Beauty and the Beast Pt. 1: Preparing to Lead in a Big World When Your Current World is Small

One of the reasons we love Beauty and the Beast is because we can relate to Belle. We all want to be a part of something bigger than "this provincial life". Like most of us, Belle yearns for an adventure that makes her life meaningful. While Belle wouldn't call herself a leader when we find her early in the story, she practices magnanimous character within the small world she lives in. By curating her character when the stakes are small, she is able to pass the test and break the curse when the stakes scale up, unlocking life to the full for those she leads and cares for. How might we be fully satisfied when our influence is smaller than we would like, patiently waiting for our chance to leave a legacy?
One of the reasons we love Beauty and the Beast is because we can relate to Belle.  We all want to be a part of something bigger than "this provincial life".  Like most of us, Belle yearns for an adventure that makes her life meaningful.  

While Belle wouldn't call herself a leader when we find her early in the story, she practices magnanimous character within the small world she lives in.  By curating her character when the stakes are small, she is able to pass the test and break the curse when the stakes scale up, unlocking life to the full for those she leads and cares for. 

How might we be fully satisfied when our influence is smaller than we would like, patiently waiting for our chance to leave a legacy?

Creators and Guests

Brian Nutwell
Host
Brian Nutwell
Brian Nutwell is an experienced product, process, and analysis leader. He loves connecting with other people and their passions, taking absolutely everything back to first principles, and waking up each day with the hope of learning something new. He is delighted to join Wonder Tour, to help discover pragmatic leadership lessons in our favorite mythic stories.
Drew Paroz
Host
Drew Paroz
Drew Paroz leads at the intersection point of people, data, and strategy. For Drew, nothing is better than breaking down problems and systems into building blocks of thought except using those blocks to synthesize fresh models. Drew is on a lifelong Wonder Tour to help take those building blocks into life change in himself and others.
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