Every now and then, a movie comes along that makes us feel good. And, just maybe, also has a tremendous lesson that we can carry with us. These three movies give leaders the basic, but awesome foundation of leadership. The journey and experience of leading is a privilege. Without a solid foundation in integrity, grit, and passion, your influence and credibility can diminish. Start (and re-start when you need to) with these basic lessons:
“Attitude Reflects Leadership, Captain.”
Remember the Titans
Being a leader means living your life in a fishbowl. Everyone can see or ignore you, criticize or support you, but your attitude will determine their choice. Even if defeat is imminent or a different strategy should be taken, try to remain positive and open-minded.
“Let us see what Squirt does flying solo.”
Being a leader and being led means giving and receiving opportunities to be independent, to test your capabilities. You may even surprise yourself!
“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”
You are! And you should believe it too. What internal power and joy would we all achieve if we each knew our worth?
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy.
Okay, not a movie, but a great book! Everyday decisions, like drinking water or only eating pizza, create our future. If done every day, those decisions will lead up to the life you desire, or a life that needs some work.
Lead on, my friends! #TeamHuman