Resilience: From Corporate America to the Bobsled Track

2019-10-07T16:13:44-05:00October 7th, 2019|Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders|

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 Adaptive Leadership Built a Giant Rocket – And Will Help You Meet Your Giant Goals, Too

2019-08-20T16:10:23-05:00July 31st, 2019|Apollo, 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, [...]

Top 10 Effective Ways to Develop High Potentials

2019-08-22T18:17:27-05:00February 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

2019-04-24T21:44:22-05:00January 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 [...]

Need Team Building Ideas? Here Are the 10 Best Blogs About Corporate Team Building

2019-11-08T13:36:26-05:00January 20th, 2019|Employee Retention, Leadership Roundups, Team Leadership Tips, Uncategorized|

The term ‘team building’ has something of a bad rap these days, hence often inspiring eye rolls and visions of trust falls and group hugs. Rather, a high-quality team building activity developed by experts in communication and cultural strategy, can produce real results. You may be looking for team building ideas, however it can be [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Top 10 Leadership Blogs of 2018

2019-02-27T16:48:25-05:00November 14th, 2018|Employee Retention, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Roundups|

Achieving operational excellence requires driving continuous improvement in all aspects of your organization but especially in leadership development. And being realistic, you likely face new leadership challenges nearly every day. Whether you’re challenged by the need for a more innovative culture, managing disruption in your market or dynamics amongst your team, brushing up on [...]

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

2019-04-24T21:46:26-05:00October 2nd, 2018|Blog Series, Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders, Team Leadership Tips, 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

2019-02-27T16:52:03-05:00September 25th, 2018|Building Trust, Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from Sports, 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 [...]