I can show you the world Shining, shimmering splendid Tell me, princess, now when did You last let your heart decide? These lyrics defined a generation much like “Do you want to build a snowman? Or ride our bike around the halls? I think some company is overdue I’ve started talking to The pictures on the walls!” from Frozen has defined the current generation for many young people.
I remember when the animated version of Aladdin was released in 1992. The animation was stunning. The story was engaging. And the music was top notch.
There were few people who didn’t fall in love with Aladdin at this time. Now, it’s time for a whole new generation to fall in love with the Aladdin story in a whole new way. Read more...
I recently had the opportunity to view this classic Studio Ghibli film in an actual theater! GKIDS brought back many Studio Ghibli animated adventures back to the big screen during Studio Ghibli Fest. Other movies shown during Studio Ghibli Fest include Grave Of The Fireflies, The Cat Returns, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, and Spirited Away.
Porco Rosso is an animated movie by the famous writer and director Hayao Miyazaki. The movie is based on the 3-part manga Hikōtei Jidai by Miyazaki. And is animated by the acclaimed Studio Ghibli.
Porco Rosso tells the tale of a veteran World War 1 fighter pilot and, now, bounty hunter. The great pilot is haunted by a strange curse. He no longer looks human, instead he has taken the form of a pig.
Is there a more magical time than Christmas? Christmas trees are up in many homes. The houses are decorated with lights and blow up reindeer. Families are coming together and enjoying their time together (I know this last one isn’t always a possibility but it is my hope for you and your family).
Image by Joe Cavazos
Christmas tends to bring out the best in people. They’re excited to share presents with one another and people are often more generous.
But what does this have to do with leadership? Are there leadership lessons from Christmas? You betcha…
Leadership Lessons From Christmas
1. Be joyful:
Christmas, for many, is a happy time of year. People are excited to have their friends and families around. They’re happy to see the looks on their faces when presents are opened. Read more...
One of the big takeaways I got from my recent reader survey was the desire to learn more about blogging and what creates a successful blog. Because of that, I want to share what’s working in blogging.
I want to be of help to you as you build your platform. As you grow your audience. As you take your leadership presence to the next level.
So, what’s working for me and my blog? There’s 4 things I’ve really been focusing on. If they’re working for me, I think they’ll work for you as well.
1. Creating a gift for email subscribers: It took me awhile but I released my first eBook in October of 2013. Since that time, my email list has grown at an accelerated rate. In the 6 months since the release of my eBook, I’ve seen my email list double in size. Read more...