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10 Leadership Lessons for Women in “Beyond the Lights” Movie

November 14, 2014

Last week I had the pleasure of attending an advanced screening of the new movie, “Beyond the Lights.” This movie was written any directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. If the name sounds familiar, but you are not immediately familiar with her work, let me drop this title on you.

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In the movie, Beyond the Lights, the pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be. (From the IMDb website)

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I absolutely LOVED the movie! There were great cameos, amazing music and the cinematography was awesome. I had almost forgotten what a great storyteller Gina Prince-Bythewood is. I admit as the movie opened, I was a bit skeptical as to how she was going to tell the story in a substantive way, but I didn’t think Gina would let me down! And true to form, the story in Beyond the Lights was substantive and full of life lessons!

I consider all women as leaders in some aspect. At the very least, we lead ourselves. We manage our careers, our relationships and our lives. But many of us also manage employees, children, significant others (smile), organizations, etc. Whether or not we like it or choose to acknowledge it, someone, somewhere is looking to us as a leader.

Always one to see the message beyond a movie, I believe this movie is a MUST SEE for aspiring, emerging and seasoned women in leadership. There are valuable leadership lessons contained in the story told in Beyond the Lights.

10 Leadership Lessons for Women in the Beyond the Lights Movie:

You have to give to yourself before you give yourself away.

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I give the movie, Beyond the Lights….

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4.5 stars

Watch the trailer:

Beyond the Lights opens in theaters, Friday, November 14, 2014!

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