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Questions That Leaders Ask

Imagine spilling your milk (or any other unplanned event). Unpleasant, right?

To move on, Response Leaders seek answers to two separate but complementary questions: Why (insight) and What (action).

WHY did it happen? Seeks insight into the disruption but does little to actually clean up the milk.

  • Why is backward facing - looks at cause, effect and origin. Why is historic and factual and may be buried deeply under a layer of denial (deep below the river of denial)

WHAT are your going to do? Identifies action items to clean up spilled milk but does little to identify the cause of the spill.

  • What is forward facing - looks at actions steps, creative solutions and collaborative opportunities

Response Leaders needing to recover from a disruption benefit from a balance of both insight and action.

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