How can leaders inspire their employees to grand success? Three Steps to Achieving Goals

2019-06-14T11:01:52-04:00June 12th, 2019|Apollo Experience, Meet Our Apollo Leaders, Uncategorized|

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and the first moon walk, we reflect on what it takes to accomplish a goal.  “Men Walk on the Moon,” the New York Times headline read on July 21, 1969, the morning after Apollo 11 touched down on the lunar surface. The event remains one of [...]

Leadership Lessons from NASA’s Apollo Missions

2019-06-12T11:09:20-04:00June 7th, 2019|Apollo Experience, Apollo Leadership Lessons Book, Meet Our Apollo Leaders, Uncategorized|

In Apollo Leadership Lessons: Powerful Business Insights for Executives, a new book from Experience to Lead Owner Dick Richardson, stories from the flight directors, rocket scientists, and influencers of NASA’s Apollo years provide valuable lessons for today’s leaders. 50 years ago, man landed on the moon. The story of what it took to get there is [...]

How to Manage Change When it’s Impossible to “Bounce Back”

2019-06-03T10:44:00-04:00May 16th, 2019|Gold Medal, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders, Uncategorized|

What happens when you’re on track for success and your suddenly blindsided by an unexpected obstacle? For John Register, unexpected change came in the form of a literal hurdle as he was training for the US Olympic Trials in track and field. As his body flew over the final hurdle during a training session, his [...]

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

2019-04-24T21:44:22-04:00January 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

2019-01-17T13:26:08-04:00January 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 Building Trust as a Leader

2019-02-27T16:43:12-04:00December 7th, 2018|Apollo Experience, Building Trust, Employee Retention, Meet Our Apollo Leaders, Uncategorized|

This was it, the big moment. The NASA astronauts floated on the cramped flight deck of the space shuttle, huddled around a laptop operated by Pamela Melroy. Her job? To attach a crucial piece of hardware to the International Space Station using motorized bolts. No one had ever done this before, yet the mission commander, [...]

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

2018-11-14T13:46:15-04:00October 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 [...]

Para-athlete Guide Wesley Williams’ 5 Tips for Better Workplace Communication

2019-04-24T21:46:26-04:00October 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

2019-02-27T16:52:03-04:00September 25th, 2018|Building Trust, 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 [...]

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