Starfleet Leadership Academy

July 19, 2021

A Culture of Coaching

Imagine this scenario with me: you have an employee or team member who notices a problem at work. They fix the problem but, in the process, create multiple new problems. Now it’s your responsibility to bring their attention to these mistakes. …

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Empathy can be defined as the ability to identify with or understand another person’s situation, feelings, and motives. If you want to create more empathy in your office it's important to have a genuine care for other people on your team that…

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Lt. Commander Data is one of the most famous and beloved of all Star Trek characters. He has been in many episodes, as well as four movies. And yet he never speaks to anyone except for a few words here or there. Why? Because Data is neurodivergent…

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Today’s focus is unique - for this blog as well as Star Trek: The Next Generation. In fact, this topic is a total departure from traditional Star Trek episodes. Today we’re going to talk about mental health, specifically in light of li…

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The first is to give them a "pat on the back" or public kudos. Lots of people think this won't have much effect, but it actually releases endorphins and dopamine in the brain, making people feel good about themselves and more focused on their work. …

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How would you describe your leadership style? What kind of leaders have you worked under? Have different types of leadership produced different results? There are many ways to lead; some more effective than others; some more appropriate for the situ…

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"The most important lesson of Star Trek is that leadership should be a team effort." - William Shatner. Star Trek sometimes misses the mark on this one, and in doing so it downplays the value older generations bring to the workplace by showing th…

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  The ability to pivot is important for a quarterback, but it’s critical for a leader.  Do you know how to live into the spirit of the mission rather than just towing the party line?  Today we’re looking at a classic St…

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  Morale is more than just the rah-rah-rah attitude it takes to keep your failing Little League team going.  It represents the level of commitment your team members have to one another and to the cause you all serve. Season 5, Episode …

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Star Trek Deep Space 9: For the Cause Leadership is no joke. It’s fraught with risks, sacrifices, and seemingly impossible dilemmas.   In the 22nd episode of the 4th season of DS9, we see some of our heroes stepping into unchar…

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