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 [...]

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 [...]

Super Bowl Legends and Lessons in Leadership

2018-08-27T15:06:18+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from Sports|

The world of football and business are vastly different.  At first look, business plans and football playbooks aren’t comparable, and it’s likely your employees aren’t well over six-feet tall and nearly 400 pounds.  However, the principles used to lead your team at work and those used by a coach or quarterback to win football games [...]

Top Three Leadership Lessons from Brad Pitt

2018-09-26T16:06:49+00:00December 7th, 2016|Experiences, Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons from Sports|

The highly acclaimed film, Moneyball, wasn’t your typical sports movie. Sure, it was about an underdog that found a way to succeed against tall odds, but if you watch closely, you’ll come away with more than just fuzzy feelings for the Oakland Athletics. Brad Pitt’s portrayal of Athletics GM Billy Beane was a brilliant display of leadership [...]

Three Leadership Lessons from an Olympic Dive Team

2018-08-27T15:22:37+00:00August 22nd, 2016|Experiences, Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons from the News|

Olympics season has come and gone, a time we celebrate with champions, cringe with the close calls, and weep with the hopefuls.  But lately, the world is (again) aghast at two divers from the Philippines who seem to not understand that Olympic diving requires landing in the water with otherworldly precision. Behold the following [...]

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