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A Noble Character

  1. 1. Autumn 2012 Varsity BasketballA Noble Character A Values Tribe Member Purpose Roles To graduate with a noble character; while co-creating a strong and flexible Roles are about the various skill sets, work ethic, so as to live a joyfully fulfilled and impassioned life. team, tribal, and leadership positions. 1. Team Captain of 15 Mission 2. Team Co-Captain of 15 1. I will joyfully self-sacrifice; because I know all greatness comes from 3. Micro-Tribe Leader of 5 humility (realizing your success is the result of many peoples effort), and I 4. Micro-Tribe Leader of 5 get what I give (without the expectation of return). 5. Micro-Tribe Leader of 5 2. I will burn the pain as fuel for the journey; because I know it hurts to self- 6. Tribal Vice Minister sacrifice, it hurts to evolve, and it hurts to take responsibility for the tribe. 7. Tribal Co-Vice Minister 3. I will constantly self-evaluate on my self-leadership performance; because I 8. Tribal Minister & Team Mgr. know I am responsible for the consequences of my choices, my thoughts, my words, and my deeds. 9. Tribal Cultivator & Asst. Coach 10. Tribal Chieftain & Team Coach Intentions Why Intentions? Because you must be open to how you get there, and you Tribal & Team Values must be curious as to the most effective ways of getting there. • Selection & Belonging • I will be a great tribal member. • Initiations & Indoctrinations • I will help the team win the league. • Rituals & Ceremonies • I will constantly evolve my perceptions and my paradigm. • Risk Taking & Accountability • Reward & Exclusion Goals • Self-Leadership & Self-Evaluation Goals are to be achieved. Failure is not an option. For in failing, you realize • Passion & Altruism it’s ‘the journey that counts’. And in success, you realize it’s the ‘anticipation • Hubris & Humility of the reward’, that motivated you to make the effort. • Honorability & Authenticity 1. I will win games honorably. • Transparency & Vulnerability 2. I will attend practice regularly. • Nobility & Impartiality 3. I will contribute to the bettering of the Team GPA. • Academic Excellence • Always Early & Staying Late Co-create the Norms • Joyful Self-Sacrificing Norms are about proper social/team/tribal etiquette. • Strong & Flexible*SYSTEM: TOP 5, MIDDLE 5, BOTTOM 5. *Must be in top five for the qtr. to: be captain or co-captain, and to start the game.A Noble Character 1
  2. 2. Values Tribe Evaluation FormDate:___________________________ Passionate Skills Norm Tribal AcademicTeam / Tribal Member Name Effort Application Adherence Duty Achievement ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐1 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐2 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐3 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐4 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐5 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐6 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐7 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐8 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐9 * ☐ Poor, ☐ Average, ☐ Excellent (Excellent Means a Gold Star is given at ‘End of Day Ceremony’; or not?)A Noble Character 2
  3. 3. Values Tribe Evaluation Form Cont.Date:___________________________ Passionate Skills Norm Tribal AcademicTeam / Tribal Member Name Effort Application Adherence Duty Achievement ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐10 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐11 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐12 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐13 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐14 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐15 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐16 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐17 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐18 * ☐ Poor, ☐ Average, ☐ Excellent (Excellent Means a Gold Star is given at ‘End of Day Ceremony’; or not?)A Noble Character 3
  4. 4. Values Tribe Evaluation Form Cont.Date:___________________________ Passionate Skills Norm Tribal AcademicTeam / Tribal Member Name Effort Application Adherence Duty Achievement ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐19 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐20 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐21 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐22 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐23 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐24 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐25Daily Tribe / Team Journal:A Noble Character 4
  5. 5. Co-Create the Norms1. Give five examples of what it means to be excellent in ‘Passionate Effort’?2. Give five examples of what it means to be excellent in ‘Skills Application’?3. Give five examples of what it means to be excellent in ‘Norm Adherence’?4. Give five examples of what it means to be excellent in ‘Tribal Duty’?5. Give five examples of what it means to be excellent in ‘Academic Achievement’?A Noble Character 5
  6. 6. Vocabulary Definitions1. Nobility & Impartiality: • Nobility: quality of mind, character, and spirit; exalted moral excellence. • Impartiality: a non-condemning perspective, and inclination, to weigh others views and opinions, honorably. • Perception: the process by which people translate sensory impressions into a unified view of the world around them. • Paradigm: the theoretical framework within which all thinking and practices operate.*Everyone’s perceptions and paradigm; are based on incomplete, often unverified, and mostly unreliable information.*Perception is equated with ‘reality’ for most practical purposes; and guides human behavior, in general.*A Paradigm is often made up of a multitude of incongruent and false perceptions (thus creating internal and external conflict).A PARADIGM SHIFTI was traveling in a subway, a man gets in with his two sons, the sons are running all over the place bothering the people, thiscontinues, so I finally get irritated enough to ask the father why he doesnt do something to control his kids. The father replies,"We just got back from the hospital, where their mother died. I dont know how to handle it, and I guess they dont either."Suddenly, you see everything differently. That is the power of a paradigm shift. They are the same kids yelling and screaming inthe subway, but you look at them and understand them in a different way.2. Honorability & Authenticity: • Honorability: demonstrating a sense of altruism, characterized by authenticity; uprightness. • Authenticity: genuine and undisputed credibility, requiring both transparency and vulnerability. • Integrity: a steadfast adherence to a strict moral and ethical code. • Steadfastness: the altruistic alignment of your purpose, missions, intentions, goals, roles, norms and values.