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Mentor Series: Ben Smith

BenSmithNews_HeaderIt'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 me were as a matter of course in giving back to hockey - and, more precisely, in one case, building a winning hockey team.

Benjamin Smith III is the son of U.S. Senator Benjamin Smith II. The younger Smith grew up in the Massachusetts seaside town of Gloucester. Ben Smith III is a storied and iconic figure in U.S. national hockey. A standout defenseman at Harvard University, from which he graduated in 1968, Ben went on to coach in college, then high school, and then again in the college ranks - before coaching U.S. teams in the Olympics.

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Jim Craig Recent Testimonial...National Sales Meeting

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"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 motivational speaker to help rally the troops, Jimmy would be a great choice!"

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Have You Ever Wondered Where the Chant USA USA Came From?

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Not Necessarily the Best Players—But the Right Ones

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Here is a segment, titled, “Not Necessarily the Best Players – But the Right Ones,” from Chapter 5 of Gold Medal Strategies:

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Great Teams are the Product of Picking the Right Players

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In any organization – whether it is athletic team, company, public service board, school administration, military unit … or any other type of group – the people within that organization are its most important and valuable resource.

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7 Ways to Build Accountable Organizations

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Book Jim Craig for Your Next Event!

When you hire Jim Craig (Motivational Speaker), not only do you have an elite athlete who understands teams, but a sales professional who has excelled in business. 

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