15 Leadership Quotes From Star Wars For Star Wars Day

A Reel Leadership Article

Star Wars Day is approaching at lightspeed. On May 4th, Star Wars fans will celebrate Star Wars Day. The holiday originated as a pun on May The Force Be With You and falls on May 4th because May the 4th and May The Force sound similar.

As such, I thought the upcoming Star Wars Day would be a great time to share these inspiring leadership quotes from Star Wars.

Star Wars leadership quotes

Throughout the Star Wars universe, there have been amazing quotes that can be applied to leadership. In today’s article, we’re going to dive into the leadership quotes from Star Wars.

Leadership Quotes From Star Wars

  1. Qui-Gon Jinn

    The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.

    The ability to speak does not make you intelligent quote Qui-Gon Jinn Star Wars
    I’ve run across leaders, and you have too, who believe speaking is a sign of their intelligence. You’ve probably also seen these same leaders fail to clearly communicate their directives.

    Be wary of judging your intelligence by your ability to speak well. There’s more to your intelligence than your words.

Stop Wringing Your Hands

Jim’s reports are late. Kathy hasn’t done the job she said she was going to do. And Billy can’t seem to operate a computer to save his life.

You’re wringing your hands. You’re worried the organization is going to fall apart.

In reality, you need to stop wringing your hands.

Worrying does nothing for you or your business

What Wringing Your Hands Says

When your team doesn’t get their work done, that’s a scary thing. Their lack of work says they haven’t been productive.

This can even reflect back on you. Some may look at you and say that you’re not doing your job. You’re not leading your team effectively.

At this point, wringing your hands seems like an appropriate response. You’re worried and scared.

That’s exactly what wringing your hands tells those who observe your behavior.

You’re showing an outward sign that things aren’t going right. And you’re nervous.

4 Quick Ways To Enhance Your Leadership Skills

Every leader should constantly be looking to enhance their leadership skills. Without growth, you’re dead in the leadership game.

That’s why you must continue to learn and expand your skills.

Level up your leadership skills

We can quickly enhance our leadership skills by doing the following 4 things:

4 Quick Ways To Enhance Your Leadership Skills

  1. Begin leading right nowWant to increase your leadership skills? Stop lurking in the background and begin leading today. There are multiple non-profit organizations that are looking for men and women to step up and lead. Offer your services to one of these organizations and let your time serving help increase your leadership skills.

Stop Striving For Perfection

Or How I Overcame My Fear Of Writing

I remember when I first heard about blogging. The thought of typing out my leadership insights and ideas thrilled me. Then those same thoughts terrified me.

Soon, they turned from excitement to dread. Why?

Because I was caught up with the idea my work needed to be perfect. I had to strive for perfection.

Perfection isn't for leaders

I Was Foolish

But I was also normal. Everyone who has the desire to create art wants to do so with perfection.

They want their work to be above criticism. They want people to love what they do.

I was striving for perfection.

The truth is this often isn’t possible. Especially as you first start out.

I couldn’t be perfect in my writing. I didn’t know how to write well. And I felt foolish

So I hid.

Take Five Everyday

Our days are constantly filled with activity. Looking at our calendars, we see our days are already penciled in.

It’s hard to find time to get everything finished. It’s hard to find time to breathe on some days.

We feel overwhelmed with everything going on.

Continue to encourage people

So what I’m going to tell you will seem difficult to process. You may even push back against this little piece of advice.

Every day I want you to take five minutes out of your day and write a note of appreciation to someone in your organization or life that has made an impact.

What 5 Minutes Can Do

There are so many awesome people in your organization that go unnoticed. They’re left behind and don’t get the recognition they deserve.

By setting aside 5 minutes every day (and most days won’t require this much time), you can begin to show your team that you appreciate them.