• http://twitter.com/SchoolHR Scott Ziegler

    Great post – love the Braveheart tie in you just left out the best line, “They may take our lives but they’ll never take our F R E E D O M!

  • http://www.facebook.com/christina.krenek Christina Krenek

    Great article, and great metaphor! The steps of how to lead with a “braveheart approach” are spot on – you want a manager that also focuses on their employees and employee development. I wish more managers would do this.
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  • http://www.enmast.com/ Devan Perine

    #1 I think more often than not, businesses don’t communicate their vision with their employees – which is vital for creating purpose in the organization. Or even if they do have a vision – often times it’s written down and put away but never actually looked at.

    #2. It’s especially important for Gen Y’s. They value work/life and growth and development more than big fancy perks or benefits. They want to have purpose in the work they do, and if they can’t get it at your company, they’ll go somewhere else they can.

    Fun read! Though I can’t say the same for the movie. I’m a bit squeemish when it comes to blood/gore…

  • Tammy Mast

    I love this post!  Of course, I also love Braveheart!  You did a great job of making the connections!  The task is so simple, yet so difficult for many to grasp!  Purpose and People make all the other steps fall into place naturally!  Have a great 4th of July David…. and yes as Scott quoted, “…they’ll never take our F R E E D O M!” 

  • Tanaya

    Easy to connect Leadership in this article, as Braveheart is one of my most admired movie! Please keep writing more :)