Costa Mesa – Brandon Staley quickly established trust with the Chargers as first-time head coach as he learned to build relationships and listen to others’ priorities, two aspects sometimes overlooked in most work settings.
It sounds simple and obvious, but when Staley reiterated those values on WednesdayIt was refreshing to hear a man of power in the NFL speak like this.
Staley on the difficulty he endured for people of a different skin color and/or sexual orientation when asked about John Gruden’s resignation as Raiders head coach in 2011 for sending racist, homophobic and anti-female emails. be focused.
“I think it’s really hard to gain respect and trust in this world,” Staley said. “I think of all the people who are affected by those emails, whether you’re a person of color, your gender, or your sexual orientation — the people affected by those emails, that’s what I’m thinking of. Coach you for someone Saying or calling you a leader for someone is a sacred mantra.
“Trust is really, really hard to gain in this world — it’s really, really challenging to achieve, especially with those groups of people I just mentioned. People are really secure and they don’t like emails like that.” I think kindness, raising people, respecting people you don’t know, I think that’s such a big part of our talk. Listening to people and about people Learning, because I think what you’ll discover is that we have a lot in common.
Staley’s value to be heard was shown when he acknowledged his lack of confidence that minorities have in the people of power, who tend to be white people in the NFL. Staley, a white man, may not understand how minorities behave on a daily basis, but he is creating change by simply listening and having respect for others.
Staley said, “For someone like me, it’s up to you to set the example every single day, so that the people talked about in those emails don’t need to feel like that.” “They shouldn’t feel that way. Hopefully we can all learn from this. It’s about me bringing people together, so that people can be the people they dream about.”
“To me, leading this football team, hopefully, we can be a light to those in those emails, that not everyone is like that. There are more people who will love you the opposite. Hopefully, It will be a chance for everyone to come together instead of falling apart.”