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Making Sales Teams Unite | Jeff C West
It was Friday, February 22, 1980 in Lake Placid, New York. A group of young men laced up their skates in the locker room. In the air was a mixture of excitement, tension, nervousness and athletic balm. No one expected anything special from the day. Well, no one outside of that locker room. However, the twenty young American hockey players and their coach believed they had the opportunity to make something significant happen that afternoon. You see, it had been less than a year since these gentlemen had first been connected. For many, there was an intense rivalry that brought out their antagonistic emotions. For all, there was a youthful energy that needed to be redirected. And only one had even played on the US Olympic hockey team before. There coach was a confrontational, in-your-face type of coach that drove his team hard in an effort to build their stamina. He was blatant at correcting any area in which they needed improvement. And he had very little tolerance for anything