♬ Don’t dream it – be it…♬
In watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show this Halloween with a fully-engaged set of friends, it occurred to me that the movie is actually a management lesson in cinematic form. Work with me here!
The movie starts with Brad and Janet approaching a dark and foreboding castle after their car has a flat. They are, in effect, the new set of eyes having an unexpected first glimpse inside an existing organization. On gaining entry to the castle and seeing its bizarre occupants, they get the distinct impression that they have just done a ‘time warp’ into a new dimension. This is not unlike someone’s first impression on joining a dysfunctional organization. (more…)
♬ Too Many People Going Underground
Too Many Reaching For A Piece Of Cake
Too Many People Pulled And Pushed Around
Too Many Waiting For That Lucky Break…♬
Lyrics and music by: Paul McCartney.
This “Leadership Moment” post is another great guest post from Beth Flynn at the Ohio State University Center:
Some people don’t just live; they lead a life. They don’t sit around waiting for a lucky break; they create opportunities for themselves. They go after their dreams and bring them to life. Rather than bending to the status quo, they change it. Rather than being imprisoned by circumstance, they turn it to their advantage.
They assess their direction in life and determine whether it fits with who they are and what they want. They develop a vision for the good life, devise a plan for how to attain it, go for it, and check their progress along the way – all while addressing with creativity and flexibility, the inevitable obstacles that arise. As with any great effort, their work is never done but ever-evolving, and it is often inspiring to those around them (Gergen & Vanourek, 2008, p. 3).
Life Entrepreneurs is available on loan from the Ohio State University Leadership Center.
Learn how the Ohio State University Leadership Center is inspiring others to take a leadership role that empowers the world at: http://leadershipcenter.osu.edu. You can subscribe to the Leadership Moments list by sending an e-mail to Beth at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks Beth for another great post and for inspiring us to go after our dreams!