October 14, 2014

YOU’RE NOT COMPETING WITH YOUR COMPETITION

This month we are discussing Chapter 6 of Gold Medal Strategies, “Great Teams Have a Real or Invented Enemy”. The whole chapter is about real or invented enemies. Enemies does not always have to be the competition. Read below for clarification and some 1980 Olympic Gold Medal insight. When I speak to groups, when I coach teamwork, I strongly emphasize the importance of having enemies—real or invented—and being on guard against their destructive potential. If you don’t see an enemy […]
December 4, 2014

GREAT TEAMS MANAGE THROUGH EGO AND CONFLICT

“Great Teams Manage Through Ego and Conflict” is one of the nine Gold Medal Strategies that I speak on, write about, and teach. “Great Team Manage Through Ego and Conflict” is also the title of chapter 8 of my business book, Gold Medal Strategies: Business Lessons From America’s Miracle Team. Ego and conflict need not be destructive. Indeed, as is almost always the case, when organizations successfully manage through ego and conflict they emerge stronger and more competitive than had […]
January 11, 2015

VICTORY – THE ONE AND ONLY END GAME

As I travel around the country, speaking and addressing companies and other types of organizations, a major focus of my speeches and talks is what I call the “Gold Medal Strategies” that are the hallmark and conduct of great teams. There are nine Gold Medal Strategies, and they are the centerpiece of, and discussed in depth in, my business book, Gold Medal Strategies: Business Lessons From America’s Miracle Team. Among those strategies is, “Victory – The One And Only End […]
July 29, 2015

JIM CRAIG RECENT TESTIMONIAL…NATIONAL SALES MEETING

“Jimmy recently spoke at our 2015 National Sales Meeting and was the hit of the show! He spent a great deal of time researching our organization and really hit home in speaking to the unique challenges we have been facing as an organization. His themes on “teamwork” and “winning as an underdog with a shared dream” were truly impactful and inspirational. Jimmy was gracious with his time and a real pleasure to work with. If you are looking for a […]