There are things on your to do list today. They are your “What.”
The bigger question is, “WHY?” Ask yourself that one a couple dozen times today and you will be a more focused and effective leader.
What is the number one driving force in your leadership? Your why?
Outstanding idea, such profound words in such a short blog. The bottom line is if there is an item on your to do list that does not follow your core values, bring value to your cause or support the vision, dump it. We live in a world of shinny objects do not be a raccoon.
Thanks Mike. Great comment today!
Too often we jump to how, when, and where before we finish the “why”. A good word for today. I am going to spend an extra 15 minutes this morning looking at my “to do” list to make sure I have the “why” firmly answered before I spring into action!
Great stuff David!
We do a structured “5 Why” program here for both troubleshooting and project design. Forcing yourself to ask why a couple of times around an idea, leadership situation or issue really does help force you to think through key areas. Great idea and great post!
Thanks Joel. The “5 Why” program takes it to another level. Sounds like you guys have given it a lot of thought.
To have my people trust what I say, that is my driving force – integrity.
In this day and age too many people are focused on the results rather than the methods needed to achieve the desired results. A solid foundation must be built, followed and consistently “tweaked” to keep up to date and accurate.
The why question is a great place to start your journey, and keep you focused on reaching your goal.
Thanks Doug. Great comment!