From November 15, 2015 Leadership. John Maxwell describes leadership as influence. When we watch movies that feature leaders we always know the ones we want to follow and those we love to hate. When I first watched the movie Gladiator the opening scene was incredibly inspiring to me. Maximus walks past his soldiers who are lined up waiting for orders to fight against Germania. You can sense the love and admiration the soldiers felt for their leader. I had just turned 21, and I had a challenging childhood. I was ridiculed and bullied from 4th grade through 8th grade, and it created some deep insecurities in me.Read More →