How Management Goes to the Movies™ Works

A VCR, a rented video, a tub of popcorn and a copy of Movies for Leaders: Management Lessons from Four All-Time Great Films. . . management training doesn’t get any better than this!

Management Goes to the Movies ™ uses popular films to teach Management 101. The MGTTM program provides managers with a low-cost, effective and entertaining management-training method. It can be used for self-study or as part of a corporate training program.

For years, the authors – Shaun O’L. Higgins and Colleen Striegel – have used movies to illustrate key management principles and practices for new managers. They have learned that time-starved managers find movies a convenient and interesting way to hone their business skills. They have found that managers who lack B-school training — particularly those with liberal arts backgrounds – find movies more engaging than traditional training films. As a result, they are more responsive to the training.

Here are other key points about the MGTTM program:

All Movies in the Program are Major-Release Films Currently Available on Videtotape, DVD or Laserdisk

The movies include Academy Award-winners like Citizen Kane and The Bridge on the River Kwai (the No. 1 and No. 6 top movies of all time, according to the American Film Institute). There are also oldies such as The Story of Alexander Graham Bell; a sports movie, Hoosiers (selected by USA Today readers as their favorite all-time sports film; gangster movies (Bugsy and The Godfather Series); and, of course, movies about business: Glengarry Glen Ross, Tin Men, Wall Street, Other People’s Money, Gung Ho and Working Girl. New films are added regularly – so come back and visit our site often!

The Program’s Commentary is as Informative as its Movies are Entertaining

Each Study Guide bristles with lessons dealing with entrepreneurship, leadership, team building, crisis management, vision, succession, cost control, creative thinking and sales. The authors’ comments are enhanced by their use of examples from real businesses that benefited from lessons found in the movies.

Management Goes to the Movies™ is Unique

No previous program has presented movies as management training tools.

To see just how valuable movies can be as management tools, take a look at our FREE lesson plan for The Wizard of Oz!