There’s been a lie going around the leadership circles. The lie is that leaders are loners. They don’t need anyone else. They can do things all by themselves. The truth is, leaders need others. Leaders are better together.
While I was out for a nighttime winter run with my dog Lok, I began to think about how I was a better runner because he was with me. Our time running in the snow enlightened me to the following leadership facts.
Leaders Are Better Together
Having someone with you challenges you to be better:
The run Lok and I went on was only 3.3 miles. Yet I was huffing and puffing minutes into the run. I wanted to turn tail and head home, head hung in defeat. But when I took a look at Lok, he was still going strong. Read more...
This past weekend, the last movie in the Maze Runner series released. First, we were given The Maze Runner in 2014. The sequel was The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in 2015. Last, but not least, we were treated to The Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
The Maze Runner: The Death Cure completes the story of Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his friends as they fought their way out of the WCKD maze and destroyed the organization that wiped their memories and killed their friends.
The Maze Runner: The Death Cure reunites Thomas with Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Minho (Ki Hong Lee), Brenda (Rosa Salazar), Frypan (Dexter Darden), and other friends to take down WCKD once and for all. While there’s plenty of action and tense moments (I know because my wife was fidgeting in her seat!), there were also lots of great leadership lessons in The Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Read more...
In his book, Marc shares the lessons he’s learned from his grandfather Charlie Pistis. Lessons on family, business, and life. It’s a fascinating read and I’m excited to share more about Lessons From My Grandfather and what Marc wants you to learn from reading the book.
Wisdom For Success In Business And Life – An Interview With Marc Demetriou
Lessons from My Grandfather shares insights into business and life from your grandfather Charlie Pistis. Why did you choose your grandfather as the inspiration for the book?
My grandfather was my best friend and mentor. He was an amazing man who left home at 16 by himself, determined to make something of himself and be someone in this world. He advanced in life purely because of who he was: hardworking, honest, passionate, likable and a friend to all! Read more...
Last year was a year out of balance. I forgot how to find balance in work, life, and play. Things were out of whack and I felt the consequences of being out of balance.
My blog writing suffered. My health suffered. And my relationships suffered. All because I wasn’t balancing life in the right way.
I’ve begun a shift in my life where I’m finding more balance. I’m getting the important aspects of my life taken care of along with the business side.
You can too, my friend. This article will help you find balance in work, life, and play.
5 Ways To Find Balance In Work, Life, And Play
1. Create a list of what is important to you:
We often lose our balance in life because we have never listed out what is truly important in life. By creating a list of what is important to you (you can get a FREE downloadable template at the end of this article), you begin to mentally take note of what activities, people, and tasks should take priority in your life. Read more...
Paddington Bear (Ben Wishaw) once again makes an appearance on the big screen. After settling into the community, Paddington is a beloved member of the community who makes the lives of those around him better… Until one night when a thief breaks into Mr. Gruber’s (Jim Broadbent) antique shop to steal a very special pop-up book.
Paddington witnessed the thief breaking into the antique shop and began pursuing the culprit. Only to be accused of the theft himself.
This is when Paddington 2 really picks up steam. And the leadership lessons from Paddington 2 begin.
Caution: Paddington 2 spoilers below.
Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Paddington 2
1. Great leaders spring into action:
As Paddington 2 begins, we see a bear couple enjoying their time together on a bridge. The female bear, Lucy (Imelda Staunton), notices something wrong in the raging river below. There is a branch with a young bear cub struggling on it. Worse, the branch and cub are heading towards a waterfall. Read more...