Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Honest Thief

A Reel Leadership Article

It’s been a long time since I’ve stepped foot in a movie theater (except seeing The New Mutants at the Getty 4 drive-in). Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, theaters have been shut down in Michigan for close to 7 months. That’s a long time when you see one or two movies a week.

This week, I decided to go back to the theater because they recently reopened. The experience was surreal. It felt different. It was different. It was okay, though.

Liam Neeson as Tom in Honest Thief. Holding a gun.

We decided to see Honest Theif starring Liam Neeson. As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Liam Neeson. His work on the Taken series, The Commuter, Cold Pursuit, The Dark Knight Rises, and other movies always fascinates me. He typically plays the same role, just a different movie. That’s okay. That’s why I love Liam Neeson!

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Midnight Special

A Reel Leadership Article

I recently checked out the movie Midnight Special because of an article on Inverse. The article stated Midnight Special was the most underrated sci-fi movie on Netflix (also available on Amazon Video). This statement piqued my interest, so I added it to my Netflix watchlist.

I’m glad I did. Midnight Special told a strange but touching story of a father and son on the run as they try to save his life.

Jaeden Martell in Midnight Special as Alton Meyer

Alton (Jaeden Martell) is a special young man. There’s something wrong with him and he needs to get to a specific location by a specific date. His father, Roy (Michael Shannon), believes his son and kidnaps him from the cult he’d been living with.

Along with Roy, Lucas (Joel Edgerton) is helping them flee. Sarah (Kirsten Dunst) is Alton’s mom and eventually joins them on their crusade.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jurassic Park 3

Today’s Reel Leadership article is a blast from the past. The leadership lessons are coming to you from the 2001 dinosaur movie Jurassic Park III.

Jurassic Park III revisits the story of Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) while introducing Paul Kirby (William H. Macy) and Amanda Kirby (Tea Leoni). The Kirby’s hire Grant to be their tour guide from the sky while they view the island Isla Sorna. Or… that’s what Paul Kirby told Dr. Grant.

Dinosaur from Jurassic Park III

Their mission is much different from what they told the good doctor. Their plan is to land on the island and search for their missing son, Eric Kirby (Trevor Morgan).

Pick up your copy of Jurassic Park III on Amazon.

This changes everything. Dr. Grant wasn’t prepared for this. Neither were the other people on the plane.

With this synopsis, we’re going to dive into the Reel Leadership lessons in Jurassic Park 3. They are plenty. And they are good.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Marked For Death

A Reel Leadership Article

Today’s Reel Leadership article is a throwback to a crazy time in the world of movies. It’s the 1990’s and actor Steven Seagal has just gotten his start in the movie world.

Prior to Marked For Death, he had two other movies. Those movies are Above The Law and Hard To Kill. Since then, his movie and television appearances have jumped to almost 60 credited roles, most of those being in movies.

Steven Seagal in Marked For Death

You may wonder why I chose a Steven Seagal movie for today’s Reel Leadership article. You may also wonder why the subtitle of this article is A Hard To Watch Reel Leadership Article.

It’s simple. I’m part of a project where 57 writers, film watchers, and others have joined together to write a 1,000 article for a new book. The book is Hard To Watch, chronicling all of Steven Seagal’s appearances and what they mean to us.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Dreamer The Documentary

Dreamer is the 2020 documentary about the crazy dreamers who are making a difference in the world. Having been told what they wanted to do was crazy, impossible, or even improbably, they didn’t listen to the naysayers.

Movie poster for Dreamer the movie documentary

Rather, these dreamers listened to their dreams. They accomplished huge things that no one else had ever accomplished. The list of dreamers is long. They include:

  • Anousheh Ansari (CEO, XPRIZE)
  • Lisa Nichols (Founder of Motivating The Masses)
  • Dean Kamen (Inventor of the Segway)
  • Richard Branson (Investor and business tycoon)
  • Naveen Jain (Viome founder)
  • Seth Godin (Business guru extraordinaire)
  • Jessica Cox (First armless pilot)
  • Giovanni Marsico (Founder of the Archangel Academy)
  • Craig Kielburger (Found of the WE Movement)
  • Kim Kwik (Author of Limitless)
  • Haben Girma (Author of The Deaf Blind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law)
  • Peter Diamandis (Executive chairman of XPRIZE)