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.
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
The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.
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.
Yesterday, we lost an American hero. Astronaut John Glenn passed away on December 8th, 2016.
John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in Space. After Scott Carpenter passed away, John Glenn was the last surviving member of the Mercury Seven.
Not only did John Glenn go into outer space, he served and retired from the Marine Corps and ran a successful political career winning a seat in the U.S. Senate.
Looking back on his life, we can find signs of leadership throughout it.
Leadership Lessons From The Life Of John Glenn
1. Leaders quit:
When the Japenese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1942, John Glenn dropped out of college and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He quit something important to join an organization he believed in.
People will often think leaders never quit. That’s far from the truth. Read more...
Let’s be honest. We can get discouraged as a leader.
The roles we play in our organizations can sap the energy from us. Eventually, we’re burnt out and no longer wanting to lead.
Been there? Done that? I’m sure you have.
That’s why I want to share 15 inspiring leadership quotes with you today.
These quotes from leaders are meant to boost your mood, put a smile on your face, and get you back in the game.
15 Inspiring Leadership Quotes
1. “When you lack resources, you are most resourceful.” – Liz Wiseman
2. “The very best leader I can be is the one God created me to be.” – Heather Lawson
3. “It’s impossible to get stuck somewhere old if you keep learning the new.” – Jon Acuff
Since I was a freshman in college, I developed a habit that most would find rather unusual. I collected things. It wasn’t your typical collection of stamps, spoons or baseball cards. I’ve been an avid collector of quotes – words spoken or written by leaders who were beyond themselves and left a dent in this universe.
As I look in hindsight, many of these quotes have made an indelible impact in my life, shaping my perspective in life.
For instance, Oscar Wilde was known for saying
Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
When I first encountered this quote, it struck a nerve at me. At that time, I was trying to be someone else. In fact, I was trying to imitate someone I highly admired. The more I tried to fabricate my identity based on imitation, the more I felt empty and inauthentic. Wilde’s words were a profound reminder for me to discover my true voice and my unique gifts and talents. Read more...
One of my favorite comic book characters, next to Wolverine, has to be Captain America. His story is amazing.
Steve Rogers started off as a scrawny boy who couldn’t cut it in the army, even though he wanted to serve his country. He was recruited for the super-soldier program and became a flying success.
Isn’t this much like our leadership journeys? We’re told we’re not cut out for it, we look for another way, and we become leaders others look up to? Last Friday, Marvel released the newest entry into the Captain America film series, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
My wife and I decided to make this movie a mini-date night as we both enjoy comic book movies. We were both impressed by the storyline of the movie and the action. It was a great flick and one I’d recommend. Read more...