67 episodes

Star Trek is full of great examples of leadership. Jeff Akin, a leader with over 20 years of executive management experience in both the public and private sectors, breaks down each episode of Star Trek, from The Original Series to Discovery, and beyond; pointing out examples of great leadership, management, lean/six-sigma, communication and more. If you enjoy Star Trek, or are even a little Trek-curious, and have an appetite for leadership development, this is the podcast for you.

Starfleet Leadership Academy - Leadership Through Star Trek Jeff Akin

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Star Trek is full of great examples of leadership. Jeff Akin, a leader with over 20 years of executive management experience in both the public and private sectors, breaks down each episode of Star Trek, from The Original Series to Discovery, and beyond; pointing out examples of great leadership, management, lean/six-sigma, communication and more. If you enjoy Star Trek, or are even a little Trek-curious, and have an appetite for leadership development, this is the podcast for you.

    DS9: The House of Quark

    DS9: The House of Quark

    On this episode, Jeff Akin reviews Star Trek Deep Space 9, The House of Quark (Season 3, Episode 3). He will examine the leadership approaches of Quark (Yes!!! Quark!)

    Jeff dives into the Be Do Have model. It's a powerful way of thinking about who you need to BE in order to DO the things you need to do to HAVE what you want.

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    Find and follow Starfleet Leadership Academy on all your favorite podcast streaming platforms!
    Got friends who are fans of Star Trek or interested in topics on leadership? Don't forget to share the podcast!

    Support the Starfleet Leadership Academy Podcast on: https://patreon.com/sfla

    And if you visit the episode page at https://www.starfleetleadership.academy/, you'll find a transcript of this episode.

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    • 35 min
    ENT: The Expanse

    ENT: The Expanse

    On this episode, Jeff Akin reviews Star Trek Enterprise, The Expanse (Season 2, Episode 26). He will examine the leadership approaches of Captain Archer and T'Pol.

    T'Pol clearly demonstrates the value of self advocacy and shows us the 5 essential steps to be successful in that:

    Be confident in what you want

    Understand and accept the consequences

    Express yourself clearly

    Be persistent

    Talk to the right person - the decision maker


    Starfleet Leadership Academy Online Store: www.starfleetleadership.academy/store 
    Follow the Academy and connect through:
    Website: https://www.starfleetleadership.academy/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SFLApodcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jefftakin/
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/sflapodcast/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCebdT7xtm2237q0f857BBuw

    Find and follow Starfleet Leadership Academy on all your favorite podcast streaming platforms!
    Got friends who are fans of Star Trek or interested in topics on leadership? Don't forget to share the podcast!

    Support the Starfleet Leadership Academy Podcast on: https://patreon.com/sfla

    And if you visit the episode page at https://www.starfleetleadership.academy/, you'll find a transcript of this episode.

    The Starfleet Leadership Academy is a proud member of the ElectraCast Media Best Business Network. 
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    • 34 min
    TAS: The Lorelei Signal

    TAS: The Lorelei Signal

    On this episode, Jeff Akin reviews Star Trek TAS, The Lorelei Signal (Season 1, Episode 4). He will examine the leadership approaches of Captain Kirk and Lt. Uhura.

    It's our first episode of Star Trek The Animated Series. In this episode Uhura takes command and Jeff looks at how to develop your personal mission statement so you can determine what your duty is. He also talks about how to follow Uhura's example as a problem solver.

    Starfleet Leadership Academy Online Store: www.starfleetleadership.academy/store 
    Follow the Academy and connect through:
    Website: https://www.starfleetleadership.academy/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SFLApodcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jefftakin/
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/sflapodcast/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCebdT7xtm2237q0f857BBuw

    Find and follow Starfleet Leadership Academy on all your favorite podcast streaming platforms!
    Got friends who are fans of Star Trek or interested in topics on leadership? Don't forget to share the podcast!

    Support the Starfleet Leadership Academy Podcast on: https://patreon.com/sfla

    And if you visit the episode page at https://www.starfleetleadership.academy/, you'll find a transcript of this episode.

