Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Anaconda

Logo for Reel LeadershipToday’s Reel Leadership article comes from the 1997 movie Anaconda. Starring Jennifer Lopez as Terri Flores, Ice Cube as Danny Rich, Jon Voight as Paul Serone, Eric Stoltz as Dr. Steven Cale, Jonathan Hyde as Warren Westridge, Owen Wilson as Gary Dixon, Kari Wuhrer as Denise Kalberg, Vincent Castellanos as Mateo, and Danny Trejo as a poacher, Anaconda tells the sad tale of a movie crew hoping to see an unexplored people group.

Things go bad when Terri, Danny, Steven, Warren, Gary, and Denise pick up a stranded Paul. His presence sends their whole expedition sideways.

Ice Cube in the movie Anaconda

Prepare to go back in time to the crazy ’90s when movies were so bad they were good.

You’ll also experience a Reel Leadership experience with Anaconda. Anaconda is flush with leadership lessons. Sit back, grab the popcorn, and get ready to explore leadership through the lens of Anaconda.

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Leading In A Secular World

Most of my readers know I come from a strong Christian background. My faith plays a huge role in the way I lead and the way I think about leadership.

But what happens when a faith-based or Christian leader gets tossed into a secular world? This may be you have been let go as an employee of the church and need to find employment in the traditional sphere of work or you have chosen to leave on your own. Or maybe you never worked in the church but you love God and are a Christian.

Man with his arms stretched wide praising God

Photo by Zac Durant

These situations can be tough. You know the world can be unkind to Christians. Many Christians believe they’re persecuted and made fun of because of their faith.

They can’t imagine what it would take to lead as a Christian in a secular business.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger is the fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Released in 2011, this film tells the story of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and his transformation into Captain America.

This is one of my favorite MCU films. The story of Captain America is one we can all aspire to.

Chris Evans as Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger promo image

A young man is full of hope. He desires to serve his country. However, his stature isn’t acceptable for the United States Army and he is rejected multiple times. He continues to try to get into the Army until Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci) sees his potential to be the right candidate for Project Rebirth.

Steve’s story continues until we reach the beginning of the film. It’s a good ride.

Today, we’re going to look at the leadership lessons in Captain America: The First Avenger. We’ll see how this movie can intersect with our leadership and how we can become better leaders if we heed the lessons in this movie.

5 Leadership Books To Read In February 2021

It’s the end of the month and that means it is time for another round of book recommendations for leaders. This list contains 5 books that are old, new, and even unknown.

I believe one of the best ways for a leader to stay sharp, improve their leadership insights, physical health, and spiritual well-being is by diving into the wisdom from the ages.

The corners of two books

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Today’s list contains varying books that every leader should try to read.

5 Leadership Books To Read In February 2021

1. Lead With Love by Brian Catanella:

I had the pleasure of connecting with Brian through one of the blog sites we both contribute to regularly. When I realized Brian recently released his book, I knew I had to recommend it. Even more so after reading the book.