How to be a Winner…guaranteed!

This weekend is the big championship weekend for many of the baseball teams in my home town. So, all the hard work they put in during practices, all the skills and lessons they learned during the regular season all come down to the performance this weekend. And especially today, Championship day. But I encourage allContinue reading “How to be a Winner…guaranteed!”

Clutch Performers

“Clutch performers are those who can relax in stressful situations” -Richard Elmes David Price, in his Toronto Blue Jays debut showed remarkable poise, in escaping a 4th inning jam where the Minnesota Twins had the bases loaded with none out, without giving up a run. When it is clutch time in any situation, whether itContinue reading “Clutch Performers”

Motivational Quote: World Series Champions 2010

Congratulations to the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. Here are a few quotes on how they won it. “Persistance, work ethic,  team effort and everyone made a huge contribution this year. “ -Brian Wilson, Closing Relief Pitcher, San Francisco Giants “Keep working, stay in shape and good things are bound to happen.” – EdgarContinue reading “Motivational Quote: World Series Champions 2010”

Motivational Quote: Happiness

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” – Margaret Lee Runbeck

Motivational Quote: Opportunity

“Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

What is your top concern in managing a sales team?

Brent Mellow (Helping businesses improve their results with salesforce.com and the Force.com cloud platform.) asked the following question on LinkedIn: What is your top concern in managing a sales team? Here is my response: Hi Brent, My top concern in managing a sales team is always getting the team to  effectively maximize their selling time. By spendingContinue reading “What is your top concern in managing a sales team?”

Motivational Quote: World Series Champions

“The willingness to be unselfish and play the game the right way… that is why we are champions.”  – Joe Girardi, Manager of the World Champion New York Yankees

Motivatonal Quote: Team Spirit

“Team spirit is knowing and living the belief that what a group of people can accomplish together is much larger, far greater, and will exceed that which an individual can accomplish alone.”  – Dianne Arias

The 7+ Habits of Highly Effective Husbands: Habit #3: Think WE before ME

To explain theis point I need to talk about another one of my great loves… hockey. I remember one particular game when a powerful Jr. A team from a neighbouring city http://www.kitchenerrangers.com  was losing to our city’s young inexperienced team. http://www.guelphstorm.com Then, with the game still in reach, their new star player (Steve Downie http://lightning.nhl.com/team/app?page=PlayerDetail&playerId=8471703&service=page)Continue reading “The 7+ Habits of Highly Effective Husbands: Habit #3: Think WE before ME”

The Power and Legacy of a Great Coaching

The crowd groaned as the first baseman squeezed the ball for the final out. The final out of the game. The final out of the season. No, my 8 year old son’s team didn’t win his Jr. Rookie ball championship, but they will take away much more than a participant’s trophy. The reason: Great CoachingContinue reading “The Power and Legacy of a Great Coaching”