Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Tomb Raider

A Reel Leadership Article

Previously, Angelina Jolie brought the video game Tomb Raider to the big screen. Now Alicia Vikander takes over the moniker of Lara Croft and is the lead actress in the newest Tomb Raider movie.

ALICIA Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider leadership lessons

Tomb Raider tells the story of Lara Croft. Lara is the daughter of missing adventurer Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West). She starts her adventure after she signs the papers declaring her father dead, though his body has never been found. After signing the papers, clues lead her on a journey she never imagined she’d go on.

During Lara’s adventure, you’ll laugh and gasp. You’ll also find leadership lessons in Tomb Raider and Lara’s adventures.

Caution: Tomb Raider spoilers below

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Tomb Raider

1. Terry The Trainer:

Gotta make decisions Lara. Gotta make something happen.

How To Become An Innovative Leader

Business organizations are looking for the next breakthrough. As a leader, they’re looking to you to be an innovative leader.

The big question is: How do I become an innovative leader?

That’s what we’re going to look at today. We’re going to see where innovation comes from and how you can use innovation in your leadership.

Innovative leadership is great leadership

What Is Innovation?

At its core, innovation is a new method, idea, product, etc. Innovation is bringing something new to the table.

This means you’ve got to be thinking of new ways to do things. How can you look at the current methods of work and take a better approach to getting things done?

Now, innovative leadership doesn’t mean you have to think outside of the box. Innovative leadership means you’re always looking for ways to improve.

7 Ways Young Leaders Can Be More Innovative

Yeah, yeah… I already know what you’re thinking. Young leaders are innovative. Young leaders have great ideas. Young leaders are seeing things that older leaders can’t see.

You’d be right. Young leaders are all of those things.

Young leaders are innovative. Young leaders generate great ideas. Young leaders have insane vision for the future.

But young leaders can be even more innovative (and influential) with a few tweaks.

You can have great ideas as a young leader

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Thomas Edison was the inventor of the light bulb. But even before the light bulb people couldn’t say Edison wasn’t innovative. He had hundreds, if not thousands, of patents and many ideas that he was still testing.

He was innovative. He was creative. He was the man.

We can see with Edison that even though he was an innovator, he always found ways to be even more innovative.

How To Deal With The Rapid Increase In Innovation

Blink and another innovation has passed you by. You might even be like Blockbuster Video or Blackberry and crumbling as we speak.

All because innovation came and you weren’t ready.

Know what I’m saying? Innovation is moving at an ever increasing pace. This leaves many businesses struggling to play catchup. Some never do.

What Is Innovation?

Leaders can get caught up in trying to define innovation. It’s really simple in concept: Innovation is the process of change.

The innovation may be:

VHS moving to DVD moving to streaming video

Mechanical hard drives changing to solid state drives

Print media moving towards digital media

These innovations provided a slight shift and change in the way we consumed and stored data. Honestly, it’s crazy how quickly these changes happened.

6 Ways To Be An Innovative Leader

Innovation is a requirement for great leadership. You’re always on the lookout for new ways to move the company forward. You know there’s power in new ideas.

But how many times do you feel stuck as you try to take your team to the next level? It’s frustrating. It’s annoying. It’s something that can be overcome.

When we introduce new ideas and new practices, we begin to elevate the company to the next level. The company is able to rise above the previous problems and tackle new issues that are arising.

You can even help the company grow and succeed by being innovative.

But what does it take to be innovative as a leader? What can you do to increase the flow of new ideas and new breakthroughs?