Quotes And Leadership Lessons From No Time To Die

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This past weekend saw the end to the Daniel Craig era of James Bond. He’s starred as James Bond for five movies. He’s had quite the run as James Bond.

With No Time To Die, we see Craig’s run as James Bond end. And on a high note.

No Time To Die sees Bond in retirement. But only for a moment. He had decided to hang up the 007 mantle and live a simple life. When Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright), an old friend from the CIA, shows up, he reluctantly heads back into the game.

Daniel Craig as James Bond in No Time To Die movie

The next two and a half hours of No Time To Die flies by as Bond rekindles an old flame, discovers who the true villain is, and makes the ultimate sacrifice. A fitting ending to such an epic saga.

Now, we’re going to look at the leadership lessons in No Time To Die.

Creatures Of Habit

Unsurprisingly, we are creatures of habits. We do what we have regularly practiced.

You may notice that every time you grab your phone, you press the Facebook app icon. You browse for 30 minutes. Then you try to remember why you picked up your phone.

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Or, maybe, you like to play games. Instead of opening up Facebook, you open up Candy Crush. The same scenario repeats itself.

Our habits can keep us trapped in a perpetual state of repetition or they can help us excel in high-pressure situtations.

Creatures Of Habit

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky once said: No matter who you are, we’re creatures of habit. The better your habits are, the better they will be in pressure situations…

Let this Wayne Gretzky quote sink in for a minute.

Okay… A minute’s up.

Are You Hallucinating?

Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd president of the United States Of America, said “Vision without execution is hallucination.” Let’s think about that for a minute.

Many leaders have a great vision. They’ve laid out everything they want to accomplish. They know how it begins, how it goes, and how it ends. The vision sounds amazing.

But, then the leader runs into a major issue. They fail to execute the vision.

Let’s Stop Hallucinating

I hallucinated for a long time about my book. I had the vision of what Reel Leadership could look like. I knew how the chapters would go. I could envision the movies I would use. I even began dreaming of cover designs and page layouts.

What didn’t I do? I failed to execute the vision I had for Reel Leadership.

This meant the book never got written. I held the vision close but didn’t execute.

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In times of crisis, people turn towards their leaders. You could be that leader. Districts of the government might cause any to seek answers elsewhere. You may not have the answer, but you can provide comfort. An online bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership will give you the tools and certification you need to become a recognized Christian leader. 

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Venom: Let There Be Carnage

A Reel Leadership Article

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is the sequel to the 2018 Venom movie. Starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom, the movie picks up shortly after the original ended. Venom is still being sought by law enforcement. Eddie is still a disgraced reporter. Eddie is also still single after his breakup with Anne Weying (Michelle Williams).

What happens in Venom: Let The Be Carnage is quite impressive. The movie introduces the villain Carnage/Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson). Cletus is an insane serial killer who is on death row. He bites Eddie only to discover his blood is unlike any he’s tasted before. As he is to be put to death, Cletus discovers he now has superpowers and transforms into the villain Carnage.

Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock with Venom and a chicken in Venom: Let There Be Carnage

The rest of the movie is Eddie trying to reunite with his symbiote, Venom. They also try to track down Carnage to prevent mass destruction.