June 9, 2020 • Coaching

The DEFINITE DOZEN©: Learn to be a great communicator

{Sponsored} Championship coach Pat Summitt created a profound model for principles of success and leadership in sport and life called the DEFINITE DOZEN©.


Good communication skills are key to success in life, work and relationships. Without effective and clear communication, a message can turn into an error, a misunderstanding, frustration or even a disaster by being misinterpreted or poorly delivered. Great communicators aren’t born. They work hard at it. Coach Summitt worked diligently to become a master communicator. Whether it was Definite Dozen Clipboard-Great Communicatortirelessly practicing her presentation skills, working on becoming an expert at questioning, focusing on becoming a good listener and more… she saw communication proficiency as vital for coaching success.

In an interview, she said, “Why is communicating important? Because you can’t do anything without it. Communication is necessary to avoid confusion. When you communicate effectively, you eliminate mistakes.” She continued, “Communication is where a coach’s leadership lives and breathes.”


• Won 1,098 games
• 18 NCAA Final Fours
• 8 National Championships
• “Coach of the Year” 15 times
• Olympian as coach and player
• 100% student-athlete graduation rate
• And much more…

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