He listens because he loves learning new things, understanding different perspectives and taking in different ideas. That is just the way he is. And it is that nature that he possesses that is the reason why he has achieved so much as a coach, even though he is relatively young in age.
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Sometimes success can give rise to biases that create barriers to collaboration and teamwork. Biases like the self-serving attribution bias. These biases create a fertile ground for finger-pointing, blaming, lack of accountability and shirking responsibility. All which erode trust and team culture.
A number of players have reported that they have felt mental strain from being in bio-secure bubbles for extended periods. It is always difficult when all you have in terms of physical contact are your teammates. But, there is a silver lining.
Glue guys don’t worry about how much they score or how much they play, but rather if the team wins. They worry about whether they did everything within their role to contribute to the well-being of the team on and off the field.
It has also been said that we root for the underdog because we see ourselves in them. We identify with the underdog, whatever our station in life, we see ourselves as battling against the odds to reach our goals. Seeing an underdog triumph reminds us that we also can make it. Not only that, but the underdog also embodies the values we associate with ourselves; passion, grit, and determination
The importance of understanding is not limited to individual team members, it also extends to subgroups. A lot of times when people think of building trust and cohesiveness in diverse teams, the common standpoint is that subgroups are detrimental to team culture and cohesiveness. The belief is that “fault lines,” or divisions based on race, gender, income, age, religion, and so on give rise to conflict and distrust among players in different subgroups.
While it is the coaches and the people around them that set the parameters of what their desired culture is and can look like, it is the players that drive it. It is the team’s leadership group that pushes it forward. Culture cannot be drilled or hammered into players, they take ownership of it. And for this to happen it takes trust.