Marvel Entertainment just keeps delivering one incredible movie after another.  Coming off earlier-2017 smash hits Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 and Spider Man: Homecoming, the third installment of the Thor franchise arrived this past weekend.

In Thor: Ragnarok, the Asguardian super-hero, played by Chris Hemsworth, must escape a fiery prison, win a gladiator contest against the incredible Hulk, find his missing father, constantly deal with Loki, and put together a team to stop his evil sister, Hela played by Cate Blanchett, from destroying the Asgardian civilization.

This is a fun, techno-type of movie.  Also, the sound track during the battle scenes is fantastic!  Just lean back and have a good time.

The following are 21 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Thor: Ragnarok:

  1. All Families Have Some Dysfunction – Odin was a king with three children.  One is a god of thunder but the other two were the god of mischief and and goddess of death.
  2. Greatness Is Being Great When Greatness Is The Minimal Amount Required For Success – In the opening scene, Surtur said, “Ragnarok can not be stopped, what makes you think you can succeed?”  To which Thor replied, “Because that’s what heroes do!”
  3. Dr. Strange said, “Thor, I sense a great change in your future. Destiny has dire plans for you, my friend.”  Thor replied, “I have dire plans for destiny.”
  4. Great Leaders Are Always Inviting Others To Join Them In A Brighter Tomorrow – While in prison, Thor met a rock creature planning an escape.  He said, “Hey, man. I’m Korg. We’re gonna get outta here. Wanna come?”
  5. Leaders Can Become Very Attached To Their Processes – Regarding his hammer, Thor told Korg, “Every time I threw it, it would always come back to me.”  Korg replied, “It sounds like you had a pretty special and intimate relationship with this hammer and that losing it was almost comparable to losing a loved one.”
  6. Great Leaders Are Always Truthful – In one of the movie’s funnier scenes, Thor told Bruce Banner, “Hela, the goddess of death, has invaded Asgard! And you and I had a fight.”  Bruce replied, “Did I win?”  Thor said, “No, I won! Easily!”  Banner responds, “That doesn’t sound right.”  Thor misleading says, “Well, it’s true!”
  7. Great Leaders Have Great Self-Awareness – Thor said to Hulk, “We’re the same, you and I. We’re just a couple of hotheaded fools.”  Hulk grunted back, “Yes, same. Hulk like fire, Thor like water.”  Thor replied, “We’re both like fire.”  Hulk concluded the conversation by saying, “Hulk like raging fire. Thor like smouldering fire.”
  8. Leaders Know They Are Never Without Resources And Always Have More To Give – As Thor is losing the fight to Hela, he tells his father, “She’s too powerful, I have no hammer.”  Odin masterfully replies, “What are you, the god of hammers?”
  9. The Value Of Any Team Or Organization Is Its People – Odin said, “Asgard is not a place, it’s a people. And its people need your help.”
  10. You Need A Great Team To Accomplish Anything Great – Thor said, “We have to stop her here and now, and prevent Ragnarok, the end of everything! So I’m putting together a team.”
  11. Great Leaders Run Towards Problems – Thor said, “I choose to run towards my problems and not away from them because that’s what heroes do.”
  12. Leaders Lose Trust When They Are Inconsistent – Banner said to Loki, “Last time we saw you, you were trying to kill everyone. What are you up to these days?”  Loki replied, “It varies from moment to moment.”
  13. Great Leaders Are Willing To Change – Thor told Loki, “Life is about growth and change. But you, my dear god of mischief brother, just want to stay the same.”
  14. All Leaders Leave A Legacy, Good Or Bad – Loki told Thor, “Odin’s death brought us together.  It’s almost poetic his death will split us apart.”
  15. Smart Leaders Never Waste Their Skill – Thor told Loki, “You’ll always be the god of mischief.  You could have been so much more.”
  16. Leaders Need A Team Around Them To Help Execute Their Vision – Hela said, “Skurge, do you know the purpose of an executioner? An executioner doesn’t just execute people, but he executes his leader’s vision. But he mainly executes them too. I was Odin’s executioner. Now, you shall be mine.”
  17. Leaders Need Simplicity, Not Complexity – In an effort to help Thor escape a planet, Heimdall told him, “You’re on a planet surrounded by holes, pick one!”  Thor asked, “Which one?”  Heimdall declared, “The biggest one!”
  18. Great Leaders Are Bridge Builders – Thor said, “My father once said, ‘A wise man never seeks out war’ Hela finished his sentence by adding, ‘But he must always be ready for it!”‘
  19. Leaders Are In Trouble When They Place Position Above Influence – Hela says, “I’m not a queen, or a monster. I’m the god of death! What were you the god of, again?”
  20. Leaders Know They Are Never Without Resources And Always Have More To Give – As Thor is losing the fight to Hela, he tells his father, “She’s too powerful, I have no hammer.”  Odin masterfully replies, “What are you, the god of hammers?”
  21. Great Leaders Finish Well – In the post-credit scenes, the Grandmaster, played by Jeff Goldblum, said, “Can’t have a revolution without somebody to overthrow!”

Once again, this is an incredibly fun movie.  Take your whole family and have a great time!  Next up for Marvel, Black Panther in February.


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