Entrepreneurs have learned more about leadership from the “Star Wars” franchise than they may realize. These films taught us to use the power of the Force, belief in Yoda’s “do or do not, there is no try” sage wisdom and to follow our dreams to fulfill our destiny.
However, these were also leadership lessons from the original ’70s and ’80s trilogy — and plenty of movies in the series have been released since then. As the countdown begins until “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” arrives in theaters this December, we’re taking a look back at “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and what its next generation of heroes, including Rey, Finn, and Poe, can teach entrepreneurs about embracing their inner leader.
Surround yourself with a capable team
When we first meet Rey, she’s an independent scavenger on the planet Jakku. She goes out to find spare parts and brings them to the local marketplace in exchange for food portions. Rey might have remained a lone wolf had she not of rescued the BB-8 droid. Having no other place to go, BB-8 chooses to follow a reluctant Rey and later the ragtag team gets another member when Finn joins the crew.
A Stormtrooper, a scavenger and a droid. On the surface, they might have looked like an odd trio, but, together, they brought plenty of valuable strengths to the table. The same can be said about most entrepreneurs. Many begin as solitary figures, like Rey, wearing every possible hat and doing it all on their own. As time progresses with their startup, they realize that they can’t shoulder the workload alone and need help.
By hiring and bringing on a team of talent, you’re able to focus on other tasks at hand and pass off the ones you’re less capable of handling on your own to employees Read More Here