Yes readers, you’re not seeing things. Today brings two new Reel Leadership posts to the website. The first was Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Ben-Hur. Now, you get leadership lessons from Kubo and the Two Strings.
This weekend was packed with movie goodness and I couldn’t resist sharing this bonus post with you. I hope you enjoy!
Kubo And The Two Strings is the stop-motion animation story from the studio of LAIKA. The studio who brought us Coraline and The Boxtrolls.
Kubo is a one-eyed boy on a mission. He journeys across Japan with a wooden monkey come to life and a giant beetle man. He also carries an ancient three-stringed instrument called a shamisen.
Odd, I know. Yet oddly enjoyable.
It’s also, as usual, packed with lots of leadership lessons.
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Over time, the tale of Ben-Hur has been recounted in multiple movies, TV shows, and cartoons. This weekend saw the release of the latest Ben-Hur telling.
The 2016 Ben-Hur is brought to us by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. They’ve previously produced The Bible and A.D. The Bible Continues TV mini-series.
Now, they’re tackling the big screen.
The story of Ben-Hur is a sad tale of a thirst for revenge. Judah Ben-Hur is a prince who is accused of treason by his adopted brother. After being sent away as a slave on the sea, he returns to seek revenge against his brother Messala Severus.
All of this happens in the time of Christ. So, we get to see Jesus Christ weave in and out of the story.
Any manager would appreciate having a team that could work effectively and independently, without overrelying on him or her to answer questions or smooth over minute workflow issues.
However, in many companies, this is simply not the case. Why?
Sometimes, it has to do with the team. Maybe your team is inexperienced at certain tasks and needs some extra oversight.
Sometimes, it’s a question of tools. Maybe your organization hasn’t fully bought into the collaborative software or communication tools you need to work more effectively, so workflows are spotty across a project’s timeline.
And sometimes, it’s your own inability to let go. Research from teamfocus finds many managers have trouble fully putting their trust in team members. As a result, work bottlenecks, team members struggle to clearly understand what it is they’re supposed to be doing, and managers increasingly feel bound to their jobs — at the expense of their own free time. Read more...