Beautifully articulated by Simon Sinek, who stresses that everyone should 'start with why?'
I have always understood the various differences involved in business, the variable insights and signals that things should or should not go a certain way. However, I have often failed to accept that there is one right, and one wrong answer - perspective is very powerful.
Often discussed throughout the 24H Transformation, I look at these objectives:
So why is it that we often see threats within our entrepreneurial opportunities? Why do individuals seek to criticise instead of encourage? This is the power of simply asking 'why?' in our daily lives.
Sinek's principle rings true in many different circumstances. If we are to reflect it through corporate culture and organisational development; is it the mechanism in fully understanding the holistic view, and indeed, accepting the entire situation over the opportunities? Or, is it simply focusing on an integral part which will alter the course of everything else within the organisation?
There are so many things wrong in the world around us and outside our businesses, and if we were to openly accept that not everything will go our way then we will be able to save ourselves from the significant cost of loss and wastage. These two things are driving businesses into the ground, and if you were to look at any SME in the early stages, they cannot afford to waste anything, or lose anything that may benefit them in the short- to longer-term.
In fully understanding 'why?' we need to consistently remain holistic and open to feedback. Businesses too often face the mistake of not accepting negative feedback, or not accepting constructive feedback for their business which ends up swaying customers away and possible failure incurring over time.
Always 'Start with why?'