Just one good question can make you think differently. The question might come from a book on “The 10 best………” (you know the genre) or it might suddenly appear in a moment of reflection. Someone, a friend, colleague or paid advisor could ask it. In most cases it never gets asked.
Answers, on the other hand, are commonplace. Many management meetings start with the answers. Progress towards the known answer is not to be affected by taking the time to step back and figure out the question.
In a leadership world filled with success-by-doing it is not surprising that taking the time to think is seen as a luxury. Everyone feels busy as more and more answers are considered and implemented. If this is working for you – fine. If not then it is time to consider a new source of inspiration. Nature can help you. Read about Business Biomimetics to start the journey.