Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Downton Abbey The Movie

A Reel Leadership Article

Several episodes of the classic Downton Abbey television series provided fascinating examples of leadership and a variety of other management issues.  Now Downton Abbey, the movie, brings a story on an even grander scale – and with some outstanding lessons for today’s world.

Cast of Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey opens with a picturesque scene, a historical reality that offers a thoughtful observation on today’s “tech-driven” world.  Downton Abbey is going to be the site of a royal visit from King George V and Queen Mary. The notice, originating as a hand-written note, travels by mail train, by a mail truck, by a messenger on a bike, and then is hand-delivered to Lord Grantham.  It’s an interesting scene to observe, how a message travels – clearly the opposite of instant communications today driven by just the press of a few keystrokes.

Millennials Aren’t The Problem. You Are.

Leading Millennials

Ouch, did that hurt to read as much as it did for me to type it out? The title stings. It’s accusatory. And, more often than not, I believe this is true.

Millennials aren’t the problem. Just like the Baby Boomers or Gen Xers weren’t the problem either when they began to invade the workforce.

Young man pointing his finger towards you in an accusatory manner

Photo by Adi Goldstein

The problem was and continues to be, the previous generation. That means you and I are the problem.

Millennials Aren’t The Problem

Millennials have received a bad rap. From the media to your friends and family, you’ve probably heard of the negative aspects of millennials.

Older generations are stuck in a continuous loop. Much like the generation before, they were accused of the same inaction, laziness, and downfall of the United States as the millennials are being accused.

What You Should Know About Getting Into A Growth Mindset

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A growth mindset isn’t something that everybody has – usually because we are largely conditioned by our environment. The way we are raised and the people we spend time around can have a huge impact on our mindset and whether it’s the kind to help us grow or not. Having a growth mindset (the belief that you are in control of your own ability, and can learn and improve) is the key to success.

However, just because you haven’t been raised to think a certain way, doesn’t mean you can’t teach yourself to do it. If you’re determined, you can get yourself into a growth mindset easily. Read on to learn more below:

Creating Environments Millennials Want To Work In

Leading Millennials

What does it take to get a millennial to want to come work in your organization? That’s the question that goes through the minds of many leaders.

It’s a fearful question. Thankfully, this question can also be answered.

Fun mural on an office wall hallway

Photo by Kolapo Oni

We’re going to look at what it takes to make an environment millennials want to work in. It’s going to look different than what you may have worked in before or even want to work in.

Creating Environments Millennials Want To Work In

How do we answer the question of what kind of environment do millennials want to work in? It’s easy. You take a look at what motivates and makes millennials want to work.

You do this, you will engage the millennial generation at work.

To create an environment millennials want to work in, you will have to:

Can IT Certifications Impact Your Career?

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IT certifications have come a long way over the last few decades. You can thank rapidly-changing advancements in technology for that. Because of those changes, though, IT training has become more important than ever. In fact, it’s a competitive industry where certification can mean the difference between you getting hired or falling short to another candidate. 

So, how can an IT tech keep up with such fast-paced technology? Training. Training that is continuous, practical, and ahead of the curve will not only help you to stay afloat in the tech world, but it can put you on the leaderboard when it comes to your place of business.