Richard Lummis and I are back. Today, begin our annual review of Oscar winning Best Pictures and the leadership lessons drawn from them. Over the next four weeks we will consider the following movies: Casablanca, Rocky, The Greatest Show on Earth and Out of Africa. Today, we begin our series with one of the very all-time greats, Casablanca.

Highlights of this podcast include:

  1. What are our favorites scenes from the movie?
  2. What is the world view from Casablanca, including actions and behaviors, values and belief systems and stories of life?
  3. What are the leadership lessons from the nobility of Rick Blaine?
  4. What can you learn from one of the movie’s greatest lovers?
  5. What does compassion help in leadership?
  6. Do these lessons hold up today?


Roundup the Usual Suspects for Leadership Lessons

Leading from the Lover Archetype: Rick Blaine

Casablanca and the Four Levels of Worldview

Casablanca Lessons