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A Leadership Model That is Different Than the World

A pivotal scene in Disney’s Lion King occurs between Simba and Rafiki as Simba looks at his reflection in the water.Snip20180705_1Rafiki: Look down there.
Simba: {Disappointed} That’s not my father. That’s just my reflection.
Rafiki: Noo. Look … harder.
Rafiki: You see … he lives in you.
Mufasa: {Quietly at first} Simba . . .
Simba: Father?
Mufasa: Simba, you have forgotten me.
Simba: No. How could I?
Mufasa: You have forgotten who you are, and so have forgotten me. Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you have become. You must take your place in the Circle of Life.
Simba: How can I go back? I’m not who I used to be.
Mufasa: Remember who you are. You are my son, and the one true king.
Simba: No! Please! Don’t leave me.
Mufasa: Remember…

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