Today, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is being released in the U.S. I’m a big geek, so I’m pretty excited. (Oh, I hope it’s good! Come on, J. J. Abrams — don’t let me down!)

In honor of this event, I thought it might be nice to look back on the first three Star Wars movies and consider some of the lessons that can be learned from them – especially regarding leadership. Darth Vader was a formidable opponent, but he (and the Emperor) did make some serious leadership mistakes. They had a lot of strengths, but they weren’t particularly good at guiding, motivating, and empowering others.

So here’s a video that highlights their leadership missteps. It also provides helpful tips on how to avoid them. Enjoy!