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On the heels of the highly successful release of the new “Star Trek” movie, Fast Company has a piece suggesting that there are great leadership lessons to be learned on the bridge of the USS Enterprise. “Apply the wisdom of Starfleet's finest to your strange new world of business and you too will manage well and prosper,” Fast Company writes.

Among the best examples from various “Star Trek” incarnations cited by the magazine:

• “One of the advantages of being Captain is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it." - Captain James T. Kirk

• "The man on top walks a lonely street; the 'chain' of command is often a noose." - Captain Kirk

• “We must anticipate, and not make the same mistake once." - Captain Jean-Luc Picard

• “Genius doesn't work on an assembly line basis. You can't simply say, 'Today I will be brilliant.'" - Captain Kirk

• "A meeting is an event where minutes are taken and hours wasted." - Captain Kirk

• "Intuition, however illogical, is recognized as a command prerogative." - Captain Kirk

And, of course, Fast Company cites that great old chestnut from Captain Picard, oft quoted here on MNB:

"Things are only impossible until they're not."

KC's View:
Words to live by.

BTW…I’m a huge Trek” fan but I didn’t remember the line about meetings … great stuff.