Sunday, May 08, 2016

Tip#954: Great Teamwork Movies, Part 10 - Captain America: Civil War

As I write this I can see the bright morning sunshine outside my window as I sip on a delicious cup of fresh brewed coffee with honey and virgin coconut oil mixed in! Deeelicious! I have been feeling really good as I enter the 50th day of my gut health diet (see tip#945). I am more alert, focused, enthusiastic and there have been days I've felt like a productive superhero in my life and at work!

I am also feeling good because of a recent conversation with Small Business Marketing Consultant, Kerry Lawrence, who has an equally awesome business name, Mighty Good Marketing Inc.! She helped remind me of how my passion for movies was a key factor in all my marketing and promotion as a professional speaker. She really “gets” the uniqueness of my work and services and that kind of support and acknowledgement was so appreciated and energizing to move my dreams forward! This is also what I talk about in my motivational keynotes and presentations.

Acknowledgement and social support is vital in the workplace and in life. It’s about having a team spirit attitude. Igniting team spirit is a key theme in my motivational presentations on Resilience & Indestructible Optimism and I really love when movies demonstrate examples of excellent teamwork. Superhero movies, especially Marvel films like X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers, are fantastic resources to gain teamwork lessons from!

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

The superhero action film, Captain America: Civil War, is about superheroes being divided in their stand for or against a new United Nations system of policing and controlling their actions across the planet. The Avengers team splits up with one group led by Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and the other by Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). This highly entertaining, emotional and intelligent movie is full of powerful character moments as much as thrilling action scenes and battles! See: movie trailer


This movie is rich with lessons on teamwork as well as strong leadership. What is fascinating about the two leaders, Captain America and Iron Man, is they each demonstrate passion and confidence in their beliefs while having us see value on both sides. They each assemble their own team of individuals that share their same beliefs and vision. These individuals embody specific skills, talents and gifts that they apply to assist and support one another to achieve their tasks. This is team spirit in action and can be a mirror for an effective team in your workplace.

This film is also a landmark because it welcomes Spider-Man/Peter Parker into the Marvel Studios/Disney owned franchise of superheroes. Spider-Man is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment but is appearing in this Marvel Studios/Disney film through a new partnership. This in itself is a great example of team spirit and teamwork. By doing this, these two studios are acknowledging the millions of fans around the world who want to see Spider-man interact and team up with other Marvel superheroes. Note: 20th Century Fox owns X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool.


Inspiring Themes:
• Having a Vision
• Passion
• Courage
• Confidence
• Perseverance
• Resilience
• Indestructible Optimism
• Leadership
• Teamwork
• Integrity
• Strategic Thinking
• Supportive Relationships
• Family & Community

In the end there is a great movie message about having a sense of family, community and friendship. Having a strong connection and relationship with others is an essential factor for achieving goals. Superhero movies like this Marvel film delivers this important work and life lesson with colourful, cinematic role models and epic level visual effects!

Movies about team spirit and teamwork can help you envision the success possible in your workplace and personal life goals. If you are seeking tips on increasing team spirit remember that films are a fantastic resource to learn from. Find a film you resonate with and watch it together with your team today!

Related Tips:
Tip#849: Great Teamwork Movies, Part 6 - Invictus
Tip#851: Great Teamwork Movies, Part 7 – Avengers: Age of Ultron 
Tip#865: Great Teamwork Movies, Part 8 – Eden Community Homes - Flight of the Phoenix
Tip#870: Great Teamwork Movies, Part 9 – Ant-Man
Tip#954: Great Teamwork Movies, Part 10 - Captain America: Civil War

Tip#926: Great Leadership in Movies, Part 4 - Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Tip#779: Celebrating Friends & Team Spirit, Part 2 - Guardians of the Galaxy
Tip#429: Cultivate A Team Spirit Mindset - Rescue Dawn
Tip#850: The Greatest Self-Help Superhero Movie - Spider-Man 2
Tip#326: The Power of Acknowledgement, Part 1 - Groundhog Day


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