Resilience: From Corporate America to the Bobsled Track

2019-10-07T16:13:44-04:00October 7th, 2019|Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders|

Lauren Gibbs seems fearless. When you watch her TEDx talk, it’s easy to think she’s effortlessly courageous and resilient. Hearing her reflect back on her experience of becoming an Olympic silver medalist in bobsled, it sounds like she took the huge leap from her 6-figure corporate job to the U.S. Olympic bobsled team without a [...]

Leadership Lessons from NASA’s Apollo Missions

2019-06-12T11:09:20-04:00June 7th, 2019|Apollo, 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

2019-01-17T13:26:08-05:00January 1st, 2019|Apollo, 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

2019-02-27T16:43:12-05:00December 7th, 2018|Apollo, 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

2018-11-14T13:46:15-05:00October 30th, 2018|Apollo, 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 [...]