Team spirit and esprit de corps

The coach sums up team spirit like this: “A genuine consideration for others. An eagerness to sacrifice personal interests of glory for the welfare of all.” Coach Wooden preferred the use of the word “eagerness” in place of “willingness.” He felt that willingness conveyed a sense of obligation and duty, a sense that if it had to be done it would be done. To him, eagerness conveyed a high sense of esprit de corps, a spirit of this is how we do it, not how we must do it. It was more cultural and ingrained in the individual.

Source: Benjamin: Are you making sure your team is set for success? |


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