How To Be A Fair And Good Leader

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.

Man standing in front of blue wall

Photo by William Daigneault

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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Aladdin

A Reel Leadership Article

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.

Aladdin, Jasmine, and Genie from live action Aladdin

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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From John Wick 3: Parabellum

A Reel Leadership Article

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.

John Wick standing in a downpour

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.

6 Things Leaders Should Be Thankful For Everyday

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Because of this, I wanted to reflect on 6 things leaders should be thankful for on Thanksgiving and every other day.

There’s a lot of pain that comes with leadership. Struggles no one else ever sees. Betrayals by coworkers and friends. Business failures. And so much more.

Be thankful as a leader

Yet there are also things leaders should be thankful for. Let’s take a look at these today.

6 Things Leaders Should Be Thankful For Everyday

1. Success:

Yes, be thankful for your successes. Your successes mean you’re having an impact on the world around you.

Don’t hide your successes. Celebrate your successes and be thankful for them.

2. Failure:

Hold up… You mean leaders should be thankful for failures? Oh yeah, leaders need to be thankful for failure.

Failure is an opportunity to learn and grow. You can examine your failures and see why they didn’t succeed.

Why You Can’t Treat Everyone The Same As A Leader

Every leader struggles with the desire to treat everyone on their team the same. They think it’s only right.

It’s what we’ve been taught growing up. You have to treat everyone the same. It’s only right.

But is that true? Can a leader really treat everyone the same way?

Treat people fairly, not the same

My answer may come as a shock. It’s not traditional wisdom but it’s what I’ve found works.

We can’t treat everyone the same way. It’s not possible.

Instead Of Treating People The Same

We’ve got to get over the notion that we can treat people the same way. We can’t. Life doesn’t work that way.

And, people don’t want to be treated the same way.

Sally doesn’t like public recognition, she prefers a kind note letting her know that she did a fantastic job.