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.

Listening Skills in Sport and DISC- Why is Listening so hard?

Video Presentation by Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian and Coaching Consultant In this video Bo Hanson discusses why listening is so hard. Learn about the 150/650 Key, and which DISC Styles are the best and the worst listeners. Why empathic listening is so vital, and what you can gain by empathetically listening is also discussed. Watch [...]

Quiet Athletes? Sport Coaching to Increase Participation

By Liz Hanson - Client Director at Athlete Assessments One of the recurring questions I hear from coaches is about how to get the quiet athletes to participate more - especially in team meetings. You know the quiet athletes I mean, they sit there and watch you (or not) but it is like pulling teeth to [...]

Sport Coach Communication: The Best Coaches Get It Right

By Bo Hanson - 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments Engage Athletes through Sport Coach Communication As our recent article on What Bonds an Athlete received a lot of excellent feedback we thought it would be useful to provide a follow up. So here is how you can better the interactions you [...]

The Coach’s Guide to Managing Conflict in Sport

By Bo Hanson - 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments We all know that in the highly stressful environment of elite sport (and even social sport), conflict is bound to occur.  Coaches need to know the best way to understand, recognize and manage conflict in a way that results in a positive [...]

Managing Athlete Personality Clashes in Your Team

By Bo Hanson - 4x Olympian, Coaching Consultant & Director of Athlete Assessments Every coach would have experienced an athlete personality clash in their team which has completely, or in part, contributed to the de-railing of their season.  If your team has yet to have an athlete personality clash, well you are still in the [...]

Critical Conversations for Coaches and Athletes in Sport

Video Presentation by Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian and Coaching Consultant In sport, as in life, we are often faced with difficult, awkward or highly confrontational situations. At these times, we need to step up and deal with it in the most productive way. In this video Bo Hanson discusses the critical conversations for Coaches and [...]

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Conflict Resolution in Sport

By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments In a revealing interview with Rowperfect, who have a YouTube channel dedicated to rowing, Bo Hanson, four-time Olympian and triple Olympic medalist talks conflict resolution, the pointy end of his work on the people side of sport. The interview covered a great deal of Hanson’s sporting and [...]

Roadblocks to Accountability

An analysis of two factors that regularly block accountability within individual or team-based athletic performance By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments Accountability is a prerequisite for high performance and is an essential theme or value, which takes specific systems and strategies to establish. Bo Hanson, Senior Consultant for Athlete Assessments talks about two [...]

Q&A with Joshua Gordon

Joshua Gordon, conflict management specialist, founder of the Sports Conflict Institute, and co-author of essential reading, The Sport’s Playbook: Building Teams That Outperform, Year After Year By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments We had the opportunity to interview Joshua Gordon for our article ‘Proactive Conflict Management in Sport’ and he had so many valuable [...]

Conflict Management, Team Culture and High-Performance Sport

With Joshua Gordon: An insight into effective conflict management and resolution, both proactive and reactive By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments Josh Gordon relishes the opportunity to resolve fractious conflicts or situations engulfed by ineffective cultures. He’s a conflict management specialist, founder of the Sports Conflict Institute, and co-author of essential reading, The [...]