Past coaches/staff Archives - Building Champions

I do the same thing, every year, before I put up Christmas decorations.


What do Fred Smith, Bill Gates and Walt Disney have in common?  If you guessed they were great leaders, you guessed right. They are/were great leaders for so many reasons, but today I want to share the top two things great leaders DON’T do that makes them great leaders.


This week starts our examination of The 7 Deadly Sins of a Sales Professional. The first sin – apathy, can wreck any sales professional’s dreams of reaching their goals.


The best way to remove a band-aid is to quickly rip it off  which produces a sharp, short pain. Then you are done – the memory quickly fading. Slowly removing a band aid in order to minimize the pain never works. It only stretches out the process which is more traumatizing.


My pastor told a story at church about being on top of a ski mountain in Colorado when his 5 year old daughter decided she was done skiing for the day. They were with a whole group of people, and he didn’t want anyone else to be disappointed, so he told them all to go enjoy their day of skiing and he would take her down. They missed the gondola ride, so he and his daughter had to ski back to their hotel. If you ask him, he will admit to also missing the turn off for the greens (the easiest run). After yet another wrong turn – he was looking down the better part of a black diamond run – to make it an even better story, it had moguls (strategically placed little bumps) all the way down. (more…)

Time to Reflect

Growing up as a TV fan in the ‘80s, I was forced to get comfortable with waiting. When my favorite show ended on Tuesday at 9 p.m. (like this one or this one), we were forced to wait 7 long days to see what happened next to the characters we loved. In that forced hiatus,… Read More

Fighting a Fixed Mindset

Let’s be honest: 2020 has been a challenging year. That’s not to say there haven’t been moments of triumph and opportunity, but for many of us our mindsets and perspective have been tested like never before. We’ve been forced to re-think our rhythms, routines, priorities and schedules, all while dealing with a tsunami of change… Read More

The 7 Perspectives Video Series

Part I: Your Decisions & Influence In the first of a three-part video series, Daniel Harkavy explores how your decisions and influence affect everything from promotions to gaining and keeping the trust of your team and peers.  Read Video Transcript