I’ve been a surgeon for eight years. For the past couple of them, my performance in the operating room has reached a plateau. I’d like to think it’s a good thing—I’ve arrived at my professional peak. But mainly it seems as if I’ve just stopped getting better. —Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/10/03/111003fa_fact_gawande#ixzz1Zvwelyd2

Gawande writes compellingly and authoritatively about his own decision to innovate and consider a surgical coach, but he also describes the process as one of potentially mutual fulfillment for he and his coach.
Improving our performance can be as emotionally refreshing as it is career-advancing.