"If you don't learn from Joe, you might need to see a psychiatrist."-Harvey Mackay
"All teams can benefit from Moving the Needle, which is a simple and practical simple system for improving human performance."
Allan H. (Bud) SeligCommissioner of Baseball
Joe explains what’s common in all successful people. It’s the importance of networking.
Darren HardyPublisher of SUCCESS magazine
Joe Sweeney’s networking skills helped to significantly increase my off the field income.
Brett FavreThree Time MVP, NFL Legend
Much like my book The Success Principles, Moving the Needle is a transformational guide that will help you and your business move the ball forward.
Jack CanfieldFounding Author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
Joe Sweeney is a most persistent and persuasive man.
Bob CostasNBC Sports Broadcaster
Joe’s address to our World Leadership Conference in Buenos Aires and his 10-week follow-up training sessions to our young leaders helped moved the needle for our emerging executive leadership team at GE.
Steve LiguoriExecutive Director of Global Innovations & New Models at General Electric
Through my decades of experience in the military and in business, I have found that effectively serving others in leadership roles is not accomplished by doing big things; it is accomplished by developing the necessary habits that enable one to consistently do the right things on a daily basis. Moving the Needle provides the tools to steer you on the course to effectiveness and influence.
Dirk DebbinkRetired Vice Admiral in the United States Navy and former Chief of the Navy Reserve
Moving the Needle’s concept of getting clear by getting quiet is the foundation of all spiritual exercises.
Cardinal Timothy DolanAmerican Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York
Joe Sweeney effectively threads the needle in Moving the Needle! Sharp, common sense advice for business and for life.
Harvey MackayNew York Times #1 Best-Selling Author of Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive
Joe you flew out to our new campus to help represent The Honor Foundation and you did a helluva job. We serve our nation's most elite warriors, and you bring your A-Game every time! We continue to be impressed by the impression you make on our Fellows in such a short about of time. We are proud to have you in our Family, and we know you'll continue to excel at your work with us beyond our expectations. We're here for you 100%. We continue to look to you for your thought leadership and input as we grow The Honor Foundation to reach more and more lives.
Joe MusselmanFounder and CEO, The Honor Foundation
Joe Sweeney's drive and enthusiasm are inspirational and contagious. The tools and practices in this book have helped me to move the needle and improve my business everyday.
Ed ZoreFormer Chairman of the Board, Northwestern Mutual
After Joe spoke to our sales team, we sold a record $9 million of season tickets in one day. Joe’s training was terrific. Did I mention we also signed Zack Parise and Ryan Suter, the top two NHL free agents in 2012, at the same time Joe spoke to our troops?
Craig LeipoldOwner of the Minnesota Wild NHL franchise
At ManpowerGroup, we place millions of people each year. Moving the Needle is a must-read book for all job seekers to help them identify their strengths and passions.
Jeff JoerresExecutive Chairman, ManpowerGroup
Joe’s game plan in Moving the Needle will help you on the road from success to significance.
Bob BufordAuthor of Half Time
Joe's program titled 'Operation Crossover,' in which he used in his training for the U. S. Navy SEALs, taught me how to transition from military to civilian life. He has been a huge help to me personally and to my fellow brothers in the SEAL teams. Joe helped me set a clearly defined goal for waht I want next, and helped me better understand how to put myself out there in the corporate world. With Joe's help, I have made a successful transition from the SEALs to General Motors by using the principles in Moving the Needle.
Patrick BisherGM Group Leader Production and former Navy SEAL
Joe's address to our leadership group at CUNA Mutual was a moving and inspirational experience for our team. He knows how to coach, lead, and inspire leaders.
Bob TrunzoPresident of CUNA Mutual Group Insurance & Financial Services
Joe is right. Networking is one of the most crucial aspects of being successful in any workplace. By approaching your job with Joe Sweeney’s mindset, you will undoubtedly triumph in your field of work.
Allan H. (Bud) SeligCommissioner of Major League Baseball
Joe Sweeney recently presented an inspirational keynote and workshop to our LexisNexis Women Connected group, which gave participants the tools to create game-changers in their business and personal lives. Joe caused a powerful and positive paradigm shift for many who attended the workshop.
Louise Jones, JDLexisNexis, Process Improvement Director – Customer Systems, North American Research Solutions
One percent of the people in the world do what they say they will do. One percent of the people in the world give without expectation of return. One percent of the people in the world understand how to connect with people by being a value provider. Joe Sweeney is in the one percent bracket. He has set the standard for doing business ethically and enthusiastically. I heartily recommend that you buy Moving the Needle and hire Joe to inspire your people to greater heights.
