Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Aquaman

A Reel Leadership Article

The DC movie universe has been hit or miss for quite some time. Leadership at DC and Warner Brothers must have taken notice as Aquaman and Wonder Woman has broken from the pack of new comic book movies and been enjoyable.

Aquaman tells the story of Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa) as he steps into his role as the protector of Atlantis. We see the blossoming of his parents, Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) and Tom Curry (Temeura Morrison), romance to his romance with Mera (Amber Heard).

Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Mera (Amber Heard) Standing Together

Photo of Aquaman and Mera

The Aquaman movie was overall enjoyable and well-paced. You want to see a great comic book character brought to life? You will see it in Aquaman. You will also get a well-told story.

But that’s not what you’re here for. You’re here for the latest Reel Leadership article and the leadership lessons in Aquaman. We’ll cut to the chase and get to it.

Management Is Not True Leadership

Many young leaders get management and leadership confused. They can fall into the trap of thinking they’re the same. They are not the same.

It can be a dangerous thought pattern to fall into.

Management and leadership have similar qualities. Both require results, action, and growth. But management and leadership achieve these results in different ways.

“You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership.”
— Dwight D. Eisenhower

Here are 10 ways that management and leadership differ.

Management longs for control.
Leadership wants to give control to the individual team members.

Management wants to be right.
Leadership requires finding a middle ground.

Management doesn’t require ongoing education.
Leadership demands you keep learning.

Management tries to hold onto the title.
Leadership is looking for ways to promote others to your level.