Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Hellboy 2019

A Reel Leadership Article

The movie theater has been a great place for those who love comic book movies. Last week, theatergoers were treated to the DC Comics movie Shazam! In two weeks, audiences will be treated to the Avengers: Infinity War sequel Endgame, and this weekend saw the release of Dark Horse Comics Hellboy.

Hellboy is the 3rd Hellboy movie to be released in the theaters. The first two starred a man who nailed the look of Hellboy, Ron Perlman. Sadly, Perlman did not return for the latest entry in the Hellboy series as this is more of a reboot than a sequel.

Hellboy, Alice, and Major Ben Daimio in the new Hellboy movie 2019

The Hellboy movie is based upon the Mike Mignola comic books and graphic novels. Hellboy is stuck in a war between the supernatural and human worlds.

While I remember the original Hellboy movies to be a fun, fairly upbeat series of movies, the latest Hellboy movie takes a dark turn. It’s much darker and grittier than the previous movies. This will turn some people off.

19 Leadership Traits To Focus On In 2019

You’re never done developing your leadership skills. The traits that make for a great leader can always be honed and improved. You only have to focus on what will make you better.

But do you know where you need to focus? Most people do not and they struggle to improve their leadership capacity beyond their current point.

Man contemplating how to grow

Photo by Galan Regatama

You know better. You know you need to continue to improve. And you work towards improving.

At the beginning of 2019, I wanted to share 19 leadership traits leaders should focus on to make this their best year ever. These traits will help you become the leader people want to follow.

19 Leadership Traits To Focus On In 2019

1.  Effective Communication:

Want to lead better? Learn how to communicate better. Leaders who can clearly communicate to their teams often have more success.

10 Bad Leadership Traits You Need To Avoid

Have you ever had a boss that was totally clueless? Never knew what was happening? Or what was the next step to take?

Probably drove you crazy. It’s driven me crazy in the past. He had bad leadership traits.

But reflecting on my own leadership, I know I’ve done things that drove others insane. You probably have too.

Man falling from mountain sign

Image by Matthew Howarth

It’s an easy thing to overlook. We’re so busy leading and taking care of what needs to be done. Missing the cues that we’ve messed up and created a mess is easy.

We need to be careful of this. If we’re not, we’ll drive our team away.

Beware of these ten leadership failures…

  1. Being arrogant: Not much worse than a leader that is arrogant. Unwilling to compromise and come to an equitable solution. And shouting how great you are to anyone and everyone that will listen. You may be knowledgeable but, remember, there’s always someone better than you.

How To Become The Best Worst Boss Ever!

Have you watched the TV show The Office?

The show revolved around Michael Scott played by Steve Carell. He was the manager at the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.

If there were awards for the best worst boss, he would win it.

Steve Carell Coffe Mug

Image by Sean Buchan

Michael’s leadership skills left something to be desired.

Whether he was trying to make a joke or correct a team member, something always came out inappropriately.

Michael is a great character to study if you want to become the best worst boss ever.

  • Distract Others: Michael Scott was well known for distracting others.
    Distracting others can be an easy thing to do. I’m sure you won’t have to think hard at all.

    Create new office games. Have parties all the time. Interrupt your team while they are working.

    This will help you claim the title!