I haven’t seen The Greatest Showman yet, but I’m predisposed to like movie musicals — I got it from my mother. I’m also the person who loves stories — the behind-the-scenes-what-really-happened-and-how-it-was — kind of stories. That’s why I love this one.
Seems it has taken Hugh Jackman eight years to get this movie made. His vision and commitment led the way for the project’s greenlighting and was the inspiration for the entire cast. He also has the reputation for being a very good human and all-around nice guy, as well as being extremely multi-talented. He himself talks about loving to try things and play. All of these qualities make this an excellent example of purposeful and intentional leadership that creates a learning, creative environment. This clip shows what happened when he couldn’t help himself but take up the charge. And everyone else responds! And if you listen to the words of the song, they are about a leader finding his deeper purpose — the WHY behind his story.
Finding your WHY is one of the keys to great leadership — and great storytelling!
Have you ever been this ecstatic singing with others? I have. This is a visual example of what it feels like to be in great co-creation together.