Here are all our articles dedicated to the important topics of Conflict, Communication and Trust in sport. These elements can make or break your sporting season, so understanding how to manage them effectively is critical.

The Importance of Body Language in Sport

Video Presentation by Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian and Coaching Consultant Body language is a very popular topic within communication skills, yet can often be overlooked regarding the application to body language in sport. In this video Bo Hanson talks about the relevance of body language, and how to use it in coaching and sport. (If you [...]

Importance of Communication in Sports

By Bo Hanson – 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments Communication is the Key to Success The importance of communication in sports cannot be understated. It is said to be the key to success in both the sport and business world. Now yet another study has proven it! European Leaders recent research showed that poor communication is responsible for reduced performance in the business world. The study emphasized why it is so important for senior management to be able to communicate effectively, with 41% of employees believing communication improves productivity and performance. In the sporting world it is no different. Better communication from Coaches will result in a positive impact on performance. […]

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Trust in Teams and The Trust Account

Bo Hanson on Trust in Teams and the Trust Account In this video, Bo Hanson talks about Trust in Teams and the Trust Account. “When we talk about successful teams there is one thing that they never talk about but it is the same thing that unsuccessful teams always talk about.  Trust.” Resources on Trust [...]

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The Five Styles of Conflict in Sport

 Video Presentation by Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian and Coaching Consultant Let’s face it, it isn’t sport if there isn’t some conflict going on somewhere or at some level. It is not so much about it occurring, but more about how we manage it.  Conflict managed well can have exceptionally positive outcomes. In this video Bo [...]

Team Trust in a Nutshell

Video Presentation by Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian and Coaching Consultant In this short video, Bo Hanson covers what happens when a team doesn't trust each other or their coach. What does this look like on the field? How does team trust change from one year to the next? Watch the below video for a quick [...]

Behavioral Predictability for Building Trust in Sport

By Bo Hanson - 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments A critical element in creating a more positive relationship with your athletes is the concept of behavioral predictability. Essentially this is about behaving in a consistent manner. For example, when the team wins or loses, your athletes should never be concerned about your [...]

Coaching Presence and Communication Mediums in Sport

Video Presentation by Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian and Coaching Consultant The ‘message’ you send and the presence you create is much more than merely what you say. With any interaction, being congruent has enormous power. Communication Mediums (i.e. how we communicate) include body language, your tone of voice, and the words you use. In this [...]

Communication in Sport with different DISC Styles

Video Presentation by Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian and Coaching Consultant We all know that communication in sport is the foundation of coaching. It doesn’t matter how brilliant you are as a technical or physical training expert, if you can’t communicate this to others, the opportunity is lost. In this video, Bo Hanson discusses how the [...]

Communication in Sport: Learn the Process

Video Presentation by Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian and Coaching Consultant The ideal outcome for communication in sport is a shared level of understanding, in sport and in life. In this video Bo Hanson looks at the communication process, specifically in the sporting context. This process involves constructing a message, deciding your goal, choosing the pitch to [...]

Empathic Listening and Giving Advice

Video Presentation by Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian and Coaching Consultant In this video Bo explains empathic listening which involves the content and emotion of what is communicated. Bo also describes why some people may ask for advice and then ignore your suggestions. Mystery solved!  This video looks at the best way for coaches to give [...]