Duke Energy Customer Service Week: Sean Tucker Embraces Teamwork at Work and on the Court

Lessons from basketball translate to the customer contact center for Sean Tucker. Companies are recognizing employees during Customer Service Week, Oct. 2-6

Sean Tucker experienced the thrill of a lifetime on the basketball court, learning lessons he’s certain will make him a better teammate to his colleagues at work and to the customers they serve.

Gaming Philanthropy: How Sports Fans are Driving Social Good

By Steve Hahn, president of AT&T Oklahoma

Competition might be the spice of sports, but it’s good for charitable organizations, too. Brackets For Good aims to turn nonprofit fundraising on its ear through the concept of gamification. By tapping into the competitive spirits of “fan-lanthropists,” Brackets For Good provides charities with an innovative platform to raise funds, drum up excitement for their organizations and reach new audiences.

Three Quality of Lifehacks for Recognizing the All-Stars at Your Organization

By: Quality of Lifehacks

You may have watched this weekend’s NBA All-Star game, but do you know why those players were picked to play? It’s not about points scored or minutes played, and it’s not about the dollars they earn for team owners. They’re chosen by the people most touched by their work. The NBA lets fans pick half of the starting players — and the rest are picked by fellow players and the media who cover them. Coaches pick the reserves.

In Indiana, Greater Lafayette Leaders Honored as ‘Difference Makers’

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PLAINFIELD, Ind., February 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy has recognized four Greater Lafayette leaders with its Difference Maker award. They are among 10 statewide who have received the honor so far this year.

Brackets for Good and AT&T Team Up on New Bracket-Style Fundraising Tournament for Non-Profits


INDIANAPOLIS, October 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Brackets For Good and AT&T announced today a collaboration to introduce a first-ever nation-wide Brackets For Good tournament — just in time for basketball’s Big Dance. Tipping off on Feb. 24, 2017, 64 large national charities will compete online in a single-elimination bracket-style fundraising tournament. In addition to raising awareness and funds, the winning organization will receive a $100,000 contribution from AT&T. It’s competitive giving. Everybody wins.

Detroit Basketball Player Andre Drummond Joined JetBlue in Detroit for its ‘Soar With Reading’ Initiative

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Last year, JetBlue launched an online #BookBattle competition as part of its award-winning Soar with Reading program. The airline asked crewmembers and the public which community -- Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles or New York City -- should get 100,000 new children's books from JetBlue in 2016. Nearly 1.3 million online votes were cast and Detroit triumphed with 48 percent of the vote.

VSP Teams Up with DeMarcus Cousins to Host Free Basketball Camp

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School’s out for summer, but in June the Sacramento Charter High School gym was filled with 200 kids for a free two-day basketball camp led by NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins.

Striving for Perfection on the Basketball Court and in Life

By: Jeff Moore

“I’m someone who will push you beyond all reasonable limits. Someone who will ask you not to just fulfill your potential but to exceed it. Someone who will expect more from you than you may believe you are capable of.” – Pat Summitt

The Simple Secret Behind Radical Leadership

I thought I knew how to lead a team. Then I started investing in others as much as myself. It changed everything.

Pat Grace | UPS 

My dad wasn’t a mechanic. He didn’t work in a repair shop. I wouldn’t call him a gearhead.

And yet, he was always the first call when someone had a flat tire. He was on speed dial for any neighbor seeking a helping hand, a little encouragement or guidance during tough times.

My dad was plenty busy, running two businesses and raising eight children – yes, eight – in Lansdowne, a blue-collar town just outside Baltimore, Maryland. 


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