In a new university survey, US workers picked two Star Trek captains above other fictional bosses for who would be most inspiring. Get the full results below, plus vote in our latest polls.
Workers prefer Kirk and Picard
A recent survey by Strayer University and Ipsos asked 1,172 US workers which fictional bosses were likely to be inspiring leaders. And (as reported by Daily Mail) Captains Jean Luc Picard and James T Kirk came out on top (with Picard as #1), as can be seen in the below chart.
Combined the two Star Trek captains accounted for the preferences of more than four out of ten workers surveyed. Then again, they may not have had the best competition. Who would be inspired by The Simpsons’ Mr. Burns, except for being inspired to run when he releases the hounds. Andrea Backman, the dean of the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, tells the Daily Mail "Employees can recognize the qualities in leaders – even fictional ones – that translate into successful management strategies for making change work in organizations."
…Speaking of Kirk and Picard Polls
While Picard may be a bit ahead in the polling of US workers, currently Kirk is beating out Picard in TrekMovie’s recent ‘best captain’ poll, which agrees with Brannon Braga’s recent comments.
By the way, after TrekMovie posted that article about Braga’s comments on Kirk being ‘more fun,’ Shatner weighed in with the below tweet. No word yet from Sir Patrick (side note — Today is Patrick Stewart’s birthday!).
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) July 8, 2014
Empire Readers Rank 3 Trek Films In ‘Greatest Movies’ List
In other poll news, earlier this summer Empire Magazine released their 301 Greatest Movies of All Time issue based on readers votes. Three Star Trek films made the list, but they may not be the three you would guess…
Star Trek Into Darkness – Ranked #245
Star Trek (2009) – Ranked #188
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan ranked #89
You can visit EmpireOnline to see the full results.
NEW POLL: Which is the Trekkest of them all
So of the 12 Star Trek films, which one is most deserving to be in a 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time List.