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 [...]

How to Use Design Thinking for Better Leadership, Collaboration, and Innovation

2019-08-21T11:16:10-04:00August 20th, 2019|Launch Point, Leadership Development Theory|

Problem solving, flexibility, and reacting to the new challenges of each day can be some of the biggest advantages in leadership. Design thinking, a familiar idea for product development, is also a powerful process for innovative problem solving. Did you know that design thinking can improve leadership, adaptability, and leading change? Regardless of your industry, [...]

How Adaptive Leadership Built a Giant Rocket – And Will Help You Meet Your Giant Goals, Too

2019-08-20T16:10:23-04:00July 31st, 2019|Apollo Experience, Launch Point, Leadership Lessons|

Shaping the Future by Learning from the Past The engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center have a tough job – to build the biggest rocket in the world. However, it’s not only a technical challenge. They know that in the years it will take to build this giant, many things will change. Their budget, [...]

Apollo is a lesson in leadership that continues to inspire and educate

2019-08-08T20:12:05-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Apollo Experience, Apollo Leadership Lessons Book|

This op-ed originally appeared in the July 16, 2019 special Apollo 11 at 50 issue of SpaceNews magazine. July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of one of mankind’s greatest achievements, the moon landing by Apollo 11, and the leadership it took to make that feat possible. The story of the Apollo program, the many [...]

7 modern lessons from the Apollo moon landing

2019-07-23T14:35:04-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Apollo Experience, Apollo Leadership Lessons Book, Experiences|

Repost from Politico. This July 20 marks 50 years since one of mankind’s greatest triumphs -- when the first humans reached the surface of the moon. The historic Apollo 11 mission was culmination of the work of a relatively small group of leaders at NASA who marshaled private firms, government and academic partners, and public [...]

How a Man Who Didn’t Think He Was up to the Job Helped Put Man on the Moon

2019-07-23T14:34:56-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Apollo Experience, Apollo Leadership Lessons Book, Experiences|

Repost from Imagine this situation: the vice president of the United States asks you to take an important executive job, but you have limited experience, don’t feel qualified and refuse to take it. The job? Leading a team of thousands in a $20 billion, decade-long effort to put man on the moon. That was [...]

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 [...]

Charlotte Leadership Development Expert Discusses New Book

2019-06-05T13:39:25-04:00June 5th, 2019|Apollo Experience, Apollo Leadership Lessons Book, Podcast|

Experience to Lead owner, Dick Richardson, was recently interviewed by the Business North Carolina Weekly Roundup Podcast. The 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing is in July of this year.  To honor their incredible leadership feat, Dick wrote his book Apollo Leadership Lessons: Powerful Business Insights for Executives. In this interview, Dick shares his [...]