Quotes And Leadership Lessons From IF (Imaginary Friends Movie)

A Reel Leadership Article

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IF may be one of the year’s most heartfelt, enjoyable movies. The movie tells the story of a young girl, Bea (Cailey Fleming). Bea has been through a lot, including the loss of her mother (Catharine Daddario) due to cancer.

Fast-forward to now. Her father (John Krasinski) is ill and in the hospital. He’s undergoing an unspecified surgery that could go wrong. Because of this, Bea has moved in with her grandmother (Fiona Shaw).

Girl in a suit and top hat dancing. Behind her are wonderful and imaginary creatures.

She sees something strange moving in the shadows at her grandmother’s apartment building. She follows the suspicious figure upstairs and meets a man, Cal (Ryan Reynolds). He houses a bunch of IFs (Imaginary Friends).

Bea embarks on a journey to help reunite the IFs with new children. Her journey unveils something surprising.

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 Asteroid City

A Reel Leadership Article

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

I’m not very familiar with director Wes Anderson’s films. The only film of his other than Asteroid City that I have viewed is the 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox. That was an enjoyable and unique movie.

Having recently watched Asteroid City, I’ve been left confused and scratching my head. I’m not sure what I watched. From what I gathered, the film is about a famous author and a fictional play he wrote about a grieving father.

The tale weaves in and out of the play, a few intermissions, and an epilogue. 

There are some laughs, an interesting story filled with A-List stars, including Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, and others, along with a lot of confusion. There are also plenty of leadership lessons in the confusion. We will look at those leadership lessons from Asteroid City in today’s Reel Leadership article.

How To Become The Best Worst Boss Ever!

Have you watched the TV show The Office?

The show revolved around Michael Scott played by Steve Carell. He was the manager at the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.

If there were awards for the best worst boss, he would win it.

Steve Carell Coffe Mug

Image by Sean Buchan

Michael’s leadership skills left something to be desired.

Whether he was trying to make a joke or correct a team member, something always came out inappropriately.

Michael is a great character to study if you want to become the best worst boss ever.

  • Distract Others: Michael Scott was well known for distracting others.
     
    Distracting others can be an easy thing to do. I’m sure you won’t have to think hard at all.

    Create new office games. Have parties all the time. Interrupt your team while they are working.

    This will help you claim the title!