"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) Selig

Allan H. (Bud) Selig

Commissioner of Baseball

Joe explains what’s common in all successful people. It’s the importance of networking.

Darren Hardy

Darren Hardy

Publisher of SUCCESS magazine

Joe Sweeney’s networking skills helped to significantly increase my off the field income.

Brett Favre

Brett Favre

Three 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 Canfield

Jack Canfield

Founding Author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series

Joe Sweeney is a most persistent and persuasive man.

Bob Costas

Bob Costas

NBC 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 Liguori

Steve Liguori

Executive 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 Debbink

Dirk Debbink

Retired 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 Dolan

Cardinal Timothy Dolan

American 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 Mackay

Harvey Mackay

New 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 Musselman

Joe Musselman

Founder 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 Zore

Ed Zore

Former 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 Leipold

Craig Leipold

Owner 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 Joerres

Jeff Joerres

Executive Chairman, ManpowerGroup

Joe’s game plan in Moving the Needle will help you on the road from success to significance.

Bob Buford

Bob Buford

Author 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 Bisher

Patrick Bisher

GM 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 Trunzo

Bob Trunzo

President 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) Selig

Allan H. (Bud) Selig

Commissioner 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, JD

Louise Jones, JD

LexisNexis, 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 Gitomer

Jeffrey Gitomer

Best-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 Ryan

Bo Ryan

Head 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 Assaraf

John Assaraf

The 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, PhD

Ken Dychtwald, PhD

author 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 Pacchini

Mark Pacchini

Former 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 Maturi

Joel Maturi

Retired 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. Anderson

John K. Anderson

ESPN 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 Nicholas

Ab Nicholas

CEO 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 Leopold

Mark Leopold

CEO 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 Mack

Jay Mack

President & 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 Borca

Greg Borca

National 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. Celentani

John V. Celentani

Northern Trust

Moving the Needle will help you and your team to become the best version of yourselves.

Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

New 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 Trunzo

Bob Trunzo

Chief 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 Maturi

Joel Maturi

Director of Athletics at the University of Minnesota

Joe Sweeney has shown that no matter your background, there are universal keys to successful networking.

Virgis Colbert

Virgis Colbert

Retired 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 Alvarez

Barry Alvarez

Athletic 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. Hanley

Brigadier General John C. Hanley

Commander, 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.

Mike Welsh

Mike Welsh

VP Commercial Development, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Former Director, Sports and Event Marketing, Miller Brewing Company

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