Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Migration

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book.

Migration is the latest film from Universal Pictures and Illumination (you know, the people who brought us Minions and Despicable Me). The film tells the story of a family of mallards with an overprotective father, Mack (Kumail Nanjiani). He’s been mentally conditioned to see the worst outcome and has a victim mindset.

Because of this, his family has never left their New England pond. 

4 animated ducks standing on a sidewalk. Pigeon feathers are floating in the air.

It’s a story of growth, missteps, and family bonding. It’s also a story of leadership growth. Mack and his family grow throughout the movie. Each move they make toward Jamaica leads them on a new adventure with a new chance to grow.

Sounds a lot like leadership, right? Buckle in! We’re migrating to Reel Leadership land here. Let’s take a look at the leadership lessons in Migration.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Russian Five

A Reel Leadership Article

Most of the movies I attend can be classified as action, suspense, thriller, or comedy. Rarely do I share a Reel Leadership article about a documentary. Today, though, is one of those rare moments and I think you’ll enjoy this one.

The Russian Five isn’t about government collusion with Russia or Russian spies. No, The Russian Five is about one of the greatest turnarounds in hockey history. It’s about the Detroit Red Wings and their pursuit of the Stanley Cup.

Profile shots of the Russian Five

Red Wing players Sergei Fedorov, Viacheslav Fetisov, Vladimir Konstantinov, Vyacheslav Kozlov, and Igor Larionov

The last time the Detroit Red Wings had won the Stanley Cup was 1955. For years, the Red Wings became the laughing stock of the NHL. Many people referred to them as the Dead Wings.

Their NHL stock was falling. No one believed they could win another Stanley Cup. Then things changed.