*You are: what you do, how you do, and why you do.*Life is a process, and sometimes you must be who you are not, to BE, all of who you are.*There is only right and wrong for you; and only in relation to your purpose, missions, intentions, goals, roles, norms and values.INTEGRITY OF CHARACTERIntegrity of character does not exist in man. For no man steadfastly adheres to a strict moral code. Does not torture, starvation,lust, greed, and the desire for power; prove this to be so? So understand this: we can only be steadfast in our purpose and mission.For our character must be flexible in the fulfillment of our purpose, and strong in the attainment of our mission.A Noble Character 6
  7. 7. 3. Transparency & Vulnerability: • Transparency: free from pretense and deceit; a lack of hidden agendas and conditions. • Vulnerability: capable of being resilient when being wounded or hurt; open to criticism. • Resilient: able to recover readily from difficult and adverse conditions; buoyant.*Accompanied by the availability of full information required for collaboration, cooperation, and tribal decision-making.4. Passion & Altruism: • Passion: a strong and intense devotion to noble service and honorable action; emotions synergized with reason and action. • Altruism: unselfish regard for the welfare of others; a passionate desire to effectively serve the greater good. • Synergy: a state is which two or more things work together to produce an affect greater than the sum of its parts. • Effective: achieving and producing a decisive and desired result; ready for noble service and honorable action.*Words have multiple meaning. So when you think of the definition for ‘reason’, think of the reason why you are doing what youare doing, while learning how to do what you are doing, in a more effective way.5. Hubris & Humility: • Hubris: an excess of ambition, and an overestimation of one’s capabilities; exaggerated self-confidence. • Humility: realizing that your success is the result of many people’s efforts; a modest estimate of one’s own importance. • Compassion: a feeling of deep empathy for another’s misfortune; accompanied by a passion to alleviate their suffering. • Empathy: the identification with, or vicarious experiencing, of the feelings, thoughts, and attitudes of another.*Being self-centered is the natural aspect of the child. And as we transcend our adolescence, we transform the ego’s ‘will toreceive’ into a higher state of awareness, where humility and compassion reign supreme.6. Joyful Self-Sacrificing: • Self-Sacrifice: sacrifice of one’s own desires and interests, for the sake of tribal duty and the well being of others. • Joyful Fulfillment: to be elated while being sincere and contributing selflessly, and effectively, to the greater good.*We must train ourselves to give to others, that which we are afraid to lose. In this way, we are truly realizing the gifts we alreadyhave. For we are only afraid to lose, that which we already have. And knowing you already have it, is the love of giving it toothers. And remember, “it is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is the happiness of the pursuit”. - WaitleyA Noble Character 7
  8. 8. 7. Strong & Flexible: • Strong: Having force of character, will, morality, and intelligence; having a strong backbone. • Flexible: Adaptable to constant change; capable of being bent repeatedly without injury or damage.*Demonstrating humility does not necessarily mean being humble, for a strong and flexible character is required in theeffectiveness of our example, and our example is all about the energy we project; so be both transparent and vulnerable. And all‐ways remember, “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ‐ Gibran8. Self-Leadership & Self-Evaluation: • Self-Leadership: a person who guides and directs himself, while being open to how he achieves the desired results. • Self-Evaluation: to judge, evaluate, and assess the altruistic worth of one’s own choices, thoughts, words, and deeds. • Judgment: to form a wise opinion requiring good sense, discretion, and action; the ability to pass a critical evaluation of.*Your focus determines your perception. Your congruent and incongruent perceptions co-create your paradigm. And yourintentions; in synergy with your focus, perceptions, paradigm, and choices; co-creates your reality. So become wise by embracingand co-creating your roles, with these truths in mind.A Noble Character 8
  9. 9. Systems EngineeringThe Foundation Cornerstones:Selection & Belonging; Initiations & Indoctrinations; Rituals & Ceremonies; Risk Taking & Accountability; Reward & ExclusionWhat, why, how for every process… Selection Process: 1. Must Attend Initial Signup Meeting 2. First Tribal meeting 3. Two Miles in 13 Minutes 4. After 30 days of tryouts in weight room and gym; • Selection Ceremony & Medallion Presentation. • Top 15 selected for team (up to 5 selected as red shirts) • Initiation Ritual: Beach Marathon and Closing Swim 5. Post Practice Gold Star Reward Ceremony 6. Rock 512 to be carried by one player on game days 7. Rock 510 to be issued by Coach at will. 8. Roll Assignments on first official day of practice: a. Team Captain of 15 b. Team Co-Captain of 15 c. Micro-Tribe Leader of 5 d. Micro-Tribe Leader of 5 e. Micro-Tribe Leader of 5 f. Tribal Vice Minister g. Tribal Co-Vice Minister 9. Uniform Presentation on day before first game. 10. Perfect Locker Room Huddle Chant Led by the Co-Captain 11. Perfect Pregame On Court Ritual Strength Dance Led by Asst. Coach 12. Game Day Dress Code for School (various) 13. Post Game Evaluation by Team Captain 14. Humility Check: Teen Homeless Shelter and Children’s Hospital 15. Two Tournament Ceremony Luncheons 16. Sand-hill Ritual & Free-throw Marathon 17. Start of League Ceremonial Luncheon 18. Midway League Ceremonial Luncheon 19. Family Meal Ceremonial Luncheon before 1st Playoff Game. 20. End of Season Tribal Award Ceremony with Families 21. Top 5 Gold Star Recipients, for entire season, go to Special Event with Coaches.A Noble Character 9

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