The Question Behind the Question
What to Really Ask Yourself
to Eliminate Blame,
-By John G. Miller
What is a situation you’ve experienced
recently that had you asking questions
– Who dropped the ball?
– When is that department going to do its job
– Who’s going to solve the problem?
– Why don’t I have what I need to do my job?
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– Why isn’t the company slowing down to do
this the right way?
– When is the vendor going to step up and
do its job?
– Who is responsible for this mess?
– How am I supposed to get everything done
without the resources I need?
QBQ! And Personal
Instead of looking for others to solve the
problem, rather than pointing the finger
of blame, we should turn the finger back
toward ourselves and ask the question
behind the question, because according
to John Miller, personal accountability is
about asking the right questions.
The Right Questions
How can I adapt to the changing
What can I do to develop myself?
How can I help solve the problem?
What can I do to understand other
people’s challenges and frustrations?
What can I do today to excel at my
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(4.5 stars overall). Mostly, it’s too
– But really, does personal accountability
have to be that hard? Ask yourself the right
questions, avoid blame, do the right thing.