Leadership Lessons from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Johnny Ray Austin

CTO @ Till

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What are the Power Rangers?

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The Forces of Light

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Trini

Jason

Kimberly

Zack

Billy

Zordon

Alpha 5

The Forces of Darkness

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Rita Repulsa

Goldar

Finster

Squat and Baboo

Putty Patrol

Season 1, Episode 1

Day of the Dumpster

Rita Repulsa escapes after 10,000 years of imprisonment - determined to conquer earth, but a team of teenagers with attitude stands in her way.

Diverse Skills

A diversity of skillset and perspective is crucial to the long-term success of teams.

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Season 1, Episode 1

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Continued...

Continual Learning

Honing your craft is a habit.

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Season 1, Episode 2

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Trini must overcome her fear of heights to save Billy.

High Five

Favor Skills Over Tools

Tools make difficult tasks easier, but skills turn unknowns challenges to known quantities.

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Season 1, Episode2

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Continued...

Commu...

...nication

Communicate efficiently. Say what you mean and mean what you say. How can your team meet your expectations if they don't know what success looks like?

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Season 1, Episode 2

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Continued...

Public Recognition

Public acknowledgment goes a long way

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Season 1, Episode 3

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Kimberly and Trini gather signatures to close down a nearby dump site while convincing their teammates to work together more.

Teamwork

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Focus

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Season 1, Episode 4

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Jason battles King Sphinx while trying to break a bench press record at the Angel Grove Gym & Juice Bar

A Pressing Engagement

Essential Leadership is Nonessential

Healthy teams can operate autonomously for stretches of time. Give your team north stars, not marching orders.

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Season 1, Episode 17

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Rita creates her own evil Green Ranger to beat the Power Rangers at their own game.

Green With Evil: Pt 1

Brilliant Jerks

Challenging High Performers

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Why Tolerate Challenging High Performers?

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New Skills and Tools

They often bring something new and exciting to the table. Teams love new and exciting!

Vim

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Questions Authority

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But...

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Why We Shouldn't Tolerate Challenging High Performers?

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Entitlement

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Culture Damage

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Clashes With Leadership

Before you know it...

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This is your standup!

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...the Rangers try and break the spell over the Green Ranger once and for all.

Green With Evil: Pt 5

Season 1, Episode 21

Partner

Guide

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Zack teaches a young child to believe in himself, while the rangers battle the vicious hatchasaurus and Cardiatron.

Birds of a Feather

Season 1, Episode 36

Challenge Juniors

There's a big difference between a task that's easy and one that is limited in scope. Give juniors the latter.

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Rita Repulsa's minions abandon her when an even more evil menace arrives on the moon.

The Mutiny: Pt 1

Season 2, Episode 1

Deploy Positive Reinforcement

Prefer positive reinforcement over negative.

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Jason's guilt about Tommy's loss of power causes even more problems for the power rangers.

Missing Green

Season 2, Episode 14

Failure is Part of the Process

Allow your failures to be part of your story, but don't allow them to define you.

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Zordon introduces the team to the new White Ranger and his mighty White Tiger Zord.

White Light: Pt 2

Season 2, Episode 18

Convinced?

Thuy Trang (1973 - 2001)

Thuy Trang tragically passed away in 2001. You were much more than a character in a television show, and everyone who knew you personally spoke of your kind-heartedness, which made you a perfect fit for the Yellow Ranger. Thank you for touching the childhood of many and giving us joy.

That's It!

Thank You

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