What if you were able to create a work environment that has as much excitement as the new Star Wars trailer? It seems like a no brainer, right? But, how do you know and find those changes? The answer is through your mistakes, which creates simple learning opportunities.
Alex Knapp, a culture expert and author for Forbes.com, produced a unique article called Five Leadership Mistakes Of The Galactic Empire accompanied with a brilliant video to get his point cross. Alex breaks down the Empire’s five biggest mistakes on how not to effectively run an organization:
Mistake #1: Building an organization around particular people, rather than institutions.
Mistake #2: Depriving people of the chance to have a stake in the organization.
Mistake #3: Having no tolerance for failure.
Mistake #4: Focusing all of the organization’s efforts into a single goal and failing to consider alternatives.
Mistakes #5: Failing to learn from mistakes.
The main takeaway from the Galactic Empire’s faults is that an unsuccessful organization can only go as far as the leader allows them to. This means company culture should grant growth opportunities, independence, and the willingness to adapt.
What are your biggest takeaways from this video? Will you implement positive change in your work environment by looking at your mistakes? Let me know in the comments below.