Debunking The Myth of Leadership

Sarah Leberman, Professor of Leadership, on leadership and its application to high-performance sport By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments Leadership is not anchored to a nominal position or the domain of the select few within a team, according to Sarah Leberman, Professor of Leadership at Massey University, New Zealand. Also a Fulbright Scholar and the author [...]

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The How, What and Why of Athlete Leadership – Tips for Coaches

An efficient and effective leadership approach for athletes By Bo Hanson - Director and Lead Consultant So, you’ve just decided on the leadership role or roles within your team. Now the journey begins! What do you want your leaders to do? How do you expect them to carry out the role? You might have your own ideas and [...]

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Embracing Values from Inside the Sports Team

Why player ownership is essential in driving team values to achieve success in sport By Bo Hanson - Director and Lead Consultant There are some non-negotiable principles teams need to have in place if they are to achieve success. Firstly, every unique team must have a set of values they agree to live by. Secondly, they [...]

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Directing Team Culture

Should Team Culture be coach driven or player lead? By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments This article illustrates reasons why coaches need to be involved in guiding (not directing) team culture. We also emphasize the importance of using the playing group’s experience in establishing team culture. Earlier articles give a definition of culture [...]

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Athlete Assessments’ Team Day

Athlete Assessments tackles the challenges of indoor rock climbing for its first 2019 Team Day By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments Every team needs to set aside time to re-connect, review goals and revisit values. Athlete Assessments is no different. We have four Team Days a year and the first one for 2019 [...]

5 Minutes with Bo Hanson: Talking Toughness

By Bo Hanson - Director and Lead Consultant Bo Hanson on Toughness at the 2017 National Rugby League High Performance Coaching Course Bo Hanson Talks Toughness with Ross Antoniolli, Game Development Officer at the NRL. Does your program breed toughness in your team? In this concise video, Hanson simplifies the dialogue around toughness in sport by providing a short [...]

5 Minutes with Bo Hanson: Talking Team Culture

By Bo Hanson - Director and Lead Consultant Bo Hanson on Team Culture at the 2017 National Rugby League High Performance Coaching Course  Bo Hanson Talks Team Culture with Ross Antoniolli, Game Development Officer at the NRL. Every team has a culture, some cultures support high-performance while others simply grow around dominant personalities in the team. [...]

Accountability Key to Championship Form

Personal accountability drives peak performance, Head Coach of the UMass Minutewomen Softball Program, Kristi Stefanoni By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments After a stellar playing career that included 4 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, Kristi Stefanoni, Head Coach of the UMass Softball Program, has solidified her position as a stellar coach with another successful year and being rewarded with the title of 2018 [...]

6 CRUCIAL Steps to Success in Taking Over a Program

The How-To Coach's Guide for a Successful 1st Year By Bo Hanson, Senior Consultant, Athlete Assessments Congratulations! You’ve just been recruited as the new Head Coach. Whatever circumstances led to your appointment, the fact remains; you need to turn this team around – fast. You’ve got to get important elements of the team on side [...]

Strategies to Develop Team Culture

Strategies that drive the development of team culture are universal and they include establishing a team’s; goals, roles, values and behaviors By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments In our early article on ‘Getting Clear on Team Culture’ we provided an explanation of what team culture looks like in a sporting context and a [...]

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