The Culture of Us
Culture is a funny thing. It’s incredibly important to understand and it’s equally difficult to define. Just ask Mirriam-Webster who offers three definitions for the term. Or ask Peter Drucker who may have offered one of the most famous quotes about the importance of culture when he said: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” As true as I’ve found that statement to be, it doesn’t provide us with much besides “hey, culture is really important.” In fact, it probably creates more questions than it answers. For example…who creates culture? Or, how does culture start? Google those questions and you’ll get billions of answers – few of which will be the same. Yet, here at PSU, the answers to these questions are simple:
- Our culture is created by all of us through our actions
- Our culture started from ideas proposed by people who had a vision for what our club could be
One of those visionaries is Lati Ziba whom most of you know as our Director of Coaching. What most of you don’t know, however, is how influential Lati has been in developing our culture here at PSU. To say that many of Lati’s ideas have contributed to our culture is an understatement. In fact, it’s more accurate to say many of Lati’s ideas helped establish the very foundation of our culture.
Why is this important you may ask?
Because Lati will be on the Mike McGivern Youth Sports talk show on 1250AM tomorrow (12/18) at 9AM. He’ll be sharing his incredible story about how soccer changed his life and, of course, he’ll be sharing some of his ideas for the future of our club…ideas which will have an impact on the culture of all of us here at PSU. I encourage everyone to listen in.
Stay United, everyone.