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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Five Leadership Lessons from James T. Kirk...

...compiled by Alex Knapp of FORBES, are as follows :

1. Never Stop Learning
2. Have Advisors With Different Worldviews
3. Be Part Of The Away Team
4. Play Poker, Not Chess
5. Blow up the Enterprise

Knapp summarizes...
In his many years of service to the Federation, James Kirk embodied several leadership lessons that we can use in our own lives. We need to keep exploring and learning. We need to ensure that we encourage creativity and innovation by listening to the advice of people with vastly different opinions. We need to occasionally get down in the trenches with the members of our teams so we understand their needs and earn their trust and loyalty. We need to understand the psychology of our competitors and also learn to radically change course when circumstances dictate. By following these lessons, we can lead our organizations into places where none have gone before.
For the details of Knapp's analysis, click here.