Disney’s Pocahontas released in 1995 and is an animated romantic musical. Yeah, that’s quite the mix but Disney’s formula works for Pocahontas.
Telling the story of the American Indian Pocahontas (Irene Bedard) and Captain John Smith (Mel Gibson), you see how two worlds can collide. Pocahontas comes from an American Indian tribe. John Smith arrives on a ship looking for gold. The Indian tribe were a fairly peaceful people. The people John Smith arrived with were ready to kill the savages.
Worlds collide. Love blossoms. And leadership lessons abound.
Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Disney’s Pocahontas
1. Great leaders earn respect:
There were two leaders on the Susan Constant, Captain John Smith and Governor Ratcliff (David Ogden Stiers). The Governor expected and demanded respect from the crew. On the other hand, Captain John Smith earned the respect of the crew.