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“Use the Force Luke!”

So far this blog has been based solely on Finding Nemo quotes, which in itself is awesome.  But while on the computer dealing with a technical issue I suddenly realized that at that moment I was channelling my inner ‘Anger’, like from the movie Inside Out and I thought, it’s not just finding Nemo that gives us amazing leadership lessons!  There are tons of them out there. So today I am expanding my scope. 

So to start off.. let's go with the first Star Wars.  No, I don’t mean the newer one with that Jar Jar Binks guy, I mean the original.  If any of you were like me, the first time we met Luke we were wondering “how is this whiny guy going to do anything to save the universe?”  I mean really, his line  "But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!" That line alone made it hard to have much faith in the guy. 



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Now What?

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Are You a Marlin or a Dory?

Have you ever had the opportunity to be a part of a dream team?… We mean a team where you all enjoy each other, accomplish tasks efficiently, and succeed with minimal issues? Let us tell you, these teams do exist! Whether you’re at the office, at home, at school, or inside of Dr. Phillip Sherman’s fish tank, there are communication skills that you can contribute to the group, to create your very own DREAM TEAM!

First of all, effective communicate is key! If you’re a direct communicator in a group of expressive, emotional communicators, chances are, you need to change your communication style. Remember this, people will not change their communication styles for you, YOU need to change your style for them!

Now, imagine this:

You’re swimming in the great blue. There are only two of you. One with the name of Marlin, and one with the name of Dory. Now Marlin, he’s a cool guy - he’s a leader. BUT, he communicates with authority, he’s very to-the-point, and he’s determined to strive for success…