Start with Why

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.

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