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WonderTour

Join Drew Paroz and Brian Nutwell on a journey to become better leaders by traveling through fantastic worlds and inspiring lore. We connect leadership concepts to story contexts because it sticks to our brains better.

Tracks

Interstellar Pt. 1: How to Harness Technology to Change Your World
Welcome back to WonderTour.  Brian and Drew have been on a hiatus while preparing for the next adventure, but it's finally time to announce LeadWisely by WonderTour.  Starting with episode 101 we will begin posting videos on YouTube as well as your favorite podcast services.  It's the same great WonderTour content, but available to enjoy in new and exciting ways.For our return from hiatus, we decided to do a return journey to one of our favorite movies, Interstellar.  Join us this week as we discuss if technology is here to ruin or save humanity, what Cooper teaches us about harnesses technology to save humanity, and how to survive your next giant wave (er... crisis).  
33:04 4/12/24
Top Ten Magnanimous Leaders Pt. 2: #5-#1
In WonderTour Episodes 1-99 we explored so many fictional worlds and incredible leaders.  Its time for Brian, Derrick, and Drew to rank their Top 10 most magnanimous leaders that demonstrate what it looks like to lead well for the good of others.TOP TENPersonal Selections (10-8):Brian:  The Ancient One - Doctor StrangeDrew:  Saito - InceptionDerrick:  Michael Scott?!?! - The Office7. Andy Dufresne - The Shawshank Redemption6. Obi-Wan Kenobi - Star Wars5. Morpheus - The Matrix4. Belle - Beauty and the Beast3. Dom Toretto - Fast & Furious2. Cooper and Murph - Interstellar1. Gandalf - Lord of the Rings
29:13 6/4/23
Top Ten Magnanimous Leaders Pt. 1: #10-#6
In WonderTour Episodes 1-99 we explored so many fictional worlds and incredible leaders.  Its time for Brian, Derrick, and Drew to rank their Top 10 most magnanimous leaders that demonstrate what it looks like to lead well for the good of others.TOP TENPersonal Selections (10-8):Brian:  The Ancient One - Doctor StrangeDrew:  Saito - InceptionDerrick:  Michael Scott?!?! - The Office 7. Andy Dufresne - The Shawshank Redemption6. Obi-Wan Kenobi - Star Wars
22:03 5/28/23
Episode 100 Pt. 3: How to Break Limits and Unleash Flourishing into the World
Do you ever feel discouraged from running up against the same problems in the world over and over again with seeing much success in finding a solution?  We see our favorite movie characters overcoming immense challenges to leave a lasting impact on the world, and yet, its easy to believe that only happens in the movies.  If you are feeling inspired to break through systematic constraints to unlock a new state of flourishing in the world, then it might be time for a Limit-Break!In other words, how might we break through from our current state of dissatisfaction to a new state of freedom and flourishing, and in doing so multiply love, wisdom, integrity, compassion, etc. in the world around us?
22:03 5/21/23
Episode 100 Pt. 2: How to Flip the Script and Break Through Constraints
We all run up against what feel like impossible to break through constraints; systems that we live in or work in that stir up dissatisfaction or are downright oppressive.  We generally hear people say things like, "this will never change".  As Wonderers, we believe that these constraints can indeed be broken and that we can take actions towards that end.  In all of our favorite stories, from Avengers to Beauty and the Beast to Fast and Furious, we see examples of leaders creating expectation subverting moments, and in doing so, introducing a transformative change to the mindsets and systems around them.Join Brian and Drew this week to ponder and learn.What is a Script Flip and why should I learn how to do it?How do I know if a situation even calls for a Script Flip?How do I execute a successful Script Flip?
27:06 5/14/23
Episode 100 Pt. 1: How to Boldly Set Off into the Unknown and Change the World
