How do professionals get better at what they do? How do they get great?
And there are two views about this. One is the traditional pedagogical view. That is that you go to school, you study, you practice, you learn, you graduate, and then you go out into the world and you make your way on your own. A professional is someone who is capable of managing their own improvement.
Now, the contrasting view comes out of sports. And they say "You are never done, everybody needs a coach." Everyone. The greatest in the world needs a coach.
—Atul Gawande, surgeon & best-selling author of The Checklist Manifesto and Being Mortal, discusses personal and team improvement in healthcare. TED Talk: Want to Get Great at Something? Get a Coach