Have you ever worked with a team where conflict was prevalent? I have. It’s very difficult to work effectively when some of your colleagues are fighting!
My thoughts turn to the story of Coach Ken Carter, who in 1999, rose to the challenge of turning a dysfunctional group of high school students into a synergistic and successful basketball team — a team that made it to the high school play offs. In the movie “Coach Carter,” starring Samuel L. Jackson, I noted some of the strategies he used to bring his team together despite the infighting. Here are some pearls of wisdom I gleaned from this true and inspiring story. More