We’re undertaking a mandatory course of team leadership at work which has included all the things you’d expect from one of those courses – anger, recriminations, making towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows, bitter comments, dropping oranges on spaghetti bridges, open mockery – and the latest session has required each of us to select a great leader, alive or dead, real or fictional, and to list the attributes we admire in their leadership roles.
Examples of people selected by other poor souls forced to participate in these lessons have included Alexander the Great, Bill Gates, and Alex Ferguson. All very typical.
As you can probably already tell, I went with someone a little different. When it comes to great leaders with all the leadership qualities you could ever possibly want in one of these team building courses you just can’t beat the Borg Queen.
Just what were those skills and attributes that made the Borg Queen a great leader in my opinion? I’m glad you wanted to know.
- Seeks to improve her team by embracing everyone’s distinctiveness into the whole.
- Good at assimilating knowledge; encourages her team to assimilate knowledge too.
- Gives her team the right tools to get the job done.
- Excellent communicator; listens to everyone and gets her message to everyone too.
- Adapts quickly to problems.
- Great determination; considers resistance to the project’s success to be futile.