“In this world, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart.

I recommend pleasant.”

Elwood P. Dowd

One of my favorite movies and plays is “Harvey”. One of my favorite quotes (above) is something all leaders ought to consider.

People Matter

My advice – work less on achievement and work more on relationships. In the end, you’ll achieve more than you could ever have dreamed.

Take 104 Minutes to Invest in Yourself

If you want a good movie that will take you back in time and help you feel the importance of people and relationships – watch Harvey.


Leader Development Activity

Show this movie to your team in two segments. After each segment have an open discussion about the role each assumed leader in the movie takes:

  • Veta
  • Dr. Sanderson
  • Dr. Chumley
  • Judge Gaffney

How did their leadership compare to the quiet unassuming leadership exhibited by Elwood?

Have fun – bring popcorn and be prepared for an authentic conversation.