Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes

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It’s been 9 years since we visited the capital city of Panem, created by Suzanne Collins. In The Hunger Games, every year, there is a reaping (choosing of contestants) and The Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a fight-to-the-death battle between the randomly chosen contestants of various districts. It’s a brutal way for the government to control the districts.

But The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes is different. We’re not at the 75th annual Hunger Games. We’re near the beginning, taking place during the 10th Hunger Games. The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes is a prequel to what has already come.

Scene from The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler. Blonde man in a red suit coat looking intently at a girl with brown hair.

Enlist The Right People To Your Team

No man is an island. And no leader leads alone.

Every leader has the responsibility to fill his team with players who will take the organization to the next level.

Get the right people on your team - fist bump

Too often, we see leaders fill their teams with yes men or people just like themselves. There’s no diversity to their teams.

The lack of diversity also leads to another problem: Creativity will be limited.

I like what Brian Dodd says in his book The 2-Minute Leader:

Wise leaders don’t seek out people who are just like them. If someone doesn’t fit your mold, that is probably a very good thing.

Why Your Clones Aren’t Good

We want to be around people who are like us. They bring us comfort and we know how to relate to them.

They’re just like us, after all.