Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Movie

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article

The world is in utter chaos as the Coronavirus spreads across nations. The spread of the Coronavirus has disrupted much of our normal lives… Including visits to the local movie theaters.

Theaters are shuttered around the world. This means no new movies!!! What’s a reel leader to do?

April O'Neil and the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the movie

He goes to Netflix and looks for a good movie to watch. This week, we settled on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Movie.

Released in 1990, you can tell it is a 90’s movie. And that makes the movie a lot of fun.

We get to see Leonardo (David Forman, voiced by Brian Tochi), Raphael (Josh Pais), Michaelangelo (Michelan Sisti, voiced by Robbie Rist), and Donatello (Leif Tilden, voiced by Corey Feldman) battle Shredder (James Saito, voiced by David McCharen), Tatsu (Toshishiro Obata, voiced by Michael McConnohie), and the Foot Clan! All in the over the top way only the 90’s could do.

Preparing For The Worst: Disaster Planning For Business

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You never quite know what is around the next corner. If someone had have said a year ago that COVID-19 would be all anyone would be talking about in 2020, they’d have been met with bewilderment. But the notion that the coronavirus could spread across the globe so quickly and have such a huge knock-on impact on businesses on every continent was completely unexpected.  

Yet here we are. An expected disaster is taking its toll on the world and on almost every business in many different countries. 

It is obviously not possible to plan for every type of disaster, but there is certainly a very good reason to make sure our businesses are equipped to deal with challenges that may be foreseeable at least. 

What Good Can Come From The Coronavirus?

You may think this is an odd question. Maybe it’s even out of bounds for most people to ask. But I want to have you take a minute to think about this. Think about the following question: What good can come from the Coronavirus?

I know the Coronavirus pandemic is sweeping the world. There are people dying because of this illness. There are people losing their jobs and going without pay. And there’s so much more going on because of the Coronavirus.

Image of the Coronavirus/COVID-19

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But… if we stop and think about it, we can find good in from what is going on in our world. Today, I want to take a look at 6 fantastic things that have come from the Coronavirus pandemic.

What Good Can Come From The Coronavirus?

1. People are connecting with their families:

Work has us so busy at times. We are running from our homes, to the office, and then to meetings. All to repeat it again in the morning.

10 Ways To Create A More Efficient Business Especially Import During COVID-19

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Efficiency has always been a business buzzword that actually means something. Nonetheless, the pressure to create an efficient firm has become greater than ever thanks to COVID-19. Whether it’s surviving the immediate dangers to your company or getting things back on track in the coming months doesn’t matter. Increased efficiency will be vital.

So, what are the best ways to incorporate fast progress that is set to last? Here’s all you need to know.

1| Understand Your Employees

The current struggles may tempt a lot of bosses to make employees redundant as a cost-cutting measure. In reality, the value of a great team will be more palpable than ever over the next year or so. Therefore, it’s vital to retain your top staff members and manage them well. Accepting the contrast in approach for boomers versus millennials, for example, should keep them on the right track. Your leadership qualities are needed now more than ever.

4 Things Business Leaders Can Do During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus has hit the world hard. News stations have been reporting about the pandemic non-stop. We hear all of the negative that is happening in the world.

Businesses are suspending operations. People are losing their paychecks and, worse, possibly their homes, vehicles, and more.

The Coronavirus is devastating the economies of the nations. Take a look at the stock market. Stocks have taken a nose-dive and it doesn’t look like it will end soon.

Red and white life ring floating in the water

Photo by Jametlene Reskp

In this pandemic, business leaders need to keep their cool. They need to be willing to make hard choices. Ones that will impact the lives of those they lead and those in the community.

You may feel like you’re drowning in a sea of uncertainty. You don’t know if the government is going to shut down all non-essential businesses in your state like Illinois, New York, New Jersey, and other states. In times like this, it’s crucial business leaders look for ways to lead like no one else.