Nov 23, 2016 | Posted by Matt Elson
To learn, you have to make mistakes. To be an effective learner, you need an effective coach.
“The most powerful learning comes from direct experience….through taking an action and seeing the consequences of that action: then taking a new and different action” (Senge, The Fifth Discipline). A coach provides structured support (ie KATA) to facilitate learning from taking an action. The more frequent and more structured the reflection process is, the more likely learning from accumulated experiences will be. A coach’s role is then to take the individual’s learning and make it part of the organization’s learning.