– CBS Paramount
As a business owner, do you ever find yourself asking “WWKD?” (What would Kirk Do?). If not, it might be a strategy worth considering – as Randy Pausch pointed out in The Last Lecture, Captain Kirk is a great role model for a leader. He knew it was critical to surround himself with people who were smarter than he was, he knew the importance of delegating and he had the passion to inspire people to greatness!
You wear a lot of hats in your business – you might be the rainmaker, bringing in new opportunities. Or maybe you’re the lead production person – creating the goods or service. Or perhaps it’s the little things, being the chief cook and bottle washer responsible for just getting stuff done! Or even more likely – you’re doing it all and more!
However there’s one responsibility that’s unique to the business owner and it’s the trait that Captain Kirk really excelled at. The one thing that makes everything else work. Of course that’s your job as a leader…the captain of your ship! As the owner you’re the only one who can really do the critical leadership activities.