Getting out of the habits of telling and showing up as the “expert” are two of the most important habits to break if you want to create an organization filled with problem solvers.
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What I wrote then holds true today. I still believe that getting out of the habit of telling and replacing it with the habit of inquiry is one of the most essential – and hardest – things we must do to create problem solving capability in others. It is something that I consciously have to practice every day.
Check out Tom Ehrenfeld’s great roundup highlighting many great articles and resources about how to develop a problem solving culture!
More resources to support better lean leadership habits
I’ve also written some other articles that you might find helpful about skills that support developing the habit of inquiry and other continuous improvement leadership skills.
Other Lean Post articles about coaching and leadership skills
- Be More than a Coach, Be a Coach Who Listens
- Building Capability, Transforming Organizations
- Standout Lessons from the 4th Annual Lean Coaching Summit
Posts about habits, inquiry, and coaching
- Leading Daily Improvement: Creating New Habits and Practices to Support Continuous Improvement
- Effective Questions to Support Problem Solving Thinking
- “Live less out of habit and more out of intent” – Intentions for 2016
- 12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making Your New Year Resolutions and Goals
- Coaching for Improvement: not just Lean, Toyota, or Silicon Valley methods….just good leadership
- Coaching for Improvement: Using A3 Thinking For Personal Development (Part 1 – Overview from Lean Coaching Summit)
- Coaching for Improvement: Using A3 thinking for personal development – Part 2 – Getting started on the left side
- Coaching for Improvement: Using A3 Thinking For Personal Development (Part 3 – Moving to the “Right Side” and Action)
Join me for experiential learning about how to coach others to develop better habits
Want to learn how you can support the people you coach to develop better habits such as inquiry and other skills that support a problem solving culture?
Join me for the first public offering of my new workshop about how to apply A3 thinking to coach for personal development!
This course will be one of the “pre-summit workshops” as part of the annual Lean Transformation Summit on March 6th in Carlsbad, California.
I learned about how to apply A3 thinking to personal improvement from my coach and mentor (and friend) Margie Hagene, and it is a process I have found valuable in helping develop others (and myself!) and I want to share what I have learned as a coach with you.
Want an overview of the process I will coach you on during the workshop?
Click here to receive a free copy of the Personal Improvement A3 Coaching Guide.
You can also contact me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) to inquire about how I can help support you and your organization develop better habits and skills to support a problem solving culture.
What do you think?
What habits have been hard for you to break? And what other resources have been helpful to you as a coach or personally help develop others as capable problem solving thinkers? Please share your comments below.