Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Elf

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Welcome back to another special edition of Reel Leadership. This is the third entry in the Christmas At The Movies series. Previous entries include How The Grinch Stole Christmas and The Polar Express. We’ve explored the leadership and life lessons hidden within these fantastic Christmas movies. Today, we’re returning to the movies for a modern Christmas classic: Elf.

Elf tells the story of Buddy The Elf (Will Ferrell) and his search for his birth father, Walter Hobbs (James Caan). Directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum, viewers will find themselves in stitches as they laugh at Buddy’s crazy antics.

Will Ferrell dressed in a green suit with a green hat. Buddy the Elf from the movie Elf

But Elf is more than the story about Buddy. Elf is the story of discovering joy, seeking peace, and finding your place in a world you don’t feel you belong. It’s not only a great Christmas movie; it’s a great life movie.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Barbie – Barbenheimer Part 1

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

This weekend is a huge one at the box office. Many moviegoers and critics are calling it the Barbenheimer weekend. What does Barbenheimer mean?

Two big movies are releasing. The first is Margot Robbie’s Barbie. The second is Christopher Nolan’s biography, Oppenheimer

Never fear Reel Leaders, you won’t have to choose whether to see one, the other, or both. We’re bringing you Reel Leadership lessons on both of these movies.

The first, Barbie.

Ryan Gossling as Ken and Margot Robbie as Barbie in the Barbie movie. Ken is holding a pair of yellow rollerblades.

Barbie surprised me. It’s a much deeper movie than one would suspect. It tackles subjects such as how we treat one another, our relationships with parents, and how we view ourselves.

It’s deep. And it’s good. It may be one of the funniest movies I’ve seen all year long as well.