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Whether you are starting out or a veteran in sports leadership, the most critical components of leadership are covered in these articles. 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.

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Exceeding New Levels of Excellence: Bo Hanson and Athlete Assessments Recognized in the 2023 AITD Excellence Awards

Our team are incredibly excited to share that our Director and Lead Performance Consultant, Bo Hanson was the winner of the 2023 Dr Alastair Rylatt Award for L&D Professional of the Year at the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) Excellence Awards. As a company, Athlete Assessments was also recognized as a finalist in the award for Best Capability Building Program for our Elite Team Program.

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Fastpitch Flyers Success in Sport & Leadership

The University of Dayton’s Head Softball Coach, Cara Clark-LaPlaca; and Executive Director of the Center for Leadership, Brent Kondritz Ph.D., share insights on building athlete leadership through role modeling, collaboration, and foundational self-awareness.

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ABC Radio Melbourne: Bo Hanson on Succession Planning

Recently, Bo Hanson joined ABC Radio Melbourne presenter, Lisa Leong, to discuss the topic of succession planning. They covered what it is, why it’s important, the common mistakes made when implementing a strategy, and how effective succession planning is the ultimate measurement of a great leader.

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Coaches Corner Podcast: with Liz Masen

In a recent episode of Canterbury Rugby’s Podcast, Coaches Corner, Liz Masen joins Riki Tahere to unpack the power of DISC Profiling and how better understanding your own behavioral tendencies and your players can unlock their best performances. While Liz talks all things DISC, Riki takes a deep dive into decision making, which sees the two discuss the key importance of understanding athletes on an individual level. We guarantee you’ll love this episode, by don’t just take our word for it! Have a listen and share your thoughts with us.

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Beyond the Bowl: How the LA Rams are Transforming Lives

Against the backdrop of a thundering home-crowd stadium, the Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl. But a lesser-known thundering roar, fueled by the echoes of the “Who’s house? Ram’s house!” chant, is building throughout the Los Angeles community due to the championship winning work of the LA Rams Community and Engagement team’s Pathways to Success Program.

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A conversation with Coaches who Lift Other Coaches

How do you prepare Assistant Coaches for the next step in their careers? To unpack the ideas around this important subject, we called on those who have a proven track record of elevating the careers of the coaches around them, and who we are lucky enough to call our clients. We brought them together – not because they liked the topic, not because they’re interested in the topic, but because they are genuine experts in the topic.

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The Key to Unlocking your Coaching Philosophy

When we look at leaders in any endeavor, we often see their success critically defined by their leadership philosophy, and when it comes to sport coaches it is exactly the same. Having a defined coaching philosophy is key to effective coaching (and leadership), but the process of developing and understanding your own philosophy is often sidelined. When your team relies on your performance as a coach as much as they do on technical execution for achieving a winning outcome, this process is a priority.

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Where Coaching in Theory Meets Coaching in Practice

Dedicated to his profession, four-time Olympic coach, now Program Director, Dr. Cam Kiosoglous focuses his commitment to build the depth of alignment between coaching research and coaching in practice through Drexel University’s Master of Science in Sport Coaching Leadership.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Coaching by Looking In

Can a coach coach themself? It’s an interesting question to ponder. While the role of a coach is to constantly work with their athletes and team to develop and improve, and we know that coaches by nature and role can be excellent at developing others, what about when developing themselves?

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Leadership Learnings from an Award-Winning Lecturer and International Leadership Consultant

Having the capability to lead plays a critical role in this effectiveness, so how do we actually develop leadership across diverse populations, ensuring to include those who may be reticent or hesitant to take on a leadership role? Jacqueline Mueller, a leadership expert renowned for bridging the gap between theory and practice acknowledges there’s no effective ‘cookie-cutter’ approach for teaching leadership, but simply put she says, “I try to invite participants to reflect on themselves and to find a way of leading that works for them.”

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Connecting and Collaborating at the Client Collective

The faces occupying each Zoom square on Athlete Assessments’ first Client Collective were distinguished by their choice of beverage – Eastern Time in the United States saw clients sharing their happy hour with us, water bottles for those on Mountain Time, Pacific and Central Time, in the UK it’s a late night cup of tea and comparatively, time zones in Australia saw clients reaching for their morning latte.

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Bo Hanson

Senior Consultant & Director

Bo Hanson’s career within the sport and the business sector spans over 25 years, delivering leadership, management, and coach development. In addition to his own athletic career comprising of four Olympic appearances and including three Olympic medals, Bo has worked for many years with coaches and athletes from over 40 different sports across the globe. Bo was also the winner of the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) 2023 Award for L&D Professional of the Year, for his dedication to L&D and transformational work across various industries.

After a successful career in sport including four Olympics and three Olympic Medals, Bo co-founded and developed Athlete Assessments in 2007. Bo now focuses on working with clients to achieve their own success on and off ‘the field’, and has attained an unmatched track-record in doing exactly this.

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