"This is my process, this is what I believe."

Whether it’s in sports or any other group activity, in order to achieve success, it’s important to first develop a strong culture.

Anaheim Ducks head coach Dallas Eakins leaves no stone unturned for finding ways to create a strong team culture in his dressing room. He’s spoken to people in other leagues, like the NBA, NFL, and MLB, as well as CEOs from successful companies, and even people in the military.

“They lead in different ways, they have different habits, and their cultures are different. It’s important looking everywhere,” said Eakins, who delivered a riveting presentation on creating team culture at the 2020 NHLCA Online Global Coaches’ Clinic.

Eakins acknowledge that there are different ways to cultivate a strong dressing room, but he outlined what has worked for him.

“This isn’t for everyone, nor should it be. This is my process, this is what I believe,” said Eakins, adding that his process has morphed over the years.

Find out what has worked for Eakins, who has over a decade of head coaching experience in the NHL with the Ducks and Edmonton Oilers, as well as the AHL with the Toronto Marlies and San Diego Gulls.

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The NHL Coaches’ Association is a professional organization that provides support and assistance to the head, associate, assistant, goalie and video coaches of the 32 teams in the National Hockey League.

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