Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bohemian Rhapsody

A Reel Leadership Article

There are classic stadium rock anthems everybody knows. Songs such as We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, or Another One Bites The Dust. These songs are played in sports arenas across the country.

The members of Queen were masters at crafting songs that have lasted through generations. Members Farrokh Bulsara, stage named Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek), Brian May (Gwilym Lee), Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy), and John Deacon (Joseph Mazzello) have given millions of fans something to sing along to.

Rami Malek as Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury

They also left a great story. There’s fame and fortune. Tragedy and death. Love and hate. Queen and the Freddie Mercury movie Bohemian Rhapsody, share a story unlike any other.

Whether or not you know the music of Queen (and you’ll know at least a few of their tunes), you will enjoy the two-plus hour movie detailing the rise and fall of a rock legend. You’ll also walk away from Bohemian Rhapsody with a wealth of leadership lessons.

What Your Team Needs (Motivation!)

Motivating Your Team

I asked in my annual reader survey what some of the biggest challenges leaders were facing. I’ve already covered some of those: Relationships, health, etc… This month, I’m going to cover another topic that was hot on the mind of readers: Motivating your team.

Having and creating a motivated team is something a lot of leaders think about. A motivated team is something leaders desire. They know their organization can be more effective if everyone was excited and ready to work.

Your team needs motivation. You can give it to them.

Photo By Cortney White

The truth is, most employees are disengaged. According to a 2014 Gallop study, only 31.5% of employees are actively engaged at work. This means there’s a whopping 68.5% of employees who are either not engaged or actively disengaged with their work.

Those are scary numbers for leaders. Over two-thirds of your workforce may be disengaged from the work you’ve hired them to do.

4 Quick Ways To Enhance Your Leadership Skills

Every leader should constantly be looking to enhance their leadership skills. Without growth, you’re dead in the leadership game.

That’s why you must continue to learn and expand your skills.

Level up your leadership skills

We can quickly enhance our leadership skills by doing the following 4 things:

4 Quick Ways To Enhance Your Leadership Skills

  1. Begin leading right nowWant to increase your leadership skills? Stop lurking in the background and begin leading today. There are multiple non-profit organizations that are looking for men and women to step up and lead. Offer your services to one of these organizations and let your time serving help increase your leadership skills.
  2. Never stop learningYou’ve got to continue learning to increase your skills.

    Plenty of books have been written about leadership. Study the greats like Michael Hyatt, Dale Carnegie, John Maxwell, and more. These men have created content that you can consume and use.

    Attend conferences and workshops. These events offer multiple opportunities to hear from the best and brightest. Go there and learn!

    If you stop learning once you’ve got your degree or title, you’re not going to lead for long.

2017 Annual Reader Survey

Every year I put out a reader survey. I do this to get your pulse. To discover what you’re going through and what you want or need to learn.

Heading into 2017 is no different. I’m coming to you, my readers, to ask you to take the annual survey.

Take my annual reader survey

I take the time to read through every response and consider your feedback. Your thoughts, comments, and answers will help shape the future of JMLalonde.com.

They help me to write content based on what you’re going through. With your feedback, I’m able to craft content that suits you.

Will you help me get to know you better?

If you’d like to help shape the future of the blog, please complete the survey here or in the form below.

 

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Are Your Employees Satisfied?

Employee dissatisfaction is a major factor in leaving a job. Employees don’t want to work for a place they don’t enjoy.

Unfortunately, we’re not doing a good job of surveying the workplace environment to see how employees are feeling.

Survey your empoyees

Because of this, we see large numbers of employees come and go. That’s not good for business. And that’s not good for leadership either.

Leaders should desire to create a workplace that attracts top talent. We should also make sure our talent wants to stay with us.

We can’t help keep our top talent if we’re not aware of how satisfied they are.

Areas Of Employee Satisfaction

When thinking about surveying your employees, you need to decide which metrics actually matter to your team. Does your team want better pay, more recognition, autonomy, flexible hours?

Each of these areas matter to different employees.