How to Build a Culture of Innovation

2020-09-15T16:03:56-04:00July 1st, 2020|Launch Point, Apollo, Building Trust, Experiential Learning, Leadership Lessons from other Industries|

To build a culture of innovation in your business, you have to allow failure in your processes. SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company behind the recent, historic return of human spaceflight to the United States knows this well. During its quest to develop reusable rocket boosters, SpaceX experienced ups and downs common [...]

Resilience: Lex Gillette, U.S. Track & Field

2020-09-15T16:03:53-04:00June 23rd, 2020|Gold Medal, Experiential Learning, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders|

During final training and preparation for the upcoming Summer Paralympic Games, current long jump world record holder Lex Gillette got the news that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics were being postponed. Instead of being devastated, Gillette focused on the positive by saying, "I have another year to get ready." Click below for inspiration on how to [...]

Expressions of Gratitude

2021-01-23T00:06:31-05:00April 7th, 2020|Leadership Lessons, Gettysburg|

Originally published in The Gettysburg Times, the following Letter to the Editor from Experience to Lead facilitator Chuck Burkell shares wonderful insights on expressing gratitude during times of crisis  - like the current COVID-19 pandemic. http://www.gettysburgtimes.com/ Read the letter: Dear Editor of The Gettysburg Times, During this “never in our lifetime” global COVID-19 pandemic, many [...]

Resilience: From Corporate America to the Bobsled Track

2021-01-20T02:52:24-05:00October 7th, 2019|Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders, Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons from Sports|

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

2021-01-20T02:14:34-05:00August 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

2021-01-20T03:00:37-05:00July 31st, 2019|Launch Point, Apollo, 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, [...]

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