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3 Gems every leader can learn from Spider-Man:

If you didn't know, Miles Morales is Spiderman. Miles has super powers yet has super-qualities we all admire, especially those of us that are leaders, trend-setters and go-getters.

There's no doubt that Spiderman connects with audiences of all ages and background. As such, we have a list of chraracteristics that true leaders like you can learn from Spiderman, a teenage super hero who has more than the usual teen stuff on his plate.

Let's look at the latest stats from the latest Spider adventure, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has exceeded expectations with its tremendous opening.

The film's $120.5 million opening surpassed tracking predictions, but the movie industry had anticipated its success based on advance ticket sales. This opening weekend figure makes it the highest-grossing start for a summer film so far in the year, surpassing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Which previously held the record with $118.4 million. Among Spider-Man movies, it ranks as the third-best opening, trailing behind Spider-Man: No Way Home's massive $260.1 million and Spider-Man 3's $151.1 million.

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Ok, back to the lesson for you leaders and go-getters. Spiderman has the characteristics we wish we could find in more people, but here we go:

1. Responsibility and Accountability

The two words; Responsibility and Accountability are central to any leader or go-getter. It comes with power. It is the ability to take responsibility for our actions, decisions, and behaviors, and to accept the consequences that come with them. An example of this is in Into the Spiderverse when Miles realized that he's got to step into his own form of what it means to be Spiderman and take on Kingpin on the final confrontation. The power of accountability lies in its ability to help us achieve our goals, build better relationships, and become more successful in our lives.

Spider-Man's famous motto, "With great power comes great responsibility," emphasizes the importance of leaders recognizing and accepting their responsibilities. Leaders should understand that their actions have consequences, and they must be accountable for their decisions and their impact on others. Just to be clear, Responsibility is task-oriented. Every person on a team may be responsible for a given task that is required to complete a massive project. Accountability is what happens after a situation has occurred and it's how you respond and take ownership over the results.

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2. Perseverance and Resilience

Perseverance keeps us in the fight, resilience allows us to get back up. These are characteristics of great leaders, athletes, parents, champions and you. It's the same with Spider-Man. The only difference is he has formidable super villains looking to take him apart while destroying the city.

He has to be able to take a punch and get back up. Have you seen Spider-Man fall flat on his ass from 5 stories up? No, you don't have the ability to do that but you do have the ability to get back up after a setback and get back in the fight. If Mr. Morales can do it, and if Peter Parker can do it, so can you. Spider-Man faces numerous challenges and setbacks, but he never gives up. Leaders can learn from his ability to persevere in the face of adversity, maintaining a resilient mindset even when faced with difficult situations. This resilience allows leaders to overcome obstacles, inspire their teams, and drive success.

3. Balancing Dual Identities

Peter Parker has a separate life than Spider-man, so do you. There's your professional persona behind the desk and in the boardroom. Then there's the personal persona, the person you are as a friend, family or neighbor. What you do is not who you are, what you do is what you do.

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Like Peter Parker, you have two identities to work with and to make the most of. In both cases there are a set of ethics, personal and professional code that makes Peter Parker an honest hard-working young man looking to do what's best for himself, his loved ones and his city.

Spider-Man leads a double life as Peter Parker, a regular person with everyday responsibilities, and as a superhero. This duality teaches leaders the importance of balancing different roles and finding harmony between personal and professional commitments. Effective leaders understand the need to prioritize and manage their time and energy efficiently.

Spider-Man has proved to being the most popular superhero on Marvels roster in the U.S. If there's one thing we admire the most about Spidey, it's his determination. He never backs down from a fight, no matter how many hits he takes. We often see him take on villains that seem much bigger and stronger than he is, yet he never walks away. In fact, Peter is often holding back for the sake of not destroying his adversaries and talking them down from their crimes. Even with all of that power, Spider-Man manages to maintain his extraordinary humility, making him feel relatable just like the rest of us. That's what we as comic book fans love most about him and why he'll likely stay in the ranks for most popular superheroes for the foreseeable future.

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