This film was directed by Michael Mann (Heat , Ali, etc. ) in 1999. In the cast are actors like Russel Crow , Al Pacino, and Christopher Plummer.
The story is set in the heart of a powerful tobacco organization , where our protagonist ( Russel Crow ) provides services for ” Brown & Williamson ” as a manager and scientist, until he is fired.
From this moment pinpoints the dilemma that has imprisoned this man : Report publicly the manipulations performed on the content of snuff , with a view to cause addiction in consumers of the product , or remain silent , according to their confidentiality clause , reflected in the contract , which would make him lose certain benefits, such as health insurance and millions of dollars.
On the other hand , Al Pacino as Lowell Bergman, famed producer of ” 60 Minutes” one of the most successful programs on CBS , should also dig inside and face another ethical dilemma , following the refusal of chain to issue the document , and the subsequent issue of the same omission of crucial information .
This story is completely real, and was the catalyst to bring to trial the 7 most influential tobacco companies of the moment.
Following this interesting proposal , I would take a trip accompanying with our main character ( Jeffrey Wigand ), similar to that performed in the process of coaching, where the protagonist himself who will unveil his own way;
1 – . The challenge .
Nothing more and nothing less than face the lobby of the tobacco industry , in order to make a report that he considered ( and later, the American court system ) going against public health, and that he was hiding or simply was no warning of this.
We have already landed the challenge of our friend. It is aimed to be present in the foreground in the client’s reality . When we specify the challenge and approach the coachee , both approaches , it seems that you can touch it, smell it, feel it. Comes alive and presents under your nose , what you know well.
The goal is to distill , possible interferences , which , consciously or unconsciously make you leave YOUR challenge, in the background , going to express someone else probably is related to the primary challenge, but it is not .
It hit the target . Revealing what we get.
2 – Explore the meaning .
Probably , Jeffrey Wigand , a few months before, never could have imagined , for a moment , it would put at risk their financial, emotional , family stability by choice.
What makes powerful plea in that as our scientific and winding path littered with earrings ? .
Probably, yes Wigand , they have published their life purpose , their values would be included .
It is what gives real meaning to our action . It is what makes us consistent , first, with ourselves. It’s your internal brand staff. The seal of the house. The “Made in Me” .
Why? , The question most would resonate in our customer in this case.
Our scientific , almost certainly would ponder over quietly in the mirror every morning before taking its decision .
Actually , the way of values, is an internal struggle with yourself first, by staying the course when the ship is hit by inclement thousand .Although not always the easiest way.
3 – Explore being.
We enter the world of skills , strengths , talents , gifts , etc. . Your inner reality ( supported by the beliefs, attitudes, experiences , rules , axioms , rules , emotions, etc. ) and external reality (consisting of its network and systems of relations in different fields : Romance , family, work , social ) .
This time , Wigand , faces something that is completely new to him, perhaps because his decision to pursue the complaint, is proportional to the situation being experienced .
Their framework transmutes . If a company vice president , with the recognition and stability in all areas, that implies to suffer and feel a spiral of psychological , physical attacks , pressures, threats , both foreign and intimate .
The climax of this situation comes from the hand of his wife ‘s decision to secede and take their children with them .
So what happened to our hero ? . Are you suffering from some form of dementia ? . Have you lost the north ? .
Logically , there will be supporters of these hypotheses . Although too, will think that this man is doing what he thinks he needs to do. It is essential to note in this performance is that , despite the fear, disloyalty , that their frame of reference has blown up for the loss of “status quo ” , Wigand continuing the path he has chosen to take .
It can be seen as our friend resilience accompanies you throughout the film . You can feel that ability to deal with adverse situations and , in this case , not experienced so far.
Ask yourself how will you take the path to the target, the challenge you’ve set .
What will be your first step , What difficulties or
barriers do you foresee find ? , How will solve , What impact will it have on your environment ? , With what internal and external accounts ? Resources, what plan “B” are you? .
When we have set the course , after going through the above steps, we get to walk on the path chosen.
When you find an obstacle that has been provided to us or that you feel is more important than what you had expected, returns to rethink your schema , make a simple list of pros and cons and Rate It , give a score . Flexibility and open-mindedness, will serve as traveling companions . It is not the ” chips fall ” but to walk lightly of limiting beliefs, and full of respect, generosity , trust enthusiasm , looking dialogic , determination, commitment, responsibility and empathy.
Wigand , should rethink this path, often to the point of being a ” dead end ” , but there are always solutions and exit the tunnel. The good news is that this tunnel is based on a mental representation of reality we do , and that you can regulate your emotions to a point where you keep intact not oppress but to the point where you suffocate .
In the end, remember, there is no predetermined path , but is the consequence of freedom in your decision making. And it can be modified as you go walking.
Your First Step.