Member ang office namin ng isang tax organization. Mainly lawyers and accountants ang participants. May monthly meetings wherein there are speakers who talk about new tax issuances, problems, etc. Oo, heavy siya!
Pero last Wednesday, ang speaker ng meeting ay si Coach Chot Reyes.
At first, na-confuse ako. Bakit si Coach Chot? Tax practitioner din siya? Yun pala kasi dahil first meeting of the year, ang topic ay building a team. And of course, Coach Chot is an expert on this bilang siya ang coach ng winning team na Smart Gilas Pilipinas.
Ang galing niyang motivational speaker, promise!!! His talk revolved around the last 3 minutes of the game between Smart Gilas and South Korea. Nakakatense pala yung game na yun. Di ko man lang napanood!
Eto ang mga ilan sa mga sinabi ni Coach Chot (Hindi verbatim masyado ha! Ang hirap mag-notes kung engrossed ka sa talk!)
Building trust levels
I chose Jimmy Alapag to be part of my team. He may not be tall enough… He may not be the best player…. and TANDERS na siya. But I trust Jimmy Alapag. I know that when the situation calls for it, Jimmy Alapag will deliver.
The first foundation of teamwork is trust. The coach should trust his players. The players should trust the coach and each other. A team should maintain trust levels. In a business, there’s a return of investment and a return of capital. In a team, there should be a return of relationship.
A team has a common goal, but you should learn to accept that you cannot stop everything.
Right execution means knowing the situation, and how to handle it. It’s not about the score. Someone has to defend or take the fall.
Pingris has no skills. He cannot shoot. But he has one skill… HUSTLE. His skill is hustle, his calling card is EFFORT.
Players who have the natural ability to work hard are the best players. Best players are those who are willing to play their roles. Effort does not take God-given talent or educational background. Mark Pingris cannot shoot but he can steal market share.
You may be the best player in the team, do you have the ability and humility to allow another player to make a play? Jason Castro is one of our best players but he allows another player to take the shot.
As head coach, my job is not to make a shot but to put my people in the right position to make a shot. Leaders are head coaches.
Jimmy Alapag made the winning shot because Pingris blocked Alapag’s defender. It’s all about building a team and trusting your team.
1 minute to go and Korea has the ball. Coach Chot replaced Alapag with the team’s best defenders. Alapag didn’t care even if he was the highest shooter at that time. It’s because he knows how a team should work.
Every member knows what they should do. They don’t need to be spoon fed. They know they’re accountable. They should know that the head coach trusts them and that they should return the trust.
Number one rule is leaders should be motivated first before motivating others. We cannot fool our followers.
Ang galing niya noh? I didn’t watch the Gilas game. Sorry na. Busy! Pero after the talk, I became a fan.
Di naman obvious noh? Hinabol ko pa si Coach para magpa-photo. Buti nalang ang bait bait ng boss ko, at siya pa nagtake ng photo namin hahaha!!!