Haith also knew that Anderson's players viewed him more then just a head coach and he would have to do a fair amount of relationship building before they would buy into his system.
"I really believe in order to get to your players, you can't only communicate with them within that 94 feet," Haith said. "You've got to have time with them off the court where they get to know you so that trust is built up."
Trust has been Haith's approach right from the start and was a big factor that contributed to the Tigers going 9-0 to start the season.The same can be said for leaders outside of the basketball court and I caught up with Dr.Bob Hurley to further explore the topic of trust.
Dr.Hurley is the author of "The Decision To Trust" and joins me on HCL Radio to discuss the significance of trust to leaders and the organizations they represent. We all know how important trust is a necessary ingredient to building successful organizations and winning basketball teams and as Bob points out,"you have to have trust to have a productive organization".
High trust organizations have what Bob calls "a chain of trust" where trust exists on all levels both internally and externally and the leaders who take the time to understand this are the ones who will find the most success.
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