Monday, August 18, 2008

Reflection and Open Ended Questions

This is one of the 7 Rules to Re-Claim the Ownership of Your Mind found on the Blog Illuminated Mind.

Why should you own your mind?? Because that will lead to happiness - instead of expecting your team to deliver happiness to you - once you find that you are the owner of your reactions and emotions then you can search for happiness. Once as a leader (and team member) Mind Ownership is realized then you can start to lead your team towards excellence.

6. Question authority.

Most people simply follow what they’re told (jump? how high?).

Just because an “expert” says something, you don’t have to believe it. Just because something is popular, doesn’t mean it’s correct.

Think for yourself and question authority. Don’t believe anything that doesn’t agree with your own common sense.

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Question Authority - is your team open to asking questions? how do you feel when team members ask questions? are the questions being asked for the betterment of the team or to advance personal objectives?

Within teams one sign of a under-performing team is a team that does not ask questions. Once I see this it is a red flag - within a classroom or corporate team culture. Humans are inquisitive and this inquisitive nature needs to be nurtured and encouraged.

Once a team finds the answers they are seeking the solution has changed...Constantly seek questions never cease to find solutions..

Michael Cardus serves as an Adventure Consultant for Create-Learning Team Building. Mike facilitates, trains, and speaks to groups in a variety of settings including Fortune 500 Companies, small business, universities and classrooms. Currently he lives in Buffalo, NY, he travels to serve your groups needs - where and when your group desires.