Know more! Be it professional, social or personal life. I always thought that learning stops when you get out of school. But the truth is: Your life stops when learning stops.
I am using the below 5 question model to learn more. Thanks to Listening Tour Five Questions (courtesy to Gokul Rajaram)
1. What is working well?
Feedback on what is going well should be listened to. It's important to continue. It's easy to improve on what's going well. Bigger is always better.
2. What is not working?
It’s good to know when things are working well, but always we need to know what’s not working. And why ?
3. What should we do that we aren’t doing today?
Problems are not enough, it's an action that's needed. You need to get a lot of options before you decide. So ask people what are the options.
4. What would you do if you were in my shoes?
Now that you have a lot of options, you need to select the best. Ask again. Give them responsibility and you immediately get the answer. Define and then refine.
5. What should I learn about Ancestry that will be helpful to me in my role?
Learn from the previous mistakes. Don't repeat them.
“Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.”