Jeffrey GitomerBest-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, and Sales Authority
Joe was helpful when he talked to our coaching staff during our NCAA Final Four run. Many of the concepts in Moving The Needle helped our team get to the Final Four in Dallas.
Bo RyanHead Coach of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Badgers men's basketball team
Joe’s book reveals key concepts for getting clear, free, and making significant improvements in your professional and personal life.
John AssarafThe New York Times bestselling author of The Answer and Having It All, featured in the blockbuster movie, The Secret
Moving the Needle will help you to understand that we have been given a tremendous gift of longevity in our lives. Joe provides many tools for you to make the most out this most precious gift of time.
Ken Dychtwald, PhDauthor of A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement and Success
Over the years I’ve worked with Joe on various investment opportunities and have shared the principles from his book with my teams across the globe. Each and every time, Joe has added significant value to the process by providing simple, yet impactful insights that cause you to stop and reframe how you are approaching a project. Over the years nothing has impressed me more about Joe than what a great father he has been to his four children. To me, nothing tells you more about a person and his principles than how he treats and interacts with his family.
Mark PacchiniFormer President of Foote Cone & Belding Advertising, Current CEO of rVue, Inc.
Joe Sweeney has “moved the needle” for my students at the University of Minnesota each time he has visited. This book captures his message of why and how to get clear, get free, and get going. Students of all ages can benefit from his game plan.
Joel MaturiRetired Director of Athletics, Current Instructor, University of Minnesota
Broadcasting is a people business. Contacts, sources, connections, relationships—that’s networking, and that’s where Joe’s expertise has helped me.
John K. AndersonESPN SportsCenter Anchor
I strongly believe in the principles found in the following four books, so much so that I require all my employees to read them and am now adding a fifth – Moving the Needle: #1) The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham #2) The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale #3) How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie #4) Networking Is a Contact Sport by Joe Sweeney
Ab NicholasCEO of the Nicholas Company
I have watched the concepts of The Winning Game Plan be implemented with many companies over the years and employ them often in my current role at Turtle Wax. The system works by creating positive daily changes in your professional and personal life.
Mark LeopoldCEO of Turtle Wax Inc.
Last fall Joe implemented The Winning Game Plan with our commercial banking team. It was so successful that we asked him to come back this year and repeat the program with our retail bankers. The program has made a real difference in the professional and personal lives of our employees.
Jay MackPresident & CEO of Town Bank
Moving the Needle is a playbook to be used by the healthcare industry. Getting clear, free, and going is the foundation for untangling the complexity that exists today and creating a future of more affordable, accessible, and higher quality care. Joe Sweeney does it again.
Greg BorcaNational Healthcare Entrepreneur
Reading Networking Is a Contact Sport and Moving the Needle were watershed moments in my career. Five years ago, I never would have believed that I could be in a business development role at my firm. Understanding your approach to sales and implementing the 5/10/15 program helped transform my daily routine. Your insights helped me to see that in my business, wealth management, networking, and sales are all about understanding people’s needs and helping them find the right solution.
John V. CelentaniNorthern Trust
Moving the Needle will help you and your team to become the best version of yourselves.
Matthew KellyNew York Times Best-Selling Author of The Dream Manager
I teach Joe Sweeney’s networking philosophy to all four thousand of our employees. I am reminded every day that they work. The Joe Sweeney way works.
Bob TrunzoChief Operating Officer, CUNA Mutual Insurance
I have known Joe Sweeney for forty years, and if there is one rule he has practiced, it is the Golden Rule. Living by this standard has helped him succeed in all facets of his life. By following the advice found in Networking Is a Contact Sport, you will find more meaning to your life and to your work.
Joel MaturiDirector of Athletics at the University of Minnesota
Joe Sweeney has shown that no matter your background, there are universal keys to successful networking.
Virgis ColbertRetired Executive Vice President, Miller Brewing Company; voted “Top 50 Executives in America” by Ebony and Fortune magazines
Joe’s networking advice has helped me in recruiting for decades.
Barry AlvarezAthletic Director and former head football coach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Joe’s address to over 400 Army Reserve Soldiers, many with extensive deployment experience, significantly helped them to maintain balance in their lives as Citizen Soldiers. Joe was a game changer for our troops.
Brigadier General John C. HanleyCommander, 3rd Battle Command Training Brigade, 75th Battle Command Training Division
Joe Sweeney's approach to improving personal performance is spot on. In both business and on the race track, the competitive set is fierce. You have to move the needle or you will be left behind.