The last two years, Learfield IMG College President & CEO Greg Brown has encouraged employees to choose their own “One Word” to provide focus in their work. In 2018, Greg’s word was “Gratitude”. In 2019, his word is “Listen”.

The inspiration for this was from noted author/speaker Jon Gordon. He states that in order for employees to grow as individuals, or for a company to grow, we should determine a place in our life that needs work – a crack in our foundation that needs mending – and focus our efforts, energy and attention for one year on working to repair that area. To best accomplish this, it is suggested employees choose a word (ONE WORD) that reminds us of that specific work that needs to be done.

Greg encourages employees to share their word by sending it to

Below is the current list of words that have been submitted.