The Basketball Podcast: EP214 with Bryce Tully on Culture and Emotional Intelligence
In this week’s coaching conversation, mental performance consultant and co-founder of innerlogic, Bryce Tully joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights into how emotional intelligence and culture analytics can improve performance.
Prior to co-founding innerlogic, Bryce Tully worked as a mental performance and culture consultant for the Canadian Olympic Team, attending the Tokyo Olympics and countless World Championships. As a member of COC’s mental health task force, culture task force, and gold medal profiling task force, Bryce has extensive knowledge and experience helping high-performance organizations enhance their results using social-emotion measures and assessments.
Founded by sport scientists, including Bryce Tully, from the Canadian Olympic Team, innerlogic was created to fill a meaningful gap in the sport landscape. We know from experience how critical culture is and how broad an impact it has on both people and performance. This led to the creation of a company that helps sport organizations measure the state of their culture at all levels, ensuring sport environments are not only safe and supportive, but also high-performing and aligned.
Bryce Tully Coach Quotes:
“We all know, at a deep level, that feelings come and go. They’re not who we are, they’re not permanent, they’re just a part of this moment.”
“One thing that our brain really loves is to be right . . And so, if you start to identify too strongly with something, your brain will actually start to create a story that proves that that’s true.”
“To say to a player, ‘You’re feeling frustrated, that’s not going to be helpful in this situation.’ That identification externally can also trigger that same process, internally, for a player.”
“What are three words associated with three powerful images that define who we are? And then we brought that down to level two positional, so what does that mean for our point guards, what does that mean for shooting guards? . . When I’m really pressed, I need to live these three things.”
“So emotional intelligence is a mix of those two things. It’s self awareness and others awareness coming together with a really strong vocabulary and ability to recognize both in yourself and others, what these different emotional states really mean, where they come from, what triggers them, what they’re going to result in and being able to intervene at different stages of that process.”
“My passion for feedback is anchored in this whole idea of deliberate practice. The idea of deliberate practices is that you need to add some level of interval that’s appropriate; see how what you’re doing measures up against a known standard of performance and self-regulate based on that known standard.”
“What we’re trying to create and build here is a holistic way to evaluate performance. And if we take it a step further, it’s a holistic way to evaluate collective performance. Because there’s lots of ways to evaluate individual performance presently.”
“We offer a way for people to see the gaps that exist within their functioning within their organization, that are sometimes extremely fundamental on a human level. And we know that there’s a really strong relationship between that human foundation and the sustainability of success.”
“There’s an extremely strong, statistical correlation between transformational leadership and effective culture change. There’s a negative relationship or correlation between transactional leadership and effective culture change. And when I say effective, I mean, the changes have happened, but they’re also sustainable and result in outcomes that support the fact that things have gotten better over a 10-year period.”
“Fear is a is a common component of transactional leadership. The problem with fear-based behavior change is people build up a tolerance to the type of fear you create, so you have to keep increasing it, in order for it to be effective.”
Bryce Tully Breakdown:
1:00 – Arguments
4:00 – Emotional Intelligence
5:30 – Self Talk Perspective
11:00 – Ideal Performance State
13:00 – Baseline of Emotional Intelligence
16:00 – Detainment
19:00 – Practical Coping Strategy
19:14 – 19:57 – Dr. Dish ADS
22:30 – Different Progressions
27:00 – Regular Feedback
33:00 – ABCs
39:00 – Inner Logic
39:44 – 40:23 – Just Play ADS
46:30 – Finding Balance For Players
52:00 – Solutions versus Data
59:00 – 3-Man Weave
1:00:00 – Being Better People
1:03:00 – Conclusion
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