Leadership and Accountability, as told by Jim Craig

Leadership and Accountability, as told by Jim Craig


In this video, goaltender of Miracle on Ice, Jim Craig, speaks to leadership and accountability. If you don't have a dream... how can you make it come true? Craig explains that in order to do something really great, you need your teammates. You need to be able to count on them and trust them. Jim also shares that he always told people that he had 3 dreams - to get a full scholarship to college, make an Olympic team, and then play professionally. Craig deciphers that in order to do really well, he had to learn all the skills and weaknesses of the players that were in front of him.

Jim Craig has been called the backbone of a team that accomplished one of the most extraordinary and memorable sports victories of all time. He went on to play professionally and transitioned to tremendous success in the business world which he still enjoys today.

For more than 30 years, Jim has inspired, instructed, and provided strategic and winning direction for employees and associates from more than 500 organizations, including Bank of America, Dell, Coca-Cola, Dunkin’ Donuts, Kellogg's, Microsoft, Ocean Spray, Walt Disney, Welch’s – and other companies that hold some of the world’s most recognized and respected brands. Jim is also the co-author of the highly acclaimed business book, Gold Medal Strategies: Business Lessons from America's Miracle Team (2010, John Wiley & Sons).

Olympic Gold Medalist; Goalie, 1980 USA “Miracle on Ice” Hockey Team, & Founder/President of Gold Medal Strategies

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Jim Craig guides, motivates, and inspires your employees and associates through a 45-minute to one-hour speech that is customized to your organization’s needs and objectives. Jim understands that your business is faced with a unique set of challenges. When speaking to your organization, Jim draws from his experiences with the 1980 USA Olympic hockey team and his 30 years of sales & marketing experience to customize a speech that is tailored to driving your organization to achieve any desired goals and beyond. In addition, Jim Craig has developed 9 “Gold Medal Strategies” for Success to assist companies and individuals on what it takes to rise to new levels of success in the business world.