Awe strikes us when actors and actresses make remarkable performance in delivering their roles. Some make you cry, some make you laugh, some make you feel empowered. You can try going with the determination of Forrest Gump or you can follow the footsteps of Sheldon Cooper’s intelligence if you can keep up with his speed. However, there are some characters onscreen that give us the idea of what kind of leader in executive search we should follow.
Here are some of the well-loved characters whose leadership style can bring your company to a whole new level!
1. Gandalf the Grey/the White – Lord of the Rings
Wizards are inherently smart, yes. A lot of leaders understand that experience and knowledge are both important. Still, they come short of the greatness of Gandalf. The wise wizard is keen on details and understands the process quite well. Sometimes, Gandalf’s ideas can baffle his mates and travel companions as he is always shrouded in mystery. Yet, they trust him. Why? Because he has shown genuine kindness for the characters in the story - The Elves, The Hobbits, and other people living in other cities. Aside from kindness, he has shown respect for them as he tried to be fair and just when they seek his advice. In return, he also earned their respect. It is these traits that made Gandalf one of the greatest characters in history. As a leader, you must always bear in mind that trust and respect are important in strengthening your relationship with your colleagues. This old magician has a lot of that and therefore is an inspiration not only to his fellowship but also to moviegoers worldwide.
2. Annalise Keating – How to Get Away with Murder
The American drama series, How to Get Away with Murder, has been in the mainstream media since 2014. Though always distraught, Defense Attorney Annalise Keating has been through hell and worse. At first, she was willing to do everything to snatch a win from the prosecution but we saw the transformation happening throughout the series. Just like other leaders we know, she managed to gain skilled companions and genius students by pushing them to solve cases and problems under pressure. That way, the people under became more resilient and wiser as they deal with more cases in the movie. She’s the strict-type of a leader but if you will look closely to her intentions, you will realize that she only wants the best for everybody and for her clients. Through tough and hard times, Annalise tried her best to be strong for her team and for the people relying on her. She also took every disadvantage as a moment to learn and that’s what she’s also trying to impart with her colleagues. Annalise’s wise ways and general transformation is something a leader should always show – understand your situation, analyze what is best for your people and adjust accordingly.
3. Tyrion Lannister – Game of Thrones
Ah, the wise strategist, Tyrion Lannister. The dwarf always delivers whatever he intends to – whether it is revenge, payment, inspiration, or even leading a kingdom to victory. Assessing the light and dark of a situation, you can see Tyrion in a step or two ahead of his competitors. Like Annalise, this character also undergoes change to become better. What makes Tyrion a good is leader is that he understands and tries to get both sides to come up with a compromise, so it’s always a win-win for both parties. However, his heart is as strong as his mind as he was willing to use his weakness as his strength and survive any dire situation. People say that he is the one to win the Game of Thrones, something that is not yet decided but it would be so good to see such glory given to this character. Tyrion is a cool-headed guy with a lot of backup plans, turns black into white, and never lets any opportunity pass. This is how a good leader should act.
We should keep in mind that learning is a continuous process and we should keep ourselves abreast with the growing demands of our role if we want to create a big impact on the organization especially in industries related to executive search firm. And believe it or not, watching movies can help us learn too! The traits mentioned above are just few of the examples of what movies can teach us. And as a professional, we should learn how to evaluate which of the things around us can we adapt to help us enhance our leadership. For all we know, these things can contribute a lot to your outlook into what an HR management consulting Philippines or other countries should be. Now, ask yourself, which among the traits mentioned above matches yours? Well, there is no harm also in trying other leadership styles even if they were not mentioned above. As long as them as you see them fit, you may try it. So, for this case, all we have to do is Evaluate, Adapt, and Succeed.
About the Author:
Hi, I'm Kezia. I joined RGF Executive Search Philippines as a Human Resources and Administrative Officer. My passion is to conduct dynamic team building programs for the youth and adults through seminars and employee engagement activities. If you want to share your thoughts about my article, connect with me and I'd be happy to discuss it with you!