This is the last post in a series of 10 designed to help small business owners come to grips with the challenges they face by asking critical questions of themselves.
I think good questions challenge your thinking.
They redefine the problem.
They challenge our most closely held assumptions.
They force us out of our traditional way of thinking.
They motivate us to learn more.
In ancient history, Jesus and Socrates used questions as teaching tools.
Lou Holtz said, “I never learn anything by talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.”
As we kick off 2016, here is the final set of 10 questions Arvada small business owners should ask;
- What megatrends could make our business model obsolete?
- What information is critical to our organization that we are ignoring?
- What have we done to protect our business from our competitors?
- What if the opposite were true of the rules and assumptions we have been operating under?
- Do the decisions we make today help our customers and our planet?
- Does our theory of human motivation fit our compensation plan for our employees?
- How do we encourage employees to take control and act responsibly?
- Who do we want our customers to become?
- How can we stay inspired?
- Who do I call if I don’t know what I’m doing?
What questions are you asking yourself about your business?
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