Be the leader that you would want to follow.
It’s hard to win when you’re beating yourself.
On most losing teams, that is that case. The players have talent, the coach knows the game, but the pieces of the puzzle just aren’t fitting together the way that they should.
This is true in both sports and business.
When all of the players on a team are working in harmony, together they can achieve much more than they could ever hope to alone.
On the other hand, in the absence of strong chemistry groups lose synergy and struggle to reach their potential.
Anyone can have occasional flashes of brilliance, but there can never be true greatness on any team without first developing a winning team culture.
Building Culture and Managing Expectations
Here are my 3 Keys to Creating a Winning Culture:
#1: Set Expectations On Day 1
As the head of the team, you have to be the one who sets the tempo. You are responsible for creating the environment that your assistant coaches and players will learn in, perform in, fail and succeed in. So think carefully about which behaviours you want to promote and which you want to punish.
On the first day of practice outline the expectations.
Here are some of the ground rules that I give the athletes on my youth football team:
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