Extending the limits of trust
Human towers or castellers.. • A more then 200 years old Catalan tradition • The legend tells that the human towers were used to detece the enemy • Today almost 100 collas (groups) all over Catalonia
Human towers • A group sharing the same values: • • • •
Strength Balance Courage Common sense
Strength • Both physical and mental • Control stressful and painful situation
• Even sometime claustrophobic • For the once deepest inside….
Balance • When balancing between standing or falling…you must trust your nearest • Even under extreme condition such as wind, darkness etc
Courage • Courage exist in all persons and ages • Repeating after a heavy failure is also courage
Common sense • When the trust is not there, dear to stop and start over!
Not without practise • As all high performing teams also Castellers practise a lot • Each person know its specific role • Are able to interchange position if needed • Complement each other • And share a clear and common goal
Knowing your role
Taking trust to its extreme
Perfect performance deserve celebration
• High involved and
Supporting, also between groups
Photos and text ®Castellers de Barcelona 2013