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Last updated on Thursday, September 11, 2014, 2:36 pm

Steve Trainor

The Magic of a High-Performing Team (OPINION)

I have always enjoyed the energy that comes from athletic competition, but I also love watching sporting events and sports movies, because they often tap directly into powerful emotions and memories. Watching the improbable early success of the U.S. World Cup Soccer team this summer brought back several of those memories. For instance, the excitement I experienced watching the U.S. Men’s 4x100 Meter Relay team edge out the East Germans at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics is rivaled only by the raw power I felt as I sat directly under the goal while John Havlicek and Dave Cowens muscled out a win for the Celtics at the Boston Garden in 1977.  However, one of the most impactful stories of a high-performing team is also one of my most vivid and emotional memories, for a very different... [ MORE ]

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