What could be considered Marvel Comic’s biggest superhero team, The Avengers, are split in the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.
Captain America: Civil War is about the struggle two leaders of the Avengers. One wants to move towards government control and sanctions. The other believes this will lead the Avengers to be controlled by those government agencies.
The Avengers split. Half of the Avengers join Captain America. The others side with Iron Man.
This rips the Avengers apart.
We see friend fighting friend. We see beloved characters injured. We see what a split in leadership can do to an organization.
And, as always, we see leadership lessons in a movie.
WARNING: Captain America: Civil War Spoilers Ahead
Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War
Next up at Leadercast is Commander Rorke T. Denver. Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and other international hot spots. He starred in the hit film Act of Valor, which is based on true SEAL adventures. His NY Times Bestseller takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program he oversaw.
We often think about leadership as a spear or a sword. The attack and going after the mission.
Leaders forget about the shield. The shield is for protection. To care for those we’re leading.
Don’t forget your shield!
3 Trident Takeaways –
Win the gunfight first: You have to win the gunfight. If you don’t win the fight, no one is going home.
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. Today, he’s here with us at Leadercast Live 2016.
How do you translate vision into action and making it happen? This happened almost accidentally. It wasn’t a vision of where computers would go. But of what computers would help us do.
There was a practical way he began to translate his vision. Here is what he did to translate vision to action:
Dr. Henry Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert and bestselling author. He draws on his experience in business, leadership consulting, and his practice as a clinical psychologist, to impart practical and effective advice for improving leadership skills and workplace performance. Dr. Cloud has written or co-written over twenty books, including the bestseller Boundaries , which sold over two million copies.
What Is Leadership?
Leadership is comprised of multiple things.
Leadership requires vision. Then vision requires us to engage talent. From there, you execute a plan or strategy. And then you adapt.
Last but not least, leadership is about the people you lead.
How Do You Find More?
Navy Seals are put through Hell Week. Their bodies and mind are pushed to the limits.
At times, these Seals feel like they have nothing left. They have no more.
Then what happens? What happens when you hit the limit? Read more...
Best-selling author, speaker and creativity guru, Chris Barez-Brown, has been unleashing the creative potential of worldwide organizations including Unilever, Nike, and Diageo for years. He is a master of metamorphosis, challenging and transforming businesses through embedding Creative Leadership as part of the DNA of the culture
Most of the time we make our decisions through a singular process. We go through the logical thoughts of how it will work out or feel. We do some analysis on the decision. And then we make it.
Decisions often don’t work out all that well when we begin to process our decisions this way.
Chris and his wife were decided whether or not to have children. They went through the logical way of thinking and decided no.
Something changed though.
The following 2 weeks, Chris began walking through parks and seeing parents with their children. Then he began thinking about who his friends will be. Read more...