July 29, 2016

MENTOR SERIES: GARY LINEHAN & DAVE CLEARY

MY HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY COACHES – TWO VALUABLE MENTORS AND TWO WONDERFUL FRIENDS. I OWE A LOT TO DAVE CLEARY AND GERRY LINEHAN If you talk to almost any successful adult, you will find that he or she has had at least one important mentor from high school that has played an important and positive role in their emotional, moral, and cultural development that has led them to be the person they are today. I am fortunate enough to say […]
April 25, 2016

MENTOR SERIES: BEN SMITH

It’s funny. When Ben Smith discovered that I wanted to include him in my series of mentors who have most influenced and improved my life, he was a bit surprised. He maintains that, while he and I have long been good friends, and he knows that I think highly of him, he had not considered himself much of mentor to me. A reason that Ben didn’t think of himself as mentoring me is that the help and opportunities he provided […]
April 25, 2016

SECRETS OF A GREAT WINNING TEAM

The foundation of a fulfilling life, of a life of purpose and meaning, is honest work that one enjoys, and which one knows is important. Great and winning companies are teams of employees, all who share a common dream, and all who understand that in performing their jobs they produce high-level value that is in-demand and useful. Employees of great and winning companies are talented and hardworking; they demonstrate what Theodore Roosevelt observed, that, “Far and away the best prize […]
February 25, 2016

MENTOR SERIES: NEIL HIGGINS

My senior year in high school, I was hopeful that I could play major college hockey. My stats ranked among the best prep goaltenders in Massachusetts. Our team, Oliver Ames High School, won every game but one during the regular season, and in the state tournament we lost by one goal to the eventual state champions. But I faced a major obstacle, in terms of receiving attention from college scouts, in that Oliver Ames did not play in one of […]