Five Questions for Jeff Janssen

Sports Leadership Expert Jeff Janssen at the ZingTrain Speaker Series

We recently caught up with Jeff to ask him five questions:Jeff Janssen mug low-res 2013 (1)

How did you get into the world of Sports Leadership?
I have always been fascinated by the impact that leaders have on a team, especially in the sports and business world.

Do you think Sports Leadership is different from leadership, say in a business? If so, how?
I think effective leadership principles are mostly the same in sports and business – both deal with bringing out the best in people, both involve competitive situations, both rely on building and sustaining championship cultures.

Could you tell us a little bit about the work you do at the Janssen Sports Leadership Center?
We help coaches and captains become world-class leaders who are committed to a lifetime of service, success, and significance. We develop leaders who win on and off the playing fields by teaching them to effectively lead themselves and others.

Could we ask you to name-drop a little for us and tell us who some of your most exciting clients are?
My most exciting clients are Michigan, North Carolina, LSU, Illinois, Arkansas, NC State, and Colorado.

What will your speaker series session focus on?
We’ll focus on 7 Leadership Lessons from sport’s legendary coaches that can be applied by leaders of all walks of life.

John Beilein, University of Michigan Men’s Basketball Coach said,

“Jeff Janssen’s work with the Michigan Leadership Academy has been tremendous.”

We agree! And we’re tremendously pleased to offer a session with Jeff Janssen in this season of ZingTrain’s Speaker Series. If you are looking to build a Championship Culture in your business and help your team consistently perform to its full potential, then this is the session for you!

In this session, Leadership Academy Director Jeff Janssen reveals the seven Leadership Lessons he has learned from consulting with 25 NCAA National Championship teams at top athletic departments including Michigan, Stanford, North Carolina, Arizona, Notre Dame, and many others. Jeff’s program is designed for leaders who want to build a winning team – no matter from which walk of life, or what level of an organization! Please join us this coming Thursday, September 25, 8 – 930am! 

Reserve your seat here


Z-Pic of the Week

September 13, 2014

Refreshments for our four-footed guests.

Refreshments for our four-footed guests.


Z-Pic of Week

September 5, 2014

Beautiful blue cheese at Zingerman's Deli.

Beautiful blue cheese at Zingerman’s Deli.


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August 29, 2104


Zingerman’s Roadshow wearing summer flowers.


Zingerman’s Labor Day Hours

Labor Day is this coming Monday, September 1st.

Some of our businesses may have limited hours on the holiday.
Check the list below for hours of operation:

Zingerman’s Deli
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Zingerman’s Roadhouse
6 a.m – 11 p.m.

Zingerman’s Bakehouse
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Zingerman’s Coffee Company
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Zingerman’s Creamery
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Zingerman’s Mail Order


Zingerman’s Cornman Farms

Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, September 2nd.

The Zingerman’s Community of Businesses wishes you a relaxing and happy Labor Day! 




Z-Pic of the Week

August 22, 2014

Chad with Prosciutto

Chad rockin’ the Prosciutto di Parma at Piazza Zingermanza.