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I am a Senior Engineering Manager at Sprout Social. I've spent the last fifteen years solving problems with web technologies. I am always interested in finding new and innovative ways to build web products.

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Leadership lessons from 1998’s blockbuster hit “Armageddon”

If you haven’t watched it in a while, 1998’s “Armageddon” is an incredible work of art. It’s part of the Criterion collection for a reason. Michael Bay is doing full-on Michael Bay, and enough Aerosmith on the soundtrack to last a lifetime. Armageddon is the story of a rag-tag oil “roughnecks” team recruited by NASA to save the world from an impending asteroid collision. If you haven’t watched it, this should be the sign to stop reading and immediately fire that bad boy up on Amazon Prime. When rewatching this movie all I could think of was how good of a boss Harry Stamper, played by Bruce Willis, is. Harry is a determined leader and exhibits many leadership lessons throughout the movie. From his unwavering commitment to his team’s well-being to his ability to make tough decisions under pressure, Harry’s character provides valuable insights into effective leadership.