Army Of One Or A Fireteam?

I vividly remember the old Army slogan: Be all that you can be. The Army slogan then changed to: An Army Of One.

The Army Of One slogan never sat well with me. Sure, it sounds great to someone who wants to be free and on their own. They can be their own army. They can go after the enemy as the Lone Ranger.

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But is an Army Of One truly effective? One man, going out on his own (other than John Wick or Bryan Mills), is not going to be very effective.

He will run into situations he is poorly suited for. He will look around and find no one to help him. In the end, he will flounder because he was on his own.

People Are Waiting To Hear From This Person

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Psstt! I’ve got a little secret to tell you. I think you’ll want to hear what I have to say on this one.

I’ve heard rumblings that there’s someone people want to hear from. It didn’t come as a shock to me. However, you may be surprised when you discover who this person is.

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When talking to other leaders, they’ve told me they want to hear from someone who:

  • Excels at their work
  • Is continually striving to learn
  • Implements what they learn
  • Continually reads new material
  • Likes to share how they’ve grown
  • Has helped other leaders evolve
  • Values others above themselves
  • Etc, etc…

The Person People Want To Hear From

That’s quite a list, isn’t it? This person sounds pretty special. And he is.

People want to hear from someone who is constantly learning, treats others well, and loves to help people succeed. Wouldn’t you?

Leading Without An Education

Leadership doesn’t require you to obtain a college degree or formal education. There are many leaders who never completed college. Some never completed grade school.

This is great news for those leaders who either dropped out of school or chose a different education path. You can lead without an education!

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Does this excite you as much as it excites me? I hope it does. This means everyone has a chance to lead… If they so desire. Formal education isn’t required to lead.

Leading Without An Education

When you look at the definition of leadership according to the Meriam Webster dictionary, you will see just about anyone can lead. Meriam Webster defines leadership as:

a person who leads: such as
a: GUIDE, CONDUCTOR
The tour leader recommended several restaurants in the area.
b(1): a person who directs a military force or unit
leaders of the army
(2): a person who has commanding authority or influence
a leader in the reform movement

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Aquaman

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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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Robin Hood

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There’s scant few who don’t know the story of Robin Hood. Robin Hood steals from the rich to give to the poor. Now, moviegoers have another telling of the Robin Hood story.

Set in the distant past, Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton of Kingsman) is drafted into a war that seems eerily reminiscent of the war in Iraq. Proclaimed to be dead by the Sheriff of Nottingham (Ben Mendelsohn), Robin returns to find Loxley decimated. The Sheriff is taxing citizens to the breaking point. And there’s no one standing up to the evil man.

Robin Hood leadership lessons

There was quite a bit to like in the new Robin Hood movie. The action spurred the movie on. You never felt a dull moment. The characters were decently developed and I felt for Robin as he returned from battle (and death) to discover the love of his life, Marian (Eve Hewson) had moved on and started a relationship with Will Scarlet (Jamie Dornan).