Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Wonka

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Many of us remember the original 1971 Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory movie based on the Roald Dahl book. What many of us don’t know is the origin of the eccentric chocolatier. 

Willy Wonka (Timothée Chalamet) brings the chocolatier back to life in a prequel conceived by Simon Farnaby and Paul King. Wonka is a musical that tells the story of how Willy Wonka became a famous chocolate maker and won the hearts of many around the world. 

Wonka dives into the young Wonka and the Chocolate Cartel he encounters as he journeys to become a great chocolate maker. 

His story is one of heartache, struggle, and eventually triumph. His journey is one many of us have taken.

6 Reasons Empathy Is Powerful In Leadership

Being in an organization where the leader is unable to understand or share the feelings of an employee is destructive to the employee. And to the organization.

When a leader is able to understand or share in the feelings of another, that leader is said to be an empathetic leader. These leaders assess situations not only by the end results but by how their people are feeling. They know if they can adjust or tweak operations, they can change feelings and get a better outcome.

Think about a time when you were in a position and the leader failed to understand or care for your emotions. How did their actions make you feel?

Probably pretty crummy.

Now, what about a time when a leader could relate to or understand your feelings? What did you feel then?

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1

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Tom Cruise returns for his seventh outing as IMF (Impossible Mission Force) member Ethan Hunt. He’s always been a rogue agent doing what he needs to do to get the job done. In Dead Reckoning Part 1, it’s no different. Hunt must do things his way to accomplish the impossible mission.

What is Ethan Hunt’s mission in Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1? He’s been tasked with hunting down a terrifying and deadly new weapon. This weapon, The Entity, is scary, especially in our world. It’s a sentient AI system that doesn’t want to be shut down. 

The Entity has infiltrated banks and defense systems globally. 

Could you imagine if AI began to behave like this in our world? ChatGPT going into banking systems, Claude accessing military records, or Bing AI creating deep fake images of you or your loved ones. Or worse…