What an interesting week it was for me. I enjoyed some highs, some lows, and some conflict. It was a mixed bag, primarily good like most weeks, but I had to work for it. I’ve been enjoying the book by Adam Grant, “Think Again“. I hope that all of you order a copy and are reading it. I plan to start asking you questions about the book on the Monday/Friday calls… so don’t be surprised if I call on you.
The interesting thing about Think Again is that it explains that you need to ask yourself questions to learn and reset your thinking. Asking the right questions, examining your beliefs, and considering your precepts is the key to having a growth mindset. We are in the business of change – helping clients change and enabling change through technology. This means each of us needs a growth mindset to help our client find their courage to change. I’ve been pondering what it means to be open to change and how I make it happen for myself and all of you.
It’s all about questions. I used to think being smart was about collecting knowledge or demonstrating intellectual acumen. As I’ve gotten older, I recognized the most intelligent people I know don’t tell me very much. They just ask insightful questions that cause my mind to shift. It takes one part curiosity and one part genius to create and to cut through the fog. I can say without a doubt – I pay way more attention to the questions that people ask me than I do to what they are “telling” me. It would help if you did the same. Spend the next week listening to the questions that you’re being asked; you’ll find it enlightening. Questions are the basis for exchanging knowledge and ideas.
Let’s go be great!