The Washington Post asks business leaders and students for nominations on the best leadership movies of all time and the results run the gamut from Harry Potter to Gandhi. Alan Webber, founding editor of Fast Company, selects Slumdog Millionaire for its “selfless” hero who “draws on his own experiences and lessons learned from the streets to overcome the obstacles that the protectors of the status quo—the villains of power and manipulation—put in his path.” Colonel Charles D. Allen, who teaches at the U.S Army War College, sites the teamwork lesson shown by the soldiers in the 1989 film Glory. And one of Warren Bennis’s students compares Steve Job’s management style with that of Willy Wonka from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
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