Featured Reading: QBQ! The Question Behind the Question
March 10, 2016
The lack of personal accountability is a problem that has resulted in an epidemic of blame, complaining, and procrastination. No organization – or individual – can achieve goals, compete in the marketplace, fulfill a vision, or develop people and teams without personal accountability.
John G. Miller believes that the troubles that plague organizations cannot be solved by pointing fingers and blaming others. Rather, the real solutions are found when each of us recognizes the power of personal accountability.
In QBQ! The Question Behind the Question, Miller explains how negative, inappropriate questions like, “Why do we have to go through all this change?” and, “Who dropped the ball?” represent a lack of personal accountability. Conversely, when we ask better questions – QBQ’s – such as, “What can I do to contribute?” or, “How can I help solve the problem?” our lives and our organizations are transformed.
This remarkable and timely book gives a practical method for putting personal accountability into daily action, with astonishing results: problems are solved, internal barriers come down, service improves, teamwork thrives, and people adapt to change more quickly. QBQ! is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to learn, grow, and change. Using this tool, each of us can add tremendous worth to our organizations and to our lives by eliminating blame, complaining, and procrastination.