    The Starfleet Leadership Academy is a proud member of the ElectraCast Media Best Business Network. 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 34 min
    VOY: Unity

    VOY: Unity

    On this episode, Jeff Akin reviews Star Trek Voyager, Unity (Season 3, Episode 17). He will examine the leadership approaches of Captain Janeway and The Cooperative.

    Starfleet Leadership Academy Online Store: www.starfleetleadership.academy/store 
    Follow the Academy and connect through:
    Website: https://www.starfleetleadership.academy/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SFLApodcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jefftakin/
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/sflapodcast/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCebdT7xtm2237q0f857BBuw

    Find and follow Starfleet Leadership Academy on all your favorite podcast streaming platforms!
    Got friends who are fans of Star Trek or interested in topics on leadership? Don't forget to share the podcast!

    Support the Starfleet Leadership Academy Podcast on: https://patreon.com/sfla

    And if you visit the episode page at https://www.starfleetleadership.academy/, you'll find a transcript of this episode.

    The Starfleet Leadership Academy is a proud member of the ElectraCast Media Best Business Network. 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 37 min
    VOY: Once Upon a Time Revisited - With Coach Cam

    VOY: Once Upon a Time Revisited - With Coach Cam

    In the last episode, VOY: Once Upon a Time, Jeff Akin said he was not a parenting expert, so he focused on the leadership aspects of that episode. Jeff is joined by Coach Cam from the Our Village Stories podcast who does provide a parenting perspective on this episode.
    Our Village Stories: https://www.ayecoachcam.com/
    Coach Cam is an educator, an athletic director and a masters graduate from Sarah Lawrence College.
    He spent 8 years coaching basketball at the Division 2 level, helping young men develop life skills for their future endeavors.
    During his tenure as a New York City public school teacher, he developed a basketball program that grew from 12 to 90 students in a six year span. In this time, he changed the mindset and culture revolving around sports and student athletes.
    Episode mentioned: Can You Accept Not Knowing

    Starfleet Leadership Academy Online Store: www.starfleetleadership.academy/store 
    Follow the Academy and connect through:
    Website: https://www.starfleetleadership.academy/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SFLApodcast
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    Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/sflapodcast/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCebdT7xtm2237q0f857BBuw

    Find and follow Starfleet Leadership Academy on all your favorite podcast streaming platforms!
    Got friends who are fans of Star Trek or interested in topics on leadership? Don't forget to share the podcast!

    Support the Starfleet Leadership Academy Podcast on: https://patreon.com/sfla

    And if you visit the episode page at https://www.starfleetleadership.academy/, you'll find a transcript of this episode.

    The Starfleet Leadership Academy is a proud member of the ElectraCast Media Best Business Network. 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 49 min
    VOY: Once Upon a Time

    VOY: Once Upon a Time

    On this episode, Jeff Akin reviews Star Trek Voyager, Once Upon a Time (Season 5, Episode 5). He will examine the leadership approaches of Captain Janeway and Neelix.

    This episode introduces us to Flotter!! But more importantly, it shows how paternalism, or parentalism, is never effective when you're leading a person or a team.

    Starfleet Leadership Academy Online Store: www.starfleetleadership.academy/store 
    Follow the Academy and connect through:
    Website: https://www.starfleetleadership.academy/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SFLApodcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jefftakin/
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/sflapodcast/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCebdT7xtm2237q0f857BBuw

    Find and follow Starfleet Leadership Academy on all your favorite podcast streaming platforms!
    Got friends who are fans of Star Trek or interested in topics on leadership? Don't forget to share the podcast!

    Support the Starfleet Leadership Academy Podcast on: https://patreon.com/sfla

    And if you visit the episode page at https://www.starfleetleadership.academy/, you'll find a transcript of this episode.

    The Starfleet Leadership Academy is a proud member of the ElectraCast Media Best Business Network. 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Disappointed snd ripped off ,

Digging the Star Trek format

I used to be a star trek fan so I’m loving the application of the theme!

Kristime11 ,

KK

Super fun way to go deep on leadership lessons and ideas. Not personally a Star Trek fan but show still resonates on deep levels.

Erin Ollila ,

Enjoyable even for a non Trekkie

I really enjoyed the episodes I listened to, and I’m not even a Star Trek fan. That being said, it brought me back to my days of watching this show as a kid with my parents and I learned a few valuable lessons.

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