Gary Stead on Tall Poppy Culture

Tall Poppy CultureVideoIndividual 3-5 mins
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Coaches and Managers, Players and Athletes, Secondary, Tertiary, Whānau


To call out greatness in others rather than focus on their weaknesses

We walk away knowing

We all have a part to play in changing our culture of criticism

NZ Cricket Coach, Gary Stead, talks about tall poppy syndrome


  • Gary defined tall poppy syndrome (TPS) as encouraging negativity and promoting poor self-worth. How would you define TPS?
  • We all want to feel good about ourselves, but there are many thing that undermine this - including social media. What can you do today to change how social media impacts upon you?
  • How do we actively look for strengths in other people rather than focus on their weaknesses?
  • When we don't see what we like in terms of the way people are being treated, are we prepared to call this out?