As I’ve gone along in my coaching development, and I look back to where I started and where I’ve come from, in terms of the results I now get and the knowledge I’ve acquired over the time, it turns out there are 3 important learning questions I asked of myself that helped in furthering my knowledge.
And I termed them learning questions, for without asking them, it would not have pushed my knowledge and understanding on from where it was, and the learning questions were simply these:
What are successful coaches working from that isn’t being taught?
What if my players do not want to learn?
How do I activate the players innate ability in wanting to learn?
And it was through the asking of these specific questions that has taken me along the track of understanding people a lot more.
The interesting things is that the answers to these questions are surprisingly simple, though it did take a lot of working out to get at the answers, for the answers to the 3 questions proved to be:
Control Needy People
How you frame your ideas and the incentives that are provided, in other words, what you reward is what you get
So in reality, the ability to get better at what one does and to gain a greater understanding comes down to the ability to be able to ask better questions and remaining curious throughout one’s life.
Learning only begins when you begin to ask questions