An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.

—Anatole France

The scientific thinking patterns of the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata are universal and applicable in all sorts of organizations. It’s about a different way of managing ourselves in order to better utilize our astonishing human capabilities.

Here’s a little secret. A way of thinking is not something you use only at work and then turn off. The principles and practice routines presented here shape a mindset that you end up taking into the rest of your life, too. The Improvement Kata is a routine of thinking and acting that gives us a systematic and constructive ...

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