Monday, February 10, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day 41

Never forget the importance of 3 letters: W, H, and Y. We must combine these regularly and often.

It's such a simple question.  Yet, we don't always take the time to ask it.


It's a question that can be applied to numerous situations, and an answer that often tells more than we might at first admit.

In a leader's repertoire, asking "why" is akin to crime scene investigation, or more happily, searching for buried treasure.  It's also a question that often needs to be asked multiple times, particularly around the same topic.

We need to get in the habit of asking "why" whenever a situation presents itself, whether the reason we're asking the question is to collect data, extend thinking further, or provide for deep reflection.

It's a simple step to take, but one that speaks volumes for a leader's style and for the type of goals that an organization can set.

After all, if a three year old can be comfortable asking the question repeatedly, why can't a well-established leader?


Why not.

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