Members Leadership & Culture, Motivation, Performance | Feb 21, 2017 | 4 min read

The Art of the Team Talk

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Luke Whitworth
Four coaches and one Ryder Cup Winning captain, one question: how do you approach half-time team talks? What did Rafa Benítez say in Istanbul to inspire Liverpool to Champions League glory in 2005? How often did Sir Alex Ferguson turn on the hairdryer? And why did Phil Brown keep his Hull City players out on the pitch back in 2008? Some say there is an art to delivering the perfect team talk, whether this is by the tone of the message or the amount of instructions delivered to the players. We asked five leaders from the worlds of soccer, hockey, rugby, golf and the NFL, what they think constitutes to an effective team talk.

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