After many years of publishing an internal corporate blog, I thought it was time to branch out and take a risk. So, here I am.
This blog will be a place for me to share my opinions, my thoughts and my experiences in the areas of leadership, leading teams and hockey. What makes me a novice or expert in these subjects? I have over 27 years of experience working in the corporate world managing and leading. I have had a passion for these subjects and have done well for myself. I want to offer my insights, learnings, failures and successes to help others that are leading today.
Why hockey? I am a sports nut. I grew up in upstate New York and played many sports. Hockey was always the one that I filled my time with. Moving to Arizona, I figured that I would only be watching hockey on TV. Luck would have it there are many rinks now in the Phoenix metro area. My son at age 5 wanted to play and I was fired up again. He played for well over 15 years, of which I coached many of them. My last 7 years has been coaching high school ice hockey in Arizona.
I believe that many of the experiences I have had in coaching sports (hockey for my son, softball for my daughter) applies to leading teams. With coaching both softball and hockey – I got plenty of experience in diversity of coaching men and women in sports. Motivation, teaching techniques and just interaction are different and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Over the coming weeks, the website will be getting a make-over, fine tuning or whatever you want to call it. I am learning how to do this as I go! So, please be patient. I will get better at the website stuff. Already know I have a few issues to work out!
The content in the blog post will be from my heart, experience and learnings. That is the real stuff.If you have any ideas, please share them.
I am looking forward to sharing and learning with you all.