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Team Dynamics

Articles

This brief article by Dr. Don Murray details some key traits found in effective teams. 8 Characteristics of Effective Teams Read more >

A deep exploration of the events surrounding the death of Denver Broncos Quarterback, Darrent Williams, on a fateful New Year’s Eve. This article is excellent for exploring group dynamics Read more >

This paper evaluates the organizational culture related to the New Zealand All Blacks winning ethos, which has been developed, nurtured and sustained since the inception of the first national Read more >

This article examines the coach’s role as a leadership educator. This includes 7 conditions helpful for creating an emotionally safe dynamic teaching and learning environment favorable to Read more >

This article by Dr. Don Murray provides some useful, basic, information on conflict resolution skills. Conflict Resolution Skills Read more >

The Miami Hurricanes humiliated the University of Texas 46-3 in the 1991 Cotton Bowl despite accumulating more than 200 yards in penalties. This article explores the extraordinary team dynamics Read more >

In this article, a profeminist perspective was employed to study male bonding in the locker rooms of two ‘big time’ college sport teams. Locker room talk fragments were collected over the course Read more >

This brief article by Dr. Don Murray provides a useful set of guidelines for giving and receiving feedback in any context. Guidelines for Giving and Receiving Feedback Read more >

What are effective guidelines for interpersonal communication? This article shares some useful communication tips. Guidelines for Interpersonal Communication Read more >

This intimate portrait of former University of Miami coach Randy Shannon explores how he was shaped by growing up as part of the African-American underclass in Miami and how he teaches his Read more >

Team Culture
The Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership® Theory Choosing the Right Leadership Style for the Right People   What type of leadership do your people need? You’ve just finished Read more >

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This article by Dr. Don Murray provides some important foundational theory on defining and managing a team. Team Management Starts By Defining Team Read more >

This article explores the institutional factors that minimize the possibility that athletes, in this case a walk-on college football player, will take public stands on political issues. Read more >


Audio

In this episode of SCI Talk, we explore team dynamics in the world of college and professional sports with Doug Staneart of The Leaders Institute. He discusses the importance of team dynamics Read more >


Books

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Case Studies

This paper evaluates the organizational culture related to the New Zealand All Blacks winning ethos, which has been developed, nurtured and sustained since the inception of the first national Read more >

Comprehensive report regarding the Miami Dolphins and locker room culture involving Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin, and others. Read the Report To The National Football League Concerning Read more >


Documentaries

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Tools

This tool is to assist teams in consensus decision making. Objective. Consensus decision making requires discussing an issue until all agree to accept it. Acceptance does not mean that the Read more >

Cultures vary on the following four dimensions. In individualist cultures, people seek individual achievement and recognition, whereas collectivist cultures value the ties between people, and Read more >

Objective. Teams have cultures that are similar to and different from the cultures of their organizations. It is essential to know both types of cultures because teams encounter difficulties when Read more >

This tool is designed to assist in evaluating and rewarding a team. Objective: It is important to balance evaluations of the results of the team’s work with the contributions of individual team Read more >

The G.R. I. P. model describes 4 critical components of high performing teamwork. Intentionally developing the 4 components is extremely helpful in building new teams, changing old teams, and Read more >

This tool is useful in observing team norms.  Objective. Norms define the rules for appropriate and inappropriate behavior. Although team members often follow norms, most teams do not develop a Read more >

SCI’s Peak Performance Team Model™ provides a comprehensive set of assessments and tools for risk management and performance optimization of competitive sports teams and organizations. Read more >

Team Culture
The Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership® Theory Choosing the Right Leadership Style for the Right People   What type of leadership do your people need? You’ve just finished Read more >

SCI has developed a number of sport-specific conflict observation tools. These tools are designed as a valuable assessment instrument to provide specific feedback to teams and organizations about Read more >

Violence in sports can be categorized into four categories: Brutal Body Contact is physical contact that is deemed within the parameters of the game and the sport’s rules. An example would be a Read more >

What are the environmental stressors that can interfere with athlete performance? What keeps coaches awake at night? What can be mitigate risk in athletics? Strains of the Games™ is a tool Read more >

This tool is useful in helping to better understand team success. Objective. Why are some teams successful while others are unsuccessful? This activity tries to use your experience to answer this Read more >


Videos

This paper evaluates the organizational culture related to the New Zealand All Blacks winning ethos, which has been developed, nurtured and sustained since the inception of the first national Read more >

This video examines crying in sports and issues of masculinity, the perception of sports, and historical underpinnings. ) Read more >

This video features Jim Thompson, the founder and CEO of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) discussing the importance of positive coaching to building and sustaining a winning culture. Jim Read more >

Dr. Ken Pendleton and SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, examine some of the challenges in understanding and preventing issues related to locker room culture. “Unfortunately, this is a lot more okay in Read more >

This video examines sources of power and influence in light of a number of recent current events that raise interesting questions about what might be your best approach. Specifically, a look at Read more >

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In this video Bo Hanson discusses the cycle of a team’s season. He includes in his explanation how a team must progress through the five stages of team development, how the GRIP model Read more >


Weblinks

Troy Vincent’s organization focusing on athlete development on and off the field. Read more >

SCI understands the importance of improving organizational effectiveness. One of the tools that we’ve found most effective, both internally and with clients, is Podio. It is incredibly Read more >

The Sports Conflict Institute has curated books and videos by topics here. Read more >