Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jumanji: The Next Level

A Reel Leadership Article

Jumanji: The Next Level is the 4th movie in the Jumanji series. The first movie in the Jumanji series was the Robin Williams Jumanji. It was followed by the sequel Zathura: A Space Adventure. Then, the board game mysteriously became a video game with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Now, we have The Next Level.

Was there really a need for another Jumanji movie? No… I don’t think there was. Is Jumanji: The Next Level enjoyable? Yes… it was.

Cast of Jumanji The Next Level in dramatic pose

Jumanji: The Next Level sees the cast of Welcome To The Jungle return to the world of Jumanji along with two new characters, Eddie (Danny DeVito) and Milo (Danny Glover). The returning cast were Martha (Morgan Turner), Spencer (Alex Wolf), Bethany (Madison Iseman), and Fridge (Ser’Darius Blain). There was also Alex (Colin Hanks) returning.

5 Leadership Lessons From A Comic-Con

Last weekend I got to experience something I’ve always longed to do: Attend a comic-con.

This one wasn’t a big convention like the San Diego or New York Comic-Con. It was a much smaller one that still packed a punch.

Mario Cosplay at Grand Rapids Comic-Con

While the Grand Rapids Comic-Con was smaller, walking the convention still took us 4 hours. As we walked the convention floors, I saw leadership lessons all around.

Leadership Lessons From A Comic Convention

1. You don’t have to be perfect to lead

If you know anything about the comic book world, there’s a lot of fans who love to show their adoration of the characters by dressing up in cosplay for conventions. This comic con was no different.

There were plenty of fans dressed up as their favorite characters. I remember seeing Captain America, the Ghostbusters, Winter Solider, and many more comic book and TV characters.

How To Not Be Entitled

Entitlement is an insidious disease. Slowly, it creeps in and, before you know it, you feel you deserve the world, and more.

Entitlement tells us that we have a right to something. Whether that’s our leadership position, some kind of possession, or privilege.

We struggle with this because we’ve been conditioned to want more and better. We are bombarded with messages that tell us we’re deserving of more.

The truth is, we’re not.

While we may be good at our jobs.. While we may be a great husband or wife… While we may land the big gigs…

We’re not entitled to anything more than what we’ve agreed upon in those areas.

It also doesn’t entitle us to bigger and better.

How To Stop The Feeling Of Entitlement

Entitlement can creep up on us before we realize it. Even when we feel we’re prepared and watching out for it.

10 Things I Hate About Leadership

As great as leadership can be, there are frustrating struggles every leader will face. We’ll be hard-pressed to enjoy every minute of leadership.

There’s plenty of times I think of the things I hate about leadership. And then the list begins to take shape…

Sometimes I hate leadership so much I could scream!

Image by Kenny Louie

Leadership comes with it’s own pitfalls. The trappings we all hate. The frustrations of making a tough choice. The terror of stepping forward.

Yet we lead, even with the long lists of things we hate.

1. The added responsibility of leadership: Yup, we all step into leadership and know there’s going to be added responsibility. Sometimes the added responsibility that comes with leadership can be overwhelming.

2. The responsibility to make the hard decisions: Leaders are there for a reason. We’re there to set a course, to plot the way, to make decisions. Not every decision we face will be easy. We’ll have to make some really difficult choices.

What I Want

You guys are special. You constantly amaze me with the insights you share in the comments and your thirst to grow as leaders.

It makes me glow with pride, not for myself but for you! You guys are rocking it.

What I want

That’s why I want to share what I want for each and every one of you who reads my blog.

I want you to reach a level of success that balances work and play

I want you to discover friends who are willing to hold you accountable

I want you to go hard after your dreams

I want you to have a family that loves and cares for you

I want you to love and care for others

I want you to live a life worth living

I want you to be a positive influence on those around you