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, QBQs, 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 audiobook gives a practical method for putting personal accountability into daily action, with astonishing results: Problems are solved, internal barriers come down, service improves, teamwork grows, and people adapt to change more quickly. It 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.
©2004 QBQ, Inc.; (P)2004 Penguin Audio
This is now a mandatory read for all new hires at my company. Great for those who like to have a pity party.
If you want to be a robot, this is the book for you. The message can be found in a million other self help books. What I did like about it, is its length. It was short and to the point. I wish other writers in this genre would follow suite.
This book has all the knowledge needed to make any person or company turn around. As a corporate trainer, I have been preaching this sermon for years but like any other tool, the person reading it has to actually put the principles into practice.
Personal accountability simply means that we stop blaming others for our problems and start looking to ourselves for the answer. We ask "How" and "What" questions that contain the word "I". "What can I do?" "How can I change...." It does not matter who caused the problem, "I" am the key to the solution.
Story like, straightforward insights that will immediately help you start changing the way you think about daily questions. Questions and situations that might normally be frustrating-but now you will know how to more easily see the better question to be asking
It's such a simple concept, but that which we never normally think about. It's so easy to place blame before examining ourselves, and John really puts personal accountability into perspective. This audiobook is very easy to listen to, and will definetely put you into thinking mode. His words will resonate in your mind, in everything you do, and will get you to start asking the right questions.
I liked John's story of sitting down to grab a bite to eat and having one of the employees go out of his way to get John a Coke even though it isn't normally served at that restaurant.
I would have preferred this book in paperback. That way I could have highlighted points I wanted to revisit. The audio book didn't give the name of the chapters so I could go back to specific places in the book. That was disappointing. I like the QBQ methods, I found the information empowering. I'll listen to this book over and over to get the concept down. I think it will help me overall.
I love this book! I have a copy of it but often find myself needing a quick reminder so I bought the audio book. It's a great listen and has very helpful information
Short and sweet and straight to the point. One of those audio books that you can re listen to each month to keep yourself on track.
I found this book to be very insightful and it is one of those books you can read multiple times.
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