The Coaching Kata

3.

Kata Creates

Culture

5.

The TK

Starter Kata

Kata_Creates_Culture.html
The_TK_Starter_Kata.html

Value Stream Mapping

Supporting Materials

Supporting_Materials.html

Extras

Extras.html

1.

Improvement Kata

The_Improvement_Kata.html

Challenge

Challenge.html

2.

Coaching

Kata

VSM.html

4.

Getting

Started

Getting_Started.html

TOYOTA

KATA

The

Improvement

Kata Exercise

The_IK_Exercise.html
Homepage.html
 

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It’s a Starter Kata for the coach.

This 5-minute video  -->

summarizes the interaction

between the coach and the

learner. Improvement,

adaptiveness, creativity, and

innovation are something you

can practice in daily work.

This 5-minute video  -->

shows you the basic

coaching cycle headings,

which are a Starter Kata

for the Coach.

Without coaching a learner may not practice the right

pattern, or practice ineffectively. Without coaching, a

change in our brain’s wiring is less likely to occur. The

Coaching Kata Starter Kata help develop your skill for

supporting learners as they practice the Improvement Kata.


The Coaching Kata is practiced by managers, supervisors

and team leaders who want to coach their people in a

scientific way of thinking & acting, so that those closest

to the action are aligned with the organization’s goals

and can develop solutions close to the action.

Starter Kata to practice coaching the Improvement Kata pattern

Coach

Learner

Coaching cycles - Just 20 minutes a day

• Reinforces the pattern of the Improvement Kata.

• Helps make the learner’s current thinking apparent, so

  1. the coach can give appropriate feedback as necessary.

One coaching cycle involves the coach asking the five

Coaching Kata questions of the learner, who refers to their

IK storyboard. This is done once per day at a scheduled time,

plus as the need arises, taking 20 minutes or less each time.

The five questions are the main headings in the coaching cycle dialog, and going through them has two main purposes:

"Excellence is not an act,

but a habit."  ~ Aristotle

5Q image by traccsolution.com

The never-ending need for improvement and evolution

in any organization gives you and your team the perfect

setting for practicing new skills: while you do your

normal work. The elegant trick is that as you

practice and coach the Improvement Kata

you are applying it to real goals, always

to the best of you and your team’s

current level of ability.

Each person here is practicing Starter Kata to help them learn new skill patterns:

Instructions for the Coaching Kata are also in the Toyota Kata Practice Guide.