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

2018-10-26T22:57:05+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Blog Series, Gold Medal, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders, 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

2018-09-26T15:55:25+00:00September 25th, 2018|Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons, 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

2018-09-26T15:56:36+00:00August 16th, 2018|Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders|

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

2018-08-29T16:39:45+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 (including leadership and employees) [...]

Three Barriers to Creating an Aligned Organization

2018-08-29T16:39:45+00:00November 30th, 2017|Organizational Alignment, Organizational Alignment Series|

In our last post, we talked about why organizational alignment is important and shared some strategies for accomplishing it. Today, we’re going over three barriers to creating an aligned organization, that prevent companies from reaching that desired state. No matter which system or plan you use to get all aspects of your business running in [...]

Three Methods of Organizational Alignment

2018-08-29T16:41:01+00:00November 16th, 2017|Organizational Alignment, Organizational Alignment Series|

Three Methods of Organizational Alignment—And How to Determine Which is Best for Your Business The dictionary defines alignment as, “a state of agreement or cooperation among persons or groups with a common cause or viewpoint.” When you achieve organizational alignment, all employees, from entry-level to CEO, share and act on the vision of the company. [...]

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