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Captain’s log: Stardate now –
Are you a Trekkie? Do you thrill to the exploits of the crew of the Starship Enterprise and wonder at their ability to succeed, even in the face of mortal danger? Would you like to be as successful as they were?
James T. Kirk, the first captain of the Enterprise, was a fine leader and his leadership was key to the fate of the crew, time and time again. Lessons from his time at the helm are documented in the Forbes article, Five Leadership Lessons From James T. Kirk, by Alex Knapp.
Pay special attention to Lesson 1: Never Stop Learning.
- Do you consistently look for the lessons, regardless of outcomes?
- Are you consistently seeking to understand, rather than categorizing, blaming and judging?
- Are you training your people to be lifelong learners?
This is critical stuff, because without ongoing learning, you’ll be constrained to your current understandings and greater success will be impossible.
But, of course, you know that, which is why you’re a lifelong learner.
Come to think of it, the name Enterprise is a pretty good tie in to your business. So live long and prosper.
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