578 thoughts on “#10 WHY

  1. In my area of management, “why” is possibly the most important question after “what”. Why are we doing this? Why does this organisation exist? When dealing with others in a team, the last question to ask is “how” because that is for them to discover. In my position, if I can’t explain “why” then I can’t get my team behind me.
    If I ask myself why, then it is reflection, if I ask my boss “why”, then it can be clarification or insubordination. If I ask my employee “why”, then it can be intimidation or discovery.
    What questions can I ask myself? (sorry for rhetorical pun)
    why study? why work? why play? why hope? why care?
    Perhaps the asking is more important than the answering but my favourite question is probably “why not”.

  2. Why do I not write down my goals and refer to them? Quite obvious really now that I think about it… Why do I let fear of failure keep me in my cvs? SDNT: Write 5 short/medium/long term goals I’m committed to within 24 hours. Take action on at least two. Notice any emotional change. Review, re-align.

  3. Why is it difficult for me to take action for the personal changes I want?

    Not so easy to escape from the cvs that one has oneself.


    Pourquoi m’est-il difficile de passer à l’action pour les changements personnels que je souhaite ?

    Pas si facile de s’échapper de la cv qu’on a soi-même.

  4. Why can’t I improve on the enrollment of the thinking school that I have for children? I am stuck. Here are possible answers:

    1. I don’t devote a significant time on marketing the program;
    2. I am doing other things that makes me less focused;
    3. I don’t have a clear strategy of getting and keeping customers;
    4. I am afraid of failure that’s why I keep another job just in case this work does not prove to be something that can provide me with the wherewithal to live a decent life;
    5. My skills in marketing are poor.

  5. Why is this so complicated?

    I know the problem I’m facing, I know the bvs, I know a dozen ways to get there but all untested.

    It boils down to I’m either afraid to do them or I’m overwhelmed by the number and shear magnitude of the tasks.

    Either way, I need to work back from my bvs and break the tasks down to smaller, achievable ones I can put my head around.

  6. Why do others struggle to meet my standards (as arrogant as that question sounds)? Are my standards unreasonable? Have other employees not been trained well? Do other employees just not care as much?

    On reflection, depending on the employee, it is a combination of all three. The first two can be fixed, the third one is an inherent problem.

  7. Why am I so stressed and I feel like I’m overworked? Why am I inefficient?
    Need to train, delegate and review.

    1. Raj, Nice bundling of the DFQs. Take a focus, such as ‘delegation skills’, and keep working on that with your DFQs over a week or more. Clever use of the x10 training. 🙂

  8. Why can’t i improve this ?
    I have difficulties in accomplishing some scheduled tasks… I think that both distraction and multitasking are disturbing my actual arrangements. !!

    1. We all do, Kamyar. It’s normal. I suppose that why we are investing in skills that can make a difference in our lives.

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