Relationships with your teammates can give your team an edge because you…
…Know how they react under stress
…Know what motivates them to perform
…Know when they’re frustrated and can intervene before it impacts their performance
…Know when they yell to you during the game, they’re trying to help the team, not offend you
…Know their goals and can help them get there
…Bonus: They can do all of these things for you too
Relationships are the competitive advantage.
The better you know your teammates, the better your team will do.