Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

A Reel Leadership Article

Giant monsters fighting one another. A compelling human story. And learning to work together. This is what the new Godzilla is all about.

Continuing from the 2014 Godzilla movie, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters introduces all new characters. Each character has a unique story.

Still from Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

There’s Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga), Mark Russell (Kyle Chandler), and Madison Russell (Millie Bobby Brown from the Netflix series Stranger Things) who lost their son and brother to the Titan Godzilla. Then there’s Jonah Alan (Charles Dance) who wants to awaken all of the Titans. You can’t forget about the Monarch agents: Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe), Dr. Rick Stanton (Bradley Whitford), Dr. Ilene Chen (Ziyi Zhang), Dr. Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins), and Sam Coleman (Thomas Middleditch). They desired to monitor the Titans and use them to help humanity.

What If Work-Life Balance Was Actually This?

Through my writing on work-life balance, I’ve come to ponder something about this sought-after concept. Balancing your work life and your personal life sounds amazing.

You have all the time you need to work. To play. To spend time with your family.

Could happiness be what work-life balance is all about?

But is this truly possible? Can we balance everything we want with everything we must do? And, if we can’t, is there something more than work-life balance?

I think I’ve come to a new conclusion. Work-life balance isn’t about having a perfect life. Instead, it’s more about doing the things you need to do.

This leads to something else. This leads to happiness.

Could Work-Life Balance Be Happiness?

Yes, you have to find a semblance of balance in your life. You can’t be all work and no play. You also can’t be all play and no work.

5 Leadership Lessons From Christmas

What Christmas can teach you about leadership

Is there a more magical time than Christmas? Christmas trees are up in many homes. The houses are decorated with lights and blow up reindeer. Families are coming together and enjoying their time together (I know this last one isn’t always a possibility but it is my hope for you and your family).

what you can learn about leadership from Christmas

Image by Joe Cavazos

Christmas tends to bring out the best in people. They’re excited to share presents with one another and people are often more generous.

But what does this have to do with leadership? Are there leadership lessons from Christmas? You betcha…

Leadership Lessons From Christmas

1. Be joyful:

Christmas, for many, is a happy time of year. People are excited to have their friends and families around. They’re happy to see the looks on their faces when presents are opened.

6 Ways To Become A More Positive Leader

No one like a Debbie Downer leader. By being negative, you’re bringing down everyone else. You don’t want this.

It’s not only bad for morale, it’s bad for you. You lose your authority. You lose respect. And you lose the right to hold people accountable when THEY complain (how dare they, right?!?).

That’s why we need to learn how to become more positive…

leaders need to be positive

6 Ways To Become More Positive

  1. Feed your positivity:

    Find ways to take in positive content. Whether that’s through great books, close relationships, or inspiring music.

    The more you’re seeking out positive inputs, the more positivity you’re going to exude.

The Reason I Slacked Off Tonight

I’m writing this post later than I normally would. It’s almost 11PM where I live.

And here I am writing up a new blog post.

Know the right times to slack

Why? Because I slacked.

Here’s the reason:

slacking with my Vizsla pup

Our new Vizsla puppy wanted to chill with me tonight. He didn’t want to get off the couch. Truthfully, I didn’t want him to either.

So, we laid there while watching Fear The Walking Dead. Or, as a lot of my friends would say, we were slacking.

But you know what? I’m okay with slacking. Especially when I slack for the right reasons.

When You Should Slack Off

We’re pushed to the extreme. Marketers, leaders, business people are always telling us that we need to be doing the hard work.

Baloney!

There’s times we need to have some down time. We have to break away from the routines and spend time with those that are important.