Top 10 Effective Ways to Develop High Potentials

2019-02-19T11:05:51+00:00February 19th, 2019|Brace For Impact, 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 Paralympic Sprinters

2019-02-01T10:39:53+00:00January 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

2019-02-01T10:34:44+00:00January 20th, 2019|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+00:00January 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 [...]

How to Stay Motivated at Work this New Year: Setting Personal & Corporate Goals

2019-01-17T13:26:08+00:00January 1st, 2019|Apollo Experience, Meet Our Apollo Leaders, Uncategorized|

The Apollo 8 mission was a smashing success for NASA. Letters and newspapers described it as “The event that saved 1968.” But what did it really take for the Apollo 8 team to stay motivated? The answer will push you through your business goals in the new year. It was a moment that astronaut Frank [...]

Paralympic Guide Wesley Williams’ 5 Tips for Better Workplace Communication

2019-02-01T10:47:04+00:00October 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 [...]

Why People Leave Pt. 1: Three Toxic Contributors to Poor Employee Retention

2018-08-27T14:47:31+00:00July 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Two of the biggest leadership buzzwords that follow the word “employee” are “engagement” and “retention.” We’ve talked about engagement on this blog before but haven’t tackled the epidemic of bolting employees — a trend that’s only growing. A recent survey by Dale Carnegie Training revealed “26% of U.S. employees say they will look for a [...]

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