Movie Leadership Principals

I love leadership and I also like to watch movies.  Some of my favorite movies have the best leadership principals in them.  Today I’ve been thinking about the latest Batman Movie The Dark Night. 

The Dark Night Leader will be unfairly blamed and criticized for many things he had no part of.  But since he’s a leader, he’s in the public eye and will be criticized.  It’s part of the job.

The Dark Night may want to defend himself from those unfair  other people.  Making sure his reputation is not tarnished.  But in the end, his only audience is God.

The Dark Night knows that in the end, he’s doing the right thing even though all of Gotham sees him as a freak.

The Dark Night Leader keeps doing the right thing even when the rest of Gotham goes their own way.

The Joker will use fear to try to motivate us to do our worst.  The Dark Night must show courage even in the midst of Gotham’s darkest hour.

…I wrote this a few months ago.  But it still holds true.  As leaders, sometimes we have to be the Dark Night.

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~ by darthpastor on August 20, 2009.

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