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How to Build a Culture of Innovation

2020-09-15T16:03:56-04:00July 1st, 2020|Launch Point, Apollo, Building Trust, Experiential Learning, 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 [...]

5 Essential Mindsets for High-Performing Teams

2020-09-15T16:03:49-04:00January 28th, 2020|Experiential Learning, Building Trust, Employee Retention, 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. [...]

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, [...]

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

2020-09-25T07:46:33-04:00August 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 [...]

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