Starfleet Leadership Academy

As the premiere episode in the new series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Encounter at Farpoint introduces us to Captain Jean-Luc Picard and William Riker. Here is our first chance to consider what kind of leaders they are and what we can learn f…

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  As you know, this blog exists to provide leadership development through the lens of Star Trek. Each episode we analyze usually holds within it multiple leadership examples that we can learn from. Unfortunately, that is not the case with The …

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Nov. 1, 2021

Achieving Success

  In modern culture, success is a driving force for many. Success personally, in health and relationships. Success professionally, in projects and achievements. Success is an admirable goal. But let’s face it, it’s kind of vague. W…

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  What does it take to develop as a leader? What are the signs that you, or someone you’re mentoring, are growing in their skills? Can you identify the markers of a leader who is ready to move on to their next challenge? Today’s …

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The Cutting-Edge Leadership Development Podcast Outlines Tangible Leadership Skills Through the Lens of Star Trek   (PORTLAND, OR) - The wonderful thing about film and television is that they often tell a much greater story than the plot. Mov…

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Oct. 18, 2021

Open Communication

  Quality communication is the foundation of all good relationships. I don’t have to tell you that. But what quality communication entails, specifically in the workplace, may be more elusive. Let’s explore some practical ideas on…

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The term "balance" implies that there are opposing forces in play, each trying to pull in opposite directions.   In this case, those forces are namely, well, your workplace (virtual or real) and your personal life.   Now, if you don'…

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I’m going to be honest. Today’s episode is...well...well, it's terrible. The Alternative Factor, Season 1, Episode 20 of the original Star Trek series is ranked among the worst of all Star Trek episodes by several sites and publications …

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I love podcasts! Would you have ever guessed that about me? A few years ago, when I just started entertaining the idea of creating a podcast, I received some incredible advice: “Listen to other podcasts.”    This did two thin…

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I am so excited to be bringing this episode to the blog today! It is one of my all-time favorites because it is basically perfect. Star Trek Deep Space 9, Trials and Tribble-ations is fun, light-hearted, and nostalgic but not aggressively so. It was…

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