Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

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Pam and I were able to view a movie we’d missed in the theater but had desired to see. Having watched the Harry Potter movies and enjoying them, we were excited for the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Two years after its 2016 release, we made that desire a reality.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them was directed by David Yates. J.K. Rowling was the writer. With this combination, the movie had to be good!

Harry Potter prequel has leadership lessons galore

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them tells the story of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he makes his way to the United States from London. Upon arriving in an unfamiliar land, he loses one of his magical creatures. This causes him all kinds of troubles…

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Dark Tower

A Reel Leadership Article

Stephen King’s epic dark fantasy, horror, and Western book series finally hit the big screen this weekend. The Dark Tower tells the story of a gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Alba), and a young boy named Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor).

Jake saw visions of a desolate Earth. It looked like a wasteland except for a gunslinger and the Man In Black (No, not Johnny Cash) who we discover is really named Walter O’Dim (Matthew McMcConaughey). The gunslinger and the Man In Black are locked in a battle to save the Dark Tower or destroy the Dark Tower.

leadership lessons and quotes from Stephen King's The Dark Tower

Jake’s mother and step-father wouldn’t believe he was having dreams of actual events. They eventually agree to send him to a special psychiatric hospital for help. Once Jake realizes the people sent from Sombra were not who they said they were, the adventure of The Dark Tower Begins.

Care About The Why

You’ll find many businesses care about the bottom line. The almighty dollar.

That’s what too many places care about. They forget about the most important thing to care about:

The WHY

You must care about your why

What’s So Special About The Why?

When businesses are in dire straits, it’s easy for them to get distracted from the why. They think they need to get the next dollar or the next customer in the door.

Don’t get me wrong, those are important things. You need customers and you need money. But you also need your Why.

Something special happens when you begin to focus on your Why.

The money starts to come back in. Your employees begin to care. And customers come back.

Why Your Why Works

Simon Sinek wrote a great book about Why and how it works. That book is Start With Why.

Give Me A Reason

That’s what every member of your team is trying to tell you. Please, give me a reason!

Give me a reason to follow you. Give me a reason to believe in the organization. Give me a reason to keep pushing forward.

As a leader, are you giving your team a reason? If not, it’s time to begin giving reasons.

The reasons have to be encouraging to your team. The reasons have to inspire your team. The reasons have to have purpose behind them.

Reasons Worth Giving

Your team is longing for a reason to serve. Lets give the team a reason.

I believe these areas are key to giving your team reasons to stick around.

1. A Strong Vision: Many organizations lack a strong vision. It’s so sad when this happen.