Jeff Akin, a 20-year veteran of management and leadership roles, launches the Starfleet Leadership Academy podcast. Starfleet Leadership Academy is a fun and informative podcast that breaks down each episode of Star Trek – from the Original Series down to the spin-offs and beyond – and highlights examples of leadership and management that are noteworthy. It is an entertaining and instructive listen for those who want to learn about leadership development or those who are curious about Star Trek.
The podcast benefits hugely from Jeff’s presentation. He combines his wealth of experience in the field of leadership and management with his vast knowledge of Star Trek, infused with fun commentary and cool delivery. Each episode of Starfleet Leadership Academy offers several valuable tidbits of information on leadership, cooperation, and communication that can help advance one’s leadership skills, all while being wildly entertaining. Fans of Star Trek will have plenty to unpack, and even non-fans will have their interest piqued with fun annotations about the show.
In one episode, Starfleet Leadership Academy parses “The Catwalk” episode of Star Trek Enterprise and analyzes the leadership approach of Captain Archer. It looks at building meaningful working relationships within teams and staff members using the framework of emotional intelligence. Another episode examines feedback models that will guide and transform teams during crises by studying Star Trek: Discovery’s “Choose Your Pain” episode. Education, inspiration, professional development, and Star Trek really are the perfect mix.
Star Trek is more than just one of the largest franchises in film and television history. It is a cult phenomenon that has a dedicated and passionate following that are called “Trekkies.” Since its debut as a television series on September 8, 1966, Star Trek has only grown larger, spawning nine spin-off TV series, a film franchise with 13 movies, an animated series, books, magazines, comics, all kinds of merchandise, and a theme park. It has such a huge cultural impact that some of today’s technologies are inspired by the technologies of the franchises, including the Palm PDA and Google Earth. It is also one of the first franchises to have a multicultural and multiracial cast. It even has its own constructed language called Klingon.
One of the franchise’s underrated aspects is its portrayal of leadership, management, communication, and teamwork. This is exactly what Starfleet Leadership Academy is exploring and providing.
As one review puts it, “This is a really well-put-together podcast. The quality is pro-level. Cool concept to use Star Trek as a leadership tool. I love the idea, keep it coming!”
To know more about the Starfleet Leadership Academy or to listen to its podcast episodes, visit https://www.jeffakin.com.
About Starfleet Leadership Academy
Starfleet Leadership Academy is a leadership development podcast that examines leadership through the lens of Star Trek. It was launched in May 2020 by Jeff Akin, a 20-year veteran of the public and private sectors. With his extensive experience in management and leadership in the media and entertainment field, Jeff breaks down episodes of Star Trek and highlights great examples of leadership, management, communication, and more.