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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. You may find our sections for our most recent articles, resources and materials, latest newsletters, or 5 Minutes with Bo Hanson video series valuable too.

Accountability Key to Championship Form

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...

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How Happiness Affects Athletes

A 75 year-long Harvard study reveals that authentic, honest and reliable relationships are the source of happiness, physical and mental health. In a TED Talk on the study, one of the longest...

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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...

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Roadblocks to Accountability

In a revealing interview with Dr. Jen Fraser, for End Bullying & Abuse in Sports Summit, Bo Hanson 3 x Olympic medalist and 4 x Olympian explains why a Coach’s bullying tactics...

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Conflict Resolution in Sport

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...

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empathic listening

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...

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team trust

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...

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conflict in sport

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...

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body language in sport

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....

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