Looking for some movies that teach leadership? Movies are definitely for entertainment but seldom are there qualities that we can learn. Not all we watch is fiction, it’s often reality. We just need to observe, watch, and learn. There are a few movies that repeatedly help to correlate the practices required to be an able professional and a leader via the storyline, characters, and the dialogues. Thus, I'm presenting to you a few inspiring excerpts and quotes from three different and interesting movies. These movies are not only a big source of entertainment but the learning can also be implemented in the most innovative manner. So what are you waiting for…watch these movies that teach leadership.
1 "the Walk" (2015)
"Why do you risk death? For me, this is life."
We ought to take a chance, a risk, and follow the right path with utmost confidence and skill to achieve our goal.
"I never say the word ‘death’. I use the opposite word ‘life’."
Be optimistic and look at the brighter side of life. Work toward making it better and brighter.
"I would never invade the space of another artist"
"Most walkers die in the final three steps. They think they have arrived. They get arrogant and die."
Never be overconfident and arrogant. To achieve our goal, we must be a good finisher who completes the task at hand to completion with excellence.
"It’s impossible but I’ll do it."
Be ready to overcome the challenges and achieve the "so-called" impossible.
"Your accomplices. You owe them a simple ‘thank you.'" It feels good to be appreciated. A simple "thank you" can make a huge difference in our team.
"One foot on the building. One foot on the wire. The outside world disappears."
We must have a great focus. Be oblivious to the entire world to channel your energy, time, and skill on a single task or milestone at a time.
2 "the Intern" (2015)
"The key is to keep moving."
Change is the only thing that is constant. To be an effective leader, the key to success is to mold oneself with the changing environment and keep moving.
"I know there is a hole in my life and I need to fill it soon." We should always have a goal (especially small milestones), which we must strive to fulfill soon.
"You are never wrong to do the right thing."
We are often scared of the right path because of the complexity, longevity and so on. But, it is never wrong to follow the right path and we must possess the courage and confidence to go forward.
"Really, you want to give her more to do?"
This is a situation seen in multiple scenarios and I have also been through the same situation. We seldom do not find employees to take more responsibilities proactively. Hence, we will always find few accountable employees who are entrusted with more responsibilities (more than what they can often handle). Leaders should learn to mentor and effectively delegate and empower more and more employees.
"Employees ring a bell whenever something good happens and the good news is announced and the person involved is appreciated."
People want to feel appreciated. Never miss a chance to appreciate, as it makes a huge difference.
3 "Burnt" (2015)
"If it's not perfect, you throw it away."
Strive for excellence but it matters how we propagate the message and bring out the best out of our team members (who are different individuals) using different styles.
"We will do what we do and we will do it together."
A leader should bring the best out of the team and achieve goals through effective teamwork.
"At the end of the movie, after their day's work, Adam joins his team of chefs for the dinner."
A leader has fun, enjoys, and celebrates success with the team.