Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

A Reel Leadership Article

Pam and I were planning on seeing the new Tom Cruise movie Mission Impossible: Fallout this past weekend with our Moviepass accounts. However, due to the recent troubles Moviepass has faced, the movie we’d desired to see was blocked out from our account. This meant we had to choose another movie this weekend.

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That movie was the DC Comics animated movie Teen Titans Go! To The Movies. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies brings the most recent Teen Titans cartoon to the big screen. This series is not as serious as the previous Teen Titans cartoon or the upcoming R-Rated Teen Titans live-action streaming series on the DC Universe streaming service.

Instead of being serious or dark, Teen Titans Go! plays up the sidekick superheroes as immature, childish, and selfish. This made for a fun time at the theater. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies also provided many leadership lessons. In this week’s Reel Leadership, we’re going to look at the leadership lessons from Teen Titans Go! To The Movies.

Why You Want To Become A Disciplined Leader

The Disciplined Leader Series

Becoming a disciplined leader takes hard work. You can see that through the previous articles in The Disciplined Leaders series.

You have to work hard to become disciplined. But the payoff is well worth the effort.

This is why you want to become a disciplined leader

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Something amazing happens when you become a disciplined leader. You become a leader worth following.

The disciplined leader has shown he is worthy to be followed. Because he can follow.

There’s also another reason you want to become a disciplined leader. As you become disciplined, you learn truths. You discover things about yourself you never knew before.

Why You Want To Become A Disciplined Leader

You begin to discover:

1. You don’t have to listen to your feelings

Your feelings can get you into trouble if you listen to them and give in to every whim you have. Your feelings will tell you that you’re hurt or angry or can’t go on. Those feelings are a lie.

The Disciplines Of A Healthy Leader

The Disciplined Leader Series

Healthy leaders are disciplined leaders. They know they have to take their thoughts captive and break their will. To be truly disciplined is to be broken but whole.

At first glance, this doesn’t make sense. How can someone be broken yet whole?

What disciplines does a healthy leader have?

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The healthy and disciplined leader realizes he’s already broken. In this brokenness, he can be whole if he allows himself to be.

Through the brokenness, the healthy leader realizes he must become more disciplined. By bringing his mind, heart, soul, and body to discipline, he is able to begin to mend the brokenness of his humanity.

The Disciplines Of A Healthy Leader

While you may know you’re broken, you may not know what disciplines you need to undertake to begin the healing process. These disciplines will break you more but they will also heal you faster than you could imagine.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Equalizer 2

A Reel Leadership Article

Denzel Washington returns as Robert McCall in the Equalizer 2. Robert serves as an avenging angel. He goes after those who prey on the weak and the powerless.

Denzel Washington in The Equalizer 2

When one of his close friends is murdered, he sets out on a mission. He will find the people responsible for Susan¬†Plummer’s (Melissa Leo) death and avenge her.

The Equalizer 2 isn’t for the faint of heart. There’s a lot of profanity. Even more blood and death. Yet there are many leadership lessons in the Equalizer 2.

Let’s check out those leadership lessons in the latest edition of Reel Leadership.

Caution: The Equalizer 2 spoilers below

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Equalizer 2

1. Great leaders confront wrongs:

Robert McCall was a man on a mission. He sought out the aggressors of wrongs. When he found someone doing wrong, he would exact vengeance upon them.

It’s All About Your Focus

The Disciplined Leader Series

Becoming a disciplined leader is not for the faint of heart. A disciplined leader knows being disciplined is a choice. He also knows being disciplined is more than a choice.

Leaders who are truly disciplined in their thoughts, actions, and life go the next step. These disciplined leaders know to be truly disciplined they have to control their focus.

Focus on the right things and you can become a disciplined leader

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Disciplined leaders get out of the mindset trap of jumping from shiny object to shiny object to squirrel! Instead, they’ve narrowed their focus to a fine point.

This means these leaders don’t let their minds wander when they need to be focused on a specific task. They hone in on the task and get it done.

But how do they stay focused? What does focus look like? Let’s take a look at what it takes to be focused.