Quotes And Leadership Lessons From John Wick 3: Parabellum

A Reel Leadership Article

It all started with a dog. A dog that was slain by someone attacking John Wick (Keanu Reeves) and his home. Now, we’re three films into the John Wick franchise and it only keeps getting better.

John Wick 3: Parabellum continues moments after John Wick Chapter Two ends. John has been excommunicated from the assassin community he was a part of. He’s had a huge bounty placed on his head. And he has nowhere to go.

John Wick standing in a downpour

Keanu Reeves as John Wick

This leads to one of the best action movies to release in the recent past. John Wick takes action and violence to a new level.

You’ll also notice something else in John Wick 3: Parabellum. Loads of leadership lessons. The movie is filled with ways to lead better, if only you pay attention. Let’s dive into those Reel Leadership lessons and see what you can take away from the latest John Wick movie.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Black Panther

A Reel Leadership Article

Black Panther is the last Marvel Cinematic Universe movie before the character packed Avengers: Infinity War releases May 8th, 2018. With the previous Marvel movies, Black Panther had a lot to live up to. Thankfully, Black Panther delivered.

Black Panther Quotes And Leadership lessons

Credit: Marvel/Disney

Black Panther tells the story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the King of Wakanda, and his rise to the throne after his father T’Chaka (John Kani) was murdered. T’Chaka was murdered by Helmut Zemo after Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) assassination attempt failed in Captain America: Civil War.

Throughout the engaging story of Black Panther, T’Challa faces internal and external threats as he navigates his newfound role as the leader of Wakanda.

Hopefully, you’ve watched Black Panther as we’re going to be discussing the leadership lessons from Black Panther in the article below.

Caution: Black Panther spoilers below.

5 Steps To Become A Better Leader

What leader doesn’t want to improve their leadership skills? To increase their influence and affect more lives?

I think the answer to that leadership question is simple. There’s not a leader out there who doesn’t want to improve.

Every leader wants to become a better leader. The question is how do we do this?

Leveled up Mario

Image by Adam Inglis

I want to answer this question today, at least in part. It’s a process. You’re always going to have to be on the lookout for ways to improve.

Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as getting a power-up in Super Mario Brothers. You can’t eat a special food or drink a drink and become a better leader. It takes hard work.

So here’s 5 steps you can take to improve your leadership skills.

Break Yourself To Improve Yourself

There’s an age old saying that goes: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. For the most part, I agree with this saying. There’s nothing wrong with letting things stay at the status quo, as long as you’re good not seeing change.

However, for those that want to improve themselves, they know things need to change. And sometimes you need to break yourself to improve yourself.

Broken barn

Image by Ian Sane

Writing those words were hard for me. I know breaking myself is not something that I find pleasurable. I’m sure you’re feeling the same way.

Whether it’s from feeling that you’re okay as you are or the discomfort change can bring, we so very often don’t want to change. We don’t want to struggle with the next step. And we don’t want the pain change can bring.