Understanding Leadership Through Movies
Can Movies Provide Insights?
Most people watch movies. Some are more adamant movie goers than others, some are more fascinated by the intricacies of the film making process, and still others just want to see something funny and have a couple hours of entertainment. But have you ever stopped to look at the overall plot of the movie, and see how it applies to your life? There’s actually quite a bit to them, and they can provide valuable insights.
Movie plots can be a lot like experiencing growing pains in leadership. Sound like a stretch? Big Sky Collision Center, your source for auto body repair in Billings, Montana, explains what you need to know about movies and leadership.
The Plot of Every Movie ever Made
Well, perhaps not every movie is designed this way, but certainly many of the blockbusters follow this basic outline.
- Introduction of characters: generally 2 mismatched partners.
- Life seems good, and then something bad happens.
- Sad music plays.
- Characters suddenly have inspiration on how to fix the problem.
- One character often doesn’t agree.
- Heroism, adventure, serendipity, and acts of valor ensue.
- Everything is resolved; the community is stronger than ever.
Think about your favorite movie (especially Disney movies) and see if that outline fits the description. Most likely it does, and now that you’ve read it, you will never watch a Disney movie the same way again.
But how does that apply to leadership?
Leadership Training Through Movies
The reason this basic plot outline makes such good movies, is that’s generally how life goes. Most of the time our lives will go through this plot over and over and over.
Introduction of characters – Every time we meet new people, we are pairing up 2 mismatched partners. Rarely does life put two people together that are exactly on board with all of the same ideals, inspirations, goals, and dreams.
Life seems good – We develop comfort zones. As long as we stay within those comfort zones, life seems good.
Something bad happens – In the movies this is overly dramatic. In real life, it can be something as mundane as the lines at the grocery store were longer than you expected.
Inspiration – Humans are surprisingly adaptive. Despite how many of us claim to hate change, we embrace it every day. Big changes are opportunities for growth.
Disagreement – Disagreement is often seen as something negative. In reality, it’s an opportunity to evaluate our plans, determine the right course of action, and modify as needed.
Heroism – A good leader will take into consideration the disagreement, and then implement a plan that results as a win-win-win for all parties involved. It will be a good plan.
Stronger community – The goal of leading isn’t to make everything comfortable. The goal of leading is making everyone stronger. Comfort is a byproduct.
Whether you’re leading a household, leading a team at work, or running a business, take a look at the adversity that you go through. Take a look at how you handle it, and what your process is. There’s a good chance that you’re missing out on some serious growth that could strengthen your family, team, company, and yourself.
Big Sky Collision Center Trains Leaders
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