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15+1 Takeaways just from the first Star Trek TNG episode


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There is so much to learn from the Star Trek! In this presentation, we have extracted 15+1 key takeaways just from the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation!

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15+1 Takeaways just from the first Star Trek TNG episode

  1. 1. 1 5 + 1 K E Y T A K E A W A Y S J U S T F R O M T H E F I R S T S T A R T R E K T N G E P I S O D E “To boldly go when no one has gone before”
  2. 2. There is so much to learn from Star Trek! We have extracted below 15 takeaways and a bonus from only the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation The order you will find is the appearance order in the episode.
  3. 3. 1 . A L W A Y S D O Y O U R B E S T Focus on doing your job the best you can. Don't let yourself spoiled with other, unproductive worries or activities. Captain Jean-Luc Picard : You will agree, Data, that Starfleet's orders are difficult. Lt. Commander Data : Difficult? Simply solve the mystery of Farpoint Station.
  4. 4. 2 . G E T O V E R Y O U R P A S T E X P E R I E N C E E A R L Y Recognize early your mistakes. Embrace our way on doing things. Lieutenant Tasha Yar: Lieutenant Worf is right, sir. As Security Chief, I can't just stand here and let... [Yar has suggested to take on the Q vessel] Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Lieutenant - are you recommending that we fight a life form that can do all those things? Lieutenant Tasha Yar : No, Sir.
  5. 5. 3 . E V E R Y B O D Y R E S P E C T S T H E R U L E Being part of a new team means adapting to the new culture. No matter your previous roots, everybody is now respecting the rules and procedures. Lieutenant Worf: I'm a Klingon, sir. For me to seek escape when my Captain goes into battle... Captain Jean-Luc Picard: You are a Starfleet officer, Lieutenant! Lieutenant Worf : Aye, Sir.
  6. 6. 4 . W O R K I N G I S A L W A Y S A T E A M S P O R T We always work in team. The captain is first to check with his team. Captain Jean-Luc Picard : Do we have clearance? Lt. Commander Data: Aye, sir, into standard parking orbit. Captain Jean-Luc Picard : Make it so.
  7. 7. 5 . R E C O G N I Z E Y O U R O W N V U L N E R A B I L I T I E S Nobody’s perfect. We are looking forward to make each other better. Captain Jean-Luc Picard : And I, er... I don't feel comfortable with children. But since a captain needs an image of genealogy, you're to see that's what I project. Commander William T. Riker : Aye, Sir.
  8. 8. 6 . G E T P A S T P U R E P R O F E S S I O N A L R E L A T I O N Better results means knowing what makes people tick . Know your team members’ past. Captain Jean-Luc Picard : Have the two of you met before? Commander William T. Riker : We have, sir. Captain Jean-Luc Picard : Excellent. I consider it important for my key officers to know each other's abilities.
  9. 9. 7 . A P P R E C I A T E O T H E R S N O M A T T E R T H E I R L E V E L The best ideas are coming from everyone. Listen carefully, appreciate and aply. Captain Jean-Luc Picard : [about Wesley] He does seem to have a very good grasp of starship operations.
  10. 10. 8 . E V E R Y B O D Y S H O U L D V O I C E H I S O W N O P I N I O N Don’t be afraid to share your thoughts. There is no wrong, it’s just different. Lt. Commander Data: Sorry, sir. I seem to be commenting on everything. Commander William T. Riker : Good. Don’t stop, my friend.
  11. 11. 9 . B E B O L D , B E C U R I O U S A N D N O T A F R A I D T O T A K E R I S K S Experiment with new. No matter the result, learn and move forward. [Engaging above 10 warp speed] Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Let's see what this Galaxy-class starship can do.
  12. 12. 1 0 . R E S P E C T E V E R Y B O D Y A N D E V E R Y T H I N G Show and ask for respect at any interaction. Treat everybody one level above you want to be treated. Admiral Leonard H. “Bones” : Well, this is a new ship. But she’s got the right name. Now, you remember that, you hear? Lt. Commander Data : I will, sir. Admiral Leonard H. “Bones” : You treat her like a lady. And she’ll always bring you home.
  13. 13. 1 1 . D O N ’ T B E A F R A I D T O B E Y O U R S E L F Deliver the best in you, it is the best cover. Nobody can question doing your best . Commander William T. Riker : What do we do now, Captain? With their monitoring our every move and every word? Captain Jean-Luc Picard : We do exactly what we'd do if this Q never existed. If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are… We've no fear of what the true facts about us will reveal.
  14. 14. 1 2 . B E F I R M O N Y O U R D E C I S I O N S There is a reason you are here. Don’t be afraid to go to the end. Commander William T. Riker : Captain, if he's not open to evidence in our favor, where will you go from there? Captain Jean-Luc Picard : I'll attend to my duty Commander William T. Riker : To the bitter end? Captain Jean-Luc Picard : I see nothing so bitter about that.
  15. 15. 1 3 . D O N ’ T C O M P R O M I S E O N V A L U E S No matter who is asking, don’t compromise on who we are and who you are. Keep the north and keep everybody accountable. Commander William T. Riker : Having been a first officer yourself, you know that assuming that responsibility must, by definition, include the safety of the captain. I have no problem with following any rules you lay down, short of compromising your safety. Captain Jean-Luc Picard : And you don't intend to back off from that position? Commander William T. Riker : No, sir.
  16. 16. 1 4 . B E P R O U D O F Y O U R S T A T U S A N D Y O U R U N I F O R M Competence first and an open outlook primes. Keep the north and keep everybody accountable. Captain Jean-Luc Picard : If you'd earned that uniform you're wearing, you'd know that the unknown is what brings us out here.
  17. 17. 1 5 . E X P E C T T H E B E S T , P L A N T H E W O R S T Expect the journey to be exciting. Don’t ask for easy, ask for rewarding. [after Captain Jean-Luc Picard successfully finished the mission and showed no fear] Commander William T. Riker : He calls that a little adventure?
  18. 18. B O N U S : T H E B E S T P A R T I S A L W A Y S T H E N E X T Don’t lay on your laurels. Move forward and always look for the next challenge. Commander William T. Riker : Just hoping this isn't the usual way our missions will go, sir. Captain Jean-Luc Picard : Oh, no, Number One. I'm sure most will be much more interesting. - Let's see what's out there. Engage!