I wasn’t going to, but I’m really glad I did because it reminded me of what a great resource movies can be for reinforcing leadership lessons.
My leadership tip for you this week is to look for leadership lessons in movies that you watch. By doing so, you will begin to think more creatively about your own leadership challenges and opportunities.
If you haven’t seen ‘Draft Day’, you should because there were many leadership lessons that surfaced. A few examples:
1. Character is more important than talent.
2. Don’t let anyone bully you into making a decision.
3. Loyalty is important.
4. It’s not personal, it’s just business.
5. Strategic negotiating is vital to long term success.
6. You have to earn the respect of your team.
7. You have to do your homework to make proper long lasting decisions.
8. Look at what no one else is looking at.
9. Mental toughness is crucial for leaders.
10. Delegate, delegate, delegate – you will get more done.
There are quite a few more lessons from this movie,but you’ll have to find them on your own, so put your feet up and take notes at the movies.