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3 Tips I Wish I Knew As a 22 Year-Old Graduate

Posted by Joe Sweeney on May 22, 2015

It has been over 30 years since I sat in a classroom and daydreamed about the goals and aspirations I had for my future. After spending 4 years obtaining an undergraduate degree and a few more years working toward my graduate degree, I, like many other students thought I had all the right tools to take on the next phase of my life, primed for all that was to come.

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Break Down Communication Blocks Between Men & Women In Business

Posted by Joe Sweeney on May 7, 2015

Anyone who has read John Gray’s book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, understands that some of the same communication challenges men and women face in their personal relationships can also be struggles brought to the forefront in an office environment. Understanding what is at the root of these challenges in the workplace can help open up lines of communication and result in a more productive work setting. Here are a few ways we can review the physiological barriers that influence the way men and women communicate:

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3 Tipping Points for Bo Ryan and the Badgers

Posted by Joe Sweeney on Apr 2, 2015

Have you ever taken on a project or planned a journey that you knew would be both grueling and incredibly fulfilling at the same time? What about doing something very different, in an otherwise ordinary day-to-day existence? Or, made the commitment to yourself or others that you would strive to accomplish something that seemed improbable? We’re all unique individuals. We all have distinct goals, aspirations and dreams. What is different among us is what motivates and allows some people to push themselves beyond the limits to make what might be a wild dream, come true.

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Joe's Weekly Tip: Connect With Customers By Taking a Rooting Interest

Posted by Joe Sweeney on Mar 25, 2015

Looking for a sure-fire way to bond with someone you want to get to know better? Maybe you're looking for a way to show a customer you really care? Here's a great way to make an impression. 

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5 Winning Leadership Lessons From Coach Bo Ryan

Posted by Joe Sweeney on Mar 20, 2015

BoRyan2In my opinion, Bo Ryan isn’t only UW Wisconsin’s most successful coach and the best in Big Ten history; he is the best coach in the country. After transforming division 3 basketball during his tenure as the head coach at UW Platteville during the 1984 – 1999 seasons, Bo went on to elevate the UW Wisconsin-Milwaukee program to new levels in Milwaukee from 1999-2001 and in Madison from 2001 through to today. After Bo was awarded Big Ten Coach of the Year and enjoyed a big win in the 2015 Big Ten championship game, the Badgers now look forward to the NCAA tournament as a No. 1 seed.

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