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One of these experts is Tina Syer (@tinasyer4), the former President at Positive Coaching Alliance. Syer played Division I field hockey at Stanford University, where she graduated with honors and was named an Academic All-America. Her coaching experience includes seasons at the high school, college and Olympic Development levels.

If you’re a team leader struggling to get your teammates to listen to you, Syer says here “the best way to make your teammates listen to you is to listen to them.” This life lesson may change your approach to leadership, and it’s a great way to connect your teammates. Syer suggests you ask them questions during warm-ups or before and after practice. Ask how they feel the season is going or for input on what can be done better. Remember, some of the best leaders are the best listeners.