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Chutes and Ladders: Navigating Hierarchies in Elite Organisations

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Chutes and Ladders: Navigating Hierarchies in Elite Organisations

Are hierarchies inevitably formed whenever a group of individuals unite for the purpose of a common  goal? Do they represent key structural components for a successful organisation or do they hinder progress and lead to cliques and discontent amongst the ranks? These are just some of the answers we tackle with mental skills coach Tom Dawson-Squibb.

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What it means to ‘Lose the Dressing Room’: Mutiny and Mayhem behind the Scenes

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What it means to ‘Lose the Dressing Room’: Mutiny and Mayhem behind the Scenes

It’s a throwaway term for pundits and scribes whenever a coach bumbles his way through a press conference after his team has lost another game, but what does “losing the dressing room” actually mean? CONQA Sport explores this fascinating concept and calls on two legends in their field to help out. Next time you hear this phrase, you will have a better understanding of its meaning and nuance.  

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Touching Rock Bottom: Comparing the Crises at SA Rugby and Australia Cricket

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Touching Rock Bottom: Comparing the Crises at SA Rugby and Australia Cricket

Two giants of world sport have recently felt the painful bump of reaching bedrock and now have to make some dramatic changes if they want to taste the glories of the past. South African rugby and Australian cricket sides used to command respect from opposition by virtue of their dominance. Today they are both facing unprecedented crises. CONQA Sport offers a way out for both of these once proud juggernauts. 

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Creating a Unified Ethos: A National Coach’s Challenge

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Creating a Unified Ethos: A National Coach’s Challenge

Allister Coetzee has been appointed the 23rd Springbok rugby coach and has immediately sought to establish an era marked with youth and excitement. With an average age of just under 26 years, this is a team that might lack experience but has all the potential for something truly great. What Coetzee will need to do is unify all 31 players under a single ethos – perhaps the most challenging task for any head coach or manager of a national team. 

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