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Key to Teamwork from a World-Record Holding Guide Runner for Parasprinters

2020-09-15T16:10:03-04:00January 24th, 2019|Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders, Team Leadership Tips|

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

2020-09-15T16:09:59-04:00January 20th, 2019|Leadership Roundups, Employee Retention, Team Leadership Tips|

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Meeting Madness: Make Meetings Matter

2020-09-15T16:12:50-04:00March 29th, 2017|Team Leadership Tips, Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from Sports|

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 [...]

Three Essential Personalities to Add to Your Team

2020-09-15T16:12:49-04:00March 7th, 2017|Team Leadership Tips, Employee Retention, Leadership Lessons|

When making a decision on who to hire, it’s easy to only focus on a candidate's experience and technical skills.  Of course it’s important for every team member to be proficient at their job.  However, their personality and fit within your culture cannot be ignored.  An all too common mistake is to hire team members that are [...]

Top Three Leadership Lessons from Brad Pitt

2020-09-25T07:20:10-04:00December 7th, 2016|Experiences, Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Team Leadership Tips|

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 [...]

Three Leadership Lessons from an Elite Dive Team

2020-09-15T16:12:28-04:00August 22nd, 2016|Experiences, Gold Medal, Leadership Lessons from Sports, Leadership Lessons from the News, Team Leadership Tips|

Olympics season has come and gone, a time we celebrate with champions, cringe with the close calls, and weep with the hopefuls.  But lately, the world is (again) aghast at two divers from the Philippines who seem to not understand that Olympic diving requires landing in the water with otherworldly precision. Behold the following [...]

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