult to have your questions answered.

4 Ways To Deal With Stress

Stress is something every leader will face. Most likely on a daily basis.

Yet so few of us effectively deal with stress. This is a problem!

Stress robs us of our health. Stress affects our relationships. Stress plays games with our minds.

Stress is a killer.

That’s why we need to talk on ways we can deal with stress.

Let me be upfront. Over the past few months my battles with stress haven’t gone too well.

Between searching for a new vehicle to a major ERP upgrade at work to a frustrating iPad repair, there’s been a lot of stress.

My nights have been restless (My wife has said I’m throwing punches in my sleep). Anger has become an issue. I’ve even slipped into gossiping (I’m sorry Matt! I know what you say about gossip).

What Church Leaders Can Do To Reach People

We’ve heard horror stories on how the modern church is shrinking. No one is going to church, or so we’re told.

Some of these scary church statistics are true.

people are hungry for good churches

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However, the reasons the church isn’t growing like we think it should are not the reasons we think. We’re actually pretty far off base when we come to the reasons people stop coming to church.

What’s Not Working

Church leaders try to put on big church productions, the ones with flashy lights and slick production. Church leaders believe this is what will bring people to church.

Church leaders try to make the message of the Bible more relevant. Church leaders believe watering down the truth of the Bible will bring people to church.

Church leaders try to tickle the ears of their congregants. Church leaders believe playing to what people want to hear will bring people to church.