The Wizard of Oz, both the book and the subsequent series, is a story of four characters searching for their heart’s desires, which they eventually find within themselves. The tension in the story comes from a classic struggle against evil (the wicked witches) and uncovering deception (the wizard as a charlatan). The wizard conflict is particularly interesting since the wizard is not a simple bad man. In addition to his deception, he shows kindness and perception.

There are five primary characters: Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, and the Wizard of Oz himself. Each demonstrates a set of strengths and teach us several leadership lessons:

Lesson 1:

Scarecrow: In life, we tend to hold ourselves back for lack of knowledge. But if we take the journey to learn, we’ll learn that we’re smarter than we think.

Just like the Scarecrow is a walking encyclopedia of all things, we must also learn that knowledge is powerful, and it becomes more powerful as information is more accessible and quickly available.

Lesson 2:

Cowardly Lion: Fear can keep you from so much. Whether fear of failing or fear of success, we tend to limit how we grow due to fear. There’s a wonderful but old quote that I love to reflect on regularly… “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”

Dorothy & the Wizard

The Lion can keep boasting about his courage; he’d much rather hide it. But he finally overcomes his fear. We should do things despite our fear. We must learn to conquer our fear and seek out challenges.

Lesson 3:

Tinman: Leadership is not so much about technique and a method as it is about opening the heart. Leadership is about inspiration—of oneself and of others.

Dorothy & the Wizard

The Tinman had compassion for others as well as the passion for standing up for what he believed, often facing his fears to do the right thing.And just like he said, passion comes from within you. It is your enthusiasm, your zeal, your drive and your motivation that makes you do things and enjoy it to the fullest.

Lesson 4:

Dorothy: All you need is a vision and their determination to stay on course even when times are tough.

Dorothy & the Wizard

Dorothy vision was clear enough to give direction and compelling enough to entice others to join her on her journey. She allowed her team the freedom and opportunity to grow during their journey down The Yellow Brick Road.Wise leaders keep their people moving down the tough road- they deal head-on with obstacles, stay true to their values and mission, and always expect and give help along the way.

Tune into the all-new animated fantasy series of ‘Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz’ which starts 29th July, Weekends at 12:00 pm only on POGO

Author

Snehalata Jain, Mother, Lifestyle blogger, Traveler, Foodie and has a knack of parental advice. She loves to travel with her family and especially her daughter angel so that she can teach her kid the real life experience. A Micro Biologist and lecturer by profession, a full time mother and blogger by choice. She is a social media pro since 2012 handling over 100 profiles till now. Stepping to blog was her decision when she realized that whatever you do or experience, documentation makes it authentic. She loves photography and traveling and creating unique recipes which are healthy and tasty. She writes what she experience during her trips. About Blogsikka : It was just a quick decision to make my lifestyle blog , while searching for blog name. I wanted a name which is not related to specific things as my life is so dynamic that I can’t stick to one thing. I love travelling and eat delicacies from around the world. My love doesn’t stop here , infact I love to cook delicious thing which I see during my trips and replicate at home. Blogsikka is all about my own experiences of life and i write whatever i experience. And my backbone support is my husband DILKHUSH SHAH who is chartered accountant by profession and a hard core traveler by passion. He is the reason behind my all trips. DO FOLLOW MY BLOG : https://blogsikka.com and my all social media tabs

16 Comments

  1. I remember watching this a kid. It was always fun, however, I watched the movie version instead of the cartoon.

  2. The series looks very interesting and fun for kids. ? my son watches Pogo a lot, am sure he is gonna love it. thanks for sharing.

  3. The series looks to be filled with fun . Also these characters as I understand from your blog have their own positives and negatives. More like all of us. I like such stories for kids rather than superman stories.

  4. my kids are great fans of the Pogo channel, and I’m sure they would love to view this series aas well! Thanks for the share 🙂 will save the date.

  5. Cartoons have really great lessons.. i have watched the wizard of oz movie.. i loved it ?

  6. Wow so finally we have some other interesting series apart from Doraemon. I am sure going to introduce this to my daughter after watching it myself once or twice. Anyways I love wizard and magical stuff. Was a great fan of Harry Potter as well!

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