Why Leaders Love Movies

I have noticed a unique trend about the behavioral patterns of the readers of this website.  Notice the Most Read Posts from each of the past 12 months:

Movies are WILDLY popular with readers of this site.  As I began to attempt to understand why, Joe Sangl gave me great insight into this trend.

He said, “Brian, movies tell stories.  Stories move people.”  And that is what leaders are about – Moving people from A to B.  Moving people from where they are to a brighter and more fulfilling future.

Leaders, nothing will create positive momentum and move people more than telling stories.   Stories show those you serve where they fit into a something larger than themselves.  Stories also allow everyone to process information from their point of view.

Next weekend I will be seeing Edge Of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise.  I expect it to be one of June’s most read leadership posts as well.

The following is a complete list of the Top 10 Most Read Leadership Posts Of May 2014:

  1. 15 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From X-Men: Days Of Future Past
  2. 20 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From The Amazing Spider Man 2
  3. 6 Mistakes Irrelevant Churches Made
  4. 10 Things Pastors Do To Lose The Confidence Of Their Leaders
  5. The Top 10 Leadership Posts I Read The Week Of May 5th
  6. 10 Practices Of Highly Successful Young Leaders
  7. The Most Important Ability For A Leader To Have Is…
  8. 11 Tips To Leading During A Time Of Crisis
  9. Live Notes From Leadercast – 44 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Simon Sinek And Bill McDermott
  10. 16 Things You Must Know To Become A Great Leader

The following are 3 hidden gems which did not make the Top 10.  I hope you enjoy them the second time around:

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2 Responses to “Why Leaders Love Movies”

  1. Jon Stolpe on 01/06/2014 #

    I wrote a post last month about my observations from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. This was the post with the most engagement on my blog last month. I think you are on to something.

  2. Joesph Lalonde on 02/06/2014 #

    I’ve begun to write more and more about my experiences and leadership lessons learned from movies. They’re fun posts to write and I think they catch leaders because they’re easier to understand with the pop culture references.

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