Week 6 of an interesting series of questions, which aim to explore preferences for our own thinking perspectives and explores where others might be coming from. The best use of this technique is for achieving a clear understanding of why mixed teams with common skills levels are usually the most productive and successful. Successful teamwork is primarily about trust, diversity and bringing a breadth of skills to the table – managing that spread of diversity around a common theme is often challenging. So this series aims to raise awareness of the principle, and give diversity a prominent place in our work lives. I hope you are enjoying it as much as we are now we’re in the penultimate week of (hopefully) provocative questions. We’ll analyse it all at the end so keep tuning in and try to recruit other contributors if you can. We’re a friendly bunch, don’t bite, and usually have a great banter along the way 🙂 Here’s the week 6 question then:
What do you consider to have been your defining moment(s) so far?
Interesting question don’t you think? Having occupied life on this planet for half a century now, when I’m reflecting, I can spot several moments in my life, be they personal or professional, that I can pinpoint and say, “yes, that was a defining moment for me in what came next and a direction I took in life generally.”
The question demonstrates a lot of white characteristics, being it:
- calls for information known or needed;
- looks for thinking that includes who, what, where, when, why and how; and
- will force thinking back to objectives, dates, facts, opinions etc.
If we link to last week’s question, we might say this one is rooted in soul type music with lyrics that lean toward soul-searching and bearing grievances. Its a pretty soul searching kind of question don’t you think?
So, be brave, think honestly and let me know “What you consider to have been your defining moment(s) so far?”