How the Miracle on the Hudson Showed the Importance of Training a Team

2020-09-15T16:09:55-04:00January 7th, 2019|Brace For Impact, Team Leadership Tips, Training Ideas|

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 [...]

5 Tips for Building Trust as a Leader

2020-09-15T16:09:48-04:00December 7th, 2018|Apollo, Building Trust, Employee Retention, Meet Our Apollo Leaders|

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, [...]

5 Tips for Leading People Through Change from Former NASA Astronaut David Leestma

2020-09-15T16:15:50-04:00October 30th, 2018|Apollo, Meet Our Apollo Leaders|

David Leestma was falling. He had just stepped out of the Challenger space shuttle and suddenly he was plummeting toward the earth. He spun nearly 220 miles below. His heart pounded and his entire body tensed as he plunged through space, bracing himself for the worst. At least, that’s what it felt like to Leestma [...]

Para-athlete Guide Wesley Williams’ 5 Tips for Better Workplace Communication

2020-09-15T16:09:41-04:00October 2nd, 2018|Blog Series, Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders, Team Leadership Tips|

  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

2020-09-15T16:15:50-04:00September 27th, 2018|Podcast, Experiential Learning, Gettysburg|

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

2020-09-15T16:15:47-04:00September 25th, 2018|Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders, Building Trust, Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from Sports|

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

2020-09-15T16:15:47-04:00August 16th, 2018|Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders, Building Trust, Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Team Leadership Tips|

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 Elite Rugby Star Alev Kelter

2020-09-15T16:15:45-04:00July 30th, 2018|Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders, Blog Series, Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from Sports|

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 [...]

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