Richard Lummis and I are back. Today, continue 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 continue our series with one of the very all-time boxing movies, Rocky.
Highlights of this podcast include:
- What are our favorites scenes from the movie? No one who you anything, you owe yourself, get the work done and we are all underdogs.
- What are the leadership lessons from Rocky Balboa? Repetition will make you great, tech can be a great business advantage but never forget the human element and practice for the worst.
- What are the leadership lessons from Apollo Creed? The mind is the greatest muscle and pay attention to those behind you.
- What are the leadership lessons from Rocky’s trainer-Mick?
- What are the leadership lesson from the boxing ring? Go the distance and think long term, it’s not about how hard you punch but how hard a punch you can take and go back into the ring when it’s the toughest.
- Do these lessons hold up today?