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How to Help Your Team Bond Quickly

They made it look so easy. I am speaking of Team USA in the World Baseball Classic last month. Thirty-four guys from different professional teams got together to play against the world’s best baseball teams—and they won it all. How could such a diverse group that played together less than three weeks become such a…

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Five Gifts Athletes Need From Coaches

Recently, I had the opportunity to share with the NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) community the following thoughts. I wanted to share them with you as well… I made an observation some time ago that’s been confirmed over and over, among student athletes. Most want to be “seen” as leaders, but few want…

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Why Resiliency Is Rare

Last December, I spent time with my long-time friend, Dave Dravecky. Dave was the major league pitcher for the SF Giants, who in 1989 threw the “pitch heard round the world.” Dave was diagnosed with cancer in his pitching arm and was forced to leave the game he loved. But he fought back and against…

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The Top Reason Why College Sports Teams Lose

Can you guess the number one reason of why teams lose at the Division One level of intercollegiate athletics? According to an informal poll we’ve done with NCAA Division 1 coaches, the number one reason they believe their teams lose is: “We didn’t have enough leaders.” One athletic director after another has invited our Growing…

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Sportsmanship and the Male Ego

For years now, ESPN and other television networks have commented on whether football players, like Cam Newton or Victor Cruz, should be celebrating the way they do when they make it into the end zone. Now Cam Newton has complained about being hit as a quarterback behind the line of scrimmage—more than other quarterbacks (like…

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What Makes Great Teams, Great: Podcast #42

Today, I’m excited to share with you a conversation with Don Yaeger. Don is a nine-time New York Times best-selling author, award-winning speaker, business leadership coach, and former Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated. Here are some highlights from our conversation. Tim Elmore: Don, I’d like to talk to you about this idea of teams. I’m…

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10 Steps That Help Athletes Deal with Conflict

In 2015, I hosted conversations with more than 300 NCAA coaches, as I traveled to universities across America. When I asked what their top challenges are with today’s student athletes, one kept popping up again and again: The athletes’ ability to confront teammates on wrong or poor behavior. I bet you’ve seen it too. Teammates…

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What Turns Good Teams into Great Teams: Podcast 44

The Components of a Great Team: Podcast 44 What Makes Great Teams, Great: Podcast 44 What Separates Good Teams from Great Teams: Podcast 44 How You Can Develop a Great Team: Podcast 44 The Secret Behind Every Great Team: Podcast 44 Today, I’m excited to share with you a conversation with Don Yaeger. Don is a…

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How to Keep Athletes from Collapsing Under Pressure

Albert Einstein once insightfully wrote: “The last thing to collapse is the surface.” When I pause and reflect for a moment, I can see he’s right. The surface collapses last in our day because we’re only aware of that surface. We’re consumed with how we look. It’s possible that we’ve never been as mindful of…

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