I’m co-leading a leadership development program for Wycliffe staff in June, and I’m responsible for selecting a movie as a case study to drive discussion about leadership principles. What movies should I consider? I’m definitely up for non-traditional suggestions. I’ll seed the conversation with a few from my list:
Amazing Grace – Two leaders with very different styles, roles and methods. Everyone focuses on William Wilberforce, but after watching this one I had to pick up a biography on William Pitt.
Invictus — Another contrast in the leadership styles, roles and methods of two leaders. The impact of that rugby team on a nation came from the convergence of Mandela’s and Pienaar’s leadership.
Lincoln – An interesting portrayal of situational leadership as Lincoln tries to gain support for emancipation.
Ender’s Game – I just watched this story about an adolescent boy who struggles to live into the leadership role he was selected for.
What should be on my list, and why?
See the other blogs in this series:
- Best leadership movies
- Top 20 leadership movies (that I’ve seen)
- 20 movies I never thought about as leadership stories
- Top leadership movies on my list to see
- So, what movie did I pick?
- So, what movie did I pick (runner up)?