8 Things Every Leader Must Know

Heading into leadership, you’re starry eyed and hopeful. You have great ambition. And you know you’re going to get things done.

Then reality hits. Leadership is hard. Harder than you expected at least.

When you entered leadership, you didn’t know everything. You still don’t.

But there are some key things every leader must know.

Do you know these things leaders must know?

I love leadership. It’s a lot of fun with a huge portion of challenge tossed in.

You’re interacting with others. You’re helping people become the best version of they can be. And you’re changing the world.

Then reality hits. There’s the leadership obstacles no one told you about. Then you become discouraged.

Today, I want to share with you the things I’ve come to realize every leader must know.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Leap! The Movie

A Reel Leadership Article

Leap! tells the story of two orphans, Félicie (Elle Fanning) and her best friend Victor (Nat Wolff), and their journey to Paris, France. The pair travel to France because Félicie dreams of becoming a famous ballet dancer and Victor pines for the young Félicie.

Their journey has twists and turns as Félicie falls for another ballet dancer, she steals another young girl’s identity, and Victor pursues his dreams of becoming an inventor. Everything comes together with a smashing end you won’t see coming.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Leap! The Movie

Not only does Leap! deliver in the storytelling arena, you will find plenty of leadership lessons in Leap!

Caution: Leap! spoilers below

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Leap! The Movie

1. Félicie:

Stop doing your grumpy face.

Leap! starts with a chuckle as Félicie tells Victor to stop doing his grumpy face. He was upset and his face was surely showing his emotions.

Why Leaders Should Enjoy Entertainment

The gurus were wrong...

When I began diving deep into the personal development world, I was fed a lie. I was told not to do this one specific activity. Years later I regret buying into the lie.

Successful people don’t do this. Successful people run fast and far from this. And successful people don’t partake in this activity at all.

Lies, lies, and more lies.

Leaders need to enjoy entertainment too

So, what was this activity so many personal development and leadership gurus told me? These gurus told me and countless others to flee from the evils of entertainment.

Well, as Ash Williams said in the cult classic movie Army Of Darkness “Me? I’m through running.”

Why Leaders Should Enjoy Entertainment

There have been plenty of reasons given as to why leaders SHOULDN’T enjoy entertainment. These excuses range from

There’s no time in a leader’s day to listen to music or watch a movie

The Power Of Living And Leading With Intention

The Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 45

I’m thrilled to introduce today’s guest on the Answers From Leadership podcast to you. I’ve known Chris Jordan for awhile on Facebook and other social media platforms. There’s something about Chris that is so authentic and genuine. And I wanted you to get to know him.

So, without further ado, let’s get to the podcast episode!

Intentional living will change your life

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Show Notes

Chris, let our listeners know about you today.

A lot of it is done out of a passion for people. I want to see people reach their potential and beyond that.

One reason we started our business was because people weren’t living their dreams. We help people to live their dreams.

We help people recognize the gift they’ve been given. Then how to use it in the world.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Hitman’s Bodyguard

A Reel Leadership Article

The Hitman’s Bodyguard contains Samuel L. Jackson (who played Nick Fury in the Avengers) and Ryan Reynolds (the man behind Deadpool). These two bring a fun air to the irreverent yet enjoyable new movie The Hitman’s Bodyguard.

Ryan Reynold’s character Michael Bryce is tasked with protecting the successful hitman Darius Kincaid (played by Samuel L. Jackson) after Kincaid agrees to testify against a genocidal maniac. The laughs ensue. The action commences. And you have a hilarious movie waiting for you.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Hitman's Bodyguard

But to be honest, I wasn’t sure if I should bring my leadership notebook to The Hitman’s Bodyguard. The movie is rated R and knowing the two main actors, I was expecting crass, vulgar, and inappropriateness to be shown.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard does deliver with crass humor and lots of vulgarity (though I’m not sure there was more than the comic-book movie Logan). Thankfully, there was very little sexualness to the movie. The Hitman’s Bodyguard did deliver in one other area: Leadership lessons.