Quotes And Leadership Lessons From How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

A Reel Leadership Article

Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), Astrid (America Ferrera), Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Tuffnut (Justin Ripple), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig), and the rest of the How To Train Your Dragon return in the third outing for How To Train Your Dragon. This time, they’re fighting for themselves and the fate of the dragons they’ve come to love.

Hiccup and Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon 3 engulfed in flames

Hiccup and Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon

When a new threat, Grimmel (F. Murray Abraham), threatens to capture or kill all of the dragons, including Hiccup’s beloved Toothless, the gang from Berk have to fight back. After fleeing their home, they take a stand. What happens next is a tear-jerking ride.

Today, we’re going to take a look at the leadership lessons in How To Train Your Dragon 3. There were plenty of leadership lessons you can find in this movie. I’ll discuss the lessons I saw and then ask you to share the leadership lessons you discovered.

5 Ways To Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever

Can you believe 2019 is just a few, short days away? Neither can I! This past year has flown by and I’m still trying to figure out where it went.

While 2018 was great for Pam and me, we never want to sit on our laurels. We always want to see bigger and better things for our lives and the lives of those we serve. That’s why I’ve been looking at ways to make 2019 my best year ever.

Man diving from a cliff into water

Photo by Carl Cerstrand

What does that look like? Last year was already pretty epic. Some of the highlights from 2018 were:

  • We had our first trip to California
  • A job change increased my job satisfaction and take-home income
  • I ran my first marathon
  • We celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bumblebee

A Reel Leadership Article

Today’s Reel Leadership article takes you back to 1980s… Well, not really but the movie featured in this article will. Bumblebee, the latest movie in the Transformers movie series, transports you back to the ’80s with an interesting story and fantastic visuals.

After 5 Michael Bay explosion fests, director Travis Knight, the director from Kubo And The Two Strings, gets things right. Bumblebee is the movie you and I, as Transformers fans, have longed for since the 1986 Transformers: The Movie premiered. The new Transformers Bumblebee is a prequel to the Michael Bay films. But better.

Leadership lessons from Transformers Bumblebee

There is a war raging on Cybertron. The Autobots are losing. And Bumblebee (Dylan O’Brien) is sent to Earth to prepare the way for the rest of the Autobots. Unfortunately, Bumblebee is damaged, loses his memory, and his ability to speak. This doesn’t stop the action, or leadership lessons, from coming your way.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton movies are easy to pick out from the rest of the movies you may have seen. They are quirky and dark. They tell stories in a way you will remember them.

His first big screen movie was Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. From there, he directed Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and Batman Returns. Then he conceived the cult classic The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Leadership lessons from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a stop-motion animated film. The dark fantasy musical tells the story of a disenchanted Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon) as he tries to fill an emptiness in his soul. Throughout his journey to Christmas Town to trying to bring joy to people he doesn’t understand, Jack Skellington fumbles his way back to a realization he didn’t know he wanted.

It’s time for the latest Reel Leadership article. Will you join me on the journey through The Nightmare Before Christmas as we explore the leadership lessons you will find?

What’s Your Strategy?

Whether you’re leading a church organization, a for-profit business, or even writing a blog, we can easily overlook a key part of our work. Creating and crafting an executable strategy.

Having a strategy for my blog is something I’ve struggled with.

We need strategy for growth

I know the direction I want to go with my blog. My mission is to help equip young leaders with the best leadership content out there.

To do this, I’ve consistently created content around leadership and personal growth. There’s been huge success in that aspect.

However, I’ve failed to grow the business side of the blog.

There’s a reason. I lacked a strategy for bringing in an income.

We Need A Strategy

Without a strategy, we will flounder in trying to grow what we’re building. We may know where we want to go.

While we may know where we want to go. That is vision.