Based on John Bellairs’ 1973 novel (You can buy the book here), The House With A Clock In Its Walls stars Jack Black as the eccentric Uncle Jonathan Barnavelt, Owen Vaccaro as Jonathan’s nephew Lewis Barnavelt, and Cate Blanchett as Jonathan’s love interest Florence Zimmerman. Directed by horror-movie expert Eli Roth, The House With A Clock In Its Walls brings these three characters together to tell an engaging and entertaining story.
Lewis is an awkward 10-year old boy. Even worse than the steampunk style glasses he wears throughout most of the movie, he’s orphaned through a tragic car accident which kills both of his parents. He’s sent to live with his Uncle Jonathan. There, he discovers the truth about his kimono wearing uncle. His uncle is a warlock! There’s also something weird about the house he’s about to live in. Read more...
Sometimes you just want to go to a mindless movie. One where you can sit back, relax, and laugh with your wife. That’s what Pam and I thought when we saw the previews for The Hurricane Heist.
Cheesy. Fun. Stupid.
When you have a movie based on the idea of a group of criminals robbing the U.S. Treasury during a category 5 hurricane, what more can you expect? The Hurricane Heist is exactly that.
And while it provides all of those things while being extremely cheesy, you can also take away leadership lessons from The Hurricane Heist. Let’s take a look at those leadership lessons in today’s article.
Caution: Spoilers for The Hurricane Heist below
Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Hurricane Heist
1. Sometimes you’ve got to carry the ones you lead:
As The Hurricane Heist opens, you see a father with his two sons frantically driving his truck to escape Hurricane Andrew. Unfortunately, his truck goes off the road and gets stuck. Read more...
Our main goal, other than leading the organization towards it’s goal, should be to create leaders. Whether it’s to take our place or to come alongside us, we need to be growing new leaders.
The best way to do this is to help people grow. There’s many ways to do this but I want to focus on 5 ways you can help others grow.
1. Grow yourself: Jack Welch once said “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” So what does this mean? This means we need to focus on ourselves and grow. Get to the level where you know more than someone else. Read more...