Mittwoch, November 25, 2009

What Star Wars teaches us about management

 "But beware of the Dark Side. Anger, fear, aggression--the Dark Side of the Force are they." 
Yoda File Under: Training and Development; Networking Star Wars Moment: Yoda sagely instructs Luke Skywalker during his training on Dagobah, with guidance such as: "Always with you it cannot be done. Hear you nothing that I say.... You must unlearn what you have learned." 
Skywalker says that he'll try. "No!" says Yoda. "Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try." 
Real-World Lesson: There's a wealth of value for you in listening to the wisdom of another, older employee's experiences--especially if that colleague has been mentoring others for 800 years. 
(Yoda wisdom for future Madoffs: "If once you start down the dark path forever will it dominate your destiny.")