Movies related to the topic of leadership can serve as an indispensable learning tool. I have compiled my top 10 into this list. I use these movies in my classroom to offer practical examples of leadership in action. We watch short video clips and then engage in a class discussion about the related leadership themes.
"Firebird" shows author Misty Copeland is a force to be reckoned with
Book Review by Kam Williams
"With spare, poignant text, American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland writes of a young dancer whose confidence is fragile. Through hard work and dedication, Misty shows her how she can reach the same heights as Misty, even becoming the Firebird, Misty Copeland's signature role.
"Here is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama, a woman of achievement and purpose—and the most unlikely First Lady in modern American history... The journey winds from the intricacies of her upbringing as the highly focused daughter of a gregarious water-plant worker afflicted with MS to the tribulations she faces at Princeton University and Harvard Law School during the racially charged 1980s.
Carmen Robles, Associate Editor, Afrodescendientes
The classic story of legendary characters, noble ideals and forbidden romance that is "Camelot" was presented in its thrilling, tragic splendor to a full house at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.