Has anyone else heard this surgeon guy with the "professional coach" book he's shilling?
"The coaching model [is] what you think of with athletes and singers, who have someone who coaches them all the way through their career, even if they're one of the best in the world. But violinists and surgeons — at least in our theory of how we're supposed to do it — we don't. You go to medical school, you go to Juilliard, and you graduate. You get a degree, you get in your 10,000 hours of practice, and then some cream [is] supposed to rise to the top.
"But I was really struck by how different these models are and tried to understand it ... I had a fascinating discussion with Itzhak Perlman, the great violinist, and I said, 'Why don't violinists have coaches, but singers do?' And he said, 'I don't know, but I think it's a mistake.'
"He said he had a coach his entire career. In his case, his wife ...
Do we need coaches, Professoriat? At the lectern or at the bench, okay, Atul Gawande covered that. But what about the rest of it?
Reviewing manuscripts or grants. Writing them. Advising trainees. Collaborating.
Would we benefit from professional coaching?