Gilbert Enoka to lend a hand at Chelsea Football Club

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Enoka, a former New Zealand volleyball representative, has worked with national sports sides since the mid-1990s, but more specifically with the All Blacks through their most successful era.

During that time, the All Blacks became the only side to win consecutive Rugby World Cups in 2011 and 2015, and they finished third in 2019.

The Telegraph said Chelsea is keen to instil a new winning culture after a significant financial outlay over the last eight months. The club has recently spent more than 600 million pounds, and coach Graham Potter has been tasked with building a fresh side.

Enoka is to develop a team culture after it has been found that work needs to be done to ensure new arrivals at Chelsea do not fail under the weight of expectations.

Central to Enoka's contribution to the greater All Blacks' consistency achieved in the first 20 years of the 21st Century has been his 'no dickheads' policy.

In March 2017, Enoka outlined to the media the requirements for team culture and how the All Blacks and their coaching staff had developed that.

"A dickhead makes everything about them.

"Often teams put up with because a player has so much talent. We look for early warning signs and wean the big egos out pretty quickly. Our motto is, 'If you can't change the people, change the people.'"

Enoka said coach Steve Hansen once arrived at a team meeting a few minutes late.

"As he walked in, one of the senior players stood up and said, 'Coach, you can't be late. Not again, please.' So it's actually the team monitoring this behaviour."

People putting themselves ahead of the team, who thought they were entitled to things or expected the rules to be different, and people who operated deceitfully in the dark or who were unnecessarily loud about their work were all examples of counterproductive behaviour.


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