Perspective and Promise

Perspective and Promise

It is funny how many of the problems we had six weeks ago seem so insignificant now. I mean, six weeks ago if I woke up and realized that we had not put my wife’s car in the garage and there was a few inches of snow on it and the car would be cold for her…well,...
Keep Moving Forward

Keep Moving Forward

Growing up I had one dream. To play high school basketball for my Dad, and to help our high school, Palatine, get downstate. It was a dream that I thought about often. Running onto the floor at Assembly Hall at the University of Illinois. As you can imagine I grew up...
What’s Love Got to Do With It?

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

The greatest honor that comes with being a leader is the opportunity to impact the lives of the people you are leading. Impacting them in such a way that your positive influence touches every area of their life. It increases the value they add in their professional...
It All Comes Down to Trust

It All Comes Down to Trust

They say association becomes assimilation which worked out well for me at an early age. See, studying what made successful coaches such great leaders and how they got the most out of their team’s ability was just a way of life to me as my Dad was a successful high...
Want What Matters Most

Want What Matters Most

There are certain pictures of your children that make you pause as they truly capture your little one in a moment of pure JOY. There is nothing like the feeling as a parent knowing that your child is genuinely happy. Not just smiling because you told them to as you...
Accept the Challenge

Accept the Challenge

A good coach can change a game; a great coach can change a life. ~ John Wooden Regardless of your field of endeavor or the path you have taken to get to where you are today, there are people who come into your life and impact you in ways you cannot imagine. They...
Getting to Them

Getting to Them

There will be a number of conversations and talks throughout your professional career that you will never forget. You will always be able to see the look on the other person’s face, hear the words that were said and remember the thoughts running through your head as...