1. Change is constant-you must be flexible and anticipate your competition. The very best performers tend to be change-friendly.
  2. Conflicts are inevitable and healthy; resolve them in a win/win fashion.
  3. Effective/clear communication is vital.
  4. Acknowledgment instead of criticism builds teams.
  5. Focus on goals rather than problems.
  6. Teams that thrive have a clear vision and mission.
  7. Good goals are specific, measurable, and challenging.
  8. Skills-Based practices with positive reinforcement builds teams.
  9. Poorly structured practices with shame and humiliation
    destroys them.
  10. Effective meetings enable teams to reach their goals.

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“By the age of 13, as many as 7 out of 10 kids will quit playing an organized sport, because it is simply not fun anymore.”

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