Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Just Mercy

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Just Mercy has been on my “to-watch” list for some time. It slipped by me while it was in the theater. I’m disappointed I wasn’t able to watch this challenging film on the big screen.

Thankfully, during this time of racial unrest in the United States, many streaming platforms are offering Just Mercy for a discounted price or for free. Amazon is one of those companies offering a free rental of Just Mercy. You can also go to https://www.justmercyfilm.com/ and find the other sites offering free viewings of this important civil rights film.

Just Mercy is the true story of wrongfully convicted death row inmate Walter “Johnny B” McMillian (Jamie Foxx). McMillian is on death row for the murder of an 18-year old girl despite there being little to no evidence other than the testimony of repeat criminal Ralph Myers (Tim Blake Nelson).

Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx in Just Mercy

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bloodsport

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Bloodsport is the 1988 action movie that is actually a biography of the real-life Frank W Dux (Jean-Claude Van Damme). Dux has gone AWOL from the military to travel to Hong Kong for the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts competition. (Pick it up on Amazon)

The Kumite is a brutal, violent event. It is a full-contact fight to the bitter end. Sometimes, a Kumite fight may end in death.

Jean-Claude Van Damme in Bloodsport

Dux goes to the Kumite to fight for his Shidoshi, Senzo Tanaka (Roy Chiao). Senzo’s son, Shingo Tanaka (Sean Ward), had passed away. Senzo no longer had an heir to represent his family in the Kumite. Dux wanted to take up the Tanaka mantle and fight for them.

There are brutal battles in Bloodsport. There are also plenty of leadership lessons in Bloodsport. I took 3 full pages of notes. Not all of them will make it into this Reel Leadership article but I hope you’re ready.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Groundhog Day

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Many of us out there may feel like we’ve been repeating the same day over and over again since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Layoffs, lounging around the house, and rinse and repeat…

The days can begin to blend together. My friends and I joke about it but it can be a drain.

If you’ve ever watched the 1933 comedy Groundhog Day (pick up your copy on Amazon), you know the pain Bill Murray’s Phil felt. The alarm clock sounds, you wake up, you do the same things. Heck… even your normal, daily routine could feel like Groundhog Day.

Bill Murray and a groundhog in Groundhog Day

This is one of the reasons I recently watched Groundhog Day on Netflix. I wanted to bring a little bit of laughter to my life but I also wanted to see a movie I could sympathize with now. And I could…

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Hancock

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Hancock is the 2008 broken superhero film starring Will Smith as John Hancock, Charlize Theron as Embrey, and Jason Bateman as Ray Embrey. It’s a fun film and you will take away leadership lessons from Hancock.

What’s Hancock about? Hancock is the story of an ill-behaved superpowered person. He saves people, yeah… however, his exploits leave destruction in his wake.

Will Smith in the 2008 superhero movie Hancock

His behavior makes Hancock the most hated man in Los Angeles, CA. I can’t blame the people. He was a train-wreck.

Until one man came into his life: Ray.

Ray changes Hancock for the better. Not only that, but he also helps us, the viewer, discover leadership lessons through this movie.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Hancock

1. Leaders need to be reminded why they’re here:

Hancock opens with a police chase and Hancock passed out on a concrete bench. The chase is terrorizing the city. All Hancock can do is sleep.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ralph Breaks The Internet

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Ralph Breaks The Internet is the sequel to the extremely entertaining Disney movie Wreck-It Ralph. Ralph (John C. Reilly) returns in this sequel only to break the internet and hearts of those he loves…

Ralph Breaks The Internet is a story of friendship… And of insecurity. Of old times colliding with new times. Of friends moving on.

Ralph and Vanellope in the internet in Ralph Breaks The Internet

The Wreck-It Ralph sequel pulls off everything a sequel should. It was refreshing to see a movie sequel succeed like this.

While you’ll enjoy the exploits of Ralph and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman), you’ll also find leadership lessons you can take away from this family-friendly movie. You may even be able to help your children understand leadership better! Isn’t that a win-win? A good movie and educating your kids, especially in this time of sheltering-at-home.

Today, we’ll take a look at the leadership lessons in Ralph Breaks The Internet and how you can apply these to your life and leadership position.