Dr. Jim Tunney is an educator, with more than 25 years of experience as a teacher, a coach and various other positions within the educational system. He has worked with major corporations and associations all over the world to build teams, set effective goals, and increase productivity.
Keynote and Motivational Speaker, Author, Former NFL Referee
Dr. Tunney is an educator with 28 years of experience as a teacher, coach, principal at three high schools, Superintendent of Schools, and member of the Board of Trustees at the high school and college level.
Regarded as the “Dean of NFL Referees”, Jim’s 31-year NFL career landed him in the NFL Hall of Fame.
Jim is also an author of such books asImpartial Judgment,Chicken Soup for the Sports Fan’s Soul, and It’s the Will Not the Skill. He has written numerous articles including his weekly newspaper column The Tunney Side of Sports, and shares thoughts on his blog.
Jim is an accomplished speaker having won The Cavett Award, the “Oscar” of professional speaking. It is presented annually to the professional speaker whose career has earned “outstanding credit, respect, honor and admiration in the National Speakers Association and the speaking profession.”
A past president of the National Speakers Association, he is a charter member of its most prestigious group — the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame — and holds every professional designation of the NSA.
He has worked with major corporations and associations all over the world to build teams, set effective goals, and increase productivity.
- T*E*A*M Building - TOGETHER EVERYONE ACCOMPLISHES MORE
My responsibilities over a 30+ year period as a teacher-coach-high school principal and District Superintendent created a fundamental belief that if a decision affects others in the process, it is wise to involve each of them in the process of the decision.
Leadership is more about responsibility than ability. Honesty, creating a positive climate, and trusting people are the important character traits of a leader. All too often, unfortunately, people with those strengths lack the courage or initiative to “step up.”
Courage is a learned trait either from example (parent, teacher) or from experience. A leader must not be afraid to fail. The measure of a leader is not that he/she might fail, but how that person bounces back!
- CUSTOMER CARE
Exceeding Customer Expectations Every Time
Customers don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care
Customer service isn’t enough anymore. The times have changed. The customers have changed. The minimum goal now is customer care.
Living Every Day for Peak Performance
To sustain top performance, we must develop and maintain balance in our lives – between work and play, between the fiscal and the physical, between duty to others and duty to ourselves.
- Power of the WILL
Improving Employee Enthusiasm and Resourcefulness
When thinking about how to correct self-defeating patterns, it helps to ask yourself: “What would I think of the choices I have been making if a teenager I loved were making the same ones?”
We don’t allow our children to adopt habits that are damaging to themselves or others. All too often, though, we are more lenient with ourselves than we would be with our children. Perhaps this is because we have the mistaken idea that self-defeat is a victimless crime.
One lesson we learn from football is that the more self-discipline you apply to yourself, the better you will be and the better off those around you (crewmates, teammates, etc.) will be. That interaction works in life as well.
- Here’s to the Winners
Here’s to the Winners
You play to win the game
There is no room for second place
It is always been an American zeal to be first in anything you do. Your mindset must be focused on winning – not on playing “not to lose.”
You can lose your momentum, but never lose your confidence. Maintaining self confidence strengthens your resolve to win.
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