In our first episode of our WonderTour 100 celebration Derrick, and Drew synthesize learnings from stories like Beauty and the Beast (see ep 67) and Fast & Furious (see ep 64) to develop a recipe for how to set off on a journey that can leave a legacy.  The world is a large place and it might seem like the systems are so rigid that even a magnanimous leader can hardly have an impact.  And yet, history and our favorite stories tell us that despite the inertia, transformation can be achieved and lives can be touched.  If we desire to change the world, then, as with all good journeys, we must start from the first chapter.  When we set out, we tend to either find ourselves longing for a mission that could change our situation and the world around us or else simply thrust into a leadership role where we are challenged to bring about change but feel ill-equipped to do so.  Either way, we can use the following recipe that is unpacked on the show to break out of our "small world" and make a lasting impact!How to Change a Big World Recipe:Prepare for the journey and break out into the "Big World"Run experiments to gain information about the "Big World"Make a game plan to engage the "Big World" on your own termsFlip the script
25:38 5/7/23
Hamilton Pt. 2: How to Build a Legacy
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34:38 4/30/23
Hamilton Pt. 1: How to Lead in a Time of Revolution
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31:51 4/23/23
Rogue One Pt. 2: Why Do We Have to Sacrifice So That We Can Transform?
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30:57 4/16/23
Rogue One Pt. 1: How to Choose Joy in the Most Difficult Moments of our Lives
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28:46 4/9/23
Big Hero 6 Pt. 2: Is Character Really Destiny?
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33:12 4/2/23
Big Hero 6 Pt. 1: How Creating Brings Us Joy
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27:28 3/26/23
The Office Pt. 2: How Reframing Unlocks Joy
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24:53 3/19/23
The Office Pt. 1: How to Choose Joy and Overcome Selfishness
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24:02 3/12/23
Blues Brothers Pt. 2: How to Spread Joy and Inspire People
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23:36 3/5/23
Blues Brothers Pt. 1: How to Be Joyful Despite Your Circumstances
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24:21 2/26/23
The Shawshank Redemption Pt. 2: Why You Should Be a Magnanimous Leader and Change the World
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31:13 2/19/23
The Shawshank Redemption Pt. 1: How to Break out of an Institutional Mindset
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26:16 2/12/23
Skyfall Pt. 2: How to Break Away from the Past and Play from Ahead
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33:59 2/5/23
Skyfall Pt. 1: How to Change the Game When Your Organization Reaches a Limit
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31:17 1/29/23
Inside Out Pt. 2: How to Lead Your Team Through a Limit-Break
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31:20 1/22/23
Inside Out Pt. 1: How to Prepare Yourself Emotionally for a Limit-Break
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34:38 1/15/23
Andor Pt. 2: The Recipe for a Limit-Break
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31:42 1/8/23
Andor Pt. 1: The Recipe for a Limit-Break
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30:23 1/1/23
Avengers Pt. 2: Why Demonstrating Good Character Leads to Transformative Moments
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27:48 12/25/22
Avengers Pt. 1: The Danger of Pursuing Purpose Over Promoting People
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29:53 12/18/22
Princess Mononoke Pt. 2: Can We Really Break Through Challenges By Holding Back?
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25:52 12/11/22
Princess Mononoke Pt. 1: How to See Clearly (with Eyes Unclouded By Hate)
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25:01 12/4/22
The Dark Knight Rises Pt. 2: How to Start a Revolution Through Servant Leadership
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29:16 11/27/22
The Dark Knight Rises Pt. 1: How To Climb Out of a Deep Pit
At points in each of our lives we have our own dark nights where we feel trapped in the proverbial pit without the ability to escape.  In The Dark Knight Rises, each of the characters must climb from the physical, mental, and spiritual pits they find themselves in starting with Bruce.  Alfred, as the magnanimous mentor, leads by example.  Alfred makes a personal sacrifice (his relationship with Bruce) in order to help Bruce's façade of hope give way to something real.  Along the way Alfred and Bruce teach us that to climb out of the pit we must let the truth have its day, let go of the past, and make the climb without the rope (let go of the safety net).
24:59 11/20/22