Ben Terry has a great list of leadership mistakes of Star Wars. It is an insightful list of warnings for those in leadership. The five mistakes are:
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.
Mistake #5: Failing to learn from mistakes.
Read his key takeaways here.