Twenty Questions I ask Myself

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Of course, I don’t have the answers to these questions (why should I?), but I think a lot about #19.

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Send me a message on Twitter : @vineetnayar or leave a
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Twenty Questions I ask Myself

  1. 20 Questions I Ask Myself Every Day Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  2. on weekdays when I am at home, and not travelling, I get up early, get connected to the rest of the organisation through mails and calls, do  an hour of yoga, and then drive to the office, arriving there around 10:00 a.m. I usually work until 8:00 p.m. Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  3. I try to avoid the traps that are so easy to fall into as a CEO . The most dangerous one is thinking you should know the answers to all questions that arise. Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  4. how can I possibly know the answers to questions that have to do with customers, relationships, technologies, solutions, countries, and offices that I have no direct involvement with? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  5. the world’s organizations have been built on the idea that the CEO knows everything. If he does not know, he should act as if he does. Today, everyone knows the CEO doesn’t know much, but assuming that he should (or hoping that he does) is a very hard habit to break. Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  6. I believe that the CEO should be the Chief Question Asker, not the final provider of answers. And so, especially during the early hours of the day, I ask the following questions of myself: Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  7. Q1 Is my organization as ready to transform itself as I think it is? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  8. Q2 How can we accelerate the growth of the company by transforming the “how” of what we do and not just “what”? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  9. Q3 What can I do today to further our commitment to “put the human being back in business”? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  10. Q4 By focusing on human beings, can I reduce the uncertainty in our business? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  11. Q5 people who work for me believe they Do the know more than I do? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  12. Q6 Do they actually know more than I do? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  13. Q7 Do I act as if I know they know more than I do? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  14. Q8 What will help us grow faster: more control or more value creation? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  15. Q9 Should people who create value be governed by people who control it? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  16. Q10 Am I too focused on control? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  17. Q11 Am I obsessed with control? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  18. Q12 What things do I control that I should not control? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  19. Q13 How can I give more control to others in the organization, especially employees who create value? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  20. Q14 What rules could we get rid of today that would increase our ability to create value? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  21. Q15 throw out the entire company Could we rulebook? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  22. Q16 When 50 percent of the world’s population is under 25 years old, why should they be working in an organization structure created a thousand years ago by emperors and generals? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  23. Q17 Would my children want to work in a company like mine? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  24. Q18 Would my employees’ children want to work in a company like mine? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  25. Q19 What would happen if there was no CEO at my company? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  26. Q 20 What would happen if there was no CEO at any company in the world? Twitter : @vineetnayar Blog : www.vineetnayar.com
  27. Of course, I don’t have the answers to these questions (why should I?), but I think a lot about #19. If you have a view lets talk Send me a message on Twitter : @vineetnayar or leave a thought on the blog www.vineetnayar.com

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