Put the Air in Your People’s Sails

Greetings, readers!  As you can see, I’ve been MIA for a while.  I apologize for that, but life had me dealing with some things that distracted me from keeping up with this blog.  I’m hoping to get back to regular updates, but please bear with me as I continue to adjust to the changes life…

Sniff Out Advancement-Ready Employees

Film: The Fox and the Hound Release Date: July 10, 1981 Scenario: Tod the fox and the Widow Tweed have been inseparable since he was orphaned and left on her doorstep a year ago.  Unfortunately, her next-door neighbor, Amos, is a hunter with very little (read as “none”) patience for the fox distracting his newest…

Beauty is in the Details

Film: Sleeping Beauty Release Date: January 29, 1959 Scenario: It has been approximately 15 years and 364 days since Maleficent placed her vengeful curse on the Princess Aurora.  She has spent all of that time sending her goons to scour the countryside looking for the maiden in order to ensure her “gift,” as she called…

Brevity Breeds Bliss

Film: Bolt Release Date: November 21, 2008 Scenario: After being left alone in their trailer for the weekend by his human/owner/costar Penny, Bolt is visited by the cats who play the pets of the villain on the TV show that is his reality.  That cats, who know they are actors and that Bolt believes he…

Over Committing can be a Cat-astrophe

Film: The AristoCats Release Date: December 24, 1970 Scenario: Thomas O’Malley, the street-wise alley cat, is nonchalantly roaming the French countryside when he comes upon the beautiful Duchess on the bank of a stream.  He immediately becomes smitten with her, flirting and serenading her like the smooth-talker he is.  However, he soon finds out that…

Inspire Individuals to be Incredible

Film: The Incredibles Release Date: November 5, 2004 Scenario: While her husband, Bob (Mr. Incredible), is on a supposed-business trip for the insurance company that employs him, Helen (Elastigirl) discovers a repaired rip in his old hero outfit.  Since they have both been retired from crime-fighting for over 10 years, she pays a visit to…

Defend Your People So They Can Soar

Film: Dumbo Release Date: October 31, 1941 Scenario: Mrs. Jumbo has just received a delivery she’s been waiting a long time for: a baby from the stork!  Little Jumbo Jr is being adored by his mother and the other female elephants when his nose gets tickled, causing him to sneeze and expose his over-sized ears. …

Don’t Let Your Team’s Creativity Croak

Film: The Princess and the Frog Release Date: December 11, 2009 Scenario: Tiana and Naveen, both humans who are now frogs thanks to Dr. Facilier’s voodoo curse, find themselves stranded far from New Orleands in the bayous of Louisiana.  It is here that they meet Louis, a jazz trumpet-playing alligator with big teeth, a big…

Never Forget to Evaluate

Film: The Jungle Book Release Date: May 11, 1967 Scenario: Bagheera and Mowgli are sleeping soundly in the early morning’s light when they are awakened by the ground-shaking footsteps of Col. Hathi and his Dawn Patrol.  It is evidenced by the lyrics to their marching song that they drill for no apparent reason, which further…

Bee Wise About Your Communication

Film: A Bug’s Life Release Date: November 25, 1998 Scenario: Flik the ant goes in search of tough bugs to fight off Hopper and his gang in order to save his colony from bullying and potential starvation.  After traveling to “the city,” he enters a bar that serves a rough clientele and stumbles upon a…