Today’s Answers From Leadership podcast episode is slightly different. Rather than getting answers from a world-class leader, I’m doing a solo episode.
I hope you enjoy this episode where I share the benefits of watching movies, why you shouldn’t be ashamed to do so as a leader, and why moderation is okay.
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Are TV shows, music, and movies bad?
No, they’re not. They’re a form of storytelling that can bring you insights into leadership. Use them in moderation.
What is Reel Leadership
Reel Leadership is both a blog series and an upcoming book. Reel Leadership shares leadership lessons from movies and how you can apply those to your life.
You’re going to find lessons about multiple facets of leadership. There’s going to be lessons about teamwork, sacrifice, consequences, integrity, and legacy. Movies can teach us about these leadership traits and aspects. Read more...
Christopher Nolan is back with a tale from World War 2. Dunkirk tells the story of French, Belgian, and British allied soldiers surrounded by the German army. Their evacuation was intense and the focus of Dunkirk.
Dunkirk is receiving praise from critics and moviegoers alike. People are loving what Christopher Nolan has offered up in Dunkirk.
Me? Not so much. I found Dunkirk to be entertaining but shallow. Normally the shallowness wouldn’t bother me but for such an epic evacuation, I felt the story deserved more.
However, even though I didn’t love Dunkirk, that doesn’t mean I didn’t walk away without leadership lessons from Dunkirk. There were plenty of leadership lessons in Dunkirk and we’re about to dive into them.
Caution: Dunkirk spoilers below.
Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Dunkirk
1. Leaders need to give hope:
Dunkirk opens with a text introduction. The viewer learns what has happened. Read more...
Bringing a new team member onto your team can be a scary experience. You want a great fit but you don’t know if you’ll get one.
Finding the right people to join your team can be tough. That’s why you’ve got to take the correct steps to get the right people into your organization.
Adding Team Members
Whether you’re adding a new team member because an old employee transitioned out of their role or because your company has grown and requires a new person, adding a new team member will impact the culture of your organization.
Anytime you add or remove someone, the dynamics of your team changes. The new team member will bring with him different traits and personality quirks.
They may not be able to slide into their new role and fill it like the previous person. That’s okay. Don’t freak out. Read more...