Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Klaus

A Reel Leadership Article

Klaus is the 2019 English-language Spanish 2D-animated Christmas movie. It is unique in that the film is 2D but looks 3D. It was a sight to behold.

Klaus is a quirky film. It has its bright moments but it also lost me at the same time. The animation was stunning. The whiny Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) almost made me shut the movie off as I started to watch it.

Promotional image from the Netlfix movie Klaus

However, I wanted to bring another Christmas film to the Reel Leadership archives. So, we get Klaus in addition to Die Hard and Die Hard 2.

Klaus turns into a touching movie of goodwill and kindness. I am glad I finished the movie. I think you will be as well.

Let’s take a look at the leadership lessons in Klaus today!

Leadership And Management Lessons From The Christmas Train

A Christmas Reel Leadership Article

“The Christmas Train” is a Hallmark Movies and Mysteries production based on David Baldacci’s book.  It’s a love story with a bit of humor, mystery, the dangers of a train stalled by a snowstorm, and an ending with a great twist.  The multiple themes are best summarized by a repeated line: “There’s something about a train.”   Delightfully, when viewed from the perspective of leadership and management, there are some good insights.

leadership lessons and quotes from The Christmas Train

  1. You’re a Director; You’re Not the Star

Max Powers (Danny Glover) is an extremely successful Hollywood Director.  His success is clearly obvious from his reputation, the accomplishments acknowledged by the people he meets on the train, even the display of all the luggage he has on-board.  Yet “Max” is low-key, displaying a calm, humble assessment of himself and his accomplishments.  He responds to compliments with smiles and honesty.  He’s observant about what’s going on around him and gently pushes the characters, particularly Eleanor and Tom into the actions he’s hoping for.