August 2, 2016

MENTOR SERIES: JIM WIDMANN

I make it my mission in life to say thank you and express gratitude to those who have mentored and helped me succeed – as a person, in my business career, and as an athlete. No one truly succeeds alone, and I am fortunate that I had the opportunity to learn from so many excellent mentors along the way. The key to mentorship is double-sided: The mentor has to be fueled by a desire to give back and to impart […]
August 2, 2016

JIM CRAIG REFLECTS ON THE “MIRACLE ON ICE”

“At the Winter Olympics in upstate New York in February 1980, a motley band of American ice hockey players, on their path to the gold medal, upset the powerful Soviet team. The most lasting image of the games was goalie Jim Craig draped in the American flag, and the Stars and Stripes began to come out across the country. The sports columnist Pete Axthelm interviewed a woman who ‘hadn’t seen so many flags since the 1960s. When we were burning […]
September 14, 2016

MENTOR SERIES: SHARLENE CRAIG

In business, the quest for success is often described as an individual endeavor. While success absolutely requires self-motivation, hard work, and relentless determination, there are almost always unsung heroes behind the scenes that truly enable someone to achieve their goals. These heroes are the spouses and family members who make immense personal sacrifices in order to help you succeed, yet rarely ever receive any recognition for their key role in the success. I speak often about the importance of building […]
September 30, 2016

CREATING A LEGACY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

In my humble opinion, the legacy that you leave behind determines the way in which you choose to live your life. Professionally or personally you should be setting an example and a standard for the next generation. You want to create a legacy that inspires, motivates, and drives the youth to be the best they possibly can be. This is not an easy task, especially with the world growing and constantly changing around us. However, it is our responsibility to […]