Science Fiction

Star Trek Leadership, Part 2: Out of this World Diversity

Launched 50 years ago, Star Trek offered a view of humanity’s future often influencing the many challenges we face today. My last post explored leadership as it evolved over its five series. In this post, I use the Trek Universe to explore gender and diversity as well as cultural worldviews. As Learning and Development (L & D) specialists, Star Trek offers important narratives on these issues, while revealing the challenges of integrating race, culture, (as species) and technology into society.

Women Go Boldly

We begin with the role of women as DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2022-08-26T14:34:31-04:00October 3rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Star Trek Leadership, Part 1: Expanding Human Possibility

This last week marked 50 years of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry’s vision of humanity in the 23rd century. As a Trekkie, I’ve enjoyed multiple viewings of all five television series (sans the animated series) and the movies. Each series reveals a piece of our human story. There’s much to see in our evolution just since the debut of The Original Series (TOS) on September 8, 1966.

Through its exploration of outer space, the five series with its writers and characters expanded our notion of human nature. For Learning and Development professionals we can use the series’ arc DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2024-05-30T15:30:38-04:00September 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments
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