What Is Expected Of You As A Leader

Eekkk! You got the call. You’ve been tasked with stepping up to a new role in your organization. They’re going to give you a new title. The title of a leader!

Let the celebration commence. You’ve taken a big step by moving into a leadership position. Congratulations.

The expectations of a leader

Photo by Val Vesa

But you probably have some butterflies in your stomach. They’re fluttering around and making you nervous. This is normal! Every leader stepping into a first-time leadership role has the butterflies. I’d be worried if you didn’t.

As you step into your leadership role, you probably have some questions. One of those is: What is expected out of me as a leader? I can’t answer what your organization will expect from you. Their expectations will vary based on the organization you work for.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Cold Pursuit

A Reel Leadership Article

Liam Neeson returns to the big screen as Nels Coxman in the movie Cold Pursuit. Cold Pursuit is based on the Norwegian film In Order Of Disappearance. In Cold Pursuit, Neeson’s Nels Coxman pursues the men he believes played a part in the death of his son, Kyle Coxman (Micheál Richardson).

One by one, the Nels dispatches the men responsible for Kyle’s death. He uses various methods to exact his revenge until he reaches the person who made the call, Trevor ‘Viking’ Calcote (Tom Bateman). This is when everything goes crazy.

Movie poster of Liam Neeson as Nels Coxman in Cold Pursuit

Liam Neeson in Cold Pursuit

Cold Pursuit looked like another sure-fire hit in Neeson’s catalog of movies. This film looked similar to the Taken movies or The Commuter. While similar to these movies, something is missing from Neeson’s latest film. I walked out of the theater feeling a bit let down. Talking to other filmgoers, they felt the same sense that something was missing.

Leadership Lessons From Miss Bala

A Reel Leadership Article

What would you do if your best friend was kidnapped? Would you fight for her or would you flee? This is the question beauty make-up artist Gloria Fuentes (Gina Rodriguez) has to answer when her best friend Suzu (Cristina Rodlo) is kidnapped.

Miss Bala is loosely inspired by the true story of Mexican beauty queen Laura Zúñiga. The story has changed quite drastically but the theme remains the same: A young woman is forced into working for a drug cartel after witnessing a murder at a nightclub.

Miss Bala standing stoically in a red dress

Gina Rodriguez in Miss Bala

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went to watch Miss Bala. I think I was expecting a movie along the lines of Taken 3 or Breaking In. What I got was something similar yet something new.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ratchet & Clank

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article

The Ratchet & Clank movie brought the Sony PlayStation game to the big screen. With big name actors Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson, and Sylvester Stallone voicing the classic video game characters, Ratchet & Clank had the talent to make a blockbuster movie. Unfortunately, Ratchet & Clank received less than glowing reviews.

The leadership lessons found in the Ratchet & Clank movie

With the negativity surrounding the 2016 Ratchet & Clank movie, I held off watching it. That was, until this past weekend.

The movie theater wasn’t showing anything that caught my attention. So, it was off to Netflix. That’s when I saw Ratchet & Clank was on the movie streaming service. And figured it was my chance to watch the video-game movie.

So, are there leadership lessons in Ratchet & Clank? Yes, there are plenty. Keep reading to read the leadership lessons I found in Ratchet & Clank. Then add yours in the comment section.

3 Ways A Leader Can Gain Commitment From Their Team

While leadership is about influencing others and helping them to grow, it’s hard to lead when there’s no commitment from those you’re trying to lead. Doing so is like beating a dead horse.

Having committed team members means you’ve created a connection with them. You’ve provided that special sauce that makes them devoted to the mission you’ve laid out before them.

That’s awesome! But what happens when you’re unable to gain commitment from a team member? Things start to go south, real quick.

This is why it’s so important that you get people who are psyched up and ready to go. They want to follow you and make your vision a reality.

But how does a leader gain commitment? I think the following 3 ways will work in most situations.