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Role of Leadership Groups in Team Sports

We recently completed a number of sessions with leadership groups comprised of 5 to 6 representative members of high performance sports teams. Our discussions were focused on clarifying their role and dealing with the inevitable challenges of the coming season. The group members…

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Solving Team Dysfunctionality and Building Team Chemistry

Why is it that only a few teams and organizations are able to achieve a sustainable level of high performance? Lessons learned from social psychology and years of experience suggest that a key factor is the ability of leaders to consciously manage team chemistry and avoid dysfunctionality.…

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Does team culture predict performance?

Using a modified Denison Organizational Culture Survey to measure high performance sports teams, our results strongly indicate that team culture is a predictor of winning percentage. For all the talk about how team culture impacts performance, there hasn’t been a way to…

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Focus On Culture When You Take Over

Whether you're a new manager in the English Premier League, a new head coach in the National Football League or taking overany of the NCAA sports programs, youfacethe same pressure of building a winning program. This is true in sports as it is in business. You are expected…

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Survey Says!

Survey says Terps are 'well-integrated' team with solid chemistry Before season, Maryland players participated in exercise to gauge unity and personal motivations January 25, 2013|By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun COLLEGE PARK — — Shortly before the season…

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Going Against the Grain

How discomfort can help coaches build winning cultures. Summer is done. It’s back to school and back to work. My hope is that as leaders and coaches go back to work after their summer holidays, they go back with a little anxiety. Not over whether they will have a successful…

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Culture and Leadership Showcase Brief

This is a narrative summary and selected slides of the material presented by Vancho Cirovski and Valdis Krebs on June 22, 2012 at the Peak Showcase on Organizational Culture and Leadership Organizations spend over $120 billion annually on training and development in United States.…

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Cirovski defines leadership formula

During their run to a second straight CIS women's basketball championship last season, Windsor Lancers head coach Chantal Vallee agonized over some personnel decisions and the domino effect it would have on her team. Vallee went with her gut instincts and she was proven…

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Compete on Culture

How many times have you heard the word toxic lately in connection with workplace behavior? Maybe you’ve experienced it at one time or another in your career. If you work with others for a living, you no doubt have felt the pressure of unreasonable people, expectations…

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