Paralympic Guide Wesley Williams’ 5 Tips for Better Workplace Communication

2018-10-26T22:57:05+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Blog Series, Gold Medal, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders, 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

2018-09-27T16:38:17+00:00September 27th, 2018|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

2018-09-26T15:55:25+00:00September 25th, 2018|Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons, 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

2018-09-26T15:56:36+00:00August 16th, 2018|Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders|

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+00:00July 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

2018-08-27T14:29:15+00:00June 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 [...]

Conceptualization: Extract Universal Leadership Principles for Application

2018-08-27T14:36:25+00:00October 18th, 2017|Gettysburg, Kolb's Experiential Learning Model Explained, Leadership Development Theory, Leadership Lessons|

Step Three of Kolb's Experiential Learning Model. Conceptualization: Extract Universal Leadership Principles for Application In our previous installment of this series, we learned about Reflection and Discussion. In this installment, we will focus on step three of Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model: Conceptualization. In conceptualization we extract universal leadership principles from our reflection and observation. During the [...]

Can We Accept Defeat and Still Manage Success?

2018-09-26T16:05:19+00:00September 4th, 2017|Gettysburg, Leadership Lessons, Normandy, Waterloo|

It was on September 4th 1886 that Geronimo, Chief of the Apache tribe, officially surrendered to United States federal troops. He was the last holdout and his surrender meant a literal end to the Indian Wars. What made Geronimo accept defeat? In 1858, Geronimo’s wife and children were murdered by Mexican soldiers. After this, the [...]

Lessons in Accountability from Three Leaders You Might Not Know

2018-08-27T15:01:07+00:00April 28th, 2017|Gettysburg, Leadership Lessons|

100 days.  The first 100 days in the White House are all about accountability.  Accountability to promises made during the campaign, promises made to voters, and, ultimately, promises made to all citizens.  On this eve of President Trump’s first 100 Days, we decided to take a look at what accountability looks like. TIME’s 100 Most [...]

How Media Attention Can Turn A Minor Incident Into National Outrage

2018-08-27T15:02:28+00:00April 10th, 2017|Brace For Impact, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from the News, Social Media Tips|

In Experience to Lead’s new program, Brace for Impact, we discuss large incidents (Big I’s) and small incidents (Little I’s).  US Airways’ Flight 1549 landing in the Hudson River was obviously a “Big I” and gained lots of media attention. In this experience, we identify the difference between Big I’s and Little I’s and how [...]

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