Episode #22 Keep Asking Why
Asking the right questions creates movement in organizations and unlocks hidden potential in individuals. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Gabe Dunbar have a conversation about the ways that tenacious curiosity makes us more self-aware, more intentional, and more effective.
'Why?’ is the bridge that connects perspective and practice.Dr. Michael Brown
- Some of our daily decisions do not produce the results that we desire.
- We don’t like to ask “Why?” because the question requires us to face reality.
- It’s far easier to say, “because I said so” than it is to thoughtfully consider, “Why?”
- The first essential ingredient to success is perspective, and perspective is identified by first asking “Why?”
- If every organization needs a mission statement, then so does every individual.
- “Why?” helps us to know when to say “Yes” and when to say “No.”
- Practice ‘Why Wednesdays’ by considering these questions at the middle of each week: “Why do I do the things that I do?” and “Are the things that I do producing the results that I hope they will?”
- Reflect at the end of each day by asking, “Why did I do that?” and “Why did I feel that?”
- Explore the motivations and priorities of the people who are closest to you.
In This Episode
Expand Your Vision
Everybody has blind spots, biases, and things we simply take for granted. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Gabe Dunbar discuss ways to identify the areas where we lack perspective and practical steps toward gaining a more complete view of the world around us.
Focus On Becoming
Life is far too short to live on accident. This week Dr. Michael Brown and his oldest son, Justin Brown, have an honest conversation about how to be intentional with the one life we are given.
Live Without Contradiction
At the end of the day, what we believe to be true about the world is on display in every choice we make. This week Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Tyler Schwanz highlight the importance of aligning our actions with our principles.