Pete Carroll discusses how he helps others take a shot.
He believes great performers dwell in the moment of risk. They look for it because they have become comfortable with it and they trust and have confidence that they can function. A big part of it is that they’re not doubting that they’re capable, but rather believe that they are capable.
“Being able to take risks is what gives you the chance to do great things. How do you deal with it? By building and constructing a foundation of trust in yourself and in those around you.”
Pete believes if there is a foundation of trust, it doesn’t come off as a risk. In order to instill a risk-taking mentality within the organization, Pete tries to bolster others confidence to go for it by taking on the responsibility of a high pressure call. He believes that by doing this, it empowers others to feel more comfortable improvising and innovating in those situations.
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Pete Carroll is the head coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He is a former head coach of the New York Jets, New England Patriots, and the USC Trojans of the University of Southern California (USC). He has a list of accomplishments that provide evidence of his understanding of what it takes to generate repeatable success. He is one of a very small number of coaches who have won both a super bowl and a college national championship in football.
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