Regular readers will know that each December I look to a classic Christmas movie to inspire a seasonal instalment. Past articles have featured, It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer to name just three. This year I turn my attention to a more modern day classic, A Christmas Story.
The movie tells the story of Ralphie Parker, a nine year old boy in pursuit of a Red Rider Carbine Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. Its a favourite in the Gaynor household. So where’s the link to leadership? We’re going to use this movie to illustrate a strategic approach to achievement.
All good strategy starts with a clear objective. Ralph has one, he wants that air rifle under the tree on Christmas morning.
Next he must assess his current situation. Young Ralphie does this well. He knows he has one big obstacle to overcome…
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