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What quality questions do you ask yourself?

I was triaging  my Learning inbox subfolder just now. I go to it when I’m in a ‘learning mood’. In there I found a mail from Wow Accountants which got me thinking.

So I’ m sharing this with you right now

When managing conflicting priorities I have found over time that the quality of the question determines the quality of the outcome - always.

So I responded to their 5 Questions for success and thought I would ask you what question helps you make better decisions.

Here’s what I wrote on their blog. What question works for you?…….

Questions I ask myself when I need to get serious with myself:
1 ‘Why would I do that?’
2 ‘If not now – When?’
Both have helped me focus better than I otherwise would do. They are not easy ones to ask – especially if the object of the questions is immediately appealing but nonetheless distracting!

Over to you…… what questions work for you?

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • Richard Maybury May 17, 2012, 10:37 am

    Thanks Simon, yes, I agree. I try to look for ways to weld our strategic ambitions to our daily decisions, so – for me – it is about using what ever I can to keep on track. I don’t always succeed (and often fall off track) but consciously bringing myself back to the decisions right now helps to keep me on track. Tough sometimes, but necessary always.

  • Simon Gifford May 17, 2012, 10:15 am

    I like the first 5 questions that keep us focused on our intended strategic direction – but these last two are what bring it into the “here and now”.

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