Archive for October 2011
This is another good one that we got to watch during our meeting this morning.
Sorry, guys, but I’m going to be posting a lot of videos over the next few days. I hope you enjoyed the one from Saving Private Ryan yesterday. Here’s one from Office Space. I can never get tired of watching that movie. Enjoy!
Here’s another video clip we got to see today. I wanted to share it with all of you guys before I went to bed. Some things to think about. Good night.
Posted on October 27, 2011 by Ching under Leadership, Movies, Videos.
We got to see this video clip from the movie Saving Private Ryan in our meeting today. I’d never seen that movie before. Brian says it is really good. It’s the first movie that actually made him cry.
Anyway, this is the perfect example of the whole “disagree in private, execute enthusiastically in public” concept that we always learn in leadership classes. You don’t want to be just a “yes” man or woman. It’s important to ask questions and voice your concerns, but there is a time and place to do that. And it’s not in front of your team/subordinates. Like Tom Hanks says in the movie, there is a chain of command. Gripes go up.
After a decision is made, a leader’s role is to present the information in the best possible light. Subordinates can see if the leader doesn’t believe in the decision or isn’t supportive of it, and they won’t be as well. The leader must execute enthusiastically and with confidence and conviction in order to ensure the best chance of success.
Brian organized a little dinner at Carrabba’s in honor of my birthday. We decided not to have a big party this year like the one we had last year because we’re trying to be more fiscally responsible, specially since I have some medical bills.
Anyway, I had to dust off one of my LBDs to wear to dinner. I think it’s the only one I have left. LOL. (Although, I think Darcy said she had a couple of my old LBDs that she can send back my way. I was really excited when she told me that the other day. I love, love, love getting my old clothes back!)
We had a good time at dinner. Thanks to everyone who came out. We’ll have a big party again next year. Stay tuned!