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What People say about Inconceivable: And Other Movie Quotes That Do Not Mean What You Think They Mean

At a few pages short of a hundred, Brian Francis ' Inconceivable is packed full of entertainment value as well as heartfelt introspection. Never shy about expressing lifelong gratitude to, admiration of, and affection for family members, friends, and colleagues, Mr. Francis has been a beloved leader at the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for decades. As one of the agency's most successful and enduring Executive Directors, Mr. Francis has long realized that good leadership is more about being a facilitator than "boss." Most significantly, Mr. Francis reminds us through his collection of essays that fulfillment of any kind is about building and sustaining relationships whether professionally or personally, hopefully both. Thank you, sir, for conceiving and sharing Inconceivable, an intriguing concept and highly enjoyable read with life lessons for us all!🤘❤🙏

Donna Ferrie

KW holding book

Brian this packs a powerful punch. I heard so much of it spoken in your voice, with gentle encouragement and honest wisdom.

Thank you for sharing the lessons and a touch of the magic that guides the way you help develop the best in the people you meet. I will forever be grateful our paths crossed.

Julia Wilkes

Technical Writer, Ascension

Even though I was very familiar with Brian Francis’s work as an inspirational and hands-on leader in state government, I was intrigued by this book title and concept. I’m a huge movie and pop culture buff, so the idea of taking well-known quotes and looking at them through a leader- ship lens was right in my wheelhouse. I’m also always on the lookout for new and different ways to communicate leadership concepts to my own staff.

I’m familiar with most of the quotes in the book, but I had never thought about them as leadership lessons or prompts. And that’s the real power of this book. It helps you see the working world in a new way, and it gives you new insights into how to be a better leader.

The book is a quick and easy read, but it’s also packed with valuable information. Brian does a great job of explaining the leadership lessons behind each quote, and he provides real-world examples of how they can be applied. As Shrek might have said, this book “has layers” that will reveal themselves through repeated reading and use.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is currently in a leadership role, or who aspires to be a leader in the future.

PATRICK FORTNER

Executive Director of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners. 23

I absolutely LOVE the book, Inconceivable, by Brian Francis. What a refreshing take on leadership. Not to mention, I love how Brian uses common quotes from our favorite shows and movies to reference specific topics and nuances we need to lean into more as transformational leaders. The analogy Brian draws from the quotes delivers bite-size, power-packed nuggets of insights and wisdom we ALL can learn from. I truly recommend this as a must-read to add to your leadership toolkit.

Candy Barone

Founder & CEO, You Empowered Strong

FAN-tastic!!! Francis utilizes memorable quotes from our favorite films to make common sense of some of our biggest challenges in the workplace and life. His creative use of movie nostalgia brings sincerity, humor, and clarity to critical concepts that are so important for leaders to grasp. These essays will resonate with all aspiring leaders, but is an absolute must read for movie-FAN executives who don’t want to ‘fall victim to one of the classic blunders...’

David Gonzales

movie aficionado and (as Fezzik might add) lover of avocados

Inconceivable brilliantly blends Brian Francis' clever and insightful leadership approach. This delightful book seamlessly connects beloved movie and television quotes with the tangible outcomes of various leadership styles. Offering a distinctive viewpoint on entertainment and leadership, the book serves as a valuable teaching aid, providing a cinematic visualization like no other. Inconceivable is a leadership manual that is emotionally engaging and easy to read, providing invaluable insights for anyone in a leadership role.

Bravo, Brian!

Carrie Angell Hurt

President/CEO Better Business Bureau serving the Heart of Texas

"WHAT IS AN OCEAN BUT A MULTITUDE OF DROPS?"
ADAM EWING, "CLOUD ATLAS" (2012)

What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?
No truer words have ever been spoken when
it comes to organizations. OK, that may be a bit of an exaggeration. What is true is that our success or failure as leaders is the sum effort of each of our employees. Our success or failure as an


"What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?"
Adam Ewing, "Cloud Atlas
" (2012)

What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?
No truer words have ever been spoken when
it comes to organizations. OK, that may be a bit of an exaggeration. What is true is that our success or failure as leaders is the sum effort of each of our employees. Our success or failure as an organization is the sum of our
parts. The second-by-second, minute-by-minute, and
day-by-day contributions of every employee determine
your organization's wins and losses.

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