In 2004, The Polar Express movie, based on the 1984 now classic book, was released in a unique 3D animated format based on live action capture. It’s become an annual feature in movie theaters during the holidays – and delightfully some interesting lessons on leadership.
The story is simple. Young children, exemplified by the “Hero Boy,” are drawn to the magical “Polar Express” stopping outside their homes, for a journey to the North Pole. It’s Christmas Eve, and before getting on the train, the story shows how the “Hero Boy” is doubting his belief in Santa Claus.
- Leaders are flexible; they can be firm and sensitive.