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What Our Favorite Holiday Movies Can Teach Us About Performance Change

As we reach peak holiday season, the Allen Interactions team can't help but indulge in a few movies to celebrate - and there are lessons to be found about human performance abound! Scroll through our slideshow to discover what our favorite movies are and the lessons we can apply to create lasting performance change. 

buddy the elf
Elf - It's Important to Find the Right Cultural Fit
Finding the right blend of talent can do wonders to help enhance our skillsets, complement each others’ personalities, and create an even stronger sense of camaraderie among our teams. Sometimes, however, we aren’t as lucky - and we need to find where we’ll thrive and find a greater sense of purpose. 
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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation - Make Sure Your Solutions are Tailored and Scalable
Excited to pull the trigger on new technology to optimize your processes and teams? Before you get carried away, be sure to work with experts who not only listens, but can find the right fit and offer scalable solutions that are tailored to your needs. No one wants to come home with a larger-than-life tree, only to find that it doesn’t fit your low-level ceilings. 
A Christmas Story - With Enough Persistence, We Can Achieve Our Dream Outcome
 Everyone kept telling Ralphie that he’d shoot his eye out with his coveted Christmas gift, but  Ralphie never gave up on his dream to achieve his goal of owning an Official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle.  People were quick to shut down Ralphie's ideas for his Christmas gift.  Even with the naysayers and dangers, Ralphie admirably (and arguably, foolishly) showed us the gift of persistence lies within us all.
Scrooged - Your Team Deserves Empathy and Compassion 
Bill Murray’s iconic (and dark) interpretation of the classic Christmas Carol takes Frank Cross (Scrooge) to a new level. After firing his media employees on Christmas Eve, he is visited by three ghosts that highlight the error of his ways and lead to him treating his team with respect.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - With the Right Support, Our Talents Can Shine Bright
This holiday classic reminds us that our unique talents and skillsets have a special place in our organizations, and with the right culture and support we can all shine.

Wrapping Up

The entire Allen Interactions team wishes you and your families peace and joy during the holiday season. Safe wishes and cheers to a bright and prosperous new year!

Dr. Michael Allen Awarded Cornell College's Leadership and Service Award
On the Road with Ethan: Swedesburg, Iowa

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