Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Toy Story 4

A Reel Leadership Article

Toy Story has been a favorite movie of mine for as long as I can remember. Watching the story of toys come to life reminds me of childhood and how I used to play with toys. I’m sure I imagine I used to think my toys could come to life when I wasn’t around. I mean, what kid didn’t?

Toys from Toy Story 4. Includes Buzz, Woody, Bo Peep, Gabby Gabby, and others

This is part of the charm of the Toy Story movies. The story is relatable to every child and child-at-heart. But that’s not the only thing that makes Toy Story great.

The Toy Story cast is amazing. The cast of Toy Story 4 includes the returning voice actors:

Michigan native Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear

Tom Hanks as the cowboy Woody

Annie Potts as Bo Peep

Joan Cusack as Jessie

Wallace Shawn as Rex

John Ratzenberger as Hamm

Blake Clark as Slinky Dog

Good Intentions Matter

We’ve often been told that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I’ve always taken this to mean that good intentions weren’t good enough by themselves.

But is that really true? Can good intentions make bad situations better?

Shocking villians Electro and The Shocker

Image by Pat Loika

Shockingly, and yes that’s a pun, good intentions matter. More so than you may think.

In a study conducted at the University of Maryland by Kurt Gray, good intentions can make the difference. The difference of how badly a shock will hurt. The difference of how sweet a piece of candy will taste. The difference of whether or not a message was pleasurable or not.

So, how can we apply this to our leadership? That’s the million dollar question.

I believe you can: