6 effective leadership styles we can learn from 'Star Trek'


Star Trek Captain James Kirk Tribble


Which 'Star Trek' commander's leadership style matches yours?


In order to boldly go where no one has gone before, you've got to be a pretty awesome leader.

Over the last 50 years, the "Star Trek" franchise has given us many characters who've acted as inspirational, pioneering leaders.

Throughout the franchise, these captains and commanders have had very different approaches at times. In his book "Primal Leadership," Daniel Goleman (along with coauthors Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee) revealed that people tend to fall into one of six key leadership categories.

Here are these six emotional leadership styles, as exemplified by different "Star Trek" commanders. If you can effectively master one of these styles, you'll be setting yourself up to live long and prosper: