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.
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. Read more...
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.
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. Read more...
A Reel Leadership Flashback Article (Guest Article by James Schreier)
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.
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. Read more...
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.
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. Read more...
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!
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.