The better the question the better the answer

Hi there everyone.

Your year is flying along, and it’s worthwhile to ask a few questions about how strategically you use your time.

I’ve often worked from the belief that “The better the question, the better the answer.”

Many of our clients love the idea of ‘Focus Time’. So I thought I’d add here some questions you may want to reflect on in your planning sessions (some of our clients call it ‘ME Time’).

Here are the questions:

  1. What do I do best?
  2. Who are  my main customers, suppliers, stakeholders?
  3. Who do I want to be my main customers, suppliers, stakeholders in the future?
  4. What will my products and services (or main skill set I offer) be in the future? Will they be the same as they are now?
  5. Where is my organization/business/career heading?
  6. Will I make it with the actions/resources I have now?
  7. What are the key factors in my success?
  8. Am I in control of this direction? If not, how can I increase control?
  9. How will I get everyone in the organization to focus on these key factors in our success?

I’d love to hear from you on the answers you came up with. If you think any of them lead to questions you want to discuss with an outsider (that specialises in productivity answers) then drop us a line.

Have a great week, make it a great week.

Elliot Hayes


On July 30th, 2012, posted in: General, Productivity, Time Management by