The Most Important Question: Why?

July 13, 2011

Leadership


I had planned a longer post with some reflections on a process improvement project I have been working on.  However, the same project is contributing to longer hours at work and taking time away from writing.  Rather than wait until the weekend, I thought I would do a quick blog post and share a video that is related to what I have been doing for the past week and a half:  explaining or finding out why.  Almost all of my conversations, and not just with that particular project, have involved that most important question:  Why? Why are things done that way?  Why was that decision made?  Why are we going that direction?

It reminded me of a video that has been very popular among TED fans and people I follow in leadership conversations:  Simon Sinek’s How great leaders inspire action.  Enjoy the video and I welcome your thoughts and comments.

https://ted.com/talks/view/id/848
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About Liza Wood

After a dozen years leading video game development projects in a variety of roles, I decided to pursue a Master of Data Science at the University of British Columbia. Studying data science doesn’t mean I’m moving away from leading people. Growing data science teams need collaborative, pragmatic, Agile leadership to connect data to all areas of the business. I would like to share that point of view, along with my experiences, on this blog.

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