Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Brightburn

The best way to describe the movie Brightburn is this: Imagine a world where Clark Kent didn’t choose a path of good and becomes Superman. Instead, he chooses a path of selfishness. He chooses to use his powers to get what he wants.

The story is similar to Superman. A young couple, Tori (Elizabeth Banks) and Kyle Breyer (David Denman), are struggling with infertility. They long to have a child. Their house is filled with infertility books.

Jackson A. Dunn as Brandon Breyer in Brightburn

One night, Tori hears a loud crash outside of their home. The couple discovers a crashed spacecraft with a young baby inside (sounds a lot like Superman, right?). They raise the baby like he was their own child.

This child, Brandon (Jackson A. Dunn), feels a pull to the spacecraft hidden in the Breyer’s barn. Soon, Brandon realizes he’s not like other people. He has superhuman strength, eyes that can shoot lasers, and he can fly.

Stop Holding Your Tongue

The Speak Up! Series

There’s a time and a place to hold your tongue. You and I both know this. But we frequently hold our tongue much more than we need to.

We have great ideas. They are life-changing or organizational changing ideas. And we hold onto these ideas without speaking up. We hold our tongues.

A neon sign of the Rolling Stones tongue logo

Photo by Merch Husey

It’s time to stop holding your tongue when it comes to the ideas and insights you have. You’ve been given clarity others have not been given. Stop holding your tongue.

When the opportunity presents itself to share your ideas, share them. Don’t be scared of what others will think. They’re not the one offering up an idea. You are. You’re the one they asked.

Be bold. Be strong. Be courageous in sharing your ideas.

Stop Holding Your Tongue

You have a responsibility to those around you. Your responsibility is to help lift them to the next level. You can do this!

Why Formal Education Isn’t Required To Lead

Education In Leadership

Whether you dropped out of college, are an up-and-coming young leader, or an older employee transitioning into a leadership position, you may be freaking out about your level of education. Especially if you haven’t had formal leadership training.

Nervous woman biting a pencil while studying on a laptop

Don’t let a lack of education stop you

For years, many businesses have been “requiring” team members to have a minimum level of education. You may see a business requiring an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. And it may discourage you when you realize you don’t have the education requuired for the leadership position.

I want to encourage you today. You’re not out of luck because you don’t have the listed requirements for leadership.

As you move up and on, you will discover these education requirements are more gatekeeper than a dead end. They’re there to keep people out of the position you’re looking for.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Equalizer 2

A Reel Leadership Article

Denzel Washington returns as Robert McCall in the Equalizer 2. Robert serves as an avenging angel. He goes after those who prey on the weak and the powerless.

Denzel Washington in The Equalizer 2

When one of his close friends is murdered, he sets out on a mission. He will find the people responsible for Susan Plummer’s (Melissa Leo) death and avenge her.

The Equalizer 2 isn’t for the faint of heart. There’s a lot of profanity. Even more blood and death. Yet there are many leadership lessons in the Equalizer 2.

Let’s check out those leadership lessons in the latest edition of Reel Leadership.

Caution: The Equalizer 2 spoilers below

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Equalizer 2

1. Great leaders confront wrongs:

Robert McCall was a man on a mission. He sought out the aggressors of wrongs. When he found someone doing wrong, he would exact vengeance upon them.

The Power In Becoming A Disciplined Leader

The Disciplined Leader Series

To some, the word discipline is a dirty word. It’s a word they hate to hear and hate to use.

After all, discipline doesn’t sound sexy. The word connotes a dying to self. A falling in line. A giving up of oneself.

There is power in being disciplined

Photo by Nirav Insomniac

And it does. But that’s not bad.

Discipline is a needed trait as a leader. Getting to become a disciplined leader is a good thing.

The Power In Becoming A Disciplined Leader

There is much benefit that can come from becoming a disciplined leader. While you may not be able to see the benefits at first, you will be able to see them after becoming disciplined (or after reading this, haha).

By strengthening your self-control, establishing your mind, and becoming disciplined, you will: