Quotes And Leadership Lessons From A Quiet Place Part II

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A Quiet Place Part II starts us at the beginning again. We’re shown what happened as the aliens invaded Earth and countless numbers of people were killed. We even get to see John Krasinksi reprise his role as Lee Abbott.

We’re quickly thrust back into a world where aliens are slaughtering anything that makes noise. To survive, people have to be quiet.

Evelyn, in A Quiet PLace Part II, leading her family. Learn leadership lessons from A Quiet Place Part II

We know this is difficult. Want to make this task more difficult? Throw in a newborn child.

We’re shown Lee’s wife, Evelyn Abbott (Emily Blunt), had been pregnant. Sometime between the first movie and part 2, she had given birth. This creates a whole new level of difficulty. She and her family must traverse the new world while remaining quiet. How do you do this with a child?

5 Books Leaders Should Read In June 2021

Summer is just around the corner. Today, I want to change up the books I recommend in my 5 Books To Read series.

Instead of the typical leadership or personal development books I recommend, I want to recommend books that may bring a bit more enjoyment into your life.

Stack of multi-colored books

These books won’t be leadership or personal development based books. Instead, these book recommendations will be books you can bring to the beach and enjoy reading as the ocean or lake waves crash against the shoreline.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In June 2021

1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien:

The Lord Of The Rings is a classic piece of literature. Telling the story of Bilbo Baggins and his merry band of travelers, you dive deep into the world of Middle-earth as Hobbits unit with dwarves, elves, and other creatures to take out a menacing threat.

Is It Worth Fighting For?

We’ve all seen it. There’s that one person on our team who has to die on every hill placed before them.

The hill to die on may be:

  • A political statement on Facebook
  • Drinking alcohol
  • The type of worship a church has
  • Vacation policies in the workplace
  • Who they have to work with

There’s a hill for everyone. And everyone has to decide which hills are worth dying on.

Recently, I’ve shared about my struggles with the city of Muskegon and the lack of maintenance on their sewer system. This caused a sewer back up in our basement while we were gone on vacation.

This wasn’t the first time it happened. It also wasn’t the first time it happened while we were gone.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ghost Rider

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Prior to the launch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, comic book fans were treated to hit or miss comic book movie adaptations. Ghost Rider, starring Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider, was one of those misses.

Ghost Rider is a favorite comic book character of mine. He made a deal with the devil (unbeknownst to him) to save his dying father. The deal made Johnny Blaze into the Ghost Rider and a tool of the devil. He rebels and begins to use his newfound power for good.

Nicholas Cage as Ghost Rider

The Ghost Rider movie follows a similar storyline but almost makes Ghost Rider a joke.

The acting was atrocious. The story plodded. Character development was almost null. Yet, there’s a story to be told. And leadership lessons to be learned.

If you’re brave enough to face Ghost Rider, you can walk away with a few Reel Leadership lessons.

Will You Require Employees To Return To The Office?

COVID-19 has taken its toll on the workplace. Many businesses shifted to a work-from-home model completely or a hybrid model. There were businesses that said they were going to keep this model of work for the foreseeable future.

With COVID-19 vaccines being readily now, these organizations and many others are shifting gears. They’re now thinking about bringing their workforce back to the office full-time.

This is causing major issues for business owners and employees. Employees, many for the first time, got to experience the freedom and benefits of working remotely. Remote employees skip the commute (26.6 minutes each way), reduced costs for lunch, the ability to stay at their home, better work-life balance, and more.

Employers fear their employees may not be as productive as they make it sound. They also fear their company is not as connected because they are not all working from the same office. This can create a sense of disconnect.