Monday, 22 Jul 2024

John Kessel: A Culture of Building

If you’re looking to create a successful program, it’s essential to understand the power of building a healthy culture within it. The book “The Culture Code” by Dan Coyle is a valuable resource that explores this topic in depth. As someone who has reflected on the culture in my past programs, I’ve come to realize the importance of building rather than tearing things down.

Imagine the building we are all in together. It took years of planning and hard work from various experts in their fields to create it – architects, landformers, plumbers, electricians, builders, painters, interior designers, decorators, and many more. On the other hand, tearing it down would only require a couple of people with a bulldozer and a few days.

To create a building-focused program, it’s crucial to ensure that the words spoken among your team are helpful and constructive. Be mindful of the “team around the team” and surround yourself with good people. Effective communication and focusing on what you can control, starting with your strengths, are key. Additionally, consider joining the closed Facebook group Volleyball Coaches and Trainers (VCT), which fosters collaboration among thousands of coaches worldwide.

Tham Khảo Thêm:  Be a Better Spectator

In team sports like volleyball, celebrating the success of your teammates is just as important as your own achievements. This “We before Me” mindset is often overlooked but plays a crucial role in building a strong team culture. Remember the motto of the VCT group: “Say what you mean; mean what you say; don’t be mean when you say it.”

By fostering a building focus, you also encourage a growth mindset and a shared sense of purpose. Tom Crean, a top coach, shared his insights on this in a fantastic article in Sports Illustrated. He discovered that hard work doesn’t have to be dull and can be filled with joy and fun. As Crean puts it, “It’s not what you see and hear, it’s what you feel.”

Let’s continue to grow the game together.