But if you just want to breeze through some insightful, fun and focused videos, these nine will do the trick.
Each of these brief (most of them are under 3 minutes) leadership videos succeeds at capturing an essence of leadership at its simplest, yet most profound.
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And the categories are:
No 1: Best Silent Video
The Leaders: Short Film For A Great Leader
There is music, but no dialogue.
Plus: Inspirational in the Rocky-runs up-the-art-museum-steps style.
Minus: Testosterone level probably too high.
No. 2: Best Video Just Under The 3-Minute Limit
Powerful Learning From This Scene In Invictus
Plus: Includes an incredibly insightful message on leadership.
Minus: That message doesn’t come until the 2:50 mark, (though Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon are great in the build-up.)
No. 3: Best Video By A Former Secretary Of State
The Essence Of Leadership
No. 4: Best Video Of Leadership Quotes
Plus: Great leadership quotes from a wide array of accomplished people.
Minus: You have to wait till the end to read Groucho Marx’s take on leadership.
No. 5: Best Video Montage
40 Leader Speeches In 2 Mins
2:15 (Go figure)
Plus: A witty collection of memorable leadership scenes from 40 American Pop Culture movies.
Minus: It ends with Rocky on the steps of the art museum.
No. 6: Best Adaptation Of A Wall Street Journal Management Guide
Leaders vs. Managers
Plus: Simple, smart and entertaining.
Minus: Too many typos detract from the message.
No. 7: Best Video Of A REAL Silicon Valley Hero
Steve Jobs Talks About Managing People
Plus: Gimme a T for Teamwork, Gimme a T for Trust, too.
Minus: It’s too short!
No. 8: Best Video Featuring Children
Kids on Leadership
Plus: It’s true children do say the darnedest things.
Minus: It only has 39,000-some visitors. Should be 3.9 million.
No. 9: Best Leadership Video From The Drucker Institute
It’s Always The Leader
3:21 (OK, it’s a tad over 3 minutes, but worth it)
Plus: Gets right to the heart of how to improve a team
Minus: You’ll need to find a new reason to bash your DMV.
BONUS No. 10: Best Video Proving That Anyone Can Become A Great Leader
Funniest Leadership Video Ever…
5:08 minutes (Yes, it’s longer than three minutes, but it’s proof that success comes in all shapes and sizes.)
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