Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Memorial Day weekend 2018 saw the release of the latest movie in the Star Wars Story series: Solo. Solo tells the origin story of the beloved pilot of the Millenium Falcon. And what a backstory he had.

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From his days as a thief on the planet of Corellia to winning the Millenium Falcon, his days are full of adventure and intrigue. That’s what Solo sought to bring to life. Thankfully, Solo pulled off Han Solo’s origin story well.

Solo also provided many leadership lessons. Today, we’re going to look at the leadership lessons in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Caution: Solo: A Star Wars Story spoilers below

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Solo: A Star Wars Story

1. Everyone has a story:

Watching the original Star Wars trilogy, you knew that Han Solo (originally played by Harrison Ford, portrayed by Alden Ehrenreich in Solo) had a story. You just didn’t know what his story was.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Blade Runner 2049

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Over 30 years have passed since the original Blade Runner with Harrison Ford released. The movie brought a great idea to life but was slow and plodding in doing so. Blade Runner 2049 is a different story.

Blade Runner 2049 tells the story of Officer K, a Replicant who was retiring other Replicants. Officer K’s (Ryan Gosslin) story takes a turn as he begins to believe he is the child of Rick Deckard and Rachel from the original Blade Runner.

Leadership lessons and quotes from Blade Runner 2049

Not only does Blade Runner 2049 tie into the original Blade Runner with some interesting twists, there are plenty of leadership lessons in Blade Runner 2049. Let’s take a look at those leadership lessons.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Blade Runner 2049

1. Notice the subtle details:

Officer K was sent to hunt down and “retire” another replicant. After he put the replicant down, he went outside to have his drone take pictures and video of the landscape. Officer K then looks at an old tree and notices a subtle difference.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Blade Runner: The Final Cut

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Are you ready to flashback to the year 1982? That’s the year Blade Runner was originally released.

Blade Runner is the movie adaptation of the Phillip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? Blade Runner the movie tells the story of Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) as he’s forced to return to his old job as a Blade Runner. As a Blade Runner, Deckard is tasked with hunting down and eliminating four escaped Replicants who have made the journey back to Earth.

quotes and leadership lessons from Blade Runner

As he hunts down these Replicants, Deckard meets a young woman, Rachel (Sean Young). He tests her using the Voight-Kampf test which helps differentiate between humans and Replicants. The Voight-Kampf test shows Rachel is a Replicant. Regardless of the results, Deckard falls for her and has to make a tough choice.