He was born in a New Richmond, Wisconsin and moved to Tucson Arizona in 1976. In Wisconsin, Joe was raised in a small farming community where his family operated a beef cattle operation. He learned the benefits of family and community support and the ability to work hard to achieve goals.
Joe is a serial entrepreneur, change agent, radio personality, candidate for office, developer and CEO in the medical and charter school arenas. He has identified, started, grown and stabilized several businesses in southern Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado.
Joe is married to Christine and they are the parents of Hailey and Jack. Joe is a father, community leader, business owner and supporter of local charities.
What Is Joe About?
This poem sums up a path for living a full life.
The video below is a special moment with Principal from Colorado, Jason Edwards and Director of Professional Development, David Towne (meet David HERE), reciting IF to the staff in Colorado.
The money line; “If you can make one heap of all your winnings, And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss”
Here is Joe’s favorite poem by Rudyard Kipling,
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
How To Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
Instant Report – Michael Brooks
Rich Dad Prophecy – Robert Kiyosaki
Grit – Angela Duckworth
Five Dysfunctions of A Team – Patrick Lencioni
Leadership Contract – Vince Molinaro
Linchpin – Seth Godin
Good To Great – Jim Collins
SPIN Selling – Neil Rackham
4 Hour Body – Tim Ferriss
Tipping Point – Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
Washington – Meg Greenfield
The Oz Principal – Roger Connors, Tom Smith
Change The Culture – Roger Connors, Tom Smith
The E Myth Revisited – Michael Gerber
America Alone – Mark Steyn
It’s Your Ship – Captain Michael Abrashoff
The Ultimate Question 2.0 – Fred Reichheld
Nuts! Southwest Airlines – Kevin and Jackie Freiberg
Joe’s Philosophy on Business and Leadership As Told By ….
Give a listen to these three podcasts from leaders in their fields. First, Craig Groeschel, one of America’s largest megachurch pastors. Second, Marty Callner, a Producer with a hunger to create, attention to detail and working towards a long body of work to be proud of. Third, Andy Rachleff on the nuances of servant leadership, setting a vision and building a team.
1. Personal Mastery
Risk – Creativity, and Purpose
Finding Mastery, interview with Marty Callner. Callner shares Joe’s philosophy on risk, creativity and digging in deep.
Callner’s diverse resume includes specials starring Chris Rock, The Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Bette Midler, Jerry Seinfeld, Will Ferrell, Garth Brooks, Diana Ross, Britney Spears, and Robin Williams, to name a few.
Here are some parallels to listen for in the Callner interview;