Steps to Being an Effective Leader, As Told By Pixar Characters

Leadership is one of those hard-to-define qualities. We all want to be exceptional, effective leaders, but don’t always know where to start. Luckily for us, our favorite Pixar movies are filled with the knowledge and wisdom we need. Follow these steps and you’ll be on your way to leadership greatness:


Be Bold

Edna The Incredibles

Edna knows you have to be able to make a statement. Whether it’s a super hero suit or life in general, you have to take risks and be confident in your choices.


Put Others Before Yourself

Cars Lightning Ending
Any victory, including a Piston Cup, isn’t worth winning at someone else’s expense. The best journeys are the ones where everyone crosses the finish line.


Have Vision

A Bugs Life Rock
Not everyone can imagine that a rock is a seed for metaphor purposes, nor design an invention that makes harvesting easier, but great leaders can.


Support Your Team

Toy Story Car
A good leader knows you’re nothing without your teammates. The Toy Story gang knows that you should never leave a toy, or colleague, behind.


Know How To Communicate

WallE Eve Light
Sometimes you don’t even need words to be an effective leader. As long as the message is clear and concise, people will understand and take your points to heart.


Admit When You’re Wrong

Brave Merida Ending
It’s not always easy to admit it when you’re wrong, but like Merida, it’s important to learn from your mistakes and mend any bonds broken by pride.


Be Decisive

Ratatouille Remy Pot

Like a skillful leader, Remy knows that you have to be able to make quick decisions and solve problems quickly. Kitchens and life can be quite fast-paced, so learn to think on your feet.


Learn From The World Around You

Crush Finding Nemo Advice
At 150-years-old, Crush knows a lot about life and can give thoughtful advice. You don’t have to be as old as a sea turtle to be smart. Instead, you could read a lot, travel, and take in lots of different experiences.  Because what Crush knows, you should know, you know?


Creativity is Key

Up Balloon House
Great leaders know how to think outside the box. Carl takes it a step further and knows how to think outside his house.


Never Give Up

Monsters University Mike Team
Whether it’s the Scare Games or the game of life, follow Mike’s example and always believe in yourself, and your team.

Posted 8 years Ago
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