Someone I know shared the following two questions when I asked her about her favourite pieces of career advice:
“First, are you going after hard problems?
And, second, would most people you work with now want to have you in their team in their next gig?”
I love the two question format of career advice.
I have found myself thinking both questions and frequently asking myself if I am going after hard problems since that conversation.
Questions are powerful.
Unfortunately, too many of us are so eager to debate, win arguments and get on with the right answer and the solution, that we often forget even to think about whether the right question has been asked.
Questions are places in your mind where answers fit. If you haven’t asked the question, the answer has nowhere to go.