"Star Trek"'s Captain Kirk is a great leader, but only because his impetuous instincts are kept in check by the dispassionate Mr. Spock. We can't all have Vulcans on our team, writes Mike Figliuolo, but we owe it to our organizations to surround ourselves with strong deputies capable of challenging us to overcome our managerial weaknesses. "You owe it to your team and your organization to endure the pain of dealing with Mr. Spock because in the end, it's better for everyone involved -- including you," Figliuolo writes.

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