In Which Grade Did We Become Poor Business Writers? The Answer May Surprise You

Third grade. The second we learned about the five-paragraph essay, our academic writing improved, but our business writing suffered. When we started writing in the first and second grades, we got right to the point. “My name is Charlie.” “I like to play sports.” “The dog is fast.” When we learned how to write [...]

By | 2017-08-29T11:30:00+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The Business Leaderboard: Key Statistics Athletes Teach Us About Business

We have heard “them” say hundreds of times that participating in youth and college athletics prepares us for careers in business. Growing up, intuitively I understood that the lessons of teamwork, leadership, and community I learned from sports would translate into my professional life, and it continues to become more apparent. Through our work [...]

By | 2017-08-29T11:38:14+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Plot Your Success on a Curve

High performing individuals, from business leaders to professional athletes, are different from the rest of the world. There are three very common criteria that define high performers and their edge: High performers achieve their goals and beat their expectations High performers outperform their peer group High performers are consistent in their performance level From our [...]

By | 2017-08-29T11:39:56+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

velocityHUB, C&M Machine Products & the State of NH Partner to Bring Training to Workers

(NASHUA, NH) – The State of New Hampshire has granted C&M Machine Products up to $16,500 towards leadership training with velocityHUB, in their latest round of the New Hampshire Job Training Grant program. Dan Villemaire, President of C&M Machine Products, said, “We are thankful to the State of New Hampshire for supporting our company’s training [...]

By | 2016-09-14T13:29:13+00:00 July 21st, 2016|News|0 Comments

The 5 Mentor Relationships That Changed My Life

My first week in the professional world was exactly 25 years ago this month, July 1991. I joined the technology giant Electronic Data Systems, EDS, a Fortune 100 company founded and led by Ross Perot. I signed up for the 3-year Systems Engineering Development, SED, program which was a 3-phase training program known for [...]

By | 2017-08-29T11:42:21+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments