Quotes And Leadership Lessons From X-Men: Dark Phoenix

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While Marvel Studios has been crushing superhero films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 20th Century Fox has been building the X-Men universe through their X-Men films. X-Men: Dark Phoenix marks the 12th film set in their series.

X-Men: The Dark Phoenix is also the last X-Men film to be produced by 20th Century Fox (there is an upcoming New Mutants film that may be a part of this universe). It’s the swan song to what started many great adventures of the X-Men.

Professor X, Magneto, and Jean Grey in promotional image for X-Men Dark Phoenix

As we begin to enter the final films of the 20th Century Fox film universe, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is a fitting end to the series. You get an out of this world movie with a well-done ending.

The Challenges Of A Job Transition

I haven’t had a lot of experience with job transitions. However, the job transitions I’ve had, have exposed me to the challenges you will face when switching jobs.

Man facing first day at new job and the challenges he will face

Photo by Oliver Cole

Most recently, I switched companies and experienced the challenges once more. Today, we’re going to talk about what challenges you’ll face as you transition to a new organization and what you can do about them.

The Excitement Of A Job Transition

Let’s be honest, when you choose to transition from one organization to another, the transition is exciting. You get to move into a new organization and help them thrive. Your expertise will change the company you’re going to.

That is exciting. You have new opportunities. New challenges. New relationships. And, hopefully, better pay.

These items make a job transition fun and exciting. You’re getting to move out and expand your horizons.

Convenience Is The Enemy

There are days when I long for my runs with Lok the Vizsla to be easy. I don’t want to feel like I taxed my body or pushed myself further than I thought I could go. I want my runs to be convenient.

We are trapped by our desire for convenience

Photo by Mitchel Lensink

And yet my runs aren’t convenient. Running can take away time from my wife or with friends. Running takes extra energy and effort. Going for a run may even require me to get wet or cold or too hot. There’s nothing convenient about running.

But I wouldn’t change this fact for anything. Convenience sounds nice, in theory. Yet if running were convenient, it wouldn’t stretch me and make me stronger. My muscles wouldn’t grow and I wouldn’t lose weight. I wouldn’t feel the accomplishment of finishing a half marathon.

Do you long for convenience in your leadership? You may want to rethink bringing convenience into the way you lead.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Little Prince

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The Little Prince is a Netflix original movie based on the novella of the same name. Originally published in 1943 by writer and poet Antoine de Saint-Exupery under the title of Le Petit Prince, it tells the story of a young prince who visits Earth and the man who met him.

leadership lessons from The Little Prince

Netflix adapted this story into a beautiful, teary-eyed animated feature in 2015. The story of The Little Prince carries over into the movie world beautifully.

Not only is The Little Prince an engaging story. The Little Prince contains a massive amount of leadership lessons for the viewer.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Little Prince

1. You may be mistaken for something you’re not:

The Aviator (Jeff Bridges) had drawn a snake eating an animal in his youth. People who saw his drawing mistook the drawing for a hat.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Black Panther

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Black Panther is the last Marvel Cinematic Universe movie before the character packed Avengers: Infinity War releases May 8th, 2018. With the previous Marvel movies, Black Panther had a lot to live up to. Thankfully, Black Panther delivered.

Black Panther Quotes And Leadership lessons

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Black Panther tells the story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the King of Wakanda, and his rise to the throne after his father T’Chaka (John Kani) was murdered. T’Chaka was murdered by Helmut Zemo after Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) assassination attempt failed in Captain America: Civil War.

Throughout the engaging story of Black Panther, T’Challa faces internal and external threats as he navigates his newfound role as the leader of Wakanda.

Hopefully, you’ve watched Black Panther as we’re going to be discussing the leadership lessons from Black Panther in the article below.

Caution: Black Panther spoilers below.