Bridge Of Spies is the true story of one man who went beyond the call of duty.
After being recruited by the US government to be the lawyer for an accused Russian spy during the Cold War, he becomes an unlikely hero. Once he finished his duties with the Russian spy, he was then recruited by the CIA to bring home a captured pilot being detained in the Soviet Union.
In Bridge Of Spies, Tom Hanks plays James B. Donovan, Mark Rylance plays the Russian spy Rudolf Abel, and Amy Ryan is Mary Donovan. The starring cast is an amazing lineup. And the movie follows suit.
But what truly stood out in Bridge Of Spies were the leadership lessons. They came one after the other. I hope you’re ready to learn and be entertained.
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There’s many roles a leader must play. These roles can be dizzying.
Leaders must support their team. Leaders must bring unity to the organization. Leaders must cast a clear vision.
Your vision is all about the what.
It’s telling where you’re going. How you’re going to get there. And how you know you’ve arrived.
But how clear have you been in sharing the vision?
Get Clear On The What
You’ll see organizations through up a company vision. Usually, this vision is very generic.
You might see vision statements such as:
Help customers get their work done
To build high quality products people love
We will share the Gospel with all we meet
Those vision statements don’t do anything for me. They are blah. They are far too broad. They fail to speak to you. Read more...
Athletes know about pain. They feel it every day.
Pain comes when they push their bodies to the breaking point. In exercise. In eating. In resting.
Every practice, every competition, every workout… Their body is being torn apart.
Pain enters and leaves their bodies. Yet they continue to enter the pain zone. Not only that, they push through the pain zone.
As they push through the pain zone, athletes realize something. Pain is only temporary. If you go long enough, you can get through the pain.
Pain Is Temporary
I’ve discovered this in my running. Starting to run again after an injury has been difficult.
My body remembers the motions, but the body has lost its endurance. Within minutes, my body wants me to quit. My body is screaming at me that running hurts. Read more...
For some, the choice to lead is easy. They’ve felt leading comes naturally and there’s nothing else they could do.
To others, they were thrust into leadership. There was a gap and someone needed to fill it.
And yet others don’t know feel like they could ever lead.
This post is for that last group. The people who are out there thinking leadership isn’t for them.
I’ve got news for you: Leadership may be the thing you need to do today!
If you’re in that boat, here’s 5 reasons you need to be leading…
1. People constantly come to you for advice: When you find yourself constantly being approached by others for advice and guidance, this is a good sign you’re being viewed as a leader.
There are people who are looking up to you. There are people who value your opinion. There are people who know you have skills. Read more...
I’m currently in Atlanta, GA live blogging the Catalyst Conference. During this time, I’ll be dropping the leadership wisdom shared by the amazing speaker lineup.
Communicator, author, and pastor, Andy Stanley founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995. Today, NPM is comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area, serving more than 36,000 people weekly, as well as a network of 30 churches around the globe. As host of NBC’s Your Move with Andy Stanley, which reached over 36 million viewers in less than two years on the air, and author of 20-plus books including Ask It, How to Be Rich, Deep & Wide, Visioneering, and Next Generation Leader, he is considered one of the most influential living pastors in America. Andy Stanley and his wife, Sandra, have three grown children and live near Atlanta.