Leadership in the Movies

This month we’re highlighting some of our movies that show characters in strong leadership roles. Check back for more movie selections on teamwork and ethics. You can find these titles in our DVD collection.

  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World—Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, Captain Jack Aubrey leads the crew of the HMS Surprise against the French warship Acheron after the Acheron launches a surprise attack. Creative intelligence and clever subterfuge by Aubrey and his men undermine a foe superior in strength and speed.
  • Elizabeth—In early Renaissance England the young queen, beset by scheming advisers and determined enemies, must navigate political minefields and assassination attempts. It’s a fascinating portrait of Elizabeth’s early years and the great personal sacrifices she made during her rise to power.
  • Shackleton—Ernest Shackleton’s undertaking to cross the Antarctic continent turned from an ambitious enterprise to a perilous fight for survival. His ship becomes trapped in the ice of the Weddell Sea during the winter of 1915. After the ice crushes and sinks the ship, the explorer must lead his men over 800 miles of barren tundra and frigid ocean to safety.

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5 Responses to “Leadership in the Movies”

  1. Carlton Says:

    Hi Paula. Nice posting. This is a test comment. Please let me know if you get an email notice of this comment.

  2. Paula Says:

    Thanks, it took me a shockingly long time to write. No email yet.

  3. Rachael Scott Says:

    Here is a test comment! I’ll make another with a spam word in it to see if it gets caught.

  4. amy Says:

    Hi, seems to work pretty well

  5. jane Says:

    Paula – love Master and Commander.

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