10 Inspirational Leadership Insights from Blind Long Jumper Lex Gillette

2018-09-26T15:56:36+00:00August 16th, 2018|Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders|

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 Olympic Rugby Star Alev Kelter

2018-09-26T15:55:26+00:00July 30th, 2018|Blog Series, Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders|

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 [...]

When Experiential Learning Goes Wrong – And How to Make It Right

2018-08-27T14:30:07+00:00January 31st, 2018|Favorite Leadership Books, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from Sports|

Experiential learning is an important tool that can help you become a better leader. But, if it’s not done correctly it may actually lead you astray. Tennis coach and author Timothy Gallwey touches on this topic in his popular book, The Inner Game of Work. In it, Gallwey compares excelling in sports to excelling at [...]

Meeting Madness: Make Meetings Matter

2018-08-27T15:03:26+00:00March 29th, 2017|Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Team Leadership Tips|

A typical meeting tends to go one of two ways: Either the person who called the meeting dominates the room and makes everyone feel like a spectator.  Or nobody is prepared, so everything goes off the rails and nothing gets accomplished.  However, there is a better way to make meetings matter and accomplish more by doing [...]

Super Bowl Legends and Lessons in Leadership

2018-08-27T15:06:18+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from Sports|

The world of football and business are vastly different.  At first look, business plans and football playbooks aren’t comparable, and it’s likely your employees aren’t well over six-feet tall and nearly 400 pounds.  However, the principles used to lead your team at work and those used by a coach or quarterback to win football games [...]

Top Three Leadership Lessons from Brad Pitt

2018-09-26T16:06:49+00:00December 7th, 2016|Experiences, Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons from Sports|

The highly acclaimed film, Moneyball, wasn’t your typical sports movie. Sure, it was about an underdog that found a way to succeed against tall odds, but if you watch closely, you’ll come away with more than just fuzzy feelings for the Oakland Athletics. Brad Pitt’s portrayal of Athletics GM Billy Beane was a brilliant display of leadership [...]

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