In this video, Simon Sinek talks about how leaders should start with Why. It’s not just for leaders though. It’s for all of us to ensure we connect our work with a meaningful reason. For instance, when people go through a VFQ education course, we encourage participants to consider what will make learning stick and the first point is to frame a big, powerful question. Essentially, this provides a Why and gives us a motivation to keep going.
One of the best techniques you can use to help you get to the core of your own Why is the 5 Whys. Think about a current project, goal or initiative and ask why 5 times. You can download a template from Session 2 of the free VFQ Foundations online course.