An essential part of leadership is training up the next generation of leaders. If you’ve been a part of an organization where a leader left and there was a lack of potential leaders in the organization, you found out how badly the organization suffered. You probably even saw a mass exodus of employees from the organization.
This is a great reason to begin training up future leaders. These are the leaders who will be there when the current generation of leaders are gone. They’ll also be the leaders who head out to other organizations to lead them well.
Mentoring And Coaching: Developing Future Leaders
But what does it take to mentor and coach upcoming leaders? That’s a good question. Another good question is whether mentoring and coaching are the same. Let’s look at that question first. Read more...
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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. Read more...
I’ve had it with you! You’re through with the company. Pack your bags and get out of here!
Those words are hard to read. They’re harder to live through. Yet so many potential team members have heard words similar to those above.
They’ve been a part of a team with a bad leader. The leader wasn’t fair or good. The leader was plain bad.
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I’ve seen something like this first hand.
A customer called to complain a shipment wasn’t received. The owner called the shipping manager into his office. The owner began to berate the shipping manager.
Not only did he berate and belittle him, but he also did it in a manner the whole office could hear. Once he was done, he followed the shipping manager out to the floor, slamming doors along the way and shouting threats at him. Read more...
I can show you the world Shining, shimmering splendid Tell me, princess, now when did You last let your heart decide? These lyrics defined a generation much like “Do you want to build a snowman? Or ride our bike around the halls? I think some company is overdue I’ve started talking to The pictures on the walls!” from Frozen has defined the current generation for many young people.
I remember when the animated version of Aladdin was released in 1992. The animation was stunning. The story was engaging. And the music was top notch.
There were few people who didn’t fall in love with Aladdin at this time. Now, it’s time for a whole new generation to fall in love with the Aladdin story in a whole new way. Read more...
It all started with a dog. A dog that was slain by someone attacking John Wick (Keanu Reeves) and his home. Now, we’re three films into the John Wick franchise and it only keeps getting better.
John Wick 3: Parabellum continues moments after John Wick Chapter Two ends. John has been excommunicated from the assassin community he was a part of. He’s had a huge bounty placed on his head. And he has nowhere to go.
Keanu Reeves as John Wick
This leads to one of the best action movies to release in the recent past. John Wick takes action and violence to a new level.
You’ll also notice something else in John Wick 3: Parabellum. Loads of leadership lessons. The movie is filled with ways to lead better, if only you pay attention. Let’s dive into those Reel Leadership lessons and see what you can take away from the latest John Wick movie. Read more...