August 5, 2014

GREAT TEAMS HOLD THEMSELVES AND OTHERS ACCOUNTABLE

In my speeches, teamwork seminars, sales training classes – and in my book, Gold Medal Strategies: Business Lessons from America’s Miracle Team – I discuss, describe, and expound on the traits of great teams. I have identified nine traits that great teams hold. I call these traits Gold Medal Strategies. This month, I highlight the strategy, Great Teams Hold Themselves and Others Accountable, which is the focus of chapter 4 in the book. Each member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic […]
March 11, 2015

MENTOR SERIES: CHARLES KELLY

Charles Kelly has done far more than talk the talk … for he has surely walked the walk … every step. I was fortunate to grow up in a big and tight family that abounded with love, and in which each member was loyal to each other. I had a wonderful mother and father, and four sisters and three brothers. My older sister, Maureen, married her high school sweetheart, Charles Kelly and they have been married for 46 years. Maureen […]
May 6, 2015

MENTOR SERIES: DAN PRATT AND PAUL HALEY

It was the summer of 1984, and I had just retired from hockey. I was playing in a celebrity charity golf tournament at the Connecticut Golf Club in Easton, CT. I was participating in the tournament on the invite of Jim McManus, a co-founder of the integrated marketing giant, Marketing Corporation of America, the lead tournament sponsor. MCA had divisions that provided consulting, advertising, sales promotion, coupon .. and other sales and marketing services. In addition to playing a round […]
December 21, 2015

THE ART OF SPORT WITH JIM CRAIG

Enjoyed being interviewed by Yankee magazine’s Kristina M. Dodge. Posted with permission of New York Yankees Partnership. ©Yankees Magazine. All rights reserved. As goaltender of the 1980 United States Olympic hockey team, Jim Craig contributed to one of the biggest upsets in sports history — America’s 4-3 victory over a Soviet Union team that had dominated the Olympic stage for decades. The win cleared the way for the United States’ goldmedal triumph over Finland. After the Olympics, Craig went on […]