Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Doom: Annihilation

New movies added to Netflix don’t come as much of a surprise to me. Netflix is a powerhouse when it comes to producing new movies. However, I was shocked when I came across a recent movie addition that wasn’t a Netflix produced film.

I was surprised to see a new Doom movie. Previous to Doom: Annihilation, there had been one Doom movie starring Karl Urban and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in 2005. This Doom movie flopped hardcore. That’s why seeing a sequel or reboot produced was so shocking!

Amy Manson as Joan Dark in Doom: Annihilation

But I was excited. I’m always up for a bit of cheesy movie watching. Doom: Annihilation would prove to be just that.

Doom: Annihilation tells the story of Lt. Joan Dark (Amy Manson) as her team is sent to the United Aerospace Corporation (UAC) base on Phobos. Dark is a disgraced lieutenant and her team isn’t happy to be working with her again. They feel they are being punished for her failure.

The Differences Between Managing Baby Boomers and Millennials

There is a saying about how times are continually changing, and that has never been truer than in the workplace in the past decade. The baby boomers are retiring, and the millennials are stepping into the workforce to take those vacant positions. However, there are considerable differences in the way managers can expect to handle the new employees because the philosophies and aspirations of both groups are very distinct. Here are just some of the differences you may find between the two groups.


The baby boomers were willing to work for long hours, and in return, they expected their company to support them with benefits and compensation packages. The optimistic boomers also worked well alone and under strict management structures. Eyal Gutentag believes the millennials as a group are different in almost every aspect. With their love of technology, they enjoy working in teams, and since most are highly educated and self-confident, they look for advancement and recognition over long-term company structure. If managers want to hire the best and brightest of this age group, they must change the way they approach hiring practices, as well as compensation packages.

How to Pivot Rather Than Pause Your Business During Tough Times

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It’s fair to say right now that life as a business owner pretty much sucks. There is so much uncertainty out there in the world that you don’t know if you should pause or close your business altogether. With so much ambiguity, you need to rethink how your business operates on a day to day basis. Right now, it’s all about embracing change in the world of business and surviving these tough times. Just because the economy is taking a hit, doesn’t mean that you can do amazing things with your company. Consider these ways to pivot rather than pause your business during these tough times.

How Are You Impacting Those You Meet?

I’m still digesting much of the content I took in at the Catalyst Leadership Conference in Atlanta this past October. There were so many memorable speakers and quotes it’s hard to implement everything I learned. This is why it takes time and effort to get the most out of a conference experience.

At the Catalyst Conference, Horst Schulze was a speaker. Horst is one of the founders of the Ritz Carlton. Yeah, he has a pretty impressive resume. He also has a firm grasp of leadership.

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Photo by Macau Photo

Horst is probably best known for his way of viewing work. He instilled in his team members something special. He helped them realize everyone at the Ritz Carlton (from the busboy to the maitre ‘d to the hotel manager) were “Ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen.”

This mindset permeates the Ritz Carlton culture. It was also a highlight of the Catalyst Conference.

4 Areas of HR Operations Entrepreneurs Should Understand

As an entrepreneur, being in charge of your business always becomes more complicated the minute you hire an employee. While some small business owners may not have skill-set or interest in managing people, human capital is the most valuable asset of a company. It is a hard and complex process, and thousands of business leaders have had to learn the hard way when working with human resource issues. If it were easy, there wouldn’t be hundreds of certification programs and college courses teaching experts on how to manage their workforce. Managing people takes effort, strategy, and a whole lot of patience, and you can get a lot further when you rely on human capital management solutions. To get you going in the right direction, here are six areas where you should concentrate your efforts.