In Make It So: Leadership Lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation®, Wess Roberts and coauthor Bill Ross take their inspiration from today's most striking and most popular vision of the future -- Star Trek -- an unprecedented television, feature film and publishing phenomenon. From the top-rated television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Roberts and Ross find a new symbol for successful leadership: Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
As entertaining as it is useful, Make It So captures the mythos of Star Trek: The Next Generation as it delivers dramatically rich lessons on leadership, including the importance of the ability to focus on a single "mission," effective communication, teamwork, honor . . . and other important concepts. The examples are taken from the on-screen adventures of Captain Picard and the Starship EnterpriseTM, but the lessons and the benefits are real -- and can be applied to everyday situations where the goal is the kind of high-performance organization embodied by the crew of the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM 1701-D.
Sure to appeal to Star Trek enthusiasts and serious students of leadership alike, Make It So is the most exciting business book on the shelves -- the one book that shows the future of modern leadership while giving managers the tools they need for success today!
This was an exceptional book on how to be an effective leader, couched in the ever-engrossing recountings of an excellent television program. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gary Elmore
Not what I expected at all. The book had little to nothing to do about actual leadership practices. I would not purchase it again.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Using a much admired character from popular culture to teach leadership lessons is a great idea. But this is a very poor book. There is very little wisdom contained within. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Colin E. Manning
This book was exactly what I was looking for.
It was easy to understand due to the 'case studies' you could apply to every day life. Read more
I Loved it...The examples are very applicable to anyone who is goal oriented, a team player and above all, a team leader!Published 18 months ago by Minerva Andino
I enjoyed reading this book. Captain Picard is an excellent example of the type of leadership that we all want to work for and emulate. Read morePublished 20 months ago by One Wendol
I am a star trek geek from way back, and an avid reader, even an avid fiction reader growing up, but I can't barely even get through about half a page of this book, before I am... Read morePublished on August 3, 2011 by lewis galway
This book is an excellent tool for learning about being a leader even if you're not a STAR TREK fan. I loved reading this book - every time. Read morePublished on June 13, 2010 by Anne Degeorge