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The Dark Knight Rises Pt. 1: How To Climb Out of a Deep Pit

At points in each of our lives we have our own dark nights where we feel trapped in the proverbial pit without the ability to escape. In The Dark Knight Rises, each o...

The Hobbit Pt. 2: Does Building Up Belief Require Pain and Discomfort?

As much as we would all love to be Aragorn, Legolas, or Gandalf in LOTR, if we are being honest with ourselves, we are probably more like Bilbo. We love to find a com...

The Hobbit Pt. 1: How to Lead Like Gandalf

We all wish we could lead like Gandalf, but how could we ever become that magnanimous and how do we contribute to a better world when there aren't orcs and dragons to ...

Nightmare Before Christmas Pt. 2: How to Approach Change with Humility

Regardless of who you are, we at WonderTour believe that you are a leader. Whether you run your own business, lead a team of problem solvers, serve as mother or fathe...

Nightmare Before Christmas Pt. 1: How to Break Out of a Mundane Loop

Whether its a stagnant job or a repetitive personal life, we can find ourselves lacking joy and hope, trapped in a closed loop without meaningful disruptions. Like Ja...

Casablanca Pt. 2: Why You Have to Sacrifice to Build Hope

In part 1 of Casablanca we worked out how to identify a Casablanca aka a closed loop insulated environment where hope goes to die. In part 2 we look to the examples o...

Casablanca Pt. 1: How to Spread Hope in a Worried World

You don't have to look much further than your immediate group of friends or acquaintances each day to find people who are lacking in hope, without a cause to believe i...

The Force Awakens Pt. 2: How to Follow the Invisible Map

As we transition into a new series called "Hope and Belief" we return to a beloved franchise and character to guide our learning. When we first find Rey she is capabl...

The Force Awakens Pt. 1: Why Do We Run Away But Hide the Map So We Can Still Be Found??

Whether its a stagnant job or a repetitive personal life, we can find ourselves lacking joy and hope, trapped in a closed loop without meaningful disruptions. Like Ja...

Beauty and the Beast Pt. 2: Expanding our Influence by giving Up Control

Whether we find ourselves just starting out in a new role, as new parents, or on another journey, the scope of the world that we understand is never enough for our lik...

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 mos...

Fast Five Pt. 2: How to Build a Team That's Ride or Die

Salute mi Familia - the most recognizable line in the Fast and Furious franchise. We all want to be part of the familia that Dom Toretto is building when we watch the...

Fast Five Pt. 1: Overcoming Unbeatable Odds By Flipping the Map Upside-down

Just like in Fast Five when Dom, Brian, and the team are trapped in Rio and on the run from both Hobbs and Reyes, it can sometimes feel like our lives are out of our c...

Avatar Pt. 2: How and When to Reset Our Maps

When we enter a new ecosystem, like Pandora, with new rules, players, functions, etc. It can be a rude awakening that our maps of reality are utterly insufficient to n...

Avatar Pt. 1: What to Do When the Map in Your Head Doesn't Align with Reality

When Jake Sully reaches Pandora in Avatar, he comes pre-loafed with a series of mental maps that he uses to navigate reality: his maps of reality. Jake's maps include...

Indiana Jones Pt. 2: How to Integrate Conflicting Skillsets

Like Indiana Jones at the end of The Last Crusade, we all want to be the type of hero that can pass the trials when they inevitably come and save the day. But Indy ca...

Indiana Jones Pt. 1: What to Do When You Only Have Half a Map

It's time to begin a new series on WonderTour. This time we are talking about Map-making and what better place to start than Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. N...

Stranger Things Pt. 2: How to Have Compassion On Those Above and Below You

It's hard enough to have Compassion on our peers but how do we have Compassion on those above us and below us in the organization chart? All too often we hear blaming ...

Stranger Things Pt. 1: How to Have Compassion on Someone We Don't Agree With

We would all probably say that we want to be compassionate people. But what do you do when you don't agree with the person you are trying to have compassion on? In St...

Obi-Wan Pt. 1: When is Compassion a Liability?

While our world might not seem as dark as a galaxy under the veil of the evil empire, like Obi-Wan Kenobi closing himself off from the force it can sometimes feel like...

Thor Ragnarok Pt. 2: How to be the Leader the People Need (Instead of the Leader You Want)

In the MCU oftentimes what we remember most about our favorite heroes is their overcoming moment or how they vanquished the bad guy in the final fight. Yet, in our da...

Thor Ragnarok Pt. 1: How to Find the Balance Between Compassion and Wisdom

Choosing to act compassionately can feel like it drains our energy levels. On top of that the world is full of people in need and our time and resources our finite so...

Wisdom, Money, and Stories Pt. 2: Is There a Limit to How Fast We Can Develop Character?

With humans like with money it just seems like it can't grow fast enough. We want our investments to compound sooner. We want the hard work we are putting into our c...

Wisdom, Money, and Stories Pt. 1

In our first Bonus episode, Derrick and Drew go on The Cash Podcast with host Adam Koos. If you resonate with WonderTour but are wondering how we go about applying wh...

The Batman Pt. 2: How to Inspire Hope When All Seems Lost

As humans, it seems like hope is a currency that we are always short on. As leaders we seek to inspire hope in those around us, but without a formula to execute, it's...

The Batman Pt. 1: Why Subverting Expectations Changes Everything

Normally it's considered a negative to subvert expectations. When it comes to compassion, if we wish to see lives transformed then we must look for opportunities to u...

Parks and Recreation: Why Compassion is Essential

As we begin episode 1 of a series on compassion, we return to Parks and Recreation (S2E19) to check out everyone's favorite lovable goofball Jerry. It's so easy to fi...

Top 10 Moments of Wonder: How to Become Magnanimous

Why can't we be like the magnanimous leaders from our favorite movies, extending ourselves for the good of others? Over the first 50 episodes of WonderTour we've journ...

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