Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Blade Of The 47 Ronin

A Reel Leadership Article

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Blade Of The 47 Ronin is a sequel to the 2013 Keanu Reeves film 47 Ronin. The new movie takes place 300 years after 47 Ronin.

Blade Of The 47 Ronin is hyper-stylized visually. The colors pop, the action sings, and there is quite a bit of violence.

Action scene from Blade of the 47 Samurai

All of this adds up to an exciting story of mistaken identity that turns out okay in the end.

If you love samurai movies, you’ll like this movie. If you like ninja movies, there’s something for you here. And if you like action movies, this is a great movie to watch.

Today, we will dig into Blade Of The 47 Ronin to examine the leadership lessons within. Put on your comfy clothes, hit the recliner, and prepare for Reel Leadership.

5 Leadership Books To Read In November 2022

It’s the end of the month, and that means it is book time! We like to take this time of the month to look at some of the best books for leaders to read.

I love sharing these books because it helps get the word out about these fantastic reads, and they also get great books into your hands.

This month, the five books will focus specifically on leadership books to help you grow.

Line of books, laying on their side.

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5 Leadership Books To Read In November 2022

1. Inner Threat: Combatting Christian Leadership’s Natural Enemy by Tom Harper:

Tom Harper’s new book is a sequel to his previous work, Through Colored Glasses. That book was a fantastic read. This one is more of the same.

Harper uses fiction to create a gripping tale that pulls the reader in. He then hits us with the leadership principles we can take away from the book.

Leaders: 5 Tips For Keeping Your Truck Fleet Safe On The Road

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Your truck fleet is one of your most valuable assets. Whether you’re running a haulage company or simply operating a removal service for residential households, it’s important to invest in the safety of those vehicles and the drivers who drive them every day. In order to keep your drivers safe on the road and your trucks in good condition over the long-term, consider implementing these five tips into your truck fleet management procedures.

Yellow semi-truck on a highway

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Reasonable Schedule

Create a schedule that works for your truck drivers and your truck maintenance. Maintenance requirements differ greatly depending on the operating conditions, the frequency of use, the type of trucks, and the general wear and tear. Failure to service your fleet on time puts your drivers at risk. 

How To Make Failure A Regular Part Of Your Life

You probably don’t remember your early years of trying to walk. You’d push yourself up, stumble around, and then fall flat on your bum. Maybe you even cried a bit.

If you can’t remember those times, I’m sure you can remember a similar situation with teaching your own children to walk. Or maybe it was teaching your niece or nephew.

Whatever the case, in those early days of growing up, we experienced failure regularly in our lives.

A blue plate broken on the ground

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And that was okay. We were also cheered on as we stumbled our way around. The people around us knew we had to fail if we wanted to accomplish something.

The older we get, the less failure we welcome into our lives. I encourage you to make failure a regular part of your life.

The Importance of Speaking Your Employees’ Language

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As any business grows, it’s only natural that management will have to get involved more directly with the employees in order to keep the company running smoothly and efficiently. But even in small companies, management can make their employees feel alienated if they talk down to them, don’t meet them face-to-face, or if they simply don’t understand how those employees speak. To avoid alienating your staff and creating an uncomfortable workplace environment, pay close attention to this guide on speaking your employees’ language.

The Interview Process

A good interview process is fair and legal. It’s honest and open, enabling candidates to feel at ease and prepared—and it gives recruiters a chance to learn more about a person beyond their resume. Above all, an interview should be a two-way conversation—not an interrogation. Remember: employees come in all different shapes and sizes; finding someone who fits into your company culture is much easier when you make them comfortable.