Leadership lessons from James T. Kirk

“Captain James T. Kirk is one of the most famous Captains in the history of Starfleet. There’s a good reason for that. He saved the planet Earth several times, stopped the Doomsday Machine, helped negotiate peace with the Klingon Empire, kept the balance of power between the Federation and the Romulan Empire, and even managed to fight Nazis.”

“Kirk’s success was no fluke, either. His style of command demonstrates a keen understanding of leadership and how to maintain a team that succeeds time and time again, regardless of the dangers faced.” At Forbes.com,  Alex Knapp explores five of the key leadership lessons that you can take use from Captain Kirk as you pilot your own organization into unknown futures. These include:

  1. Never Stop Learning
  2. Have advisors with different world views
  3. Be part of the away team
  4. Play poker not chess
  5. Blow up the Enterprise

Be sure to read the entire article and get Kirk’s full leadership lessons at Forbes.com. It’s worth the journey.

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