2 Minute Clinic: P.J. Fleck-Defining Culture
Coach Fleck’s definition of culture is simple: connecting people. And few connect people better than he does. There’s a difference between being able to communicate and being connected. Speaking the language simply isn’t enough. In this presentation, Coach Fleck delves into his culture building philosophy and shares some insight into one of the ice breaking conversations that he has with potential players and the conversation piece that he uses to initiate that discussion.
One entire wall in Coach Fleck’s office is dedicated to culture. His cultural wall is an impressive collage of some of the greatest people ever to walk the earth. Dr. King, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Harriet Tubman, Winston Churchill, and FDR are some of the visages that decorate the wall and serve as a daily inspiration to all who visit Coach Fleck. This wall serves another purpose as well. When Coach meets with a recruit, he asks them to share their story and then asks them to share everything they know about the faces on his wall. This conversation serves as a way in to the player and provides valuable insights and learning opportunities for both parties. The message here is that the lives represented on the culture wall believed in all the right things and were at times harassed and sometimes killed for those beliefs. The cost of greatness is great but it starts with a culture worth buying in to and that is exactly what Coach Fleck creates.
Full presentation here: https://tinyurl.com/y2s6gxsk