4 Keys To Keep Or Restore Passion In Your Leadership

After years of leading, something begins to happen. The passion you once felt for leading others begins to wane. You feel tired and your heart is no longer in it.

You’ve lost your passion.

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It happens to the best of us. Keeping the passion alive is hard.

Trials and tribulations begin to take their toll. You no longer feel effective. Or maybe turnover has been high and you’re just done.

I feel you. I really do.

Leadership is a lot like the relationships in your life. If you’re not careful, you can lose your passion for them. You can lose your passion for leading.

The good news is that you don’t have to have passionless leadership. You can regain your passion for leading like you can regain your passion for your spouse, your church, or your friends.

Getting Millennials To Work

Leading Millennials

When you hear the words millennial and work together, you may instantly think about the ways millennials will try to get out of work. You may have a negative connotation towards millennials that skews your idea of how their work ethic is.

We need to break this mindset. Millennials are not lazy. They are not looking for ways to get out of work, well… any more than you or I would. And they’re not looking to do the least amount of work to get paid.

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These are some of the big misconceptions about millennials. They’re also wrong.

Getting Millennials To Work

You may be wondering how this can be. How can millennials really want to work when the media has told us that they don’t? That’s a good question.

The truth is the media has misled people about the work ethic of millennials. Their work ethic is as strong as yours and mine.

Why You Should Welcome Millennials Onto Your Team

Leading Millennials

You may be thinking you don’t want to welcome millennials onto your team. They’re lazy. They have no work ethic. And they’re going to leave anyway.

I have to say, your thinking would be wrong to think millennials won’t benefit your team. They won’t destroy your organization. They won’t make you less productive.

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What they will do is amaze you. All you have to do is give them a chance.

Millennials are a great bunch of people. They’re passionate and excited to make a difference in the world. They desire to use their passion to help organizations succeed. All of this and more will help your organization, not hurt it.

Why You Should Welcome Millennials Onto Your Team

I’ve mentioned a few things already on why millennials will help your organization. We’re going to dive in deeper and see how millennials help organizations like yours.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Netflix’s Point Blank

A Reel Leadership Article

Point Blank is a Netflix original movie that recently was released on the streaming service. The movie tells the story of Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson in The Avengers movies) as Paul the nurse and Frank Grillo as the criminal Abe.

What you get in Point Blank is an awkward buddy movie where the two stars battle against criminals and corrupt cops. It could be a fun summer movie but, somehow, Point Blank shoots blanks in this original movie.

That’s not to say you won’t walk away with Reel Leadership lessons from Point Blank. That’s not the case. You will find plenty of leadership lessons. What you won’t find is a great movie.

I was okay with that as it was a semi-enjoyable movie. But enough with the quality of Point Blank. It’s time to discuss the leadership lessons in the movie.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Upside

A Reel Leadership Article

The Upside, starring Kevin Hart as Dell Scott and Bryan Cranston as Phillip Lacasse, is a heart-warming tale. Based on the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and his life auxiliary Abdel Sellou, The Upside tells the story through the eyes of Phillip (instead of Phillippe) and Dell (instead of Abdel). The Upside is also a remake of the French film The Intouchables.

A little backstory: Phillip became a quadriplegic after a tragic paragliding accident. With his wife having passed away after a battle with cancer, Phillip wants to give up on life.

Dell Scott riding on the back of billionaire Phillip Lacasse's motorized wheelchair

Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart in The Upside

This is why he chooses to hire Dell as his life auxiliary. Phillip believed Dell wouldn’t have the capacity to keep him alive if he were to have another medical issue. As you watch The Upside, you discover Phillip was wrong. Dell gave Phillip the ability to live life again.