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 [...]

Your Leadership Coach at the Movies: Leadership Lessons in Cultural Capital from Hidden Figures Pt. 3

2018-09-26T16:03:41+00:00June 19th, 2017|Apollo Experience, Leadership Coach at the Movies, Leadership Lessons, Women in Leadership|

In Part 1 of our Hidden Figures blog series, we discussed the leadership lessons within the film. In Part 2, we explored the concept of social capital in the movie —and the workplace in general. Here in this edition of Your Leadership Coach at the Movies, we examine the leadership lessons in cultural capital from [...]

Social Capital in the Workplace: Hidden Figures, Part 2

2018-09-26T16:03:42+00:00June 13th, 2017|Apollo Experience, Leadership Coach at the Movies, Leadership Lessons, Women in Leadership|

In Part 1 of our Hidden Figures blog series, we discussed some of the leadership lessons within the film. We can learn about leadership from the strength of the characters, as well as from the social and cultural capital at play. In this post, we’re discussing the concept of social capital in the workplace. Unlike [...]

Your Leadership Coach at the Movies: Leading Change with Hidden Figures, Part 1

2018-09-26T16:03:42+00:00June 6th, 2017|Apollo Experience, Leadership Coach at the Movies, Leadership Lessons, Women in Leadership|

 Hidden Figures shares the true story of three African-American women who helped NASA successfully launch John Glenn into orbit in 1962. Katherine Johnson (played by Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) were mathematicians. They worked in the segregated West Area Computers division of Langley Research Center. In this time [...]

News Flash: Original Apollo 11 Capsule Coming to Your Apollo Experience

2018-08-27T15:05:33+00:00February 24th, 2017|Apollo Experience, Ex2L News!, Press Release|

Leading Vs. Managing - Leadership Lessons Astride the Coolest NASA Artifact It's been a big week for NASA.  First, they find 7 potentially habitable planets orbiting a nearby star.  Then they announce that the Apollo 11 Capsule is going on tour! Space Center Houston has many cool artifacts.  But from October 14, 2017 through March 18, 2018, [...]

50th Anniversary of Apollo 1 Fire

2018-08-27T15:06:52+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Apollo Experience, Leadership Lessons|

“To always be aware that suddenly & unexpectedly we may find ourselves in a role where our performance has ultimate consequences.” - Foundations of Mission Operations, NASA January 27, 1967. The Apollo 1 Fire. In 29 seconds, three astronauts died of asphyxiation. It was a defining moment for NASA. Out of that moment came the heavy responsibility [...]

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