What To Do When You Doubt Yourself As A Leader

Leadership Lessons From Black Lightning

I had the pleasure of meeting comic book writer Tony Isabella in October 2017. Tony is the creator of the DC Comics first African American superhero Black Lightning.

black lightning Jefferson Pierce doubt his superheronessDuring my time with Tony Isabella at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con, I asked him what was his favorite comic book issue to work on. Without hesitation, he said Black Lightning Volume 2 Issue 5.

Tony went on to explain why he enjoyed the comic book so much. Black Lightning’s civilian identity is Jefferson Pierce, the principal at Garfield High School. Pierce dons the Black Lightning costume to protect his students from the gangsters who want to recruit them to their gangs and do them harm.

In the Black Lightning comic recommended by Tony Isabella, something goes wrong. Walter Kasko, a teacher at Garfield High School, tosses himself in front of a young student named Lamar as gangsters burst into the room Walter, Lamar, and Jefferson was. Walter was riddled with bullets and died. Jefferson was injured and spent time in the hospital.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

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Valerian and Dunkirk released on the same weekend. And I’ve got to say I thought Valerian was the better of the two movies.

While Dunkirk recalled the true (but fictionalized in the movie) story of the evacuation of over 300,000 men, Valerian was the more enjoyable for me. The story of Valerian captured my imagination.

Quotes and Leadership Lessons From Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

I could picture myself in the city of Valerian. Traveling with Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) as they searched for answers and got into trouble.

The imagery of Valerian was breathtaking. Epic scenes of space could make you gasp in awe. The movie was a beauty.

Not only was Valerian a treat for the eyes and soul, there were plenty of leadership lessons in Valerian. Keep reading to discover them all.

Caution: Valerian spoilers ahead