What Can We Learn From NASA? : Podcast

2019-06-25T09:58:45-04:00June 5th, 2019|Apollo, 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 Manage Change When it’s Impossible to “Bounce Back”

2019-06-03T10:44:00-04:00May 16th, 2019|Gold Medal, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders, Uncategorized|

What happens when you’re on track for success and your suddenly blindsided by an unexpected obstacle? For John Register, unexpected change came in the form of a literal hurdle as he was training for the US Olympic Trials in track and field. As his body flew over the final hurdle during a training session, his [...]

How to Create a Culture of Innovation

2019-04-20T08:51:24-04:00April 19th, 2019|Launch Point, Uncategorized|

How can you create a culture of innovation within your company? Try taking a step inside companies developing commercial space travel. Companies such as NASA, Blue Origin, and SpaceX must create a deep innovative culture in order to reach new heights of space exploration. You can harness their methods to create your company’s next innovative [...]

Top 10 Effective Ways to Develop High Potentials

2019-08-22T18:17:27-04:00February 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 Parasprinters

2019-04-24T21:44:22-04:00January 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

2019-02-01T10:43:53-05:00January 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 [...]

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

2019-01-17T13:26:08-05:00January 1st, 2019|Apollo, 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

2019-02-27T16:43:12-05:00December 7th, 2018|Apollo, 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, [...]