Quought for the Day #09 – Peter Block

Today is special for me. It has been 97 weeks or 679 days since I started blogging and this happens to be my 700th post. Yes, I do keep count of this as this is serious business for me. I started blogging on Valentine’s Day of 2005 and I happen to write my 700th post on the day of Christmas.

Once again, thanks to all the long-time readers and a warm welcome to the new readers.

As the new year approaches, I am grappling with a dilemma as to what opportunities to pick up and what opportunities to drop and move on. I am sure many of you are sorting out your plans as well. So I picked up a question that Peter Block kindly sent for this series. This, I thought was timely and relevant.

Peter is the author of several best-selling books. The most widely known are Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used (1st edition 1980, 2nd edition 1999); Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest (1993) and The Empowered Manager: Positive Political Skills at Work (1987). Peter is the recipient of the first place 2004 Members’ Choice Award by the Organization Development Network, which recognized Flawless Consulting as the most influential book for OD practitioners over the past 40 years.

(click on the button to read the background for this series)

Here’s Peter’s Quought for the Day

“What is the question that if you had the answer to would set you free?”

1. Peter’s Home Page
2. Peter’s Company: Designed Learning
2. Book: Flawless Consulting
3. Book: The Answer to How Is Yes: Acting on What Matters

Quought = Question that provokes thought. Questions are important. Thinking is important. Questions that make you think are very important!

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