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Video: Creating a positive environment with Bobby Andrews

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Coaches Corner


Bobby Andrews is the senior men's head coach at Senghenydd RFC. This interview provides insight to Bobby's role in creating the right culture and learning environment within the club from minis through to senior rugby, the development of the coaches, working with the committee and senior club management.

The interview explores Bobby's growth mindset and how he applies that mindset to the challenges associated with the post, the training and playing where he has empowered the players to make decisions which creates a positive learning environment without the fear of failure .


Further reading discussed within the interview:

Carol Dweck, Mindset

Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardise success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.


Matthew Syed, Black Box Thinking

Whether developing a new product, honing a core skill or just trying to get a critical decision right, Black Box Thinkers aren't afraid to face up to mistakes. In fact, Black Box Thinkers see failure as the very best way to learn. Rather than denying their mistakes, blaming others, or attempting to spin their way out of trouble, these institutions and individuals interrogate errors as part of their future strategy for success.

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