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…

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…

The Magic of Potential

Leaders need to train their teams to do their jobs. But is that where the education stops?

Your Personal Opinion – Let It Go

Don’t act surprised.  You knew that “Frozen” was going to be a subject at some point, so it’s better to do it sooner rather than later, right?  I promise I’ll try not to reference “the song” any more than I have already in the title… but I make no promises. Film: Frozen Release Date: November…