Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Team Foxcatcher

Team Foxcatcher is a Netflix original documentary. This film documents the rise and fall of Team Foxcatcher as the founder, John du Pont, descends into madness.

John du Pont, of the famous du Pont family, founded Team Foxcatcher due to his love of wrestling and wanting to help bring the United States a title. There was also a more insidious reason behind John’s founding.

John du Pont in a Foxcatcher hoodie

This is all explored in the great documentary Team Foxcatcher.

Not only do you get a fascinating, yet sad, story when you watch this film. You also will discover multiple leadership lessons from leaders and leaders gone bad.

Sit back, grab your bucket of popcorn, and get ready for Reel Leadership lessons from Team Foxcatcher.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Team Foxcatcher

1. John du Pont:

My goal in life is to teach…

36 Leadership Lessons From 36 Years Of Life

Today marks the 36th time I’ve orbited the sun. That’s right, February 16th is my birthday!

I wanted to do something special for my birthday. I wanted to give you guys a gift. That gift is 36 leadership lessons I’ve learned over the course of my life.

life and leadership lessons on my birthday

Image by Evan Rummel

I hope you’ll enjoy these. Some of these leadership lessons are fun, other leadership lessons are serious. They’re all valuable though.

36 Leadership Lessons From 36 Years Of Life

1. Make friends:

Leadership can be lonely. But leadership is lonely only if you let it be. Make friends with people and your time in leadership will be much more enjoyable.

2. Know when to quit leading:

Leadership is a temporary position. There will come a day when you are no longer leading where you’ve been leading. Know when it’s time to hang up the leadership cap at your current position.

22 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Fate Of The Furious

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My mind is still trying to comprehend how there are now 8 Fast and the Furious movies. It seems like yesterday I was leaving the Cinema Carousel after watching the first The Fast And The Furious movie in 2001.

I was driving my 5-speed manual 1994 GMC Sonoma. Revving the engine and trying to feel like I was one of the characters from The Fast And The Furious. Alas, I never was and never will be but the thought still lingers.

After watching any of The Fast And The Furious movies, I still get the urge to do a burnout or get into a police chase. That’s just how these movies make you feel.

quotes and leadership lessons from the fate of the furious

Two years ago I shared leadership lessons from Furious 7… And now we’re on the eighth movie in the franchise. Mind blowing!

Leadership Lessons From The Life Of Astronaut John Glenn

Yesterday, we lost an American hero. Astronaut John Glenn passed away on December 8th, 2016.

Leadership lessons and quotes from John Glenn

John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in Space. After Scott Carpenter passed away, John Glenn was the last surviving member of the Mercury Seven.

Not only did John Glenn go into outer space, he served and retired from the Marine Corps and ran a successful political career winning a seat in the U.S. Senate.

Looking back on his life, we can find signs of leadership throughout it.

Leadership Lessons From The Life Of John Glenn

1. Leaders quit:

When the Japenese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1942, John Glenn dropped out of college and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He quit something important to join an organization he believed in.

People will often think leaders never quit. That’s far from the truth.

12 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Furious 7 (Fast And Furious 7)

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Something about the Fast and Furious movies has captivated me from the beginning. My guess is it’s the sweet cars and the fast driving that draws me in.

But there’s more to the Fast and Furious movies than the cars and the driving. There’s a deeper story woven throughout.

learn leadership from Fast And Furious 7

And I realized that as I sat watching Furious 7 with my wife on Saturday. The story goes so much deeper.

1. Dominic Toretto –

They say an open road clears the mind

In the opening scene, Dom and Letty are driving fast on a clear and open road. Dom turns to Letty and utters this line to her.

We in leadership have so much on our minds and so much in front of us, we don’t take the time to get somewhere open and free. We don’t let our minds see the wide expanse before us.