Meaningful moments & lessons on leadership from X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE STUMBLES, LOSES THEIR WAY, IT DOESN’T MEAN THEY’RE LOST FOREVER. SOMETIMES, WE ALL NEED A LITTLE HELP – CHARLES XAVIER.
In our roles, we are bound to deal with different types of people. Among those under our leadership, there will be those who are achievers, who are brilliant at what they do. These are the people who make things very easy for us. They are the fast learners and get everything done efficiently. On the other hand, there will be those who are a little slow, who seem like they can’t get things done right, those who can’t produce work matching up to the standards of the organization. What can we do with this group? It is always easier to push them aside, terminate them or get them replaced. Sometimes, all they need is a little help, a little push for them to see their potential. Failure is not final. We have the privilege to offer people second chances and help them up when they fall, instead of giving up on them.
COUNTLESS CHOICES DEFINE OUR FATE…ENOUGH RIPPLES AND YOU CHANGE THE TIDE. FOR THE FUTURE IS NEVER SET – CHARLES XAVIER.
We are faced with many decisions to be made on a daily basis. We must acknowledge that all of our decisions, whether big or small, have some form of impact. The choices that we make today can determine a lot of things in the distant future for our career path, our team or even our organization. When you look for the good in people, you bring out the best in them.
YOU SHOWED ME WHAT I COULD BE – WOLVERINE.
Leaders play a key role in unlocking the potential in their people, especially those who are unaware of what they have. A leader’s role is to have a vision and to believe in their people in order to bring out the best in them, even when they are unaware of their own potential. Even leaders need help sometimes.
I WAS A VERY DIFFERENT MAN. LEAD ME, GUIDE ME, BE PATIENT WITH ME – CHARLES XAVIER.
As much as it is important for leaders to play the role of a teacher, it is also essential for a leader to be teachable. A good leader is one who is humble enough to learn and accept guidance from others as well. Know your limitations and weaknesses.
YOUR BEST IS ENOUGH. TRUST ME – WOLVERINE.
It is easy for us to get carried away wanting to achieve great things and to do big things for our organization or for the people around us. We also get discourage when we compare ourselves to our colleagues and the work that they do. Each of us is unique in our own way and we bring different things to the table. We may not share the same strengths or skills as others, but the most important thing is that we always give our very best in all that we do.
THE GREATEST GIFT WE HAVE IS TO BEAR THEIR PAIN WITHOUT BREAKING AND IT COMES FROM YOUR MOST HUMAN PART; HOPE – CHARLES XAVIER.
By Hyma Pillay