Key to Teamwork from a World-Record Holding Guide Runner for Paralympic Sprinters

2019-02-01T10:39:53+00:00January 24th, 2019|Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders, Team Leadership Tips, Uncategorized|

Imagine barrelling down a track at high speed, tethered to a visually impaired runner. That person is 100% reliant on you to tell them where to turn, when to speed up, and when to slow down. But you can only do that if you are in-sync with your teammate about their needs. When you don’t [...]

How to Stay Motivated at Work this New Year: Setting Personal & Corporate Goals

2019-01-17T13:26:08+00:00January 1st, 2019|Apollo Experience, Meet Our Apollo Leaders, Uncategorized|

The Apollo 8 mission was a smashing success for NASA. Letters and newspapers described it as “The event that saved 1968.” But what did it really take for the Apollo 8 team to stay motivated? The answer will push you through your business goals in the new year. It was a moment that astronaut Frank [...]

5 Tips for Leading People Through Change from Former NASA Astronaut David Leestma

2018-11-14T13:46:15+00:00October 30th, 2018|Apollo Experience, Meet Our Apollo Leaders|

David Leestma was falling. He had just stepped out of the Challenger space shuttle and suddenly he was plummeting toward the earth. He spun nearly 220 miles below. His heart pounded and his entire body tensed as he plunged through space, bracing himself for the worst. At least, that’s what it felt like to Leestma [...]

Paralympic Guide Wesley Williams’ 5 Tips for Better Workplace Communication

2019-02-01T10:47:04+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Blog Series, Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders, Team Leadership Tips, Uncategorized|

  Communication and teamwork are critical to success in the workplace. No team knows that better than Lex Gillette, a blind Paralympic long jumper, and his guide, Wesley Williams. For the past 11 years, Williams and Gillette have trained together at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. And their partnership has led Gillette [...]

What Leaders Can Learn from Team USA’s “Mom” Sherry Von Riesen

2019-01-31T15:44:41+00:00September 25th, 2018|Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders|

The United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs is teeming with leaders -- coaches, sports psychologists and highly driven athletes. But there’s one person at the complex who's particular style of leadership greatly enhances the culture. She is guiding and leading with her listening, nurturing, and empathetic demeanor. Meet Sherry Von Riesen. Known as [...]

10 Inspirational Leadership Insights from Blind Long Jumper Lex Gillette

2019-02-01T10:49:56+00:00August 16th, 2018|Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders, Team Leadership Tips|

At the age of 8, Lex Gillette learned that one day soon, he’d be permanently blind and his life would be altered forever. Months earlier, after getting out of his bath one night, Gillette noticed his vision was blurry. His mom rinsed his eyes with water and sent him to bed hoping he could see [...]

10 Leadership Lessons from Olympic Rugby Star Alev Kelter

2018-09-26T15:55:26+00:00July 30th, 2018|Blog Series, Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders|

Alev Kelter thought her Olympic career was over before it began when she received the phone call that inspired her comeback. It was from Ric Suggitt, the head coach of the U.S. Women’s Rugby team. Even though Kelter had never touched a rugby ball before, he asked her to try out for the team based [...]

Three Companies That Rock at Organizational Alignment

2019-02-06T10:57:55+00:00December 7th, 2017|Organizational Alignment, Organizational Alignment Series|

This is the final installment in our series on organizational alignment. In our first post, we shared strategies for achieving alignment. In post two, we pointed out the common barriers that prevent companies from getting there.  Today, we’ll share three real-life organizations that are crushing it. All aspects of their businesses are working in tandem [...]

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