Five Leadership Lessons From James T. Kirk


By definition you must follow James T. Kirk’s advice…I love the line below…I use this advice wisely (and not so wisely) every day.

“One of the advantages of being a captain, Doctor, is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it.”

The Five Lessons…

  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

From Forbes – Tech, by Alex Knapp, Forbes Staff writer

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. On his five-year mission commanding the U.S.S. Enterprise, as well as subsequent commands, James T. Kirk was a quintessential leader, who led his crew into the unknown and continued to succeed time and time again.

…complete article here

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