If our heroes from LEGO NInjago were video producers, I bet they would solve production obstacles differently than me. You can always learn a thing or two from Sensei Wu!
My seven-year-old son is a big “LEGO Ninjago” TV series fan. We also watched the movie in the theaters when it came out, and I recently bought it for him on iTunes. So, we’ve been watching it a few times…
For those of you who believe it’s the weakest of the three LEGO movies so far… I originally felt that way too, but I find that the more times I see it, the more I enjoy it. (Who doesn’t like Jackie Chan?) The interactions between hero Lloyd and his ‘evil’ father Garmadon actually have a fair amount of emotional depth. And the story contains some good lessons for kids (and adults too)!
Like when Sensei Wu says to Lloyd, his Ninja in training… to look at a problem “from a different point of view.”
So, I share Sensei Wu’s wisdom as a lead up to an article I just wrote on LinkedIn –
Leadership Stories from the Field: How to Handle Impossible Gauntlets
I recalled a few scenarios where I faced these seemingly impossible video production challenges…
- Someone steals your equipment
- There’s a Hong Kong misunderstanding
- One of your teammates is about to miss your flight
- You lose all of your video footage
I didn’t have Sensei Wu to guide me, but I did try to see things in a new way….
And how did it all work out?
Well, please click through to see!
And always remember what “LEGO Ninjago” teaches…
“You have the power. Look within. Harness what you already have inside and let it out!”
Thank you, Green Ninja and Sensei Wu.