As I typed out the title for the latest Reel Leadership article, I couldn’t help but want to sing the song It’s a Beautiful Day in This Neighborhood. The title of A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood brings back all sorts of memories.
Yet, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood won’t tell you the story you were expecting. At least it didn’t for me.
Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers
I was expecting this movie to be about Mr. Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), his life, and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. In A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, you get to see people from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. These include Mr. McFeely (Daniel Krell), president and CEO of The Fred Rogers Company Bill Isler (Enrico Colantoni), and producer Margy (Carmen Cusack). But these people aren’t the main focus. Read more...
Point Blank is a Netflix original movie that recently was released on the streaming service. The movie tells the story of Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson in The Avengers movies) as Paul the nurse and Frank Grillo as the criminal Abe.
What you get in Point Blank is an awkward buddy movie where the two stars battle against criminals and corrupt cops. It could be a fun summer movie but, somehow, Point Blank shoots blanks in this original movie.
That’s not to say you won’t walk away with Reel Leadership lessons from Point Blank. That’s not the case. You will find plenty of leadership lessons. What you won’t find is a great movie.
I was okay with that as it was a semi-enjoyable movie. But enough with the quality of Point Blank. It’s time to discuss the leadership lessons in the movie.
You’ve been there. You’re getting ready to head into the office when your baby boy begins to scream his pretty little head off.
Ugh! You’ve had it. He knows how to pull your strings and get you to react. And you do.
Photo by Ben White
You turn around and walk back through the door. You pick little Billy up. All while telling him it’s going to be okay.
While you’re angry you had to go back into the house, you also realize something. You’re a father. You’re holding a beautiful baby in your hands. That baby, he’s yours!
Your level of thankfulness for your screaming boy may not be at its height when you have to deal with tantrums and outbursts. Yet when things calm down, your gratitude, your thankfulness begin to return. You realize just how lucky you are to have him in your life. Read more...