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Jim Craig Serves As Son's Best Man

Jim Craig Serves As Son's Best ManIn 1986 I was lucky enough to marry my best friend and the love of my life, Sharlene "Charlie" Craig. I cherish that day not only because I found my soul mate but also because I had my dad standing next to me as my best man. As most of you know from the Olympics, my dad means the world to me. After we won the gold against Finland, I searched for him in the stands to share what I thought would be my greatest accomplishment. Little did I know that becoming a husband and father would be life's greatest gifts.

To this day my father remains the man I love and respect above all other men. In my high school yearbook at Oliver Ames High School, Class of 1975, my life's ambition reads - "To be half the man my father is."

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Jon Luther - Mentor Series

b2ap3_thumbnail_JonLutherNews_Header.jpgAmong the nine traits of great teams – traits that I call Gold Medal Strategies – that I speak and present on, that I write about, is Great Teams Are the Product of Picking the Right Players.

Is a trait that almost all great teams hold – whether a sports team or company, or other type of organization.

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You’re Not Competing with Your Competition

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Pull Potential Out of People

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When people are trying to skirt an issue or are considering themselves slick and able to fool others, even if what they are doing and their motives are easily understandable, I like to remind them that, “Even if your head is in the sand, that doesn’t mean that your butt isn’t showing.’ I like to help get people’s head out of the sand and make them confront what needs to be confronted. I like them to face what needs to be faced in order that they may fulfill and reach their potential.

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Holding Yourself & Others Accountable

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What does it mean to hold yourself and others accountable?


Everyone in an organization needs to have a vested interest in the total output and total product. You can be the hardest working, best-prepared, and smartest employee in the world, but if you can’t speak up and let others know that you observe things are going well, then the organization is not operating effectively. As well, you need to be open to others holding you accountable. And to hold others accountable, you had better be prepared to help them be accountable.

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