Leadership Quotes From Stan Lee

On Monday, November 13th, 2018 the world lost a giant in the comic and entertainment world. Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95. The world will feel the loss of this pioneering leader for years to come.

I’m still trying to process what Stan Lee’s death means. He is, after all, the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, the X-Men, and many other Marvel superheroes.

Stan Lee cheering at DragonCon 2012 Marvel And Avengers photo shoot

Photo by Kyle Nishioka. Used under CC License

His creations have brought delight to the hearts and minds of many around the world, including mine. I still have fond memories of reading his creations. In fact, I still read many of the comic book lines he helped create.

With Stan Lee’s passing, I wanted to take a look at some of the memorable leadership quotes of Stan Lee. I hope you’ll join me in paying tribute to the life of Stan Lee and the joy he’s brought to so many people.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bohemian Rhapsody

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There are classic stadium rock anthems everybody knows. Songs such as We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, or Another One Bites The Dust. These songs are played in sports arenas across the country.

The members of Queen were masters at crafting songs that have lasted through generations. Members Farrokh Bulsara, stage named Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek), Brian May (Gwilym Lee), Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy), and John Deacon (Joseph Mazzello) have given millions of fans something to sing along to.

Rami Malek as Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury

They also left a great story. There’s fame and fortune. Tragedy and death. Love and hate. Queen and the Freddie Mercury movie Bohemian Rhapsody, share a story unlike any other.

Whether or not you know the music of Queen (and you’ll know at least a few of their tunes), you will enjoy the two-plus hour movie detailing the rise and fall of a rock legend. You’ll also walk away from Bohemian Rhapsody with a wealth of leadership lessons.

Leadership Lessons From Unstoppable

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Unstoppable is the 2010 film based loosely on a real incident of a runaway train.  Generally praised for its action and described as a “great popcorn film,” it grossed $167 million.  Unstoppable starred Denzel Washington as Frank Barnes, soon to be retired – unwilling forced by the railroad – and Chris Pine as Will Colson, a new conductor distracted by his personal problems.  There are two other key players, Connie Hooper (Rosario Dawson) as the Yardmaster and Oscar Galvin (Kevin Dunn) as the VP of Operations for the railroad.

Leadership lessons from the movies - Unstopable

When a train leaves the railyard, unmanned, running at full speed, Frank Barnes and Will Colson begin several different attempts to stop the train before it would catastrophically crash on a high bridge with a tight curve in a community of 780K and located next to multiple fuel tanks.

Quotes And Leadership From First Man

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When the movie First Man was released, there was a huge controversy. What was the controversy? First Man doesn’t show the astronaut Neil Armstrong planting the United States flag when he sets foot on the moon.

Because of the lack of the flag, a lot of people protested the movie by refusing to see the movie. I have to say these people missed out on a great movie about a man.

Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong in First Man movie

First Man wasn’t a movie about the United States moon landing. Instead, First Man was the story of Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling), his struggle to come to terms with the loss of his daughter, and the lunar landing.

As such, First Man did a fantastic job telling Neil Armstrong’s story. I felt compelled to continue watching the movie and to see what happened next. I was also interested in seeing the leadership lessons in First Man.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Venom The Movie

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Despite the Disney and 21st Century Fox inches closer to closing, 21st Century Fox still has a couple of superhero movies left in the queue. Gambit, Dark Phoenix, and The New Mutants are all upcoming Marvel movies. They’ve also recently released another Marvel movie. That movie? Venom!

Tom Hardy as Venom movie

Venom is the story of Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy). Eddie is an out on his luck internet reporter who encounters the alien symbiote of Venom. Venom then takes Eddie as a host.

The Venom movie is filled with a lot of action. It’s also more fun than the critics let on. And, there are plenty of leadership lessons in Venom the movie.

Let’s take a look at those leadership lessons in the latest Reel Leadership article.