“QBQ! THE QUESTION BEHIND THE QUESTION,” written by John G. Miller is a quick read, and was well worth it. With the summer season coming to a close, and the hustle and bustle of the school year coming quickly back into view, a book on practicing personal accountability at work and in life was just what I needed. I don’t often think of myself as a victim, but this book made me think about the victim thinking and blame that has been present at times over the course of my career.
What I realized was that these moments of frustration stuck with me, and this book gave me a different way to process the same information. With the concept that “Stress is a choice” I am able to reframe situations I encounter every day as an opportunity rather than another thing that didn’t go as planned. Make no mistake, those things do happen, and today was no different but I had another filter to run them through, and for that I appreciate the time spent with QBQ!
As a small business owner, and entrepreneur these things happen all the time but that can’t stop us. Personal accountability is something I will be working on for myself, and something I will have in mind with any future hires.
John G. Miller has touched on something here that every leader can benefit from. This is one of several books he has written and there is also a companion workbook for QBQ! that I will be exploring. Stay tuned for a future review on that, but add this one to the reading list.