Starfleet Leadership Academy

Jan. 22, 2022

DOWNTIME in Lean

In lean, waste is the enemy. Every bit of wasted time, effort, or resources pulls the company down and impedes its ability to achieve its goals. The eight wastes of lean are: Defects, Overproduction, Waiting, Non-Utilized Talent, Transportation, Inv…

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Jan. 17, 2022

Eye of the Beholder

**Trigger warning: suicide**   Before we get started, I want to let you know that this episode and recap of Star Trek deals with suicide. If you have been impacted by suicide, please accept my thoughts and support. If you are considering suic…

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In today’s world, it is more important than ever to have a balanced work-life. It’s not just the number of hours you spend at your job that matters, though. The way in which you live your life outside of work also plays a huge role in ho…

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  Technology is amazing and is a cornerstone of how Star Trek tells its stories. I love the episodes where they have to science their way through a complex problem, often reversing the polarity or using a graviton surge...you know, totally mad…

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    Failure. It’s a complicated topic. Depending on your family of origin, your personality, and your experience with leaders like teachers, coaches, and bosses, you probably have one of two feelings about failure - hate or love.…

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Nov. 29, 2021

Failure as Teacher

  Today we’re looking at The Next Generation episode, “It’s Elementary, My Dear Data.” This episode has the opportunity to challenge our thinking about two things: the way we treat neurodivergent people in the workplace…

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Every year I write a Thanksgiving message to my teams. I want to share that message with all of you as well.     Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I love it because it combines two of my favorite things: gratitude and foo…

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    Today I want to talk about one of the greatest ways to lead well. No, I’m not talking about increasing your self-discipline or making more goals or expanding your influence. I want to talk about multiplication. Multipli - wha…

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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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