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 Trainingindustry.com 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 [...]

What Can We Learn From NASA? : Podcast

2019-06-25T09:58:45-04:00June 5th, 2019|Apollo Experience, Apollo Leadership Lessons Book, Podcast|

We have partnered with A.J. O’Connor once again for their HR STUDIO PODCAST EPISODE 80, featuring our Experience to Lead Owner and Co-Founder Dick Richardson discussing his new book Apollo Leadership Lessons: Powerful Business Insights for Executives. With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing just around the corner, Dick is sharing his intimate knowledge [...]

How to Stay Motivated at Work this New Year: Setting Personal & Corporate Goals

2019-01-17T13:26:08-04:00January 1st, 2019|Apollo Experience, Meet Our Apollo Leaders, Uncategorized|

The Apollo 8 mission was a smashing success for NASA. Letters and newspapers described it as “The event that saved 1968.” But what did it really take for the Apollo 8 team to stay motivated? The answer will push you through your business goals in the new year. It was a moment that astronaut Frank [...]

5 Tips for Building Trust as a Leader

2019-02-27T16:43:12-04:00December 7th, 2018|Apollo Experience, Building Trust, Employee Retention, Meet Our Apollo Leaders, Uncategorized|

This was it, the big moment. The NASA astronauts floated on the cramped flight deck of the space shuttle, huddled around a laptop operated by Pamela Melroy. Her job? To attach a crucial piece of hardware to the International Space Station using motorized bolts. No one had ever done this before, yet the mission commander, [...]