Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Champions

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Champions is a heartwarming story about a down-and-out basketball coach, Marcus (Woody Harrelson), who learns what it means to connect with his team, treat people with respect, and to tone down their anger. Marcus is an assistant coach who is fired from the Iowa Stallions. Why? Because he attacked the head coach, Coach Phil Perretti (Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters fame).

This leads Marcus down a dangerous path of drinking, driving, and crashing into a parked police cruiser. In a moment of grace, the judge sentencing him sentences him to community service instead of jail time.

4 Sayings Leaders Need To Stop Saying

The things that we say as leaders can either build up our people or tear them down. Sometimes, we think what we’re saying is uplifting when the saying is actually damaging.

Our words matter. They can matter more than our actions. Our words are that powerful.

4 Sayings Leaders Need To Stop Saying

We get caught in a rut of saying specific phrases or words we’re accustomed to. They’ve begun to become part of our lexicology.

But, our words often become outdated, transformed, or harmful. All of these things happen in the leadership world, too.

The sayings we’ve used for years are no longer appropriate. The terms hurt those we lead. We’ve got to do better.

Here are 4 sayings leaders need to stop saying…

5 Ways To Show Love To Your Employees

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s the day of looooooove. It’s not a day that many in the workplace think about in ways that impact their employees.

I want to change that. I believe love is a strong sign of outstanding leadership.

When people feel cared for and loved, they stick around. I believe more leaders need to love their employees in appropriate ways.

Two women at a table, working, talking and laughing together

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When you love your employees, it changes things. Joel Manby, the author of Love Works, says” “Leading with love grows the bottom line and respects employees, demands accountability, and gives second chances. In short, it’s a powerful way to transform the way you lead and the culture of your organization.”

So, how do you lead with love and show employees you love them? You do the following five things.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Plane

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Plane is an action movie that will have you at the edge of your seat for most of the film. Starring Gerard Butler as pilot Brodie Torrance, Mike Colter (of Luke Cage fame) as convict Louis Gaspare, and Yoson An as co-pilot Dele, the thrills keep coming for the whole film.

Torrance is the pilot of a plane that was directed to fly through a dangerous storm. The aircraft was struck by lightning, lost power, and crash land safely on an island.

That’s only the beginning. The action really starts now.

Gerard Butler and Mike Colter in a scene from the movie Plane

Upon landing on the island, they discover the island isn’t safe. Dangerous rebels overtake the passengers, hold them hostage, and threaten their lives.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Sharknado

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Moviegoers have been treated to natural disaster movies. These include films such as Twister, The Day After Tomorrow, and others. Natural disaster movies tap into something that terrifies us while thrilling us.

We’ve also been treated to monster animal movies. Jurassic Park, The Meg, The Grey, and others have brought the horror of animals attacking us to the big screen.


Something happened in 2013. SyFy, a science-fiction focused television channel, merged the two genres. They gave us something that combined animals attacking and natural disasters. That film was Sharknado.

Man with a chainsaw jumping into the open mouth of a shark from Sharknado

Sharknado became an instant cult classic. The cheesy sci-fi film spawned another five sequels. People flocked to the horrible storytelling, lapses in continuity, and more. The movies were so bad they were good.