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Top 9 Classic Leadership Movies for the Winter Break

PeckWhen you need leadership inspiration you can always rely on WWII, Charlton Heston, the courageous Gregory Peck, and in a clutch Anthony Quinn as the pope or a Greek insurgent. If all else fails you can escape to the desert with Lawrence or take a winter march with George C. Scott.

Now, I admit that one of the problems we have with leadership is the fantasy world we sometimes put it in and these movies feed every dramaturgical tendency that took me (and everyone) to the movies on Saturdays.

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Clip Corner: The Sistine Chapel–Motivating & Leading Creative People

Sometimes leaders have to deal with artists–those brilliant, gifted, geniuses who can do something better than anyone else. The challenge is: how do you get them motivated?

Do you use commitment, guilt, passion for artistic expression, or maybe just constant pressure. Your office may not be the Sistine Chapel but after watching this clip you will get the idea:

Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling in 1505. The project was finally completed in 1512. Pope Julius II, according to Michelangelo’s letters and modern historical interpretation, may have forced Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel. According to Irving Stone’s book, The Agony and Ecstasy (and the subsequent movie staring Charlton Heston), Pope Julius II did just that and bullied Michelangelo into creating one of his best works.