Magnificent display of Determination and Vision
Mangement and Leadership Inspiration
Here is a selection of books and online resources around management topics:
A neat handbook for Managers and Leaders.
Managing Performing Living: Effective Management for a New Era
Some inspirational reading for tough moments.
Shift: Inside Nissan’s Historic Revival
The book that was used in my MBA for the Leadership topic.
Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience
Seth Godin’s Blog: Marketing in the new era:
David Jobber: Principles and Practice of Marketing:
Principles and Practice of Marketing
Some Food for Thought
here is a small free eBook about Leadership
Assemble your team
Ed Wood is a Bio-Picture about the probably worst filmmaker ever.
Director of Plan 9 from Outer Space, Ed Wood was a director who followed his passion and insisted in the making of his movies.
This movie (by Tim Burton), is one of the most inspirational movies ever. It shows a determined man following his dream and never deviating from his path. Admirable is also the diverse crew he assembles and that he manage to captivate as friends, even through his darkest hours (in fact these are the times were friendship is tested).
This is a beautiful movie, inspiring, which let us appreciate individuality.
Achievement is not only defined by success. As Ed Wood show us, there is a live outside of common social frameworks and one can achieve his dream outside of the norm, though this comes with great sacrifice.
Enjoy your dream, and live while realizing it.
The Power of Projection
Here is Pep Guardiola’s montage of Gladiator to inspire Barcelona prior to the champions league final in 2009.
(Careful, we are talking soccer here)
Ever since Barcelona’s coach Pep Guardiola took the Movie Gladiator to inspire his team prior to the Champions League final (against Manchester United) the motivational power of this movie became clear.
In this movie Maximus, is deprived of his family and his freedom, made Gladiator. During his ordeal the Gladiator achieves gain more and more popularity until he threatens to overthrow the emperor.
Strong imagery and solid acting are always supporting the story and carry the strong emotional load til the end.
Find it in IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0172495/
Against All Odds
Determination, perseverance or even stubbornness.
While not a recipe for winning friends, these traits are important features of successful leaders.
These traits are widely visible during this movie and explain the success of Patton in his venture. It is very complicated to maintain the confidence in ourselves and our believes when even the most close co-workers/advisors are of the opposite opinion. Patton never doubted what was correct at any point and never deviated from his path. This was largely responsible for his success.