“Uh Houston, we’ve had a problem.” Many people remember this shocking statement uttered by astronaut Jim Lovell about Apollo 13’s status. Others are simply familiar with this iconic announcement, which is still often used to signify the gravity of a particular situation. In April of 1970, the status of Apollo 13 couldn’t have been more serious, […]
“The reflection of my situation and that of this army produces many an uneasy hour when all around me are wrapped in sleep. Few people know the predicament we are in.” When he penned these words in 1776, George Washington couldn’t have known how applicable they would be to 21st century leaders. No matter what […]
As the Summer Olympics of 2016 unfolded, the successes of athletes from around the world made international headlines. And no matter what country, team, or individual you were rooting for, those athletes all had one thing in common: Coaching. Think about that for a few seconds. Contestants in the Olympics don’t make it to that […]
When you hear the name Disney, the word ‘failure’ doesn’t pop into your mind. Success, yes. “The Happiest Place on Earth”—definitely! What could this uber-profitable company possibly know about failure?
“Growth Mindset” mania has hit America, and everyone from corporate executives to educational leaders are talking about the topic. Carol Dweck’s Mindset: A New Psychology of Success has stirred conversations about the ability every person has to keep learning, growing, and achieving in order to reach his/her full potential. And those of us at LEADon […]