The last movie of phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the latest Spider-Man movie is not only a cinematic feast for the senses but also a fantastic leadership guide for all entrepreneurs. The movie follows the events of Avengers: Endgame, where a reluctant Spider-Man has to take up the role of a leader in a world that has completely changed. Here are 6 leadership lessons from Spider-Man: Far From Home that all of us can follow in our direct selling journey.
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- Pay Tribute To The Leaders That Came Before You
The video tribute to the heroes of the Avengers is a lesson in the importance of the leaders in your life. The people that came before you have poured their heart and soul into the work they do so that you can have an easier, better path ahead of you. Give them the respect and honour that they deserve, and make sure you use the tools they’ve left behind for you to take your business to the next level.
- “I Have A Plan” – Peter Parker
If there’s something that makes the high school student Peter Parker into the superhero Spider-Man, it’s the time and effort he puts into making a plan. He always has one. He realises that plans are essential to success, and so Peter Parker visualises his end goal and lists down every step he needs to take to get there.
- When Things Get Stressful, Go Clear Your Head
When Peter decides to help his Aunt May out as Spider-Man as she raises funds for a local charity, things start to get heated when the audience start asking questions about Tony Stark. Overwhelmed, he swings away for some fresh air. Taking the time to clear your head, and even going on a vacation every now and then helps give you a better perspective on how to solve an issue. It also helps you reprioritize and gives you a renewed burst of energy to help you get on with work.
- “You See Things. You Do Things. People Look Up To You” – Mysterio
Because Peter Parker is not just a high-school student but also the vigilante Super-Man, he gets to see things most people don’t even think about. It also puts him in the eye of the public, which means that he has a real responsibility to be a good role-model who does and says the right things.
- Be Flexible
Life is unpredictable and you might find yourself facing another curveball. Being flexible is your best asset in such situations. Be open to changing plans to include the new circumstances. Throughout the movie, you see Peter navigating twists and turns and making changes to his plans whenever he needed to. It’s what let him be successful towards the end.
- “It’s Really Nice To Have Someone To Talk Superheroey Stuff With” – Peter Parker
Being a leader can sometimes be lonely because you are put in a unique position not everyone can understand. Just like Peter does with his closest friends and superheroes, surround yourself with like-minded people, people who are also leaders and who have similar experiences to you. Having a core-group whom you can confide in is sometimes just what you need to help you bear the burden of your business.
And there you have it – our 6 takeaways from Spider-Man: Far From Home. What did you think of the movie? If you picked up more lessons in leadership you’d love to share with us and your QNET family, please leave us a comment.