Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Angel Has Fallen

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Gerard Butler has become a favorite actor of mine. Ever since I saw him in the great movie Machine Gun Preacher, I try to keep an eye out for new movies from him. I’ve missed a few, like the previous movies in the Has Fallen series. These movies include Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen. I’m glad I didn’t miss Angel Has Fallen.

Angel Has Fallen picks up after London Has Fallen and sees Butler return as Secret Service agent Mike Banning and Morgan Freeman as President Trumbull. The two play well off of one another when they’re both on screen together. Their co-stars also bring energy to their roles.

Promotional image for Angel Has Fallen

Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman in Angel Has Fallen

Angel Has Fallen tells the story of a disgraced Mike Banning as he has been framed for an assassination attempt on President Trumbull. The rest of Banning’s Secret Service team did not survive the attempt and all the evidence points back at Banning.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Brightburn

The best way to describe the movie Brightburn is this: Imagine a world where Clark Kent didn’t choose a path of good and becomes Superman. Instead, he chooses a path of selfishness. He chooses to use his powers to get what he wants.

The story is similar to Superman. A young couple, Tori (Elizabeth Banks) and Kyle Breyer (David Denman), are struggling with infertility. They long to have a child. Their house is filled with infertility books.

Jackson A. Dunn as Brandon Breyer in Brightburn

One night, Tori hears a loud crash outside of their home. The couple discovers a crashed spacecraft with a young baby inside (sounds a lot like Superman, right?). They raise the baby like he was their own child.

This child, Brandon (Jackson A. Dunn), feels a pull to the spacecraft hidden in the Breyer’s barn. Soon, Brandon realizes he’s not like other people. He has superhuman strength, eyes that can shoot lasers, and he can fly.

Two Questions To Ask Every Leader You Meet

Grow yourself by asking the right questions

Any leader who has been around for a while will know he doesn’t have all the answers. Far from it. This is why great leaders surround themselves with people who have expertise in areas they lack.

But what happens to a leader as he rises through the ranks? He may lose touch with the notion he needs to continually learn. Or he may believe there’s no one else he can learn from.

Man standing in front of a pink brick wall

Photo by Andre Hunter

This would be an unfortunate thought. There are plenty of ways to continue to grow yourself and your leadership ability. One of those is through asking great questions.

The Answer Is Through The Question

Do you remember when you were a child? You went around and asked everyone you met various questions. You may have asked:

  • What’s your favorite color?
  • Why’d you do that?
  • Who are you?

The Best Places To Gain An Education Outside Of College

Even if you’re not formally educated, you can agree education is an important aspect of leading. Knowing what to do and how to do it (or who to go to for help) is a critical piece of leading well.

You can’t do this if you don’t have some kind of education. Whether your education is formal or informal, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you know how to get the job done.

People seated and ready to learn from a conference speaker

But if you haven’t been formally educated, where can you go to gain the knowledge and insight to lead? That’s what we’re going to share in this section. We’re going to look at the places leaders can get informal training and grow their leadership abilities.

The Best Places To Gain An Education Outside Of College

College isn’t the right path for everyone. It wasn’t for me. I gained a lot of my education through self-education and pushing myself to learn just in time. You can as well.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

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Reel Leadership is taking you into a new universe today. We’re bringing you into the Spider-Verse. Yes, the Spider-Verse.

What is the Spider-Verse? The Spider-Verse was originally a 2014 Marvel comic book storyline exploring alternate versions of Spider-Man being attacked by the villain Morlun. This isn’t the Spider-Verse we’re going to explore.

Miles Morales, Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Noir from Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse

Instead, Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures recently released the new animated movie Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. This movie explores the origin of Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) and the origins of other Spider-People.

Into The Spider-Verse introduces you to various versions of Spider-Man. You will meet:

  • Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson)
  • Spider-Gwen/Gwen Stacey (Hailee Steinfeld)
  • Spider-Ham (John Mulaney)
  • Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn)
  • Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage)
  • Peter Parker (Chris Pine)