Lessons In Leadership I Learned From Captain Picard

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Whether fighting the Borg or negotiating a treaty with prickly Sheliak Captain Picard was the ultimate leader, here are a few lessons we should all learn from this leadership guru.

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Today is Captain Picard Day, a day when the children of the Enterprise D celebrated their role model Captain Jean-Luc Picard. What made Picard such an incredible leader and role model though? Let’s look at Picard’s top 10 leadership tips…

Know Who You Are Dealing With

It didn’t matter if it was the Borg or the Sheliak, Picard always had an advantage because he strove to understand who he was dealing with. When faced with Klingons Picard wasn’t afraid to be bold and make challenges, and when dealing with the legalistic Sheliak Corporate he used their inflexibility against them. Picard always tried to understand his opponents instead, and that gave him an edge.

Whether your dealing with an alien species or the annoying guy who won’t stop reheating fish in the break room microwave you’ll have a better chance of success if you understand your foe.

The Sheliak’s refusal to be flexible was in the end their undoing.

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