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How to Build a Culture of Innovation

2020-07-01T13:45:30-04:00July 1st, 2020|Apollo, Building Trust, Experiential Learning, Launch Point, Leadership Lessons from other Industries|

To build a culture of innovation in your business, you have to allow failure in your processes. SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company behind the recent, historic return of human spaceflight to the United States knows this well. During its quest to develop reusable rocket boosters, SpaceX experienced ups and downs common [...]

Purpose-Driven Leaders are Unstoppable

2020-06-24T14:10:14-04:00June 24th, 2020|Experiential Learning, Leadership Coach at the Movies|

Leaders with purpose and personal commitment to a goal are hard to stop. The Oscar-winning film 1917 illustrates three key leadership lessons demonstrating how passionate, purpose-driven leaders accomplish their goals – even in the face of extreme adversity. The gripping movie depicts stories told to director Sam Mendes by his grandfather, a WW1 veteran. It [...]

Resilience: Lex Gillette, U.S. Track & Field

2020-06-23T16:33:18-04:00June 23rd, 2020|Experiential Learning, Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders|

During final training and preparation for the upcoming Summer Paralympic Games, current long jump world record holder Lex Gillette got the news that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics were being postponed. Instead of being devastated, Gillette focused on the positive by saying, "I have another year to get ready." Click below for inspiration on how to [...]

Resource Roundup: Learning from COVID-19 for Future Crises

2020-05-28T12:44:13-04:00May 27th, 2020|Experiential Learning, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Roundups|

As the world slowly reopens in the midst of COVID-19, businesses must navigate a changed world and determine how to thrive in the uncharted future that comes next. Now is the time to analyze the effectiveness of your organization’s crisis management plans and make the necessary adjustments to prepare for future crises. During a crisis, [...]

Ford v. Ferrari: Leading Under Pressure

2020-05-06T14:41:52-04:00May 6th, 2020|Experiential Learning, Leadership Coach at the Movies|

Leading under pressure can be stressful for even the most seasoned leader. When outcomes are uncertain, deadlines are tight, and the stakes are high, leaders must focus on quickly analyzing information and making the best decisions possible. Often, high-pressure situations result in innovation as leaders and their teams must adopt new ways of thinking and [...]

Expressions of Gratitude

2020-05-11T13:53:37-04:00April 7th, 2020|Gettysburg, Leadership Lessons|

Originally published in The Gettysburg Times, the following Letter to the Editor from Experience to Lead facilitator Chuck Burkell shares wonderful insights on expressing gratitude during times of crisis  - like the current COVID-19 pandemic. http://www.gettysburgtimes.com/ Read the letter: Dear Editor of The Gettysburg Times, During this “never in our lifetime” global COVID-19 pandemic, many [...]

5 Essential Mindsets for High-Performing Teams

2020-01-28T13:34:30-05:00January 28th, 2020|Building Trust, Employee Retention, Experiential Learning, Leadership Lessons|

Do people have talent or develop talent? Are problems really opportunities or threats? Is it ‘everyone for themselves’ or ‘all for one and one for all’? The answers to these questions reflect mindset - the underlying attitudes that shape how a leader leads - as well as how people relate to one another on teams. [...]

Top Leadership Blogs & Podcasts for 2020

2020-01-28T14:30:46-05:00November 14th, 2019|Employee Retention, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Roundups|

An insightful leadership blog adds incredible value to your development as a leader, and even more so when it’s written by an expert who has encountered the challenges you’re facing. That said, you don’t have hours to search online for the blogs most relevant to your leadership challenges. As you look forward to 2020 and [...]

Resilience: From Corporate America to the Bobsled Track

2019-10-07T16:13:44-04:00October 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

2019-08-20T16:10:23-04:00July 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, [...]