Monday, September 29, 2008

Why are you doing that?

The "Why behind the What." It is a question leaders constantly ask.
It’s something that Shawn and David have been drilling (intentionally and unintentionally) into my head ever since I arrived at Mountain Lake Church. Simply because it's all to easy to just settle for doing something, anything, especially if it seems like it's getting the 'job' done. To combat this great leaders constantly take the time to drill down and ask themselves the “‘why’ behind the ‘what’” question.
The question is key because it eventually exposes the core values and DNA, both written and unwritten behind the "what" that is happeneing.
Asking this question also helps to make future decisions as although strategy changes are alwayw necessary and inevitable the mission never changes.

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