Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Iron Claw (The Von Erich Family)

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book.

In this edition of Reel Leadership, we focus on the 2023 A24 film The Iron Claw. The Iron Claw focuses on what may be considered the greatest family in professional wrestling. 

The Von Erichs consisted of Kevin Von Erich (Zac Efron), Kerry Von Erich (Jeremy Allen White), David Von Erich (Harris Dickinson), Mike Von Erich (Stanley Simons), and Chris Von Erich (not mentioned in the film). Kevin, Kerry, and David were terrific wrestlers. Mike… He struggled. Then, there was their father, Fritz Von Erich (Holt McCallany). He founded the World Class Championship Wrestling in Dallas, Texas. He was a powerful wrestler in his own right who pushed his children far beyond what he should have.

However, many believed the family was cursed.

The Von Erich brothers sitting on a fence. Young men, dressed in 1980's fashions.

6 Ways Automation Benefits Your Business Process

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More businesses now invest in automation technology to improve efficiency, revenue generation, and customer experience. Business process automation (BPA) is a strategy to boost organizational efficiency by utilizing various digital technologies to run operations with little to no human intervention. Shifting manual responsibilities to intelligent machines will free time for employees to focus on valuable activities. If you haven’t taken the step yet, here are some major benefits of using business process automation tools.

  • Error minimization


Even the most experienced and skillful employees sometimes make mistakes due to multitasking, poor concentration, forgetfulness, and absent-mindedness when running some routines. One thing that makes machines better than humans is they don’t forget. Plus, automation tools don’t get tired or distracted. Therefore, consider leveraging automation to minimize the risks of costly human errors.

5 Ways To Enhance Public Speaking Skills For Effective Leadership

Years ago, I was terrified of public speaking. My public speaking skills were null or, if possible, below zero. Whenever I’d speak to a crowd, I’d fumble over my words, forget what I was trying to say, or just give up. I’d stand behind the podium with sweaty hands and armpits. Public speaking wasn’t for me.

Until it was.

How you present yourself in a public speaking situation can determine whether or not people want to do business with you. Your eloquence, or lack of it, may tell others that you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re not prepared, or that you don’t care.

None of those things are true about you. That’s why you’re always trying to develop yourself and grow your skills.

Maybe you’re like me. Maybe your public speaking skills need to be worked on. 

The Gateway to a New Beginning: The Importance of Having Proper Legal Immigration Support

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Immigration law is a complex legal framework that governs the entry, stay, and movement of individuals across borders, encompassing rules and regulations that address issues such as visas, citizenship, and deportation. In fact, there has been a 7.9% increase in the number of law firms specializing in immigration within the United States, throughout the previous five years. This demonstrates the increasing demand for reliable legal assistance in immigration affairs. 

By involving an immigration services provider and a lawyer, you can ensure a positive outcome for your immigration situation. Their proficiency is vital for understanding all laws, recognizing potential obstacles, and developing strategies appropriate for your particular situation. The expertise and support provided by these professionals can make the entire process smoother and increase the likelihood of receiving a positive answer.

Leaving A Legacy – A Tribute To Dan Miller

One of my long-time online mentors was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer. The cancer had already spread into his liver and bones. The prognosis was not good.

When I heard the news that Dan Miller is coming close to meeting our Lord and Savior, my heart sank. This man who has poured into thousands, if not millions, of people around the world will soon be leaving us. He’s already shuttered his podcast with a goodbye episode

Man walking up a sandy incline. Sun is setting.

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Not only did he inspire me, but he introduced me to wonderful people. From Skip Prichard to Michael Hyatt, his son Kevin Miller, Jerrod Easley of Podcast Movement, Kent Julian to others… He opened my eyes to the possibility around me.

As he’s leaving this mortal plane, he’s still inspiring those who have gotten to know him over the years. He’s not bitter, angry, or frustrated. No, Dan Miller is excited about what this next stage of being brings him.