Shawn Parr: The Power of Why — How Childlike Curiosity Can Inform And Inspire
The power of asking "Why?" and the conversation that follows is an essential part of a healthy corporate culture.
Kids have an insatiable appetite for knowledge and an unapologetic curiosity for all things new and misunderstood. When they don't know the answer they actively seek the truth. They have a natural humility without posturing, pretense or ego wrapped up in their questions; they fill up their knowledge bank by being open. Whenever I'm in the car with my 6 year-old daughter, she bombards me with “Why this Daddy, why that Daddy?” and if she doesn't understand how or why something works, from the simple to the complex, she has no hesitation asking. It's amazing how the power of asking “Why?” and the conversation that follows always leads to a deeper discussion around the subject and clarity.