Leading Through Massive Change and Chaos: Lessons from the Battle of Gettysburg

2019-03-05T14:02:00-04:00March 5th, 2019|Gettysburg, Uncategorized|

How do you command tens of thousands of soldiers in the heat of battle? Union and Confederate leaders faced this challenge at the Battle of Gettysburg. Today, we can glean valuable lessons from the strategic decisions made at Gettysburg. In fact, leaders on the battlefield faced timeless challenges that many modern leaders would recognize. They [...]

Top 10 Effective Ways to Develop High Potentials

2019-02-27T16:13:42-04:00February 19th, 2019|Brace For Impact, Employee Retention, Leadership Development Theory, Uncategorized|

More than half of high potential employees drop out of their programs within the first five years. Yet, high potentials are seen as twice as valuable to their organization than non-high potentials, according to a report from CEB. Developing and retaining high potentials is more crucial—and more challenging—than ever. Thus, there’s the risk of burnout, [...]

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

2019-02-01T10:39:53-04:00January 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 the Miracle on the Hudson Showed the Importance of Training a Team

2019-02-01T10:43:53-04:00January 7th, 2019|Brace For Impact, Team Leadership Tips, Training Ideas, Uncategorized|

It’s been 10 years since US Airways flight 1549 made an emergency landing on New York’s Hudson River. Passenger Dick Richardson and flight attendant Sheila Dail tell how team training played a major role in saving the lives of everyone on board. It sounded like a bowling ball was thrown through the engine. Then, less [...]

Paralympic Guide Wesley Williams’ 5 Tips for Better Workplace Communication

2019-02-01T10:47:04-04:00October 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 [...]

Learning to Lead in Times of Disruption and Crisis: Podcast

2019-02-01T09:35:01-04:00September 27th, 2018|Experiential Learning, Gettysburg, Podcast|

We have partnered with A.J. O'Connor to bring you this HR STUDIO PODCAST EPISODE 63, featuring our Experience to Lead Owner and Co-Founder Dick Richardson. Dick knows first hand the impact of disruption and crisis. As a leadership development executive, he has experienced the stresses of disruption and chaos in his professional life and personally [...]

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 [...]

10 Inspirational Leadership Insights from Blind Long Jumper Lex Gillette

2019-02-27T16:54:11-04:00August 16th, 2018|Building Trust, Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders, Team Leadership Tips|

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

2018-09-26T15:55:26-04:00July 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 Leadership Lessons from Big Time CEO Failures

2019-01-15T09:44:44-04:00June 14th, 2018|Brace For Impact, Favorite Leadership Books, Leadership Lessons|

When a person takes over a major company, they have reached the top of the corporate ladder. When leaders have risen to that level, it is assumed that they have it all figured out. In reality, the highest level of leadership and responsibility only magnifies your mistakes. These CEO failures can provide leadership lessons for [...]

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