Starfleet Leadership Academy

July 5, 2022

The Culture of Why

Do you ever struggle with motivation? How about your team? Have you found yourself making inspirational speeches at meetings or designing incentive programs to keep things moving along? Finding the energy to do what needs to be done can be a challen…

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May 27, 2022

Taking it Personally

Star Trek The Next Generation Too Short a Season is a sad excuse for an episode with an even sadder life story to tell. The flimsy script revolves around Mark Jameson, an admiral at the end of his career who has been explicitly requested by Karnas f…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Jeff Akin’s Starfleet Leadership Academy Podcast Named Award of Excellence Winner in the 28th Annual Communicator Awards   The Cutting-Edge Leadership Development Podcast Outlines Tangible Leadership Skill…

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  If you’ve read my Selfish vs. Selfless blog then you know all about the manipulation tactics Lorca used in the Discovery episode Lethe. If you haven’t, go read it now! Lorca is a great example of what NOT to do. But he proves you…

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April 25, 2022

Selfish vs. Selfless

Have you ever felt manipulated at work? What about slipping into manipulation yourself? Why do we use this tactic in the first place? Most likely because we want something from another person and we either don’t have the skills to, or don&rsqu…

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April 11, 2022

Finding the Root Cause

  Problem-solving is a core skill in life and business. Notice I called it a skill. That means anyone can develop it! No one is born a great problem solver. You become a great problem solver by learning from others, making mistakes, and tryi…

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We all make mistakes, and we are all responsible for those mistakes. At the same time, we all learn from our mistakes and reach success by doing things differently.   The best thing would be to use this as motivation in our lives and not let …

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    Quick poll: who loves having difficult, but necessary, conversations? Anyone? No one? That’s what I thought. It’s not easy to stand up for yourself. It’s especially not easy to tell someone you report to that you …

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March 8, 2022

Be a Leader, Not a Boss

  Do you consider yourself a leader or a boss? This question doesn’t just apply to the workplace, it can also refer to your home and personal relationships.   Do you lead people or just tell them what you want done without any con…

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  Have you ever gone camping? Not like tent and sleeping bag camping. More like dumped in the middle of the woods with nothing but the clothes on your back kind of camping. Probably not. But have you ever been in a work situation that felt a l…

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